As my breathing slowed, my heart relaxed and my mind cleared. I began my song. The sweetest melody combined with my nectar-like voice. The sound that was created was like none other. A symphony of the Gods, as I would like to call it. Such harmony! Unfortunately, this serenity was not going to last.
Something was watching from afar. A creature so hideous, so vile and so terrifying that whoever laid their innocent eyes on it would cower in the most paralyzing fear.
This creature’s eyes shone a bright yellow in the moonlight. Its unkempt feathered wings stood at the ready to take it into the black sky, and its filthy blood-coated talons that had taken so many lives were ready to pounce at its next victim.
From where I was, everything seemed peaceful. It was as if the universe had finally achieved a motionless state. But, this was strange as I did not hear anything else but my own melodic symphony. I was unable to sense the demon approaching me from behind. I paid for this ignorance.
As this demon crept up behind me, I finally felt that something was off. I looked over my shoulder only to see it swoop down at me from above. It was at that moment that all calmness left me, and a tremendous fear took its place. My pupils dilated as adrenaline flooded my system. I started sprinting for my life as I dodged hurdles and obstacles. I could almost feel the creatures claws trying to grab at my flesh! When I almost tripped and nearly fell, I felt the most excruciating pain!
One of its talons managed to catch my skin. Even with this pain, I kept running and running hoping for a miracle to save my life! I felt every drop of sweat that found its way into my freshly made wound. I cringed as my back burned with ever more ferocity. My end finally came as I lost my footing and tumbled to the ground.
I had one final look at this monster as its claws closed its grasp around me. The talons cut into me like a sharpened saw through wood. No amount of struggling could free me from the monster’s grasp. I stopped moving and accepted my fate. For what could I do?
I was a mere cricket that was caught by an owl.