Although it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.
Paul Coelho, The Valkyries
As soon as he looked out his front window, Matt Winslow knew that something was very wrong outside. There was none of the usual weekend activity that he gotten used to seeing every Saturday morning out on the streets. Usually, they were children running around kicking a soccer ball or merchants opening up their stores for the day’s business. Matt came to vacation in this remote village every year, because of its relaxed pace and tranquility. However, This morning felt different and unnerving. Leaving the chaos of his stress filled life to relax in this paradise was an easy task for Matt. Although, it was a simple thing to be doing, something strange was happening.
For the first time in all the years that he had been visiting here, Matt Winslow felt something cold and different. He was overwhelmed with this irrational fear of what had happened outside. He shut the window, went into his bedroom and locked the door behind him.
This 162 word story was inspired by and written for 50-word Thursday.