Running Late

By Parisindy

100 words on the nose...

E/O CHALLENGE: Drabble Word: Wrench(ed)

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He ran, but not fast enough.

A meaty hand grabbed his backpack. He flailed, kicking and cursing yet the bag was wrenched violently from his back. Scrambling around to he came face to face with his pursuer.

The storekeeper sneered at him holding the precious cargo well over his head. 'No one steals from me shrimp.'

Ten-year-old Dean reached back and pulled a semi-automatic from the back of his pants. Grip solid and steady.

The man froze then slowly lowered the bag.

Dean wrenched it from his hand. 'Dad's late, Sammy's hungry and I'm going to take care of him.'

The end