Genre: Freaky, Disturbing, Dark
“Run, My Child”
“We’ve trained you well, my little apprentice, and now it’s time for you to go”.
Ben was afraid; the people in the masks were all who he knew. 12 years ago, while his father was paying for fuel at a gas station, 3 of the masked men snatched him and took hm away: He was just 2.
The men in the masks became his family and they raised him. And in all that time, he never once saw their faces.
Daily they would train him until exhaustion made him drop: Running, combat, judo, gymnastics, swimming, karate. His mind taught to survive interrogation, toughened to survive torture. This he had all learned, and it was now his time to leave.
His Master took him out to the woods to say goodbye.
But, what Ben didn’t realize was that this training, this endurance, wasn’t for him to survive in the world – it was to survive them.
Ben was their prey – and, shortly after the goodbye, the hunt would begin.
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A late VisDare (here), but this photo blew me away when I saw it and it just had to become a story.
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