Good to be back for this week’s FF. Here is the challenge:
Write a story with a beginning a middle and an end in 100 words.
Make every word count.
copyright – Erin Leary
The Rusalki – 100 Words
The men labored with their poles, one at the front of the barge, the other at the rear, sweating in spite of the cold. Their breath was alive, writhing and twisting on the air before it fell squirming, subsumed into the heaving river fog.
It was the salt that drew her. Gliding just below the surface, the Rusalki followed patiently, her lustful hunger tempered by guile honed through a thousand years of hunting.
She studied the form of the man above her; tasted his flavours on the chill night air.
Soon she would mate; then she would feast.