Thanks Jane for posting another Sunday challenge
Image by Russian illustrator, Ivan Bilibin.
They waited in the shadows.
Eons ago they had been massacred en masse, heads separated from their bodies, their bones burnt and buried in crude graves.
Only their polished skulls remained, the eye sockets having been hollowed out to accommodate candles within, a means of leading the way for others from dark to light.
A soft rustling in the trees disguised their excited whispers.
Was this mere girl their saviour? Could they truly believe this creature with her lantern aloft was the bringer of hope and resurrection to their people?
Behind her, all seeing eyes broke forth from the gloom.
It was Time.