Shadows In the Distance
I looked around me, to see where I had been led by the beasts.
And I found myself somewhere completely new.
I was in the middle of a desert.
And that was it. There was nothing but desert, with dunes on all sides, closing me in.
I had been standing at the end of the trail of footprints, and when I looked back down, the trail was gone.
I was stranded with nothing, nothing but the clothes on my back.
I started walking towards nothing in particular.
I had white sand behind me, white sand in front, white sand on both sides, and above me, the giant blue dome of the sky hung there, looking different then it had before.
Perhaps it was more blue?
I looked around me for water, not noticing how thirsty I had suddenly become.
But there was none. None.
Nothing but sand. Sand, and…
A black dot on the distance?
Did they have water?
Did they know where I was, what had happened, why I shouldn’t have fed the dog?
I ran, gasping for the hot, arid air.
They saw me. I heard shouts. And then, I fainted.