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Death in the Wilderness

Drac Von Stoller

Copyright 2010 by: Drac Von Stoller

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As I walked along a lonesome path, I was overtaken by the beauty of the enormous trees in the thick forest that surrounded me. Before I could take it all in, I felt like I was being followed by an evil presence. I knew something was wrong, but I just kept walking faster and faster in an attempt to not lose focus on my destination. Even thought I would hear my heart beating out of my chest, I had to keep pressing forward to my cabin just beyond the stream.

All of a sudden, an overwhelming feeling of panic took over my whole sense of being. I dared not look back, for if I did, it may have been the end. My cabin was just in sight when rain suddenly came pouring down drenching my clothes. I feared for my life and did my best to muster up enough energy to reach my cabin. Hoping whatever evil lurking behind me wouldn’t take me from this world I loved so dearly, I yelled. I just knew someone would hear my cries for help. Unfortunately, no one answered, and I was losing my footing on the muddy ground.

I was freezing. I muttered to myself about how such a clear, sunny day turned dark and gloomy. It didn’t matter though. The magnificent world I once knew was about to end. Anything I could say or find comfort and warmth in was so close, but yet so far away. I took my last breath and fell to my knees. I begged for mercy, but evil doesn’t show mercy. As my body lay helplessly on the steps of my cabin, my eyes closed for the very last time. Never again would I see the beauty that once surrounded me.

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