High above the terracotta earth, adrift on the rolling cloud-seas, a dragon waits.
High on gossamer wings it waits, invisible.
Scatter your protective talismans, your pretty trinkets of glass, hide in the shadows. Burn your votive offerings unto him – a mountain of rubber set aflame, a pillar of midnight.
High above the clouds it waits, an Angel of Death, with wings of steel.
With talons of blazing metal to rend the flesh.
In a world of serene unknowable silence a Predator lurks, watching its prey.
In an eruption of violence, the Predator drone strikes, spitting fire.
Author bio: Chris White is an author living in Brisbane, Australia. His words have been published both as ones and zeros and as ink on dead wood. More of them can be found on his blog: http://chriswhitewrites.com.
Predator is part of 101 Fiction issue 4.