The Thief


We sat side by side in hard kitchen chairs. Our captor, who went by Jake, stood by the door, eyes hooded and bored.

He lifted an arm and reached as though to scratch an itchy neck and jumped to alert at the sound of footsteps crunching up the drive. Company obviously was not in the equation. His sack of goods and jewelry stolen from the bedrooms sat on the floor by his feet. He cursed under his breath and grabbed the bag, looking toward the back door and aiming his gun towards Peter who sat shirtless, very still, tied next me in his chair.

A fist began pounding the door. "Mother? Father? Open up!"

The pounding stopped as quickly as it started.

Jake stared, indecisiveness etched on his features. He was a thief, not a murderer by trade.

An explosion of glass burst through a kitchen window shattering shards across the room that pinged on the table and floor.

Jake ducked and ran to the back door, sack in hand, and as he reached it with his left hand it exploded open with the force of a young man tipped off to danger by muddy footsteps on the landing.

Sean was on the man in a second and gripped his neck with large, strong hands.

"Who the hell are you?" He spat into Jake's face.

End of the five minute...

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10.02.2020 20:06

Definitely left hanging! But this can progress to a very interesting end.

Excellent use of the prompt. Loved it :)

10.02.2020 20:13

Thank you @tezmel. I'm not sure where that scene came from lol.

10.02.2020 20:18

This would fit a drama (if it doesn't escalate to deadly violence) and a thriller if it does. Either way, it's a win :)

10.02.2020 20:30

Arrrgh it should be more than 5 minutes...

10.02.2020 21:28

Thank you for reading and commenting 🥰

10.02.2020 23:05

Super freewrite! What a horrible situation to have to be in!

11.02.2020 09:33

Thank you so much @jaynie!

11.02.2020 15:25

My pleasure sweetie!

11.02.2020 15:44

I loved it. Thank you for the good read.

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Thank you @wakeupkitty!

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12.02.2020 10:56

Great story! Those muddy footprints where they shouldn't have been. Love this.

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11.02.2020 17:19

The tell tale muddy footprints! Thanks for the prompt delivery!

12.02.2020 00:03

Ufff ... What a chaotic situation, I liked the detail of finishing right at the climax, leaving the reader's imagination, the result.
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12.02.2020 23:14

Thank you for reading and commenting, I like when ideas cram their ways quickly. I wish the migraines would abate for more real input but I feel hobbled right now in the pasture.

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