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by Anonymous | Score: 4200

Love: entropy's greatest victim. It's the fate of a heartbeat, the timer on two billion ticks, which demands its muscle cells toil for a supernova to brings its cosmos three seconds further from the end.

Or, information-age darling that uncertainty is... it is at the mercy of a click.

A pink glow warms Insert Name Here's darling smirk, her plain and neutral face which only curves where the screen strikes it. Where her cursor looms over the Hades of agreement, that innocuous lily-white of exchange, and gifts their alluring sweetness into clammy keyboard hands a million or one meters away.

Match confirmed. She reapplies her lipstick.

A childish landowner, and a cosplaying detective, magnifying glass unable to pierce the screen. Life is better on the other side. She thrives in this one, encircled in office chairs and cubicles, pestilent plaster, anesthesia-white light surgically slicing them into their prisons.

She surveys the captured dating profiles as a mortician explores the body; drags her digital hand down the photographic head, slices open the code of personal details, presses into the description wound.

Click, and she has their phone numbers.

Click. Click. One more, one less spent at this nine to five.

"Will you love me?"


"Freeze! You're wanted on ten orders of fraud!"

"It was for love," she says.

"How much love?" 

100 gigabytes, four million dollars, the adoration of humankind.u

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Words Reach 50 words
Location A dating agency
Words Reach 100 words
Character A childish landowner
Prop Include a magnifying glass
Letter Use the letter H
Sentence "Life was better on the other side."
Event An important phone number is lost
Event Someone loses his/her job
Words Reach 200 words
Character A morose mortician
Prop Include a lipstick
Letter Use the letter Y

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