Jeremy stepped inside. In his ear he heard, “Stay near the door. Don’t respond to anything they say.”
“Look. That guy’s back.”
“OK, let’s finish this. You’re going to get what’s coming to you. You hear me? No one will care how loud you scream in this place.”
The five men stepped out of the safety of the shadows moving toward Jeremy. When they were visible in the middle of the room, shots shattered the windows.
Jeremy heard a gunfight outside. His earphone went silent. He wondered what happened. Was it safe to leave?
He left the room anyway.
Linked to Carrot Ranch July 16 Flash Fiction Challenge to write a 99-word story with the theme “scream inside your heart”.