Picture it & Write is a weekly writing challenge that asks you to write a paragraph from the picture the present each week. I often came up with more than just a paragrapgh. I've loved the pictures they present for this challenge and this is no exceptions. I hope you will enjoy my story The Desolate Place
I saw them soaring above and knew I was too late. Yet, with Doug leading the way, I ran through the falling snow. I blame myself , I was gone too long looking for food.
I didn't want them to come with me, didn't know what I would find hiding in that abandon city. So my wife and child stayed behind, just outside the city limits to wait my return.
It was just a day, although years of ice and snow had already bit at my digits turning them black, I trudge on finding nothing in that desolate place but the remains of life from another time. Exhaustion aside, I knew I had to get back to them.
The feeding frenzy didn't stop as I approached. Everything was starving in these unholy conditions. I shooed them away as best I could. But it was Doug that kept the vultures off me as I got down on my knees, tears staining my face, to retrieve the remains of my family.
I turned the dark figure over and to my surprise it wasn't my wife. Instead it was the caucuses of a some man. I panicked, where was my family? That's when I heard my wife calling to me from a distance. They were alive, still alive!
In this desolate place, humanity aside, no food was turned away. That night we blessed the Gods for our feast of roasted meat.