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Sleepless

by Prism | Score: 3550

Richard was pacing back and forth through the hallways right outside the meeting room. Cyrus was meant to come back almost a week ago but hadn't. The meeting was about whether or not to go find him, and for some reason, he wasn't allowed to join the meeting. He hadn't slept since Cyrus was late and unless he got coffee in 10 minutes he'd probably fall face-first into the floor. However, the need to know what would be concluded in the meeting was stronger, and he instead asked Nella to go get him a cup of coffee. She came back in 3 minutes and gave a piping hot cup of milky brown coffee, he took an eager gulp. He mumbled his thanks after, Nella asked if there was any news yet and he shook his head, with a flare of irritation. Richard suddenly noticed that Nella was holding a packet of seeds, specifically corn, he pointed in confusion. She explained that she was helping Orion in the garden and they were planting corn. In her rush to get him coffee she forgot to give him back the seeds, she'd do it later. The meeting door then suddenly opened, Sebastion and Alexander came out going right up to Richard. They had decided to go, and he of course was coming. The first thing in Richard's mind was when and could they leave now? But he decided to ask why he wasn't allowed in the meeting. Alexander explained that with the discrimination with wolfanoids right now due to The Union, it was best to leave him out. They had a builder in there who wasn't a part of their whole resistance business, but instead was checking out the heater as it had broken. It was bad timing Sebastion put, and Richard nodded in response. Richard asked the next question, Alexander said they would leave at dusk if that time would work for him and Richard gave a hard nod of agreement. Sebastion gave him a map and they all planned to meet at the front entrance at dusk. Richard gave a nod goodbye and rushed to his room, he needed to pack.  

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Letter Use the letter G
Words Reach 50 words
Event Your character hasn't slept in days
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a packet of seeds
Letter Use the letter D
Words Reach 200 words
Character An average builder
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a map

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