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For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers will compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come. Partake of the chase.
Here is my The Long Walk inspired contribution:
Run Rabbit Run
Rapid footfalls, burning lungs and bile-choked throat, the rabbit ran against odds. Any moment, he knew, the muscles of his legs would seize into twisted knots.
The Bludgeons were relentless, steady, methodical. More machine than man with fluid filled pistons pumping, gears grinding, iris enhancements straining. Their metallic appendages crushed the lame varmint.
Cheers arose; the thrilled citizens brimming.
The course, the same route as the earlier celebrated holiday parade, was a five mile sprint for survival. Never a hare went unharmed.
Hungry throngs cheered from their secure roof tops vantages as another rabbit unexpectedly entered the field.