by Andrew David King
There was only one way to solve this, and he knew it. The metal of the gun's barrel is so cold against his skin, it shocks his mind back into a fierce reality. He shoves open the double-doors to the street as if he's pushing his way through a crowd, brow furrowed, ice-blue eyes set dead-ahead. The night air greets him like a long-forgotten friend, like a memory buried beneath sixth feet of earth. This is it, he thinks, as the streetlight casts his shadow against pale orange. This is where the line gets drawn, the deciding time.
Andrew David King, author of Lost and Found, is a writer from Fremont, California. He has been published in numerous in-print and online publications, as well as alongside authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Luis J. Rodriguez, and others.