The children were not at school. Not today with a masked gunman roaming the streets. Everyone was indoors with the doors bolted, probably hiding in closets, attics or basements.

Jess was outside in the sunshine, on the swing. Whooshing high in the air and back down, laughing aloud, breaking the silence, wondering where the helicopters were, the swat cars, armed police.

She felt as though she was the only person left on earth.

Perhaps she was.

That's what the gunman thought when he spotted her long dark hair through the gap in the fence.

He was tired by now, wanted a rest.

He took off his mask, dropped his guns and climbed into the garden.

'Daddy' Jess cried and ran into his arms.

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Jumper almost 10 years ago

Lol, wow. Not sure if that was funny or kind of insightful or both, but I like it :)

Heavenlee almost 10 years ago

I loved this! Great job. The ending was perfect!

Anglea (joined about 10 years ago)

Six minute story is brilliant as a daily mental excercise to write on a variety of topics. It involves a lot of trial and error before I finish in the given time.

I am often surprised which of my stories receive the most views, often those I planned to delete.

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The children were not at school.
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