Flash fiction: Uninvited

The acolytes raced up the Keep’s stairs, eager to celebrate their Queen’s unexpected return.

All duty forgotten. All posts abandoned. Lights carelessly extinguished.

When the dark veil returned to the building, a solitary figure was able to creep in unobserved.

Moving with unholy grace, leaving neither mark nor echo, the Keep’s final visitor scaled the ancient staircase, seeking a place to secret himself and his malevolent intent.

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