Concept Art Writing Prompt: Meeting the Grim Reaper on the Road

What happens when you meet Death on the road? Maybe you give him directions, or maybe you ask for his help.

Marc Simonetti was inspired to make "La mort et le bucheron" by the fable of the same name, via The Art of Animation. In the fable, a woodsman struggles beneath his load and summons Death, but let your imagination run wild as you come up with a story inspired by this image. Once you're done, post your story in the comments.