from fireWithout a mind inclined towards daring, I wandered the crowd as before. Having never known fear when the time came I stood inert. Thrown to the ground where many lay. I followed another to his folly while directing me to hiding he became nothing more.from fire5 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Driven close to the ground by whistling cracks and puncturing drones, I managed to reach a bizarre of sorts.
Their torment lay hidden bare but only once had I imagined a glance.
When the last of our guardians fell many of us were captured. It was then without cause for concern they opened fire.
Fear and panic did to every hostage what it could.
As paranoia set behind the eyes of the culprit it was of all random or purposeful notions that we had accidentally shared a glance.
Then I was sure he could see no one else.
Nothing preternatural, just a man bent towards bad.
I turned to a door, taken strides-
His gun he raised.
To a halt-
A cloud hung around my head.
I collapsed behind cover.
Inside the grip of insanity readjusting its hold
Back in the RaceI want to run, but I can’t. My ankle is sprained and I’m forced to sit on the sidelines. I watch as the other runners go by, striving to reach the finish. It didn’t matter who crossed the finish line first; as long as you finished, you were a winner. I wanted to run in this race, but it was if the world was out to get me. I kept stumbling; things kept getting in my way; everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Now I’m stuck here on the side alone. I wish I could just quit. Is there anyone who can help a wreck like me?Back in the Race4 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Just then, a shadow comes over me. I look up to a Man standing over me. I can’t see His face all too well, but I can tell that it’s kind and gentle. “Are you alright?” He asks.
“No,” I reply sharply. “I got injured while trying to run this stupid race.” I force back the tears in my eyes. “I just wanted to run. And now I can’t even walk. I can’t do it…” I look away fr