By Matthew Holley
Published by Matthew Holley at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Matthew Holley
“Everyone, this way!” Jonas, a sixteen year old boy, ordered as he hurriedly directed a group of twenty-two escapees, ranging in age from twelve to sixteen, down a maze of corridors. The runaways, full of apprehension but driven by a desire for freedom, were attempting a daring escape from a secret underground military base, the only home any of them had ever known, located on a small island off the coast of Ecuador. As they ran down hallway after hallway, the scream of sirens filled the air, relentlessly ordering them back to their rooms and demanding they stop their full-hearted attempt to leave.
“Does he know where he’s going?” Judy, one of the escapees, nervously and with heavy breath asked another young girl running beside her.
“I don’t know. He sure acts like he does! If he doesn’t…we’re all going to be in a lot of trouble!”
As the train of humanity turned another corner, their path ahead was being blocked by two security guards dressed in military attire and wielding 9mm handguns. The guards stood shoulder to shoulder with their guns drawn, determined to stop the run-aways.