Today I returned to the characters from The Becoming. The Stand, no relation to the King novel, is 659 words. Here’s a bit from the opening:
The dog’s howls were the first sign. Any minute Annara would hear the second–their screams echoed across the mountains. She should be running, but there’s only so much running one person can do. The hunt would never end. The outcome couldn’t be changed but she could change the terms. This could be her fight instead of theirs.