Fragments Chapter 18 Page 1

Stopping in the alleyway to the side of the car repair shop the four hopeful yet scared refugees hold their breath to keep quiet as a swarm runs past in on adjacent street.

Tommy looks around, making sure they haven’t been discovered, then turns back to the tight huddle of faces: Ok, so we’re moving now. No going back. We get to the end of this alleyway and out behind the Service station. Wait at the end and when it’s clear I’ll cross to the carpark with the ladder. Then you all follow ok? We’re climbing up to the second level so we can’t be seen from the street.

Sarah: Ok, let’s go.

Brian: One second.

He turns back and runs into the body shop on