#FlashTag: Tense Quiet

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Post Photo by Duizer

Post Photo by Duizer


Tense Quiet


   Armed men patrolled the streets.

“Honey, don’t sit by the window,” Carly told her curious son. They’d heard gunshots the previous evening.

  “I want to see!” Pierre complained. He liked counting the men in uniform.

 @JeffreyFBarken The doorbell rang. Moments later someone knocked on the door. Carly grabbed a knife from the kitchen drawer. “Hide!” she whispered to Pierre.

Pierre snarled, “I’m not afraid!” but he did as his mother said. He climbed into the old blanket chest and waited.




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