Blogging A to Z: Vacuous

Her smile was vacuous as she search the crowd for Alex.  The flow of people suddenly and worryingly came to a halt as the air around her suddenly buzzed with an emotion she couldn’t name.

A belch of think black smoke came racing up from the tunnel covering her and anyone else around.  She coughed, gasping for breath.  People covered in soot and dust came pouring out, breathing air that wasn’t heavy; the white of their eyes and teeth stood out starkly. Stumbling out behind them came Alex eyes wild, scanning the crowd for her.

They reached for each other.

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