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by Anonymous | Score: 5050

There was no one in the room. The silence was deafening. Gerard took the sliced tomato out of his soggy sandwich with disgust. The crust was soggy, very soggy. Library visitors were aware of how very uncomfortable it was. Take that slight traffic warden who had just come into the reading room and looked like she was ready to take on the world. From her bag, came a box of markers and a pencil case. If only world peace could be achieved that way. A notification on Gerard's phone moments later confirmed it had been achieved : peace in our time
Sadly, he had misread: it actually said peas. peas in our time. Did he know the difference, knees knocking from the cold like his wife, a vulnerable teaching assistant, when they went out together.  A tap on his should woke him up with a start. "Sir", said the librarian. "You can't take a librarian into the library." Goodness, he thought, this is like some big brother style dictatorship. Like a respectful sports coach, he took the mug and put it back into his pocket. "That  will not do," she said. "I am afraid you will have to leave she said. "or you will go to prison." The last time he was in jail, he escaped by easing himself through the bars with a packet of soy sauce. This time he had no soy sauce, no excuses, no exams, no exercise, no exes, and

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include a tomato
Event Silence
Letter Use the letter V
Words Reach 50 words
Character A slight traffic warden
Words Reach 100 words
Event World peace is achieved
Prop Include a box of markers
Letter Use the letter K
Character A vulnerable teaching assistant
Prop Include a coffee mug
Event Your character wakes up with a start
Letter Use the letter O
Character A respectful sports coach
Words Reach 200 words
Event Someone goes to prison
Prop Include a soy sauce packet

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