Countdown by Lilia K.

The following is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.

 

99.
The alley is dark. So dark, I can barely see anything. But I can hear their footsteps, can hear them coming closer. I have to warn the others. But how am I supposed to warn them? How am I supposed to explain everything, in less than a hundred words?
49.
I run. I have to reach them in time, before it’s too late.
35.
I see them. There, hiding behind a corner.
26.
I stop. My time is running out.
18.
I put all my effort in my last word, one word that has to be enough.
1.
“Run.”

 

 

 

Lilia K.
18
Australia
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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