Seeds Chapter 16 Page 40

them, this shock is quickly replaced by sudden rush of pressure that knocks them to the ground and in turn by the following vacuum that sucks the air from their lungs and causes their ears to pop.

But it’s all over in an instant and they slowly climb to their feet feeling as if they’ve just been run over by a truck. Kenny’s nose is bleeding and Tommy stumbles as he regains his balance, Shearer and the other soldiers are further down the track and he looks at the backpack containing the explosives nervously.

Kenny and Tommy stand and look back at the chasm where the bridge once stood. It’s still intact up until the half way point but after that it’s a twisted mess of red hot metal and flames. The eight guards were hit hard.