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A Robbery

by Eliza Wright Jr. | Score: 4200

I was knocked backwards as an explosion sounded in the other room. I blinked blearily and spotted my therapist, moaning as he struggled to get to his feet. I was glad now that I could barely feel a thing in my arm, because my other one was throbbing painfully. 
I weakly sat up, clutching my head. I scanned the room. It was a disastrous mess, the treadmills and other equipment laying on the ground, destroyed almost beyond recognition. My heart rate started to raise wildly as I saw something red smeared on the floor, then saw a broken spice bottle near it. I laughed, despite myself.
My therapist, Joel, got to his feet unsteadily. He shook his head and reached his hand out to me, and I took it. He pulled me to my feet as he said, "Are you alright?" He looked me over uncertainly, and I nodded, swallowing hard. "I-- I think so. Just some cuts and bruises, I think. But I'm okay. Are you?" I said all this very fast, but thankfully Joel was used to it by now. He nodded. 
An alarm rang throughout the air, and I racked my brain, trying to figure out what it was. Joel suddenly went pale as he gasped, "Someone's robbing the bank."
My eyes widened. So THAT'S where the explosion had come from! Now that I was listening, I could hear shouting coming from the building beside this one, and Joel grabbed me by the arm. 
"We need to go, now!" he yelled uncertainly, glancing frantically around. Then he went pale again. 
"Benjamin!" He yelled, letting go of me and running into another room. 
After a few minutes, he and a younger boy came running out. The boy was holding a comic book and a backpack that some tools sticking out of it. He was shaking.
"We need to go!!" 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Words Reach 50 words
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a spice bottle
Event Something explodes
Letter Use the letter F
Words Reach 200 words
Event A bank is robbed
Character An uncertain occupational therapist
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a comic book
Character A dull inventor

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