UP THE STAIRCASE

It is Saturday and bitterly cold.  It’s a good time to gather around the Friday Fictioneers.  We like to tell stories of 100 words to a photo prompt.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here’s my story this week.

PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese
PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese

She stopped.  Her footsteps reverberated in the staircase.  She could hear the echo of other footsteps beneath her own.  She stood motionless till all was quiet except for the pounding of her heart.

Someone was following her.  She took a breath, letting it out slowly.  She climbed a step.  Then another.  She heard the faint sound of feet below her and felt the vibrations of another hand on the rail.  Was her mind playing tricks on her?

Another step.  She reached for the door.  No more stairs.  Next time, the elevator. She felt a rush of air behind her. No…

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