I’m back for another round of Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction. How could I pass up a prompt like shiver?
Bodies lay everywhere I looked, though I knew in some distant, logical piece of my brain there couldn’t possibly be as many as there seemed. Every breath I took shuddered in and out unevenly, drawing in the scent and taste of death that hung on the refrigerated air.
“No,” I said stumbling backward, careening into something that fell to the floor with a jarring clatter. For just a moment I recovered myself, and then the first tremor of icy fear shivered through the protective shield of denial surrounding me and perfectly sensible, animal panic took hold.
They were all dead—and the person responsible stood somewhere between this room and the way out.
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