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The Mist

by Jess | Score: 2450

A shrill cry echoes in the mist, and I will my legs to run faster. I can barely see three feet in front of me, and at the speed I’m running that does me little to no good as way of guidance. Trees pop up in front of me with barely enough time for me to skirt around their thick trunks, but I refuse to stop for any reason.
Another cry echoes through the thick, foggy mist—this time closer—and the adrenaline pumping through my veins doubles as my heart picks up speed. I know better than to be out at this time of evening, as the sun is setting somewhere behind me, as this foggy mist rolls in like clockwork every day, but I couldn’t help it. Civilization as we knew it ended two years ago in a nuclear fallout, and scavenging became the way of survival. My group is low on food, and someone had to take the chance of going and looking for more.
I just should have managed my time better. 
The forest begins to thicken around me as I hear more shrill cries closing in. I just hope I haven’t strayed too far off my path from the entrance to the caves, and that the hidden doorway in the base of the mountain will be easy enough to find, and soon.
I nearly run right into the mountain, and frantically begin the search along the jagged rock face for the bunker door. Growling comes from over my shoulder

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event A shrill cry echoes in the mist
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter M
Words Reach 100 words
Event Civilization has come to an end
Words Reach 200 words

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