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The World Stops

by TryHard | Score: 5550

"Hey, Michelle, you good?"

I sat up quickly. "Huh? What?"

Killian gave me a confused look. "I was just holding the wishbone up for you and I to split... what's up with you?"

"I haven't slept in days, okay? I've been having these weird dreams that I kill someone named Kloe or something. It's like in Kansas or something."

Lukas, a somber art historian and good friend of mine came towards me. "I believe that the face you're making right now is evident in Van Gough's..."

Suddenly, he froze. I looked around to see that everything had just... stopped. There was coffee floating in mid-air, a bird had froze halfway towards the ground, and the steam above a plate of noodles seemed to be stuck there. 

I looked back down at the table to see a map with a big letter X  on it. The map didn't look like anywhere I knew. Maybe it was in another country?

We stopped learning about the world after we achieved World Peace hundreds of years ago, so I had no idea what the map was of. 

Next to the map was a pair of safety goggles and a note. 

I picked up the note and read what it said;
"I'm sorry to have brought you in this way, but I had no other choice. I am Zagon. I am here to help you in anyway that I can. You are the world's last hope. I hope you don't mess this up."

My brows furrowed and I flipped the piece of thick paper over, to see a word written on the back: from the barbarian. 

I looked up again to see a woman moving. She was pregnant and making her way over to me. How in the world is she moving if no one else is?

She sat down in the seat across from me and looked down at her wristwatch. 

"You don't have much time, Umbridge. You need to learn how the world works in three Uros."

"Uros? What are Uros?"

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include a wishbone
Event Your character hasn't slept in days
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter K
Character A somber art historian
Event Everything stops
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a map
Letter Use the letter M
Event World peace is achieved
Prop Include a pair of safety goggles
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter I
Character A snobby barbarian
Event Someone is pregnant
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a wristwatch
Letter Use the letter U

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