Short Story: You are a customer lying face down on the floor during a bank robbery. Describe the robbery from this vantage point.

You are a customer lying face down on the floor during a bank robbery. Describe the robbery from this vantage point.

The cold marble was making my ear numb and the fixed position I had to hold my body in was giving me a cramp and yet I felt oddly calm, strangely euphoric. I held my body still as one of the three armed men walked past me, his boots brand spanking new, size nine, dark brown laces. I looked up carefully, he was probably my height, 5’10, slim, a mask over his face, but not his ears, pale a little red at the tips. I quickly looked at the other three guards. Their ears exposing their race to me.

My mind pinged as I looked at all three of them again; they had been eating at the café across the road for almost a month. I had spoken to one of them a few times. I could help the police when they interviewed me later. The police who had burst open my door a few nights ago because they had gotten an address wrong, terrified my student who I was tutoring who had been thrown against the floor, a gun to his cheek, as the police had torn my apartment inside out, searching for someone who was never there, before I, who they had put into handcuffs, had been able to explain to them, that 4a the apartment they were looking for was across the street, I was 4a1. A common mistake, one that could have been easily rectified if they had listened from the beginning.

I could anonymously help the bank. The same bank that had refused to grant me a loan to start my tutoring business, a business that had been taking off before the police had put a gun to one of my students, making all the parents rightfully stop bring their children to my house.

Abruptly I was furious and my mind again presented me with a plan to profit from my present situation.

I stood up, clutching my chest. The armed robbers came up to me immediately.

“Take me to the toilet, I will help you,” I said clearly whiles portraying someone in distress to the other thirty seven hostages.

They looked at each other and one of them raised his gun.

“Eggs benedict, hash brown, two sausages, baked beans, three brown toasts.” I said quickly meeting the eyes of the man who had raised the gun, before continuing with the theatrics again.

I was immediately walked to the toilet.

I quickly told them about my plan.

“Where the hell did you learn how to crack safes,” pink ears said, “you talk weird as well, are you like rain man or something.”

“I’m a tutor, one of the children will only learn if I allow him to crack a safe after every sessions, he taught me.” I said indirectly answering his question.

They were silent for a moment.

“Do we have a deal?” I asked to sped things along.

“Hell yeah!” The third man said sticking his head through the door.

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Daises, Lilies and Snowdrops part 5

 SNOW

 Then she goes to bath in there bathroom for about 25 minutes – whiles we creep downstairs to make lunch for our day out and sneak it back up stairs

LILY

We only have 10.5 minutes to make the lunch then make it back upstairs

[Snow and Lily finish the sandwiches – hide the meal in the fridge – climb back upstairs – enter the bathroom and Snow alone will start brushing her teeth frantically – hop in the bath – we see an image of the bath curtains – then CUT to the time ticking – cut back to Snow who is trying to dress quickly with the help of Lily. CUT to the door handle being turned – then CUT to Snow and Lil looking frightened – Snow still hasn’t got her jumper on – CUT to Ethan entering the room – Snow stands alone in the bedroom – Ethan comes over and checks the itinerary.]

SNOW

 And be completely dressed – before Dada comes to double check my itinerary – kiss me on the cheek and a hug – before he goes downstairs for breakfast – whilst mum

CUT to Zetta who sees crumbs on the desk – wipes it away – with a frown on her face – before she starts to put toast in the toaster.

LILY

She would have just gotten downstairs – they get downstairs at the same time – She starts making breakfast

CUT back to Ethan [who is downstairs on his way to get the paper from the front garden – he then walks to his office – Spartan office – very minimalistic. We see him open the mail]

SNOW

Dad gets the newspaper puts in his study – opens the mail.

Cut to[ an image of the time: 8:35 then cut to Snow who makes her way downstairs, to the dining room.]

LILY

You are called down at 8:35am promptly

[An image of the family eating breakfast we can see their lips moving but we don’t hear what they are saying – CUT to an image of the time ticking – CUT back to the kitchen table – finished breakfast – then camera follows Zetta as she grabs the plates and makes her way to the kitchen. CUT back to Snow who walks over to a cupboard in the dining room and takes out cat food – she makes her way to the porch and pours some for Mutti. CUT to Ethan who is in his office on the phone.]

SNOW

We all eat breakfast in the dining room for roughly 17 minutes. Mama washes the dishes – I feed mutti. Dada goes to his study for 2 hours and 4 minutes making his calls etc.

[CUT to Snow who is in her bedroom at her desk – Zetta is sitting next to her – she can be seen teaching her. Snow looks at the time – CLOSE SHOT of the time – ticking by rapidly – camera focuses back on Zetta and Snow – fast forward.]