Sunday Photo Fiction – The Chase

Every week, a photo is used as a prompt for a 200 word photo fiction challenge. If you want to have a go, then click on the Sunday Photo Fiction image, and if you want to read what others have written, then click on the blue link below it.

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His breathing became harder as he leant against the wall. He grimaced and clutched his chest as he tried to relax slightly. His pursuers were not far behind, and he knew there was little chance of escape.

Glancing around the room, he tried to find something he could use to escape. The area contained everything a standard room held – display case, lamp-stand, bookshelf, table, coffee cup, a window. Then an idea struck him. He did not like using his magic often as it ripped the veil slightly more each time, but he knew only that could save him now.

He heard people on the stairs behind him and started the incantation keeping his words steady even though every fibre in his body panicked. Less than a second after he uttered the final word, the door burst open and eight people piled in, tazers armed and they looked around the room.

The window opposite stood open, and the lead invader kicked at the table realising their prey escaped. Walking to the window, the target was seen running through an alley.

They leapt from the window, giving chase before realising it was a hologram. Back in the room, one book changed shape.

31 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – The Chase

  1. Haha! Very nice way to give them the slip. That’s a pretty handy spell to have. I’d like to read more about the “veil.” A very engaging and interesting story. Had me hooked from the word go. Good one, Al! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Eric. Good to see you around again. Several books I have read refer to magic as the veil. Plus there is the veil between our world and the world of the spirits that is always thinnest at the end of this month.

  2. This is a very good story that reminds me of a trilogy I have yet to read which is about magic piercing the veil. Maybe we read the same stuff! Anyway this was a really good read with a great twist πŸ™‚

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