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The Portraits

There was a hunter in the woods, who, after a long day hunting, was in the middle of an immense forest. It was getting dark, and having lost his bearings, he decided to head in one direction until he was clear of the increasingly oppressive foliage. After what seemed like hours, he came across a cabin in a small clearing. Realizing how dark it had grown, he decided to see if he could stay there for the night. He approached, and found the door ajar. Nobody was inside. The hunter flopped down on the single bed, deciding to explain himself to the owner in the morning.

As he looked around the inside of the cabin, he was surprised to see the walls adorned by several portraits, all painted in incredible detail. Without exception, they appeared to be staring down at him, their features twisted into looks of hatred and malice. Staring back, he grew increasingly uncomfortable. Making a concerted effort to ignore the many hateful faces, he turned to face the wall, and exhausted, he fell into a restless sleep.

The next morning, the hunter awoke — he turned, blinking in unexpected sunlight. Looking up, he discovered that the cabin had no portraits, only windows.

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15 comments on “The Portraits
  1. Damn.. That was satisfying

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    496 days ago
  2. A classic and an All-time favourite of mine! =]

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    488 days ago
  3. Now THIS is what you call a great pasta. 5/5 g

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    472 days ago
  4. Oh god

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    448 days ago
  5. Brilliant!

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    448 days ago
  6. this is beautifull

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    394 days ago
  7. I love it would enjoy seeing expanded

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    394 days ago
  8. That was some tasty fucking pasta

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    357 days ago
  10. Oh dear god…

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  11. I almost shit my pants

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    319 days ago
  12. run.. run far away…

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    308 days ago
  13. DAMN SON. That’s the good shit. Bravo :)

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    307 days ago
  14. Nice!

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    157 days ago
  15. Interesting. 3/5

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