Entries for the Micro Bookends competition.
(key words – club, foot and the theme – a cemetery)
Club in hand, James stood there.
The girls had seen it first and screamed. James hit the break, but it was far too late. The bonnet crashed and the deer flew a good few metres in the air and landed silently.
Jean jumped in the back and grabbed the kids. Holding them tighter than the safety belts had.
All well, James walked to the creature – its chest rose, intermittently, its eyes flickered and pleaded, and then he stepped into the wooded cemetery.
Jean wrapped her hands over the girls’ faces and James swung.
Back in the car Jean handed him a rag.
“There’s red on your foot.”