High School Fiction First Place
Plight in the Woods
A muffled scream is often silenced when thrust into the meaty paws of masculine authority; a stolen child's golden hair intricately braided into a web of infamy. Clasping misplaced strands and murdering unpolished perfection, the tattered cerulean ribbon waved grievously in the ever-pressing wind, the breeze a merciless dictator. Satin ends worn thin by caustic silence waltzed begrudgingly to the forest's musical scent; a hickory ballroom floor conjured beneath a moonlit dome.
As a deliciously shattered scene devoured nature's uninhabited bliss, much of the large vegetative bounty failed to peck from within a well-curtained bud. The few remnants of purity which bloomed successfully were noticeably tainted and tinged a putrid maroon; a discarded innocent's vitality recounted by a forest turned bystander, shedding tears of blood. Her unedited cries tagged every tree trunk rooted benign in the woods; her soft pleas an instigative melody to the unyielding pursuer.
Sensing the dismal proximity, the immoral character increased his fleeting momentum until he loomed a mere handful of feet away, close enough to be welcomed by the scent of his victim's radiating fear. Shattering all optimistic hope for the young girl's unscathed return, the man drove forward, impelled by uncontainable desire and murderous thirst. The sheer potency of the tackle sent the sinless doe crashing near a trickling stream; steady drops slowly accepting their pilgrimage down the riverbank. Realizing that the harrowing expenditure was nearing its savage finale, the man withdrew a slender hunting knife, fully naked without the accompaniment of a leather holster. He need not whisper a single utterance, for a quick indication of silence echoed the animalistic retribution engulfing his perverted silhouette, revealing an arsenal of unspeakable intentions.