neelwrites/100wordwednesday/manchesterbombing/24/05/2017

MAN, MY CHEST IS HEAVY

(GENRE: HISTORICAL FICTION)

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By Neel Anil Panicker  

‘Damn’t’, Tom cursed.

Hoping to beat the crowd, the 16-year old had arrived a good three hours before.

An hour more of standing in the serpentine queue; his fate was sealed.

The counter screamed the ‘SOLD OUT’ board.

‘NO TICKETS FOR MY FAVE ARIANA GRANDE SHOW,’ he shrieked out.

It was then that he heard it.

First a small pop sound, then a massive cracker blast…

He turned around: the foyer was a blazing inferno.

Madness prevailed thereafter.

Amidst wild cries, someone shouted, ‘blast…suicide…’

People began to run helter skelter.

For once Tom was glad the tickets were sold out.

(c)neelanilpanicker2017 #100-word-Wednesday #manchesterbombing #fiction  #shortstory

100 Word Wednesday: Week 20

3 thoughts on “neelwrites/100wordwednesday/manchesterbombing/24/05/2017

  1. What a horrific tragedy this week in Manchester 😦 There are so many perspectives and stories of tragedy the events touched…even those of us who were not directly related are affected to band together in peace, hope, and love ❤ Thank you for joining us again this week.

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    1. Yes, that tragedy has affected us all. Hope better sense prevails. Thanks for the appreciation.

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      1. You are most welcome

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