Friday Flash Fiction
You hear a lot about “treehuggers,” but no one ever talks about “predator pals” (no one that I’m aware of, anyway).
Final Forest Exam, by Alexander Paul Willging
Word Count: 925
“Child, you are almost ready for your anointment. You have just one more test to fulfill.”
Mother Nira’s words echoed through her mind as she slid to a halt behind a tree. Several yards away, the wolf growled. Kumiko closed her eyes and prayed to Mother Earth that the false herbs she’d dropped would distract the beast.
She didn’t know what she was doing. From the moment she entered the forest, Kumiko knew she was a failure. She could never become a true druid.
In her mind’s eye, she saw…
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