They trade in islands, these men in their perfect suits with their perfect smiles. Usually, it’s only small islands. Specks that wouldn’t even show up on a globe. They trade them back and forth, one for another, like they were loose change.
Sometimes someone will offer up a big island and then things get interesting. The knives come out and these smiling men circle each other like wolves fighting for meat.
I watch them through the window and they frighten me, these animal-men in their suits, selling land and lives. They will not be content until they devour the world.
This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for running the challenge AND providing the photo prompt!
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Side Note: My audio drama episode “The Undying Truth” just came out from Big Finish Productions and I am very happy about that. You can read more details/buy the boxset here if you’re interested.