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The Millie Trials: ep 1

by ScorpiaD | Score: 4250

Millie's feet tripped over roots and rocks as she ran deeper into the woods. Twigs crunched under her feet as she sped. There was a shadow moving alongside her. She didn't want to know what it was. A shrill cry echoes in the mist. She stopped running and listened again for another scream. Nothing came. She couldn't be certain but she was sure the noise had come from the left. She turned sharply and ran again, this time to the left. She didn't look back to see if the shadow followed her.  The trees turned into blurs as she ran. Where was it coming from? 
Eventually - when her legs started to burn and her breath was coming out in gasps - she reached a flattened path of grass; it looked like someone else had run there before. Millie's breath caught as she saw what was lying a few feet ahead. A soccer ball. Amie's soccer ball. She couldn't let Amie die like this. Not after all she had said to her the last time she'd seen her. She had to make it up to Amie and if risking her life was the only way to do it then so be it. She took off again, her feet pounding into the grass and her breath rasping in her own ears. This wasn't going to be a quiet entrance. Another scream pierced through the air, this time a more manly one. Who else was with Amie. Millie stopped running. She needed a plan, she couldn't just go running into danger with no idea how to help. It struck her that the last person Amie was with was her favourite soccer couch, Mr Henderson. That would also explain the soccer ball. Millie looked down at her wristwatch. A brand new Cortex watch her mom had just bought for her. An idea struck her. And she needed the watch to complete it. She took off again. but walking slowly

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event A shrill cry echoes in the mist
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter N
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a soccer ball
Words Reach 200 words
Character A zealous economist
Character A popular sports coach
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a wristwatch
Letter Use the letter C
Event Someone has a world-changing idea

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