100-Word Challenge, Day 128

Time returned to normal as the bullet smashed into something in front of Evan’s hand and ricocheted to the side, burying itself in the foam-insulated wall of his bedroom. The same distant ringing of a bell echoed through the room, before it too was swallowed by the silence of the two men’s shock. Caleb yelled and pulled the trigger again and again until the magazine was empty. The bullets bounced around the room until they hit something soft enough to absorb their energy. The peal of distant bells assaulted Evan’s hearing almost as thoroughly as the crash of gunfire, but the dared not move lest whatever miracle was saving him would be broken.

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Eric Swett (407 Posts)



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