Fragments Chapter 19 Page 51

across to the park towards the town centre. Tommy tries to watch him for as long as possible but he fades into the growing shadows as the heavy dark rain clouds conclude the evening. He pulls the ladder up and rests it on the roof. Taking his new rifle up across his chest like a sentry looking over his watch area, he looks back out over the town.

It seems peaceful in the darkness and as he attempts to exist in a moment of calm, away from the chaos and zombies and death and survival, he closes his eyes and allows himself to drift with the wind. Then jumps in shock as the short taste of serenity is shattered by a scream from the streets somewhere behind him. He curses in its direction with a look of scorn but then softens his eyes into an expression of sorrow as he realises it was different to