Blasting Zone Ahead (SIGNS; A to Z Challenge)


The mortar shell leveled the wall that Davion and Marcus had been using as a shield only moments before. A shrapnel of rock whizzed through Marcus’s right cheek, lacerating it to the muscle just below the skin. His blood seeped through his fingers as they ran, looking for any place that would be safe for a few seconds.

Davion jumped over a cascade of blown bricks and into a snipers bullet. He spun like a top, a final dance move of ungainly grace.

Down they both went.

Marcus heard his name, and “Move on! Move on!”

Immobilized, he already had.



For April 2014, you will find a story a day (except Sundays) from me. A to Z: Staring with A on Tuesday, April 1st and ending with Z on Wednesday, April 30th.

Signs is my theme for this year’s outing. Road signs, building signs, warning signs…Signs alert us to a multitude of messages. My plan is to use the alphabet through Signage, but not to stick to what the sign was originally intended to convey. So, the genre of story writing, and styles, of the posts will vary as my mood and interpretation sees fit. Possibly a poem or two. We’ll see.

I’m also trying something more of a challenge as was laid down in front of me by my SO: “Why not do it as a drabble or other word limited flash fiction style?” she said. A Drabble has different definitions, if you look online: the one I am choosing is the 100 Words Exactly rule.

12 responses »

  1. This is a nice theme- quite different from the normal themes you see- good luck with the challenge. I’m also participating though without a theme!


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