THE HARDEST: MOTHER BEAR

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: dreamscape

A kidnapper learns nothing fiercer than a parent defending her child.
750 words.

At the drive way a man tries to grab a toddler child. From inside the house, mother is distracted away from cleaning dishes. Instead of rushing through the door, raises the window and climbs right through to save time.

 

The man, child in arm, has opened his truck’s passenger door and obvious what he’ll do next.

 

Intercepted by the mother, gets a fight. His knife slashes are dodged, in the process dropping the kid. He hurries through the same door, scrambling over the passenger seat to behind the steering wheel.

 

Meanwhile mama picks up her child and hugs them dear. The truck reverses off the drive way onto the road and speeds off in drive gear down the pleasant and well-maintained urban street.

 

Mama sets the kid down on the drive way and rushed inside her smaller car. Literally reverses and drives off just as the visitor. The toddler in their little mind managed a barely formed bewildered face.

 

The violator by now slowed, thinking that a close one.

 

BAM!

 

Collison from behind. His rear-view mirror startles him. His foot depresses the accelerator more. The smaller car rams twice more, jolting the more powerful pickup truck each time. Both speed down the street, traffic lights last on the mind.

 

Finally, the car steers into the truck’s rear quarter forcing his loss of control, his vehicle skids sideways. As it proceeds, an innocent, seconds from taking the truck’s hit, panics and repeatedly stomps both feet in the same spot as they were crossing the road, brain locked in that command, till moments to spare, scuttles out the way.

 

The vehicle’s momentum stops at the sidewalk it collided with authority, in turn its mass halting the car that smashes into it.

 

An eternity compressed into seconds pass. Mama exits, as does the man. In defence of the young brought her this far. Fear banished to the depths.

 

She rushes ahead and into a knife slash to the lower arm. Blood drips to the ground. Barely pausing, resumes her ‘defence.’ They struggle beside the truck, he lands a follow-on slash to her torso, her top in the area took on a cinnabar color.

 

Tries pummelling him with her arms. The blade is knocked to the ground and herself follows from his shove. Back of her head lands hard. Without looking its direction, her arm stretched out.

 

He steps across and bends over mama, in short moments he fell on his back beside her, the blade protruding out the chest.

At the drive way a man tries to grab a toddler child. From inside the house mother is distracted away from cleaning dishes. Instead of rushing through the door, raises the window and climbs right through to save time.

 

The man, child in arm, has opened his truck’s passenger door and obvious what he’ll do next.

 

Intercepted by the mother, gets a fight. His knife slashes are dodged, in the process dropping the kid. He hurries through the same door, scrambling over the passenger seat to behind the steering wheel.

 

Meanwhile mama picks up her child and hugs them dear. The truck reverses off the drive way onto the road and speeds off in drive gear down the pleasant and well-maintained urban street.

 

Mama sets the kid down on the drive way and rushed inside her smaller car. Literally reverses and drives off just as the visitor. The toddler in their little mind managed a barely formed bewildered face.

 

The violator by now slowed, thinking that a close one.

 

BAM!

 

Collison from behind. His rear-view mirror startles him. His foot depresses the accelerator more. The smaller car rams twice more, jolting the more powerful pickup truck each time. Both speed down the street, traffic lights last on the mind.

 

Finally, the car steers into the truck’s rear quarter forcing his loss of control, his vehicle skids sideways. As it proceeds, an innocent, seconds from taking the truck’s hit, panics and repeatedly stomps both feet in the same spot as they were crossing the road, brain locked in that command, till moments to spare, scuttles out the way.

 

The vehicle’s momentum stops at the sidewalk it collided with authority, in turn its mass halting the car that smashes into it.

 

An eternity compressed into seconds pass. Mama exits, as does the man. In defence of the young brought her this far. Fear banished to the depths.

 

She rushes ahead and into a knife slash to the lower arm. Blood drips to the ground. Barely pausing, resumes her ‘defence.’ They struggle beside the truck, he lands a follow-on slash to her torso, her top in the area took on a cinnabar color.

 

Tries pummelling him with her arms. The blade is knocked to the ground and herself follows from his shove. Back of her head lands hard. Without looking its direction, her arm stretched out.

 

He steps across and bends over mama, in short moments he fell on his back beside her, the blade protruding out the chest.


Submitted: July 14, 2021

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hullabaloo22

You do a great job of capturing the urgency of the moment, dreamscriber.

Mon, July 19th, 2021 7:21pm

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Girl about 48 hours after I wrote, a real case in the USA where a woman's 5 year old was grabbed by a young man. She dragged her kid out the car.

Mon, July 19th, 2021 12:50pm

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