‘Put your hand in.’
Charlie hesitated and looked into the dark hole in the rock.
What was the worst that could happen? It’s just a rock, he told himself.
Legend said it was the skull of an old dinosaur. Another said medieval warriors proved their strength by striking it with their sword. Others believed it was linked to witchcraft, a dark portal to a world of spirits and ghouls.
‘Prove you’re not scared.’
Charlie took a deep breath and shoved his hand into the black crater.
The disturbed adder struck the soft flesh and buried its fangs into the invading arm.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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