An intriguing photo from Gerald Larocque in Nekneerah’s challenge this week.
The elders had come for them, taking them from their own party in front of their guests.
They were told to stand completely still, not touching, as the scarf was wound around their faces, binding them together.
Not quite blocking out the light, it left just enough for them to see shapes and movement and hear muffled whispering voices.
Both were afraid as to what happened next in this otherwise deserted field.
A shot rang out, bladders and bowels loosened, and the two fell to their knees.
The scarf was removed, and they faced their accusers.
‘You chose not to see what was before your eyes, decided not to listen when the innocents came to you for protection from the hands of their abusers. You denied them and destroyed their trust. This was your punishment, to make you aware of what fear can do. Next time, you may not be so lucky.’