A single shot rang out, renting the sleepy atmosphere of the town, galvanising the people into action. Nothing exciting ever happened here.
Acrid smell of gunfire filled the air as people’s feet pounded the ground in frenzied motion to reach the site of unrest. In the middle of the town square stood Anne, face to face with her tormentor. Her shaking hands clutched the gun, still smoking from the discharge.
Citizens exchanged looks of concern and after a while, Anne’s brother, Ned, moved through the crowd to gently remove the offending weapon. Anne turned, buried her face in his chest and exclaimed,’He had it coming. Didn’t he? He couldn’t resist mocking me, day in day out, hour in hour out.’
Soothing her, Ned said, ‘There, there. Yes, he deserved it. Now let’s go home.’
Wending their way through the crowd, the siblings left behind the gaping onlookers, the smoking gun and the clock in the town square with its face shot off by Anne.
It’s time for the Grand Theme Reveal for the A to Z, 2015 and I welcome you all to my blog, The Moving Quill.
This year, my theme for the A-Z Challenge is, as evidenced by the story above, going to be about looking at things from a different perspective. Every story has layers and varying points of view. Much like light entering a prism, the stories bend in one way or another depending on the direction the writer chooses to nudge them.
All through April, I will be attempting to present a short story, under 300 words. Each story will begin in an apparently obvious setting but end with a point of view that is sometimes humorous, maybe poignant, perhaps horrifying or just sombre.
Will you sail with me as I navigate the sea of human emotions and present to you these faces to read? I would love it if you do!
Presenting my Theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 today:
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