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When it Rains

by Laraine Blythe | Score: 3150

I stood there and watched as the police arrested my father and took him to prison.  He made the mistake of doing another crime, but, I guess, he can't help it. It's in his side of the family. I walk home to my aunts shoemaker store a couple blocks down the road from the sirens. I cried walking home. Aunt Lyra opened the door when she saw me and handed me a tissue box to dry my tears and blow my nose. "Lrya," I looked at my beloved aunt. "Is he going to be okay?" Lyra pulled my in for a hug and I embraced it with comfort. "Of course he his. This isn't his first time in prison. And besides, he's a very tough man and if he gets hurt, it won't be that bad of an injury." Her words comforted me in a strange way. Just then an old man walks in the door, "Aye Lyra. I need a new pair of bogs. I lost one in the swamp and the other caught fire." Aunt Lyra smiled, "Of course George." George was a scruffy man who looked as he smoked, but I knew he didn't. He has been a family friend for ages. "It really is pouring out. Great day for fishing!" George exclaimed. I brought up a private joke, "Don't you dare bring a banana on that boat!" I teased. 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Someone goes to prison
Words Reach 50 words
Character A confident shoemaker
Prop Include a tissue box
Letter Use the letter L
Words Reach 100 words
Words Reach 200 words
Event It pours
Prop Include a banana

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