Here is a great little story with some fantasy trappings. I think the author does a great job of building and maintaining tension until the end. The revelation at the end was a surprise. I was expecting something humorous, but this story is instead dark and serious. Or at least that’s how I felt when reading it.
The Creature in the Pit
by DJ Tyrer
Nieder felt his bowels clench as he heard the words that every man, woman and child of Anzar dreaded.
“Throw him into the pit. Let the creature feast upon his flesh.”