Anke (ankewehner) wrote,
Anke
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Inkblot

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Jessica had built up some tolerance to odd events, so when a splash of spilled ink started to move she did not doubt her senses, but just watched it coalesce into a humanoid figure smaller than a fingernail.

The shining black golem briefly turned its featureless head towards the lamp, then trudged in the opposite direction, shrinking as it left an uneven trail on the tabletop.

Jessica mopped it up with a paper towel before it reached the taped-down image she was working on. Staring at the now immobile blot, she wondered if she should have had ethical concerns.

Inspired by the prompt "spilled ink takes on its own life" by Becky Allen

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Tags: contemporary fantasy, drabbles, jessica, third person
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