a person standing in the middle of a desert.
Short Fiction
Abhinav Bhat

The Warrior Boy Who Would Not Suffer

He must have fallen asleep for when he knew next, the old man was standing over him, silently. Easily. Not as one who had crossed the waste from end to end. As surely he had. The sun would dip soon. As would he. And it would all be over. Living. This game they played, his annu had called it.

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