Fragments Chapter 19 Page 5

Another body crashes into the dirt beside him as he lands and not wanting to risk being snagged as he runs away, grabs a rock smashing it against the poor soul’s head. Scrambling to his feet he sprints out from the hedges onto the main road, instinctively looking both ways before crossing the street, and runs towards the park entrance.

The two girls now trail behind Tommy as Sarah tries to drag Pauline faster than her legs can carry her. Brian has suddenly rediscovered he can run as fast as a man half his age and catches up with them after only a few moments. When he arrives to take over Pauline almost seems to treat his arrival like an invitation to take a break and stops to catch her breath. Sarah looks at him panicked - unsure what to do with her.