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An excerpt from Sarah’s Amulet-A Necromancer Slave Story

A black shadow eclipses the sky. Three black winged angels descend, and land silently close by, disturbing our conversation. Their dark presence is a frequent occurrence in this world. It chills me to the bone, and I know they are not from Heaven. They constantly thin out the flock. These giant angels have large teeth, long sharp nails on their hands and feet like eagle talons. Their arms and legs, although human looking, are a grayish color. Their faces are magnificently sculptured, white, and stone like, as beautiful as Michelangelo’s ‘David’.
Quickly, they focus on three individuals, and everyone watches as their large black wingspan encloses every inch of the spirits they have come for. We can’t see what’s happening. They are the Ragers. Once they claim whom they’ve come for, they ascend quickly upward and disappear into the blackness that lay beyond the dull sky. We all watch in silence, never knowing when our turn will come. No trace left to understand what has happened or where they’ve been taken. One can only guess that it’s not a pleasant relocation.
We return to our conversation once they’re gone.
“And you, Mufasa. How did you come to this place?”
“I’m here awaiting judgment. I found out my wife was unfaithful to me. Saras and my daughter Tesha have surely gone to heaven.” Mufasa pauses, his face showing the strain of his hurt. Choking out the words, “I murdered them—my family.” Then he turns his head away in embarrassment. I shrug my shoulders as if it doesn’t matter now. He feels relieved enough to continue. “My anger was out of control. I couldn’t live without them and turned the gun on myself.” Mufasa raises his hand and aims his finger inside his mouth simulating the action of a gun with his hand. “I’ve done such horrible things.”
“That’s a sad story.” I look closely at him, watching his face contort. He is a man in turmoil. I place my hand on his back for comfort but in this place there really is no such thing. It’s acknowledged as a kind gesture nonetheless. His pain is great and it’s easy to have compassion for him.
“Yes, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the Ragers come for me too.” He looks at me sorrowfully, and his shoulders slump forward. “Maybe I should just let them, rather than hope there’s a way out of here.” I reach up and put my arm around his shoulder and say, “don’t worry, we’ll find a way.”
Mufasa decides to walk around and I watch him as he moves slowly away from me into the emptiness.


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