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Medieval Blindness

by Anonymous | Score: 3700

From her spot, leaning against the wall, she watched the world fade around her. her vision blurred and spots floated everywhere until she could barely see the stalls and the taverns and the barbarian juggling axes on a small stage next to a piano and in front of a small crowd of children.
she was trying to remember every detail. she didn't know why she was going blind, or how it happened but here she was, just like her mum, and her mum before that, blind.
the last thing she saw before everything went black was a man. he stood far away from her, through crowds of people, not dressed for the occasion at all. he was staring at her and everything seemed to stop, even her decreasing vision.
then she heard a shout. the book-keeper who worked in the old shoppe that she was leaning against came out, but he wasn't shouting at her but the young boy, no younger than six, next to her drawing on the wood wall with markers.
"that is historically inaccurate" he was saying. she was supposed to be in there working too but, obviously, something came up. 
her vision was tunnelled, the edges blurred and black, like the man who she had seen before had helped her and she hadn't lost her vision entirely.
she stood and stumbled back into the shoppe. with the loss of her perifearal vision, walking was much harder. she stumbled into a bookshelf and knocked many novels to the ground.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Words Reach 50 words
Event Your character goes blind
Character A passionate barbarian
Prop Include a piano
Letter Use the letter S
Words Reach 100 words
Event Everything stops
Letter Use the letter L
Character A touchy book-keeper
Prop Include a box of markers
Words Reach 200 words
Prop Include a novel

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