White hankies wave.
The beast staggers, bloodied but aware.
His final tormentor moves in closer.
Their eyes meet; in that moment there is acceptance.
Blood drips. Sweat sheens. The final blade is thrust.
These 33 words form my entry into the Trifextra 78 writing challenge.
Apologies if this seems distasteful but in researching ideas for this piece I stumbled across bullfighting. Thought it was worth upsetting a few people if in the end it perhaps helps to raise awareness. For more info on the campaign against bullfighting please go to http://www.cas-international.org/en/news/