Campfire smoke curls skywards as darkness descends over treetops. Colours streak clouds in pink, gold and lavender shades, amber light illuminating my face. Leaning towards fiery warmth, tears trickle across shadowed cheekbones, falling, melting into frozen ground. Charred meat scents brittle winter air - dinnertime soon: freshly slaughtered deer, innards piled carelessly just feet away. Dad’s knife still clutched white knuckled in bloodstained hands. I can’t let go. Death came too easily to this beautiful creature. One moment alive - prancing, leaping amongst foliage - single gunshot echoing while the deer tumbles, lying prone, blood pooling beneath. An innocent life cut short. Extinguished.
Are you up to the challenge??