100 Word Story – Death in Moonlight (Part Four)

The constant struggle of one’s life is the constant fight for their life. Whether it’s the search for the most luxurious of items to ease their pain, removing poison from a deadly creature to eat for sustenance, or on the literal brink of death from injury, a person’s life is always fighting for something.

In this case, these women were trapped in a horrific game where there was only one prize at the end. They would have to use every tactic they could, avoid any threats, and fight as they tried to escape with ultimate prize: their lives. The faintest slip of the finger, a single misstep, or making the slightest of noise would bring disaster upon them.

Will they be able to escape…?

I screamed in agony when I felt the sharp teeth of the bear trap chomping down on my ankle, hitting straight to the bone. Blood oozed out and stained the trap. My hands got covered in blood and dirt as I desperately tried to force the trap open with my hands.

Heavy footsteps slowly approached me, the overcast of the shadow blocking my view of the moon. I looked up, seeing dry blood splattered across the top of the killer’s green overalls. His face was hidden behind a mask with a twisted smile.

I pleaded for my life, “Please, no.”

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