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This week’s prompt is… and so it begins… +100 words
Tom kicked the night table. “Lousy life.” The lamp crashed to the floor, yanked back by its cord. “Time for new coordinates.” He grabbed the whiskey bottle before it tipped. The neck tight in his fist, he guzzled the last mouthful and slammed it on the dresser.
His head snapped at the urgent fist on the door.
“That your car on fire?”
Outgrown hair shoved aside, Tom snatched his knapsack and dashed to the bathroom window. Sweat streamed from every orifice. “Come-on, come-on.” He grunted and heaved.
The front door exploded.
And so it begins again. The Witness Protection Plan doesn’t work.
© 2014 TAK