FF: Constrictor

“There once was a woman who lived alone in a cottage far from town. She was gathering firewood in the snow when she found a poisonous snake under a log. It was on the verge of death, and she found it in her heart to save the creature. She brought it home, nursed it back to health, and cared for it as her own. One day, it bit her.
“How could you?” she asked with her dying breath. “I saved your life. I took you in and shared with you all that I had. I loved you.”

“What did you expect?” it said. “You knew I was a snake.””

Constrictor by Riptey


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