Week 32 30 Seconds by Liam O

*Tic toc Tic toc*

“Arhhhh” I shouted in frustration. “I only have 30 seconds to disarm the bomb  – if only I had a good signal to understand the instructions the commander was giving me but I didn’t understand the instructions.”

15 seconds left.  I was sweating then.

10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..

It just clicked to me –  yellow, red then blue..2 ..1..done!!

Huh….oh…smoke grenade… I jumped up and ran out of room that the bomb was in and into the hall.  I looked left and right and then I looked straight. The exit was right in front of me. I pushed the door open and I was free.

 

One thought on “Week 32 30 Seconds by Liam O”

  1. Hi Liam
    I was on the edge of my seat reading this. The way you used the count down to create a sense of tension was really powerful. I’m delighted your character managed to find freedom at the end, so many stories leave the reader not knowing that it was a refreshing change to know that everything will be OK.
    Miss T
    Stockbridge, Hampshire

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