What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the unintimidated Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Frightened".
He had always enjoyed Security. He had always been protected and held safe from harm - the outside world had seldom been given the opportunity to insinuate itself into his day to day concerns.
This evening, however, had been different.
He had been out with friends. Out to dinner. After his evening of warm conviviality, he had come home to find it broken into, his possessions ravaged, strewn about as if a hurricane had ripped through his flat - through his life. And now, for the first time in his life, he felt violated, helpless, and completely alone.
And he was frightened.