The Figures by Nigel Hems
Approx. 4,990 words.
Published on February 19, 2013 by
Haunting, perplexing Figures trouble an unnamed man, pulling at him with their eerie, magnetic presence. The exact nature and purpose of the Figures is unclear, but they have an insatiable desire to possess the man and direct him towards ever more secluded regions, until an agreement is made to borrow him ... but to what ends and where and to whom will it lead?