PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Madison Woods
One day in Chad, returning from a dental appointment in the bush, we came upon a tree which separated two villages.
A man with a spear stood by the tree not far the road we were using.
“You can’t go through here, turn back!” he said.
“What’s happening brother?” my driver asked.
“There’s a war here … our cattle have been stolen by thieves from that village!” he said pointing to a burning village not far away. “They killed one of them to eat! We’ve placed the skull as a warning to all!”
We turned around and took another road.
Written for Friday Fictioneers – this is a true story, except for the tree with the skull.