Friday, May 23, 2008

Drabble: Errand Interrupted

Errand Interrupted

"You have to listen to me. Your life is in grave danger."

"Sure, stranger, whose isn’t?"

"Please explain."

"Anybody walking down this street could be hit by a car, or have a previously unknown allergic reaction, or a piano dropped from a window on his or her head, at any moment."

"I, I guess you’re right." I walked on, pondering what the man had told me. Maybe he had a point. I should change my life. Even if I felt like I was forgetting something.

Somewhere behind me there sounded the thwup of a silenced rifle, and several bystanders screamed.

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