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The Comic Book

by Lia Nightflower | Score: 4350

"I hate you!" One man screamed.
The other shook his head. "My son, it is all I can do to declare war against your tribe."
Henry gasped and closed the comic book. How could Voltra betray his son like that? After Volga, Voltra's wife had just died? Henry shook his head just like Volga and sighed. Comic books always had to be so dramatic.
The door of his bedroom creaked open, and a Henry's mom peaked in. "Good morning, Henry. I'm off to work!" Henry's mom was an independent careers advisor, so she was working all the time.
Henry went out front with his mom and kicked around a soccer ball until she got in the car to leave. "Bye mom!" He called out. She waved from her car and drove off.
Henry went back inside and cooked himself some pancakes, dousing them is syrup, whip cream, and sprinkles. This was the normal routine for Henry. But suddenly, everything changed.
Henry was blasted back, into the wall, as a bomb went off in the apartment below him. Henry stood up shakily. He felt his ear and it was slick with blood. He couldn't hear anything but a ringing in his ears.
What had happened? He stumbled out of the apartment and reached the first floor, but a large man stopped him in front of the doors.
Henry saw him mouth something, smiling. Then he brought a gun from his pants and shot Henry in the leg, laughing loudly as he did. "No one comes out of here alive." He said, right in Henry's ear as loudly as he could. Then he 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event War is declared
Prop Include a comic book
Words Reach 50 words
Event Your character is all alone
Letter Use the letter G
Character An independent careers advisor
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a soccer ball
Letter Use the letter P
Words Reach 200 words
Event Your character goes deaf
Character A cynical barbarian
Letter Use the letter N
Event A glass shatters

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