Here’s the photo prompt for #Friday Fictioneers courtesy of Madison Woods. Thanks Madison, for starting and continuing this wonderful writing prompt. Please visit her site and check out all the other Friday Fictioneers. Here’s my 100 word take on the photo:
I can hear the man-child, pacing outside the entry, hesitant. The dark tunnel frightens him. His dulled senses reawaken to give a primal warning.
He ignores the hind brain, moves forward, entering my abode.
I sniff the air as he approaches. The spicy tang of fear rolls across my olfactory gland, I slaver, anticipating his adrenaline spiked taste…
A woman approaches the counter at the Police Department. “My son’s missing. He didn’t come home from school today.”
The deputy looks up. “He’s probably just off playing ma’am, but go ahead and fill out this form…”