The druid priest held up his holly branch and muttered spells. He held back the onlookers behind him. “Do not touch it – it is anathema!”
Before him flailed a red blob, not human or natural. It resisted his spells, so the priest sighed.
“Damn. Looks like we’ll need to sacrifice a virgin.”
This was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #99, Anathema.
The image is a bloodfire ooze by Anne Stokes from MMIV, according to the site I found it on (which I believe claims it had no IP rules). However, if I am wrong, please feel free to point it out and I’ll find something inevitably worse but probably fairer! I am worried that the site lied to me…