This is the 104th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
Zombie Versus Assassin, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 15th March 2013
Word count: 850
“Stay together,” Juliano urged, his whispers carrying untold menace.
The small group tightened up, and together they edged their way forward.
“Over there!” Max Smethwick pointed, “The doors look closed on that building.”
“Okay, be quiet,” Juliano warned, “Everyone keep an eye out, I’ll go check it out.” The Italian broke away from the group, but stopped after a few yards and turned back, “If anything happens make a run for it. Stay in the open, they can’t jump you that way.”
Max and the others nodded. The Italian carried on to the warehouse. He skirted round the place as quietly as he could, his revolver in his hands ready. All the doors were shut.
The Italian stepped back into the street and gestured the ten people he had somehow become responsible for.
“See those steps,” he pointed to a fire escape on the side of the two storey warehouse, “We’re going up there. Higher is better, fewer points to defend, good visibility, okay?”
The pale white faces of the terrified looked back at him.
Max sighed, “Okay.”
“Take this Max and bring up the rear,” Luciano handed over his only weapon at present with regret, and worry, but getting in was more important, and whomever brought up the rear would be better being armed.