Broken Silence

Jordan ran through the tightly packed crowds. She squished her purse against her panicked chest. A small glint of slivery light caught in the sun. She pushed through a small group of people just as she heard a loud boom sound behind her.

A small bejeweled skull rolled out from her purse and onto the gravel. Blood poured from the body, betrayed only by the crystal reflection in the skull’s eye sockets.