Hardscrabble

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Winds whipped across the frozen pond. The worst of the winter was yet to come. The journey they had all agreed to had been more difficult then they ever thought possible. Their meager food supply would only last them a few more weeks. Eric wondered if they should turn back. The group decided to stay where they were. Over the next few days nine of the original thirteen either froze or starved to death. Eric looked over his shoulder at Trevek and wondered who was stronger. The ice cracked under his snowshoes as he approached his prey.

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words of less.

14 comments

  1. A horrible circumstance that none of us would like to be found in. I don’t understand why he’s killing the other guy when they have so many frozen corpses to eat from now. Did I just type that. lol Gruesome any way you look at it.

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