Her Sister’s Keeper (Monsters at the Gates: Part 1)
It is with great heaviness in my heart that I write you today. We lost another goat last night, leaving only one. She is still providing milk, but it’s scarce and I worry that her time is short. Our supplies are dwindling too. I don’t think they will last the winter, though we ration them as best we can. I pray every day for an early spring and an end to this misery.
I’m comforted knowing you are safe and warm and that one day we will see each other again.
Your devoted sister,
You did not reply to my last message. I hope all is well and you are simply too busy to write.
The nights seem longer now. Our supplies grow thinner every day and the tension in the house grows stronger. I’m afraid to sleep for fear that I might not wake up… but I mustn’t dwell on these things.
Oh, that I wish you were here with me. Please let me know you are still safe. I cannot bear to think otherwise.
All my love,
Last night we lost our remaining goat. The monsters came for her. I don’t think we’ll survive the winter. Our supplies are so low and we’re all wondering when the monsters will come for us.
I’m worried about the others. I can feel their desperation through the walls of the house. It echoes my own. What if we turn on each other? I’m so frightened. I dare not close my eyes.
Please write back.
I hope that you are still alive, although I fear the worst.
The monsters found a way into the house last night. They took Harold and his brother Will. Their screams still haunt me. I know my time is short but I hope that someone will read this email and learn from what we discovered.
You can stop them. The head. Cut off the head.
I love you,
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