Wow! What a great mood piece!!!!
I think this is a wonderful balancing point between what you are revealing and what you are prompting us to add -- the rest of the story. I for one am really pulled in, as much from the circling carrion eaters as from the carrion lunches.
I can hear them now: "What? Minion again? Cant we once in a while have a little heroine? With an order of side kicks? Geez louise. . . I'm losing weight here."
I really think this is a fabulous piece on every level.
"Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream