The second of Timony’s #DiabolicalDeeds challenges is to write a 100 word story inspired by the deity Calu and two prompt words:
Calu is an Etruscan chthonic deity. He is identified by his wolf attributes, such as a wolf-like appearance or a human with a wolf-skin cap. The prompts are:
The cave is rank, caliginous. I can’t see my hand in front of my face. “Isn’t it exciting?” Penny whispers by my side. “We’ll get two research papers from this.” I try to smile but I can’t.
A cold finger traces my spine and I shiver uncontrollably. Be professional, I tell myself. This isn’t hell’s mouth, it’s an archaeological dig. From the corner of my eye I see a shadow slip along the wall and jerk round.
”Penny, did you see that?” Silence. “Penny?” I turn again. She’s gone.
In the darkness, I see eyes.