Blood Sacrifice

Blood Sacrifice

Beaver Springs was vernacular in every sense. Every detail focused on making the homes of this community intuitively functional, yet unmemorable. An architectural achievement rarely seen in cookie-cutter neighbourhoods.

Despite its utilitarian appeal, there was something deeper, sinister at play. The residents congregated at nightfall, like lions, tense as they waited. Their prey, almost always a woman, plucked from the dirty forgotten streets across town.

When she was too weak to fight back, the sun fixing to rise in the east, they would share in a communion of blood sacrifice.

Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #263.
Prompt Word: Vernacular | Word Count: 90
Date: 2022-06-11 | Tags: #weekendwritingprompt

Fandango’s One Word Challenge.
Prompt Word: Tense.
Date: 2022-06-11 | Tags: #fowc

Photo Credit: Avi Waxman via Unsplash.
Copyright 2022 Greg Glazebrook, All Rights Reserved.


10 thoughts on “Blood Sacrifice

  1. Sunra Rainz

    Goodness me, Greg, that took a dark turn very quickly! It’s a great intro to the beginning of an urban horror. I could really see it unfolding that way, well done 🙂

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      1. Sunra Rainz

        Ha ha ha! I’m sure you’re right in some cases 😀 I love the expression “cookie cutter neighbourhoods” by the way. It already has an edge of sinister about it 🙂

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