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Earthquake Adventures

by A.L. Cassel | Score: 3750

The ground shook, walls were crumbling, the fish bowl on the bookshelf crashed to the floor, poor Susan flopping around like, well, a fish out of water. 
This had been happening for a few days now. The best scientists could not figure out what the cause was. Earthquakes were quite literally shaking the nation. Buildings were collapsing, the engineers hadn't planned for this. 
As for me, I had an idea as to what was going on. When the earth stopped shaking, I crawled out from under my kitchen table, grabbed my trusty whip, my weapon of choice, and staggered towards the front door. I was determined to get out of here before the next wave hit, or the aftershocks. Outside, there were fires burning, smoke rising into the sky like grey feathers. 
Did he think he was going to get away with this?
The billboards on the Tower was still working, somehow, although the video was scratchy. A news reporter monotonouisouly gave updates about the state of the city, images of imploded buildings and screaming people trapped in their cars flashing on the screen behind him. 
An aftershock rumbled the ground beneath me. I fell to my knees, trying to hold down the vomit that was threatening to come up. 
As the earth settled again, I pushed myself back up. I could smell gas. A line had probably ruptured. I steadied myself, then shot into the air, careful to 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Letter Use the letter P
Character A talented engineer
Words Reach 50 words
Prop Include a whip
Event An earthquake hits
Words Reach 100 words
Character A dull television presenter
Letter Use the letter B
Event Your character plots revenge
Event Your character sees something terrifying
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter C

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