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The Time Traveler

by Leya of the Wildlands | Score: 4450

The girl slipped herself back into the past, closing her eyes while the space and time vacuum flew past. Within seconds, (Or maybe it was minutes, or even years. Who really knew?) she landed in an abandoned  orphanage, opening her eyes and walking towards the empty dorms. She fingered her bangled bracelet worriedly. Any second now her mother would come and drop the younger version of herself onto one of the beds. Her eyes widened as a tall woman with blonde hair, holding a redhead babe and a coffee mug, strode into the room. Her mother was beautiful, but the girl would never forgive her for leaving her with her aunt, the warden of this place after the world ended. The woman placed the baby on the bed closest to her and walked away, not even saying goodbye though she likely knew that the meteor was bound to hit any day now. The girl waited, knowing that before her aunt found her there was a paramedic. Sure enough, a young man came into the room minutes after her mother left and, upon seeing the babe, treated a few of her wounds before looking around nervously and quickly walking away. A few steps away, there was a TV still playing on the last channel of a television presenter, chocolate pudding spilled all over it. When her aunt came to fetch her, the older version of the girl smiled. The fools didn't know that she had gained special abilities from the apocolypse. She traveled back to the present.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Your character travels into the past
Words Reach 50 words
Prop Include a bangle bracelet
Letter Use the letter I
Prop Include a coffee mug
Words Reach 100 words
Event Civilization has come to an end
Character A maternal school crossing warden
Letter Use the letter D
Event A meteor approaches Earth
Character An unguarded paramedic
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter L
Prop Include a container of pudding
Character An average television presenter

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