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Stop Dreaming

by Prism | Score: 5800

The computer's light screen was bright, too bright. He heard his child give a small cry, he had forgotten to lower the light sensitivity and that had awakened poor Lilly. To be fair, the light wasn't that bad. But obviously Lily disagreed. He turned the light down and hushed her back to a slow sleep, she seemed reluctant to sleep. So he gave in and started setting up the desk for her to play with the box of markers he had given Lily recently. She was finally satisfied and he focused back on the screen, he was studying aircraft blueprints. He was an aircraft engineer and a famous one at that. He wasn't sure if it was because he was always somber on the job or because he actually knew what he was doing. Nonetheless, he didn't care what people thought of him. Well, except his father, who forced him to be an economist, but no way would he keep his mind on that. He scrolled through the blueprints looking for his favorite one, then looked over to Lily. She was now playing with the toy plane on his desk, and almost, almost, colored the poor white plane with a black marker. He stopped her immediately. Giving a huff of mild surprise he put the plane onto his side of the desk despite her mild complaints. Well, he was trying to put the toy plane back, but, it refused. The plane suddenly just hung in the air, his hand not holding it. He immediately went to look at Lily in surprise, but she wasn't moving either. He immediately got up raising from his chair, he looked around him, and looked at his computer, after a while, he soon realized the internal clock had stopped too. He then resolved to try to grab something, he grabbed for the novel he had recently been reading, Great Expectations. But no, he couldn't move it. This was dangerous, too dangerous. Not only did everything stop moving but he felt a chill, he felt something, no someone. He immediately looked to his window and saw a figure. He gasped in immediate surprise and ran to the window, for some reason. However, the figure too wasn't moving. He shook his head in disbelief, and opened the window staring straight at the figure, double-checking that the figure was indeed still, he closed the window. He really wanted this to stop, he didn't even know what happened. Then he woke up.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event A baby cries
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter R
Prop Include a box of markers
Words Reach 100 words
Character A somber aircraft engineer
Letter Use the letter I
Character An unwilling economist
Prop Include a toy plane
Words Reach 200 words
Event Everything stops
Letter Use the letter M
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a novel
Event Your character is being watched
Words Reach 400 words
Event Someone gains superpowers

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