I sat there, not moving a muscle, the mosquito buzzing nearby was causing an irrational desire to swipe at it, as if that would somehow cause the pest to flee and leave me alone. The air was heavy around me the humidity so thick perspiration oozed out simply from the act of breathing. The foliage was dense here, thick with evergreen and maples and the scent of the forest permeated the atmosphere around me.
Patiently I waited, watching, the snap of a twig off to my right rang out announcing the presence of something or someone some ten yards off. My heart beat in my chest wildly at the thought of being discovered here, where I had been warned not to venture, but my suspicions and curiosity had prevailed where logic had once persisted.
Suddenly, the unmistakable sound of metal and spring whistled out of the heaviness and paralyzed with emotion I stopped breathing. A droplet of perspiration began it’s gravity laden descent down the bridge of my nose and I began to wonder if I would still be here in another minute.
Bang! The shot reverberated in my ears as my body flung itself to the ground in reflex to the suddenness of it all. I wanted desperately to search my body, the recent commotion though clutched at my emotions and the fear that I would soon be discovered.
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