This is the 61st in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
The Surprise, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 31st January 2012
Word count: 899
“Shhh! He’s coming,” Jack Lee said,gesturing, though in total blackness none of them could see, he felt more comfortable doing it.
“Are you sure?” a voice behind him whispered.
“Shh!” Jack whispered again.
“This feels daft,” a voice beside him whispered quietly.
“Will you shush,” Jack said exasperated.
“Gee,” the voice whispered.
The wait was torturous, but slowly the sound of footsteps, that Jack had heard, grew louder. As the rest of the people in the room head the footsteps, the tension became palpable.The room full of people was silent, no one even breathed.