Halloween Flash Fiction Writing Contest First Place Winner, Men Among Monsters

Written and read by Anna Lee

Her screaming woke me but the guttural howling forced me out of my tent. 

Her cries were muffled by a wolfish gurgle as I entered the forest.

The moonlight cast a light through towering trees. A metallic scent cascaded down the mountain and settled in the mist. 

The smell frightened me, but the sight of the monster tearing and feasting on the women terrified me. 

The beast was hunched over the woman. His eyes raised and met mine. “Ezra, go back to the tent. It isn’t safe out here.” My father turned away, focusing his gaze again on his prey.