Saturday, May 25, 2013

Exit strategy

‘Don’t move.’

‘We’re not moving,’ Brady answered, quickly crossing an aisle and hiding behind shelves stacked with tins.

‘I said, don’t move.’

‘We’re not moving.  Just let the woman go.  This has got nothing to do with her.’

‘I’ll let her go once I’m safely away from here.’

‘That’s not going to happen.’  Brady peaked round the corner and signalled for his partner to creep up an aisle. 

‘I’ll shoot her if you don’t let me leave.’

‘You do and you’ll be leaving in a body bag.’

‘I’ll fucking do it, man.’

‘Please, just let him leave,’ the woman pleaded.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Keen Reader said...

A shot rang out . . .

Anonymous said...

Rob - Oh, this really builds up the suspense! Thanks