Friday Drabble: Them

drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.


Lawrence stood, hidden in the doorway, just breathing. Above, the opaque skylight imbued everything in the ravaged stockroom with a yellowish hue. From here, he could see them and watch from a point of safety. He knew they couldn’t detect him.

They’d first appeared a few days ago, shambling forward with bared teeth and dead eyes. They kept coming in waves: morning, noon, night. Nothing seemed to stop them. He’d hoped today’s sub-zero temps would slow them, but no.

Sighing, Lawrence knew his fifteen minutes were nearly up. He prepared himself to go back to the Best Buy returns desk.


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