Short story for Daily flash fiction contest
|This has never happened before, well, surely not to me. I have heard stories of someone I actually know that it has happened to though. Want to know more? Well, let me get started.
It was a nice sunny day here in South Africa, the perfect weather for a stroll through town.
My, well, family member that I would rather not mention thought so. Little did this person know their day would take a turn for the not so well. For the sake of my story I will name this person M and make the gender male.
As M was well on his way, about 10 blocks or so away from home he felt a sudden shift from within. His stomach started to twist and turn, grumbling like a thunderstorm. Immediate he realized that getting home was the highest priority.
He turned short on his heals and headed back the way he came. As he walked he could feel the pressure building like a bomb needing to explode. So he moved faster and faster trying his best to reach his destination with an urgency very few would understand.
About five blocks from home was a small café built in the center of a block surrounded by tall grass and a couple of trees. This was to be his final destination as the bomb could not be kept inside any longer. He crouched down next to a tree in the tall grass and called for pick-up.
The lesson learned? Well, I would like to think that stay close to home would be it.
Thanks for reading, hope it gives someone guidance to prevent such an experience.
Word count: 275