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What is this? 
Ah, it is pouring. 
The rain crashes over the empty cliffs, the sun barely peeking over the overhanging pines.  A lone candy wrapper collides with the graying, decaying rocks, a remnant of the dead civilization.
You walk, your heavy boots squelching in the sad mud, colliding with a piece of metal. 

Your thoughts wander for a moment, back to the before times.  The childish teaching assistant from your old class, perhaps, always making some stupid joke.  Once she exploded a flaming balloon in the classroom - remember that?  Flash paper is hilarious.

But you're brought back to the present, with its misshapen animals roaming the planet and your parents that just cry and do nothing.  Useless eh? 

Perhaps, but not completely saddening.  Your boot strikes the piece of metal again, and you realize you should probably get out of the rain and into the safe place.  You knock a few times on the door - rap rap rapity rap rap ---- rap rap.  

The secret knock complete, the door heaves open and you jump in, with Victor's mustachioed, stoic face in front of you, a velocimeter in his hand.  

"Welcome back," he intones, the droning of the atomic clock not close behind.  A hard boiled egg finds it way into your hand, and within moments its peeled and now lying in your stomach.   

A click, a clank, and the atomic clock starts to whir faster.  The droning reaches a crescendo.  What the heck, you wonder, and then suddenly - 

You are sitting in front of a desk.  The civilization that was once over is now returned.  A slight managing director is yammering in front of a holoboard, a cold-gas laser pointer drawing circles and icons and all this stuff on it.  He suddenly stops and bows, and everyone files out of the room, with you just doing what everyone else is doing.  The bodyguard bows too, and are in Japan or something? It makes no sens

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event It pours
Prop Include a candy wrapper
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter T
Character A childish teaching assistant
Words Reach 100 words
Event Dad just sits and cries
Prop Include a rhino
Character A stoic clockmaker
Letter Use the letter V
Words Reach 200 words
Prop Include an egg
Event Your character travels into the future
Letter Use the letter W
Event Civilization has come to an end
Character A slight managing director
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a bow
Character A respectful bodyguard

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