Friday, March 13, 2020


Tap...tap...tap. Three down, two to go. 

The crack of the rifle, a satisfying tap as the 0.308 caliber Winchester bullet pierced the target and embedded itself in the wooden frame, and the shuffling of combat boots filled the concrete chamber. Last one. 

There was no room for mistakes. He would have nine seconds tomorrow. Tap. He gasped for air and craned his neck for a glance at the stopwatch. Eight seconds and twelve milliseconds. Trembling, he let out a shaky sigh of relief. 

Five casings. 

Five headshots. 

Four guards and one Vice President. 

He was ready. 

The above prompt has been attempted by my teen son.

 In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes tapping. You can play with the sound, make it an action, or create something unexpected. Tap a story and go where the prompt leads!


D. Avery said...

Welcome. That was well paced. Didn't expect that ending. You tapped out an effective flash!

nightlake said...

The ending was a surprise. A good take.

CharliMills said...

Suspenseful use of tap, and an unexpected twist.

Susan Zutautas said...

I do hope that we see more of you around the ranch after reading your flash. Great job!

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thank you all for your comments, appreciation.