Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Cricket Hunter. A Dark Sun Fable

A young man was hunting for crickets in the scrub plains near his home for his families dinner. He caught enough for dinner twice over and continued to hunt for more. He saw a scorpion and mistook it for a cricket. He reached out to grab it and realized too late what it was. The scorpion stung the young man. As the poisoned rushed through his veins and the young man grew weak, his hands released the crickets he had gathered. The young man then fell to the ground. Seeing this, his mother rushed to his side.
"What happened?" His mother cried.
The whimpering young man stammered before succumbing to the poison, "I had enough, but I wanted more."

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