Micro fiction

Bird of Prey

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Flying high above, the eagle spots a hare in a small forest clearing. It adjusts its trajectory in the air before starting the dive; its prey remains still as death descends upon it.

As the eagle reaches it with its claws extended there is a short explosive blast. A hunting net flies through the air and the bird drops to the ground with rope and metal wrapped around its feathers.

It squeaks and squawks as a hooded man in dirty boots approaches. He walks past the hare he had placed earlier as bait; standing over the eagle, he watches in silence as the beautiful creature struggles.

All around them, the barren forests and the empty skyscrapers.

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