Seven minutes to write a story including the following sentence;
‘The blue sky went on forever. She closed her eyes, and sunk deeper into the grass beneath her.’
Here we go…
Her breath came in ragged gasps. She was running, sprinting, pumping her legs with every ounce of energy she could muster. All around her, thousands of others were doing the same. Fleeing hither and thither aimlessly in abject terror, desperate to avoid the lethal snipers’ bullets and incessant mortar fire. Screams and wails filled her ears, while the explosions and whip-crack of rifle rounds zipping past her head made for a horrifying cacophony.
This melee was completely in the open, the throngs of people having congregated in the lush public park for an ostensibly peaceful demonstration. Now, they were exposed and vulnerable, being torn apart as they were cut down at will by the most despicable of mankind. It was a massacre.
She had almost made it to the relative safety of the perimeter hedgerow when she felt the impact in her lower back, like someone had clubbed her right at the base of the spine with a baseball bat. She was flung headlong to the ground, and had just enough strength to roll onto her back as the agony shot through her torso, making her cry out in pain.
She was under no illusions; this was it. All her dreams and aspirations, all her ideas and theories, all her efforts and endeavours, everything she had planned and had yet to plan… All of it ends here. She took in all she could see of existence, one final time. The blue sky went on forever.
She closed her eyes, and sunk deeper into the grass beneath her.
Solidarity brothers & sisters…★