Saturday, 7 April 2012

APRIL A-Z 2012 'Approaching Zero' - "...gunshot"


For APRIL A-Z 2012, I decided on a single theme. In fact, it's a single story, broken into 26 bite-sized chunks of precisely 100 words. Each day's instalment begins using a word starting with the current letter of the alphabet and ends with a word commencing with the letter for the following day.

I hope you like it enough to look in each day and follow the story.....!
(new readers, please click back to 'A' to follow the plot!)



'APPROACHING ZERO' Part 7 - '...gunshot?'


…gunshot? Weighing up the options she realised she didn’t have any. The plan had changed and now she knew there would have to be a different outcome. Whatever had happened they were staring at a deadly conclusion.

“Jack, we have to move. We can’t stay here. Can you hear me, Jack?” Her anxious words were answered with laboured breathing as he rolled forward and tried to stand.

She struggled to get him to his feet half dragging, half carrying, him along the alleyway trying to keep her thoughts ordered. Staying in the shadows until the evening seemed their only hope….


…..to be continued!

29 comments:

  1. What a predicament! I keep trying to figure out what i would do!
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. Thanks for sticking with it, Joanne - there will be more twists soon enough!
      ;-)

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  2. What is she going to do? The only real option is the hospital. How far away is it? Can she get him there? What happens next???

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    1. Chuck - glad you are enjoying it, thus far! I'm afraid you'll have to wait until Monday to see what happens next! :-o

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  3. I'm loving this approach to the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and I'm loving the story! I'm pretty sure I'm going to be ready for a nice quiet room with soft walls long before April is finished, though...

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    1. Jim - thanks for calling in! Move over in that quiet room...... ;-)

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  4. Hopefully plan B is up her sleeve!! I hope he survives or at least imparts some final warning before he expires!!

    Cheers, Jenn
    http://www.wine-n-chat.com

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    1. Jenn - will he die or won't he? Only time will tell! :-o

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  5. Characters staring at deadly conclusions make for good stories. :)

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    1. There may be even more deadly conclusions, LG - hope it piques your interest to come back and find out!
      :-)

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  6. Poor, plucky Jack! This is like a game of consequences with only one player!

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    1. Ha ha! Consequences - I like it! ;-)

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  7. What a unique theme! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

    Laura
    A to Z of Immortals, Myths & Legends

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    1. Thanks for dropping in, Laura!
      (Working this all out has been one reason why I've been absent around the blogs in recent months!)

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  8. I've been following this story in my RSS reader and have been enjoying it a lot. By the way, my wife is a knitter as well...

    John (@onehandtyping)

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    1. (deep intake of breath...) Watch out for knitters - they can be silent, but deadly!

      Anyway - hope you enjoy the story as it unfolds!

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  9. Keep to the shadows? But that's exactly what they'd be expecting! In fact, they might already be there, lurking, waiting to strike. Quick, head toward the light! (Not like that, Jack. Just keep breathing.)

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    1. Ha! Like it - poor Jack, will he indeed keep breathing.....?

      Hi, Nate - hope you enjoy the next instalment too!

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  10. There are a few stories floating around the challenge and I think they are wonderful. It's a very ambitious theme.

    Nice job! I enjoyed reading the installment. I'll be back.

    Michelle :)
    www.michelle-pickett.com/blog

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. Yes - this seemed a bit ambitious at the start but I hope you like how it turns out! ;-)

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  11. I'm intrigued! Now, I must go back and read the story from the beginning or should I say from the A.

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    1. junebg - 'A' is the way! Hope it continues to hold your attention! ;-)

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  12. What a great idea for your A-Z challenge & I shall be going back to A to find out more :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Anita! I hope you enjoy reading what happens to Evie and Jack....!

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  13. This is nice, and the best part is that it works even though it's the only part I've read so far.

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    1. Thanks, Stu - I hope you'll feel the same about the rest of it! ;-)

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  14. hope...
    I need to know what happened...

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  15. Thanks for the follow. How excellent that we have so much in common.
    I seem to have arrived in the middle of something here. I'll pop back to the beginning.
    A to Z of Nostalgia

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