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by Yes | Score: 4300

The computer was shaking, undulating against the deep currents of physicality. Her fingers were shaking as the screen turned red, for now it was aware of her dreaded duty. The computer, or more so, what lies within it, raged as it’s firewall was stripped like clothing. The woman could feel the heat building, could  taste the iron on her tongue as the walls became sick with the same horrid possessions the computer had, moving and careening like a liquid. The room spiked, its walls tearing out in jagged, glitched pieces, trying to reach her, trying to kill her. But she would not be stopped. Not yet. She needed to find him, find the man who engineered this object of power, find out why he so readily dove into the UNTIME.   “Leave me! I have fallen and I have found the well, and the water has fallen into me!” The monster suddenly roared, causing the woman to jump, her fingers slipping from the keyboard and mouse for the smallest moment. And that was all it needed. With a terrifying lurch and pull, the computer screen willed boxes of UNTIME energy around the poor woman, trapping her, preventing her. She wanted to continue, she was so close, yet the energy was to malignant. She would not be able to survive it’s pull before she became the same deranged being as the engineer within the computer. So she raised her hands and covered her ears as the silent screams of a thousand universes threatened to kill her right then and there, threatened to pull her up and hang her out like a criminal, like a sun. Then she heard the rain. Bursting through the box of UNTIME energy, an odd man, dressed in a sailor jacket and running on black steam appeared in front of the woman. “The storm is growing, and its enraged, for the machine calls it to kill.” He said, grabbing her hand from her crouched state and pulling her away from the computer, just to punch the screen with all hi

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Event A computer is hacked
Begin Start typing to begin
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter P
Words Reach 100 words
Event Important data is stolen
Character A vulnerable engineer
Letter Use the letter H
Words Reach 200 words
Character A curious sailor
Event There is a great storm
Words Reach 300 words
Letter Use the letter O

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