He had. From India to Singapore to Australia, cowering, wading through muddy slush and sea sickness.
Darkness returned when eyebrows knotted, students passed by swearing.
Mother echoed: “Run!”
This is my entry for the 29-word short story challenge run by the Australian Writers’ Centre. If you’re into creative writing and interested in pushing your writing boundaries, check it out and subscribe to their newsletter. It’s quite fun.