Tim's head jerked up and he put down the book he'd been reading. Sirens. They were distant but close enough to send chills down his spine. Why were there sirens?
A man climbed the stairs and peeked into his reading nook. "What do you think those are all about, Tim?" He shrugged. "Dunno, Jerry. Why don't you go find out?"
Jerry sighed. "I don't want to!"
Tim looked at him sternly. "You are the handyman around here, you do as I say."
Jerry wiped his nose on tissue from a box then left grumbling.
Tim picked the book back up and continued. The book was a dystopian novel about teens overthrowing the government. Tim read every word with mounting excitement. 'The bank clerk looked at the young man sternly. "Why do you want me?" The man sighed do as I say."
The main passed in the hall with her feather duster and glanced in on Tim. "What are you reading?" She asked, breaking Tim's concentration.
"I was reading a book about the future."
"What about work?"
"This is more important."
"They just telephoned. You're fired."
Tim smiled. "Doesn't matter. I'm reading." As he picked up his book again he started to feel a tingling in his fingers. Then they started to go through the book and then his hands. Soon his whole body was turning into mist and flowing through the book. He screamed. The main ran over and tried to grab him, but it didn't help.
His body started to take form again. He was in the bank. The clerk still looked uncertain as he walked towards the man.
The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:
Begin Start typing to begin
Event Sirens sound in the distance
Letter Use the letter U
Words Reach 50 words
Character An unwilling handyman
Prop Include a tissue box
Words Reach 100 words
Character An uncertain bank clerk
Prop Include a feather duster
Event Your character loses his/her job
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter B
Event Your character travels into the future
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