9 Jan 2018 – The Huntsman

Scott Summers365 Stories, Fairy Tale

It was the print in the soft, clay earth that first caught the huntsman’s eye.  A four-clawed pad greeted him, too large for a dog or a coyote.  When he saw a second stamped into the mud a few feet away, the huntsman knew the truth. Wolf.  And a big one, at that. Still, the huntsman might have passed it by if not for the old home in the distance.  Wolves were hardly prey, and he had mouths to feed — including his own.  He hoisted his axe, the polish steel head glinting in the afternoon light, and counted his … Read More