Yellow Eyes

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Yellow eyes creep out of the night

Eyes glow in the perilous darkness

Silky black fur glistens in droplets of moonlight

Velveted paws glide over the forest floor without a sound

Sharp shoulders stop suddenly

Eyes widen

Muscles twitch and ripple like a secluded lake recently disturbed

Ears focus like radar on a battleship

All is still.

A tail flicks in anticipation as a driver would rev his engine before a race

A flutter in the trees – the starting gun has been fired

A lunge

A crash as weak branches and wet leaves give way

A flash of death in the moonlight

Silence

Yellow eyes sulk back into the night

About Claire St. Hilaire

Claire believes that to tell a story you must listen to one first. Her books and stories are fictional tales based on the emotions and experiences of individuals who have shared their own stories with her. She is passionate about giving a voice to those who are not heard by creating fictional events and then bringing them to life with true human experiences. View all posts by Claire St. Hilaire

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