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.
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.