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The Silence

by Ghost | Score: 3600

When the bad days hit it was always worse when you sat in silence alone.  The thoughts would consume you till you were drowning like a fisherman who got pulled under from the tune of the sirens song. It would make you feel shame for losing the packet of magic beans after you had traded your family's last cow for it. To consequences of your actions take over and the shadow takes your regret, shame, and fear. It seems to grow off those feelings only getting stronger from it. While it makes you feel those 24/7 then it grows till it crushes you so much you at its mercy hoping it will unclench its claws from your pleading throat. When you wake up at 3 am with only an hour of sleep it seems impossible to find the right key on the key chain to unlock the cage the shadow put you in. It hurts when the shadow takes your face. Then it convinces you that you did this to yourself. After you start blaming yourself more and more. The more you free fall to your end. As you are withering away the shadow seems to laugh a deafing sound. It doesn't ever look right your own face laughing as you turn to dust.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Silence
Words Reach 50 words
Character A maternal fisherman/woman
Prop Include a packet of seeds
Words Reach 100 words
Letter Use the letter C
Prop Include a key chain
Event Your character wakes up with a start
Letter Use the letter H
Words Reach 200 words
Event Your character goes deaf

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