Let's see if I can type something up really quick:
A darkly clad figured panted as he stumbled down a black, wet alleyway. He grabbed on to a smooth, concrete wall, attempting to catch his breath but started running again as the footsteps behind him neared. He side ran into a tin trash bin and he cursed in pain, but kept on, pushing himself off of the rusted metal. He willed himself on, yelling at himself in his mind to keep going. His feet ached. His legs ached. His arms ached. His lungs ached. His head throbbed. But he continued on. For that is what one does when he knows the end is near.
He turned the corner onto a sidestreet, hoping to gain the attention of the cops. But there was no one there. No one to save him. He looked behind him; tears and sweat visible on his face. He tripped as the sidewalk jutted up from a tree root, falling hard onto the rough sidewalk. His hands and knees burned. His body screamed at him to just lay down and say "Screw it" but he kept going. He had to.
Death was the only other option.
He lifted his head up, the globules of sweat falling from his strands of wet hair. He pushed up with his scratched palms and took off running again. His breath was heavy, and his lungs felt like they were about to explode. He couldn't go on further.
No, he cried, I must go on. I must.
He turned down another alley where he met a dead-end. There was no where to go; this was where he would die.
Running up to the wall, he pounded on the hard surface, trying to get away from his impending doom. His hands clawed away, giving one last attempt to save his life when a loud, sharp bang! was heard.
A bullet impaled his body as he was thrown against the wall, only to be hit with two more. His body slumped to the ground, lifeless.
Lol, that started out because of basketball conditioning and all the running we did, so I had the idea of someone panting and running for his life. Then I thought I'd do a "spinoff" of Hope, in a way, since like both are trying to stay alive. =P And there's the result.
I need to do more bursts of writing like that more often. I actually haven't written in a while . . .
So let's see here. Not much else left to say, really. I did go to Book Off again to get some more books yesterday, which was cool:
- The Big Four -- Agatha Christie. They just got a fairly large Agatha Christie section [like twenty books or more] and I wanted to buy them all, but they were $3.50 so I decided on just the four I thought sounded the coolest.
- Crooked House -- Agatha Christie
- The Clocks -- Agatha Christie
- The Mysterious Mr. Quin -- Agatha Christie
- The Complete Stories -- Dorothy L. Sayers. I've had Sayers' works recommended to me [she wrote crime novels], and I haven't been able to find anything until now, so I decided to try it out. Plus, I love short story collections.
- The Big Bad City -- Ed McBain [87th Precinct series]. Same as above. I was really surprised I found two authors that I hadn't been able to find before, lol.
- Pursuit of Honor -- Vince Flynn. Only four more left of his books to get! Unfortunately they didn't have those four or else I would have bought them without thinking twice.
- The Cardinal of the Kremlin -- Tom Clancy. Another Tom Clancy book. You can't go wrong with him.
- Executive Orders -- Tom Clancy
- Marine Sniper -- Charles Henderson. Tells the true story of the Marine Sniper Sergeant Carlos Hathcock; Marine legend. This I literally saw on the way out [the "MARINE SNIPER" is hard to not see, especially when in bright red letters =P] and thought it looked cool, especially since my two main characters [Vince and Ivan -- aka Velox and Iavo] are both Marine Snipers, so it's a good resource book.
- The War of the Worlds -- H. G. Wells. I've heard Wells is really good, and I also heard that this book in particular was really good, so I got it.
- Remember Me -- Mary Higgins Clark. I enjoyed A Cry in the Night, so decided to get a couple more of her books for just a dollar each.
- We'll Meet Again -- Mary Higgins Clark
As you can see, most of the stuff I have I actually haven't read. I hope to read most [ if not all] of what's on there, plus more. Right now I'm at ~a book a week, which I hope to continue all of this year. Currently reading Storm Front -- Jim Butcher [you happy, Aaron? =P].
. . . And that's about it. Time to eat and then go to sleep! =P