Impact: Chapter One

Behind the White Coat

Chicago skyline from Sears Tower
A sudden squealing of brakes and a dull thud caused me to glance up. Nothing…. at least so far as I could see through the two dozen heads waiting to cross the intersection with me.

Engrossed in my phone again, I checked a news app, scrolling through the stories. More election drivel. I gave up and slipped the phone into a pocket. There were a few seconds of dysphoria after I looked up as my eyes took in the surroundings again and my brain processed where I stood.

The corner of Harrison and State Street.

The light changed.

I started to walk. People parted ways ahead of me, some going right and some going left. Some stopped and stared. I kept walking until I finally registered that something blocked my way. A dark figure lay sprawled in the intersection, his right leg bent weirdly.

Someone behind me screamed.

The…

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2 responses to “Impact: Chapter One

  1. Thank you so much for the reblog! 🙂

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    • I am thoroughly enjoying the story. I had to go back and search for the other chapters so as not to miss any details in the story and was greatly rewarded with a gripping plot. Looking forward to the next instalment!

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