I lay still in the darkness
praying sleep takes over me
Maybe it is my friends’ footsteps I hear
trying to outrun the bullets
Yesterday there was life
In the morning light
I shall see rubble and ruin
Yay! This entry of mine was the crowd favourite in Yeah Write weekly challenge #211 microstories. The prompt (to be answered in exactly 42 words) was: “Why are you still awake?”.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me!