Silver And Copper, Iron And Ash
by Nathaniel Lee
Something was following him. He had enough woodcraft to know that, although he hadn’t been able to catch sight of it. A rogue wolf, perhaps, or a mountain lion; something solitary and hungry, cautious but lured by the smell of blood on him. He’d have to sit up with the rifle for a night or two and make sure the goats didn’t come to harm.
With a final glance at the darkened woods, James hefted his gunnysack and began the final climb down to the fragile safety of walls.
About the Author
Nathaniel Lee (aka Nathan Lee) puts words in various orders and intermittently receives money in return. His fiction can be found in dozens of venues online and off. A full bibliography can be found at his writing blog, mirrorshards.org