Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kindle

For this year’s A to Z, I will be doing a collection of flash fiction featuring Steven, the MC from Blackbird, from right before he came to Newstead through his first year there.  

K is for Kindle
Coach slowly turns, sensing me there, but based on the blankness on his face and in his mind, he still can’t see me. I’m still invisible.
Which makes it even easier…
Coach jerks forward, like someone pushed him. I freeze where I am, still twenty feet or so from where he’s planted by the end of the pier.
Another push must’ve come because Coach jerks again, only that time he can’t get his bearing. He falls into the water with an impressive splash.
I run to the end of the pier and look over. Coach’s arms are flailing around trying to gain some real estate, just like they had been three minutes before in my mind.
Coach’s head goes under.
I jump in where I last saw him, and search for something to grab ahold of; a shirt, a hand, anything. After two minutes of nothing, I come up for air. The water is calm and smooth, calmer than I’ve ever seen it.
He’s gone.
I grip onto the edge of the pier and pull myself up and onto the concrete and wait for someone else to come, for someone to take me away like the monster I am, but no one does.
When the sun starts to dip into edge of the lake I get to my feet. It’s little consolation to know I didn’t cause it, not really.

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