Well, I almost made it to Friday this week, but only by patient waiting!! Be sure to click on the link below to read the rest of the stories or feel free to join by submitting your unique piece of Friday Fiction.
Dark, lowering clouds glowered overhead as he attempted the trip home, stealing furtively from cover to cover. Once, something clutched his sleeve. He yanked free, running without looking, his pounding heart drowning out other sounds, as if not seeing what it was would save him. Occasionally he paused, waiting motionless for silent, dark figures to move on. He couldn’t afford to be seen.
A sharp crack.
He stifled his indrawn breath. Noise might alert someone. Home was just ahead but there was a figure… in his doorway!!
“Alex. How was school?”
He grinned. Game over.
“Great, Mom. Got any cookies?”