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Cyberpunk Trial

by Carl | Score: 2100

Well, crap.

Clyde made his way down the megacenter aisle and turned left. He feigned interest in lamps perched atop a shiny desk, spinning the price tag over a few times in his fingers. 

The cold feeling burned through the pit of his stomach and slithered down into his legs. Something within told him that his online misadventure was the cause of his being watched. 

"Why did I do it?" he hissed under his breath.  "Why did I do that search unsecured?!"

Anyone with half a brain in their head knew the government and their corporate allies were constantly monitoring public Internet connections. Search terms and communications related to problematic thoughts and philosophies would be sent to the proper authorities for alert in real time. 

That damn ping. He knew someone, something had jacked into his system.  

Despite the cool rumble of the air conditioner, sweat began to run down his back. He fingered over the lamp price tag a few more times.

Two tall and lean men with red visors and dark fatigues strode towards him with purpose. 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include a desk
Event Your character is being watched
Letter Use the letter O
Words Reach 50 words
Words Reach 100 words
Event A computer is hacked
Prop Include an air conditioner

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