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The Tavern

by Todd Preston | Score: 2250

From the back corner of the tavern you see a hooded man with a thick red beard gazing into your soul. His eyes aren't visible but his stare is so harsh it sends a chill down your spine. Sitting across the table from him is a large zealous barbarian seated shirtless with a great axe resting up the back of his chair.

As you take your seat the barmaid comes over to you and makes brief eye contact. She doesn't say a word but quickly sits a statuette of an angel missing a wing onto the table in front of you... She hurry's off. 

As you examine the statuette closer your suddenly startled by the tavern door flying open! All of the torches in the tavern go out and an ear piercing thunder strike bellows through the room! Everyone panics and begins to run frantically around the place. Rain begins to pour in through the doorway and windows.

You look for the barbarian and the hooded man but they're gone...

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Letter Use the letter S
Event Your character is being watched
Words Reach 50 words
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a statuette
Letter Use the letter H
Event There is a great storm
Character A zealous barbarian

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