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There Were Three of Them

Short story By: MAmberConrad
Action and adventure

ImagiNation4 provided a contest. I had to use as the first sentence, "There were three of them." It's short. Hope you enjoy.

Submitted:Dec 30, 2013    Reads: 36    Comments: 2    Likes: 2   

There were three of them. They were coming straight for me. I ducked for cover underneath an abandoned trailer. Dust scattered into my nose, nearly making me sneeze. I pinched my nose tight. I held my gun in my other hand, hoping I still had ammunition. A pair of feet approached the trailer. They slowly walked toward the steps to my left and took them up. The door banged open.

"I know you're in here."

I didn't know the layout of the trailer well, but the muffled, beating steps above me came toward me. My heart thumped into my throat and I nearly had to gasp for air. Two more pairs of feet came to the trailer and stepped inside. Just above me, the floor creaked. I pointed my gun up and waited. My breathing slowed and I decided to wait.

An idea suddenly came to me. I crawled out from under the trailer, keeping low. Crouched down, I came up by a window and saw one of them. I aimed at his vest, pulled my trigger, down he went. Quiet. Just the way I like it. Keeping crouched, I slowly came to the next window. I watched her shake her ponytail loose. "I don't think he's in here," she said. I smiled, pointed to her vest. Down she went.

Two down, one to go. "What happened? Where is he?" Boy, he sounded angry. Two of his men were down. I crouched and stooped below the trailer once again. Angry footsteps bounded around the trailer, looking for me. "Where is he?" he kept hollering. Doors being thrown open, a bed being pushed around, I kept my ground. I scooted to hide behind the steps, just as he came down them. I held my breath. He walked around the trailer, stooped to look underneath, and barely missed me with his eyes. I pointed my gun at his vest. It was barely in sight. Pulling my trigger, he went down.

I came out from under the steps with a big grin on my face. "Ha! I won! Woo-hoo!"

The three of them got up and met me outside. We took off the Laser Tag vests and dropped our guns.

"Trev, you are a genius!"

I smiled and said, "Yep!"


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