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The copyright for this image belongs to the artist and his writing looks interesting too, so much so I've ordered a couple..
If you haven't read the earlier drabbles in the series yet then you will find them all here:
The Examination by Wayne Barlowe
“And what is it we have here?” the first demon asked. “It’s shaped a bit like us, but puny and malformed.”
“It’s soft and warm to the touch,” said the second. “And there are things inside that crack when I bend its appendages.”
“I don’t like its strange stink,” complained the third. “It smells sharp and rotten like bad food. Fragile too – part of it has fallen off.”
“Well I think it tastes just fine,” opined the fourth. “Here try for yourself.”
“What a peculiar keening noise it makes,” said the fifth as its teeth crunched through skin and bone.