Friday, September 26, 2014

Story Seed - Not Yet Dead

Image Source: http://moth3r.deviantart.com/art/Almost-Human-Skull-462036173
You stumble into the clearing off the path, exhausted from a long day's travel.  Before you can relax however you realize that there is already somebody taking rest in the camp site.  The fire pit is clearly cold and unused, and the stranger is unresponsive, apparently asleep given their reclining position and the hat pulled down to shade their face.

After several attempts to rouse them you remove the person's hate to discover a long dead corpse, it's skull shining in your torchlight with the gleam of metal and synth.  Disturbed the body collapses and the apparently artificial skull rolls free.  More startling still are the dim lights that suddenly illuminate deep within the eye sockets.