Charli Mills has given crazy as her prompt word this week. I thought about what I should post. Should I write about all the Covid-19 craziness that a happening around the world and in my home country. I decided against that and thought I would entertain you rather with an extract from my new novel, A Ghost and His Gold. I have finished the first draft and am now editing it. Whew! Hard work, indeed.
Anyhow, here is the extract which I amended a bit to reduce the scene to 99-words:
We could hear screaming and the muffled whump of shrapnel as it hit the ground. The screaming went on and on. It was one of the most terrible sounds I have ever heard. Simon shouted it was the horses screaming. He was begging for someone to shoot them.
The shelling stopped, and in the sudden silence, the screams were magnified. Simon was going crazy at the terrible sound. We all had our hands over our ears, but it made no difference.
One of the men had the good sense to shoot the injured horses. He killed all of them.”
You can join in the prompt here: https://carrotranch.com/2020/04/17/april-16-flash-fiction-challenge-2/