Running Shoo – Episode 75

Carefully, in case she decides to whack me too, I take the shovel off Nom. “Obviously, she just got a bit worked up,” I tell the assembled kids, the unconscious Jeki and their still-prone Pappi (who’s shown no inclination to get up, I must have really caught him good). “She just got a bit over-excited.Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 75”

Running Shoo – Episode 74

Everyone’s staring at me. This is not something I enjoy at the best of times, but it’s that much worse when everyone’s staring at you because you did something terrible. An unspecified number of grubby children are ogling me. More keep appearing from somewhere, children of all sorts of species I’ve never seen before; hairy,Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 74”

Running Shoo – Episode 73

Not good. I go and peer over the edge for a bit. The little furry bloke’s not showing any signs of crawling back out of the ominous dark crack at the bottom of the cliff. I really want him too. I’m kind of expecting him to. But he keeps not doing it, the swine. There’sContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 73”

Running Shoo – Episode 71

On waking, I find I’ve wrapped my coat around my head. I must have done it while I was asleep to drown out the noise. It makes me panic briefly, until I realise what’s happening. Muttering and swearing, I untangle my face from my coat and the rushing of air in my ears returns. I’mContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 71”

Running Shoo – Episode 70

You can’t swim in the air. In case you were wondering. I mean, I was confident this was the case before, not that I’d thought a lot about it. I’m desperate now though, so I tried it a few times and nope. It doesn’t work. Neither does trying to jolt yourself bit by bit towardsContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 70”

Running Shoo – Episode 69

I’m plummeting towards the ground. It’s already getting boring. The rocks rush up to meet me. I don’t even close my eyes anymore. I pass through the ground and… I’m plummeting towards the ground. The spider has settled on my forearm. “So, um… hi,” I say to the spider. “Do you know what’s going on?”Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 69”

Running Shoo – Episode 68

My slide down the cliff picks up speed. Desperately, I scrabble at the surface, but only bloody my fingers. “Oh, come on!” I shout at the stone and the universe in general. “Give me a break!” In response, my panicked movements team up with gravity to peel me away from the cliff and drop meContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 68”

Running Shoo – Episode 67

I used to climb in Footfall. Back then, a common feature of our escape strategy was scrambling up where they couldn’t get us, so I wasn’t terrible at it. I don’t know how much time has passed since (a year? Two? Gods, more?) but my climbing skills, it seems, have gone right out the window.Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 67”

Running Shoo – Episode 66

This time when I open my eyes, there’s light. There’s also settling dust and pain, an increasing amount of pain. “Ow,” I say. I’m on my back, in a cavern lit golden by a bar of light streaming in through an opening high up on one wall. It lands directly on me. I’m lying onContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 66”

Running Shoo – Episode 65

After I pulled myself together, I must have fallen asleep because I wake up. It’s still black. I close my eyes and open them a few times, just to make sure they’re open, thinking I’ve gone blind before I remember where I am. It’s rare to find yourself in complete darkness. Usually, your eyes adjustContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 65”

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