Mandragora Cries

Oh! What’s happening? Something digging into my nest.

No! Stop! This is my home.

Oh no! It’s grabbed my head. It’s pulling me up.

It hurts. It hurts.

Please stop.

The pain. Too much.

I can’t take this agony.

I’m gonna scream.

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News in Brief
Man discovered dead on allotment at site known locally as The Old Gallows Tree. Police report cause of death unknown. He was found holding a recently unearthed mandrake root.

My entry in the 2019 January 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Root
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror
It didn’t get any votes: POLL — 2019 75-word Writing Challenge