She had reached the first tent when she noticed something off. She was inside its open flap when she realized there were no sounds of people, no chatter, not even a camel snort.
She had grabbed the water and swallowed the guest-sip every desert place allowed when she heard the flap start to close.
Don't approach the caravans. Don't let them see you.
Don't get inside, whatever you -
she took off running just as the tent reared up, the floor opening in a giant maw