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Scary Hours

by Joel Henderson | Score: 3800

Chiara lay awake thinking of Jordan. She couldn't stop the tears from falling from her eyes. She quickly grabbed a tissue box and with a handful of tissues began dabbing at her face to contain the tears. It had been awhile since she had last talked to Jordan and she had gotten quite concerned because she normally hears from him but she began to get worried.

She wondered what choice words she'd have for him when she finally did talk to him again. Jordan and she were former lovers and their friendship had been kind of rocky since their break up but he was just what she needed.

She was once again knocked out of her teary state by an explosion outside of her window. She got out of bed and went to turn off the air conditioner in the apartment and walked towards the window to see billows of black smoke from what looked like a building across town.

It was the Zero Gravity building across town. She hadn't been there in ages but she remembered that Jordan did some freelance photography work for a few clients in the building. Frantically she began to call his phone and it went straight to voicemail. Jordan would sometimes tell Chiara the story about the school crossing warden who was rather quarrelsome with the kids back in the days. She needed to think of something that would make her laugh especially now since she could get a hold of Jordan. Out the window below her she spotted Dr. Wilson, the patient pharmacist, who was always so kind anytime she needed to have a prescription filled.

He was walking rather quickly as though he knew something about the explosion from the building but just as Chiara was calling to him, he disappeared inside the office building.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include a tissue box
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter G
Words Reach 100 words
Event Something explodes
Prop Include an air conditioner
Words Reach 200 words
Character A quarrelsome school crossing warden
Character A patient pharmacist
Words Reach 300 words

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