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The Old Oak

by Azurys | Score: 5100

Wind rattled the branches of the massive oak. Rain poured down in sheets, causing leaves to fall on the forest floor. A blue toy plane sat on the ground, left behind by some young child at play. Its metal wings were slowly rusting, staining the bright blue with a dull orange sheen. The storm raged on around the great oak, but it stood firm. Its branches rattled harshly; the plane started to shake back and forth. The ground split open beneath it with a crash, sending the plane plunging into darkness. A lone traveler appeared between the trees, running for the shelter of the oak. He pulled himself up the tree, scratching himself as he climbed. At the top of the tree, he pulled a missive out of his pocket. It was wrapped in vellum to protect it from the rain. He slid it into a hole in the tree, then slid back down, careful to avoid the cavernous crevasses opened by the earthquake. He looked around furtively, then ran back the way he'd come. The storm had lessened by now, and the old oak was still standing, just as it had for years. The storm and earthquake had done nothing to shake it from its place; its roots ran deep. A serene silence fell over the forest as the storm finally moved on. The stars appeared from their hiding places behind ominous clouds, and the full moon shone down peacefully on the aged oak. The Nothern Lights appeared, glistening on the 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event There is a great storm
Prop Include a toy plane
Letter Use the letter K
Words Reach 50 words
Event An earthquake hits
Words Reach 100 words
Character An adventurous mortician
Character An enthusiastic astrologer
Event A child is born
Letter Use the letter V
Prop Include a container of pudding
Prop Include a banana
Letter Use the letter N
Words Reach 200 words
Character An immodest driving instructor
Event Silence
Prop Include a soccer ball
Letter Use the letter E

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