‘Raptor’s Last Day
Razor-foot ran with his pack, feathers flashing bright colors in the afternoon sun, the pack’s prey only now looking up in time for the kill. Razor-foot was at the lead and struck first, as a deft toe-claw raked the stupid, slow herbivore’s flank.
The smell of blood and the sound of tearing flesh was exhilarating to the ravenous pack. This would be a quick kill, Razor-foot thought as he bit down and readied his toe-claws for another strike.
It was too soon.
A blur of motion from his left side was followed by the impact of a massive tail bristling with spikes as it slammed into his head.
But before his world went forever dark in a sea of pain, he could have sworn he heard the cry of victory as the rest of his pack took down the prey, never living to see the final bites and claw-strikes that made it so!
Troy David Loy is an eternal student, a writer, and blogger owned by two cats, Ricky and Eccles. He is co-author with Miss Sharmishtha Basu of two published books, and solo author of three books on Amazon for Kindle, with a fourth book on the way.
He lives with his family and values his friends, family, and the flourishing and the well-being of his species in dangerous times.
He seeks one overarching goal: to help make the world a better place in his own tiny, drop-in the- ocean way, one piece of fractal artwork, essay, or story at a time. He battles the Forces of Darkness™ from his secret volcano lair in Virginia as Troythulu while his eldritch tentacled servitors from beyond time and space keep the lab in good condition.
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