My heart was pounding so hard I was sure it would come right out of my throat.
I could hear the grass crunching close behind and I prayed for a burst of energy to increase the gap he was quickly closing.
Letting out a scream I bolted forward. I wiggled free of my restrictive spring jacket and tossed it to the ground.
The cool breeze was a relief to my sweaty, exhausted body.
I heard his threats from behind me demanding I stop. His bare arms reaching out with each bark.
Letting out another piercing scream I told him, told the world, I would never stop. I would run forever!
A quick glance back showed that he was slowing.
I had been spared.
I would be free.
Jogging to safety I celebrated my good fortune.
His lips landed on me without warning and with the same texture as that of a goldfish.
As I wiped slime from my face shrieks of “run” filled my ears.
And there I stood alone, a defined space cleared between me and my friends.
Now their hearts raced.
“LEIGHANN‘S IT.” Echoed through the playground.
My lips the enemy.