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The Getaway

Better to abide by the law than disobey it and spend life in prison!

By Jessica PhoenixPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
The Getaway
Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash


It is always so.

Wind howled like the echoes of a thousand lost souls. The land was a frozen wasteland- frost crept up windowpanes and snow drifted down to lie on rooftops and ground like the feathers of a goose. Light from streetlamps was the only thing illuminating the darkness that had swallowed the world. Traffic lights gleamed red, and I watched cars pass through the lanes in front of them. The cars behind the red light waited in strangling silence, Like I was, longing to move as the night wore on.

I sat alone in the car positioned outside the bank. It would be but a few moments before the crew emerged, and I’d have to drive at lightning speed to escape the seething jaws of the police. I sometimes wondered if I was doing the right thing. I was well paid, but was money really worth risking my freedom over?

Suddenly, the bank erupted in noise; Sirens wailed a shrill call, footsteps thundered loudly, and the unmistakable sound of a gunshot broke the stillness. I pressed my foot to the gas pedal, then stared into the distance.

It was time for this getaway driver…

To get away.

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About the Creator

Jessica Phoenix

HUGE Marvel fan! I have two wonderful cats named Loki and Gamora, who have inspired some of my most creative stories! I'm a bibliophile, I love to write stories, skate, crochet, and go to libraries to see what tales others have to offer! ❤️

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  • Jessica Phoenix (Author)4 months ago

    Why thank you! I like to work outside the box :D

  • I love the descriptive way you spoke of the area outside of the bank. And having from the getaway driver's point of view, genius. So often, we see on tv shows and books the perspective of the ones inside the bank and not those outside. My favorite part though was the play on words at the end. "Getaway driver." "Get away."

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