The ground shook. The trio looked at each other, friendly smiles turning into confused frowns. “What’s going on?”
“Shit,” said Samantha. “I think I know. Avalanche!”
Withdrawing their hands from the circle, they took off. From where she was, it didn’t seem to be moving as quickly as they show in the movies, a roaring tumbling blanket of snow too fast to outrun…
… But she knew if they were any closer, it would be. And maybe she was just overdramatic, but snow can be dangerous! She was all alone running now, probably dropped behind from the others.
Desperately, she sped up. Soon she heard a shout from behind her. They’d fallen behind!
She whipped around and stopped dead.
Nothing had happened. A faint picture of tumbling snow in the distance. Her two friends shouting and waving for her to come back.
Oops. False alarm.