I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus #19. It is a themed writing meme. You can use UP to 100 words (not including the prompt) to tell your story. It can be fact or fiction. The prompt is in bold.
Holding My Breath
The muffled thud from my gear bag hitting the floor was no distraction. Still in her night gown, comforting, shielding our four year old daughter. Her little head tucked into her mommy’s neck. I approached her in silence. I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV. An airplane flies into a Tower. Smoke, fire and chaos. Horrible images with heart wrenching sounds. As the Tower began to lean and drop I sucked in a deep breath, for all of them. She reached out and squeezed my hand. ”Is this the end?” she asked softly. And I realized I was still holding my breath. ~ Ames