(A/N: We had seven minutes to write something based on this prompt in English class.)
Prompt: You are a customer lying face down on the floor during a bank robbery. Describe the robbery from this vantage point.
It’s dark. Well, not really. In the corner of my eyes, I can see light, but I’m lying face down on the floor, not able to see anything.
How did I get on the floor, you ask? Don’t I have the story for you. I happen to be at the bank right now, trying to look dead. Three men, or, at least, I think they were men, pulled out guns and surrounded the bank tellers. I tried to stop them, like the good person I am. Boy do I wish I wasn’t a good person right now. They shot me in the arm twice, so I fell to the ground, taking my chance to get out of the situation.
“Twenty grand, now,” A husky voice yelled from behind me. I suppose the bank teller hesitated a bit too long, because they screamed again, “Now!”
“Yes, sir, sorry sir,” one of the ladies at the front desk squeaked. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought it was a mouse talking.
There were a few tapping sounds and then the bank teller started walking farther away from the desk and back towards the vault. I remained there, laying on the floor.
There was the sound of crying coming from my right. Then, there was a few grunts, a child screaming, and the child began crying louder.
“Please, not the children!”
The child continued crying as the bank teller scampered back towards the desk. There was a small pause before anyone spoke.
“Stop counting the money! We don’t have any time!”
“Shut up and watch the kids!”
The first robber probably regrets not stopping. Just as he said that, there were sirens, and several people burst through the door shouting, “Hands in the air!”
This time, the burglars were the ones who hesitated and a deep voice shouted, “Now!”