The Great Fall
“How could he fall?”
“Someone pushed him!”
“Our father who art-”
“Look at the yolks!”
The village priest, accompanied by all the king’s men, knelt over the shattered remains and shut poor Humpty’s glazed eyes.
“He is gone.”
Their howls of pain echoed over the great wall. Something beyond answered back. Roars shook the ground, shards of shell rattled from the impact.
Their protector had fallen. The beast was coming.