andy townend captures the life and soul of belgrade, serbia

Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure


The damp night air, heavy with fumes, enveloped him, suffocating, cloying, his head spinning.

Head down, he walked on, lifting one foot in front of the other.

Heart pounding, he hoped he had not been seen.

There had been a moment, fleeting, the one when the three guys walked past him, when he felt it was all over.

Had the shorter, heavy-set guy with the limp, looked at him for a second longer than might be expected?

He felt the weight in his pocket.

Could he make it?

Would there be time?

He assessed his options, if the guys turned back he could, maybe, make a run for the tram stop, leap aboard and make his escape.

Or duck back into the tattoo parlour, push through to the back and make a run for it.

Seeing the lights of the approaching car, he lowered his head, made his decision, and…..

My (late) contribution to the Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure on The Daily Post at WordPress.

10 Responses to “Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure”

  1. Nenad

    Great! But, now . . . who is he? Why he is afraid? Where he is going? What happened before? Two of those three guys seem to be dressed like cops in winter uniforms, just without their hats.

    Waiting for the rest of the story 🙂

  2. John Smith

    Stepping out indeed……a threatening, edgy image, and a jumpy nervous tale…..but it could put me off from visiting Belgradestreets…..I think tattoo parlours are scary anyway, we have one in Kirkcudbright….I pass on the other side of the road…..

  3. John Smith

    Keep writing…it’s great to explore new avenues.
    Depart for India on Thursday and arrive early Saturday. Can’t wait.

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