She was unaware that she was being watched. Golden eyes stared hungrily.
Corinne sat on a rock beside the wood fire. The odors of cooking bacon wafted into the forest as she turned the fatty meat. She should’ve been paying closer attention to her surroundings, especially when cooking smells drew predators.
Too late, she heard the snarling on her left. Out of the corner of her eye, she could see the wolf. Its golden eyes blazed and saliva dripped down massive fangs. Corinne didn’t move. Any reaction would trigger an attack by the monster. Slowly, she untied a thong at her belt.
In one fluid motion she drew her shotgun and pivoted away from the wolf. Corinne fired, and the woman’s head flew apart. She patted the wolf. “Good girl, Freya!”
She walked to the woman’s body and fired into its remaining golden eye.
“Always, Double Tap,” she recited.
One could never be too sure with zombies.
Double Tap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_tap
In the movie, “Zombieland” you learn one of The Rules for surviving zombies is to always Double Tap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombieland#The_rules
More about The Rules:
Barb, that is a gorgeous wolf! Where did you get that pic?
Each Monday it’s time to finish the story. This week, the beginning sentence must be, “She was unaware that she was being watched.” The picture at the beginning of this post is the media prompt. This is my answer to the challenge. Look here for more stories: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/mondays-finish-the-story-january-26th-2015/