Another interesting photo prompt from Sue over at Daily Echo this week.
This is my contribution.
The flesh had been stripped from their bones and this was all that was left.
They lay bleached in the sunlight, a warning to all who passed that misconduct or non conformity would not go unpunished.
As living beings, they had huddled together in the hope of not being discovered in their hiding place, but a treacherous sycophantic friend had betrayed them, leading to their execution on the spot as they cowered in terror.
For his part, his life too had been extinguished, but for him another place and another warning as treachery of any kind was not tolerated.
A work of fiction in response to this week’s photo prompt.