The Bell Tolled

Image Credit: David Stewart

Image Credit:
David Stewart

The bell tolled noisily, bringing class to an abrupt halt, as it rang with three long chimes, followed by three short ones. Emergency Notice — Lock-down!

Gone were the days of atomic bomb drills. Though there was no longer a cold war to worry about, there was now something far more ominous taking place in schools throughout the nation. For now there was the very real fear of terrorist attacks from within.

Taking a quick look around the classroom, the teacher hurriedly ran to lock the door, while ordering her students to run to the coat closet and cover their heads.

© 2014
Cheryl A. Showers


This post was written in response to Friday Fictioneers photo prompt.



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