Fantasy Drabble #197 “Demon Spawn”

“…and I slashed at it, driving it back against the wall of the cavern—”

“Yes, yes.”

“...and drove my sword through its skull. Your warnings were foolish, wizard: it barely scratched me!”

“Yes, certainly, the ovipositor doesn’t do much damage in and of itself—”

“Ovi… what?”

“Let’s see the wound? Yes, there it is: the egg sac is already forming just under the skin.”

“Egg sac? What are you—”

“You really should have listened to me and worn full plate. Now we’ll have to cut away this whole area. Skin, muscle. Just pray we get all the eggs. Pray hard.

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