What's that, jaded and cynical ex-reader? You don't believe me?
Well I did. It's not very long though.
What do you mean you bet it's not very good either? Well, yeah, I guess you're right.
Not like this, thought Timothy. Please don’t let it end like this.
His breathing was labored and it was becoming painful to draw breath, but he kept running. What choice did he have? To stop was to die. And he was beginning to suspect that running was just delaying the inevitable.
He heard footsteps behind him, getting louder, closer, despite his desperate attempts to escape.
Finally, his body could not continue. Adrenaline can only carry one so far. He turned, somewhat vindicated in his own mind by the fact that he would at least face his death as it came.
John Brighton had been on the force for several years now, but crime scenes like this still made him feel a little queasy. Maybe that was a good thing. He figured if the victims he encountered ever went from being people to just corpses, it was time for him to find another line of work.