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"What is it dear?"

"I don't like the storm."

"Oh, darling. There's nothing to be scared of! It's just lightning breaking the sound barrier. So there's a flash of light, and then a boom. It won't last long, it'll move over us and then be gone."

"Don't like the flashes."

"Shh... I know. But you just have to try and ignore them."

"But they light him up!"

"Sorry? What? Light who up?"


She turned around as a block of shadow black moved from the corner of the room. The glint of the blade in its hands flashed brightly.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    Ooooh! Grisly. Nice one, Jeff, had me going until the end. :-)

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks Neville

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    Christopher over 4 years ago

    Yeah, I wasn't expecting that! Great drabble, Jeff.

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks Christopher 😊

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