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No, Priscilla, I Haven't Been Smoking

by this is strangely well put together | Score: 5600

The mansion is gloomy. The rain pours down.
"I will remember this," Marcelle says sadly. "This day is a day for the spirits of the dead."
The journalist notes this down frantically on his notepad. "I've never met a celebrity who was interested in the occult," he says.
"It all started with the demonic salesperson who showed up at my door. He asked me to sell my soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune. I resisted, naturally."
"Then how are you so successful today, Miss Worsley?"
A sharp cry penetrates the air. "That's the baby," Marcelle says detachedly. "I must go."
"Miss Worsley! You have a child?"
"It is not mine, Mr Chamberlain. The mother lived in the house down the road."
"Oh!" The journalist smiles disappointedly. "That would've made a good story, eh, Miss Worsley?"
The journalist's phone rings. "It's the healthcare assistant!"
He picks up on the call.
"Sorry I hung up on you, I didn't mean to answer the call," the voice says at the end of the line.
"Priscilla! No, I haven't been smoking."
A strange noise is heard at the end of the line.
"Priscilla? What, pray, was that?"
"Nothing! Absolutely nothing!"
"Life was better on the other side," Marcelle muses. "It is good entertainment hearing this call."
The journalist fiddles with the silver whistle charm on his bracelet. "Priscilla, no, I am not smoking! I really must go now. See you later. Goodbye."
Marcelle smiles airily. "I must attend to Tabitha, and then I must go see the car dealer. Goodbye, Mr Chamberlain."
"Goodbye, Marcelle."

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Location A mansion
Event It pours
Sentence "I will remember this."
Prop Include a notepad
Words Reach 50 words
Character A demonic salesperson
Letter Use the letter T
Event A baby cries
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a house
Sentence "Sorry I hung up on you, I didn't mean to answer the call."
Event There's a strange noise
Letter Use the letter P
Character An excitable healthcare assistant
Words Reach 200 words
Sentence "Life was better on the other side."
Prop Include a whistle

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