The phone rang at four a.m. He had been standing for hours, cloaked in shadows – waiting for their return, to hear their plans. A superhero is only a man in costume – he bleeds.

A quick 33 word story forTrifecta, I needed to use the opening sentence: The phone rang at four a.m. There’s another one on the way, give me two minutes…

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8 thoughts on “Vigilante

  1. Hoooooold on. Okay: is he hiding in the shadows in order to gain information to bust the perps? Or is he bounds in the shadows, bleeding, waiting to see what the perps will do to him?
    Either way? I like it. And I want to know more.
    Came from the Trifextra linkup.

  2. El Guapo says:

    Left me wanting more.

  3. Amanda says:

    So curious now what else is going on around him…

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to Trifextra. Remember, this weekend’s entries are being judged by the Trifecta community, so make sure you visit the site at the close of the challenge to vote. Our linking service will not allow you to vote for a link from the same computer where it was submitted, so plan ahead! Voting closes 12 hours after the close of the challenge. Winners will be announced with the Monday post. Hope to see you back then.

  5. jesterqueen says:

    I loved the image of a superhero’s vulnerability and, it sounds like, imminant danger.

  6. I agree, Jesterqueen, showing his humanity was effective, especially as he lies in wait. Suspenseful. Amy

  7. fghart says:

    Very intriguing!

  8. Thirty-three words aren’t a lot to work with, and yet your entries always seem to be my favourites of your works.

    Wonderfully written, Chris. 🙂

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