Saturday, November 30, 2013

To the death

As a startled looking Peter slipped out Cassie as she grimaced and squeezed the bones in my hand to dust, I knew I’d be prepared to fight to the death to protect them.  Little did I realise that I’d be doing just that six weeks later, struggling through forest undergrowth towards the border, pursued by the retort of pistols and drunken shouting.  We were targets in a game beyond our comprehension which was fast approaching its endpoint.  When we finally reached the river Cassie plunged in, swimming with Peter held above the water, as I fired shots into the dark.


  
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Oh, now I have to know how they got into that situation and who's chasing them. Wonderful drabble!