In A Moment

Everything slows. Time stops.

The moment stretches forever. I see with crystal clarity. Maybe a dozen people nearby, faces frozen with fear.

She’s beside me, perfect eyes deep and innocent.

The small man’s shouting turns silent, frozen with everything else. I know what the wired, ugly thing strapped to his chest is. I know what I must do.

I look at my love once more before I charge. 

He’s light, skinny. I bear-hug him, march him a good distance away from her.

I hope she’ll be happy again, one day.

Everything goes white.

She’s safe.

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Copyright Ben Knight

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