Vignette: Pendulum of Death

The pendulum swings back and forth, back and forth.

On each seventh swing a life is lost.

A soul is torn from its body, a family mourns. Candles are lit, prayers are said, and a creature of the night spreads its wings for the first time.

It waits for the pendulum to strike seven. The coffin creaks open, a scream is muffled, the next victim is claimed.

The pendulum swings back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

 

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