The following is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.
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?
I run. I have to reach them in time, before it’s too late.
I see them. There, hiding behind a corner.
I stop. My time is running out.
I put all my effort in my last word, one word that has to be enough.