The Jade Camel #18


Stealing a glance around a tatty blue van, Joey observed the man he knew as Patterson drawing on a cigarette and obviously awaiting his return; the man’s head turned to face him and Joey saw the hunger in his piercing blue-grey eyes for object he was carrying in the pocket of his parka.

With one nod from Patterson to his little crew of small squat men lurking in the driveway, the chase was on.

Joey spun around and sprinted back down the road; hearing a vehicle’s doors slamming behind him and a voice calling out his name, he ducked into the grounds of the nearest building.

In one fluid movement, he cleared the back boundary wall, landing heavily on the grass at the edge of Princes Park; he dove down the leafy corridor between the bushes, feeling like a fox with a pack of hounds at his heels threatening to devour him.

Joey was almost level with his own building; grabbing for the top of the wall, his feet fought for purchase on the shiny brick, then he swung himself over and stumbled towards the slightly open window.

Minutes later, Joey was knocking softly on the door to Ceridwen’s flat.

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Written in response to two challenges:

Di of Pensitivity 101’s Wednesday’s Three Things Challenge: DEVOUR, HUNGER, STEAL
Denise Farley of Girlie On The Edge’s Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt: FLUID

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Photo credit: illustration from a book somewhere on my bookshelves which has mysteriously disappeared🐪

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51 thoughts on “The Jade Camel #18

  1. Give Joey props for the reaction time, speed and agility (I remember those qualities! Once ago lol)
    Nice action description, made me think of that odd extreme agility sport, parkour… fun Six

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  2. Great action sequence, Chris, with such visual descriptions. I don’t know about Joey, but I’m exhausted! And you keep the tension going so well, just leaving us with a tantalising hint of what might come next. Great stuff.

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  3. Hey, wait a minute Chris! I swear after I clicked the “like” the other night, I left a comment! I believe it began with…
    Oh, never mind, lol. I love all the action in this installment and hope Joey, showing up at Ceridwen’s flat means he’ll be getting rid of the Jade Camel.

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    • Must be the gremlins, or leprechauns or something… but you prompted me to check my spam though. You weren’t there, and neither anyone else I know (or want to know).
      As for Joey, I guess we’ll find out when I clamp my fingers to the keyboard tomorrow! 🙂

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