The Hardest Part is the Middle – Running and Writing

I’ve taken up running again during this quarantine. I used to do it regularly. I played sports my whole young life, so the actual mechanics and the act of it were second nature to me. Even after I gave up sports, I used to lace up my shoes twice or three times a week and …

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Nightcrawlers Part 3

Part 1: https://sjcwrites.home.blog/2020/05/04/nightcrawlers/ Part 2: https://sjcwrites.home.blog/2020/05/06/nightcrawlers-part-2/ A high pitched squeal, a layered tone of glass shattering white noise and a guttural hoarse growling underneath, rang throughout the store. And he heard footsteps outside, scrabbling over the broken stonework and debris. Isaac lay still, ears strained and still ringing. And then from the front of the …

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Nightcrawlers

Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash They came at night. And night was fast approaching. Isaac quickened his pace, through the abandoned streets, his boots crunching over broken glass and gravel underneath, eyes scouring the empty shop windows and the shadows down the alleyways. His hands drifted to the pistol holstered on his belt, and the varmint rifle …

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