Saturday, November 28, 2020

Out the window

 Jamie held his brother out of the window.

‘Don’t let me go!’

‘It’s the only way.’


‘It’s not far.’


‘Come-on, kid!’ A voice shouted from below. ‘Drop him.’

Jamie closed his eyes, counted to three and let go of his brother’s wrists.

When he looked down the man was clutching Tom, lowering him to the ground.

‘Now you.’

Jamie shook his head and coughed.

‘You’ve got to jump, kid. Climb out the window.’

Jamie stood on the window ledge, smoke billowing around him.

‘I’ll catch you.’

‘I can’t.’

‘You can. Jump.’

Jamie closed his eyes and tumbled forwards.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that packs a punch, Rob. I like the visual imagery, but even more, you've built the tension of really effectively. Well done