TITLE: 13 Charlie
GENRE: UMG Fiction
Winning the Jack O’Doodle Doo Winter Freestyle stunt competition is Charlie Sands' ticket out of Maple Falls, Maine (Population: 89.7% geezer, 9.3% adult, 2 teenagers). The scene finds her filming her contest video entry: riding a motorcycle through an abandoned school.
Charlie glanced up at camera five, tethered to a mechanical pulley. It zipped along next to her at an equal speed. She ran over the first trip cord and braced herself.
The force of the explosion rocked Charlie forward in the seat. It wouldn’t sink in until later that had the Jackal not been involved in finalizing the stunt, the amount of C4 she and Wendell had planned to use would have blasted her through the ceiling.
“ Gahh!” she shouted, after the next trip cord blew five locker doors off their hinges. She glanced in the rearview mirror. A ghoul-faced black smoke cloud was fast approaching. She’d be swallowed whole if she didn’t gun it. She revved the engine full throttle and zipped over the last trip cord, a second before the deformed jaws of the smoke-face ghoul snapped behind the rear tire.
The propped-up locker doors fell off their hinges. Two wrapped packages with sizzling cords protruding from their sides tumbled into the hall. Charlie glanced back to see flames hissing down the cords and into the fireworks packages.
Cameraman six stood just outside the school’s front entrance that Quigley had filled with swirling white frost from fire extinguishers. Both jumped back as Charlie zipped through the extinguisher’s fog. Whirring, whipping bands of light, crackling bursts of oranges, reds, blues, yellows and silver funneled out behind her and filled the doorway. Whirlybird rockets flew into the frigid blue and exploded into dazzling gold sparkles, while crackling bands of fiery explosives sputtered out in the snow behind the motorcycle’s wheels.