The Shepherd – Lamb to the Slaughter (Chapters 6 & 7)

21st March 2011

Chapter 6 The unfamiliar noise outside was enough to waken him, and for one moment, as he crossed the barrier between sleep and wakefulness he had a tantalizing snatch of memory, too vague, too transitory to do more than make him gasp with unrecalled and unremembered fear. It was hard to breathe with the tightness, the panic that crushed his heart within him. Struggling for air he froze, terrified, unable…