The only thing she could hear were the birds flying around her. They were all that was left. Her home, her family…gone.
She looked at what used to be her mother’s vegetable garden. Only a few of the plants remained, the rest had been stripped or trampled, just like everything else.
She was alone. Completely, and utterly alone.
What if she hadn’t gone off this morning? What if she’d been there with her family? Would it have made a difference?
No. It wouldn’t have changed the outcome.
Taking one last look, she stood, and walked back into the forest.