“He shot everyone in sight then set the village on fire. All exits are sealed, he can’t escape. We will get him.”
The officer turned away from the reporters in slow focused steps and went back to the cordoned area. He walked into the charred village and stopped to look at the tiny mushroom trampled over by someone escaping the horror of the night.
Only yesterday Hayley had pulled his sleeves and dragged him here.
“Daddy look!” she had said pointing at it with the excitement of a 4 year old.
He was transferred here recently. Hayley liked this place.
100 word story for Friday’s prompt by Madison.