You’re listening to Little Wonders, our thematic flash fiction collections. This episode we bring you A Little Laughter.
by James Vachowski
Fog fades away. Darkness lifts. I struggle to find my feet as vision returns. The room is empty. Signs of a struggle.
Off and running with no control of my body as I fly on a path towards revenge. An unseen hand guides my movements. Of course I know who took her. Who else could it be but Ryoku? Damn him! If only we had left when he first made his threats…but this is no time to dwell on the past.
Rushing forward, unable to turn back.
Through flat, muted ears, I can almost hear the timer that ticks down the seconds we have left.
My steel jaw clenches as I will the fury down into my tightened fists. Rage funnels through them as I pummel wave after wave of Ryoku’s goons, henchmen, thugs, and anyone else foolish enough to stand in my way.
Down the stairs.
Through the alley.
Over the barbed wire fence, ducking a pair of rabid junkyard dogs.
Forward still, rushing onward towards my love, and vengeance.