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The Darkness

by Laraine Blythe | Score: 2250

I sit in my prison cell crying on my bunk all alone in the darkness. I've been punished, for some reason, I don't know why. A click sounds in the static darkness as the prisons AC came on a blasted freezing cold in the cell.  I just sit there and cry and cry waiting my sentence to be over. Another noise echoes through the prison, an ear piercing scream of a woman sounded into the night. I stop crying and lay on my wooden bunk, pretending to be asleep so the night watcher wouldn't get me. I turn to face the wall as I heard his keys jingle and open the heavy, metal door to see if I'm asleep or not. I slow my breathing and close my eyes. "Hey freak," The man said, whispering in my ear. "You awake or are you just faking so you won't get  hurt." The darkness scares me as he leans in closer and nibbles on my ear making me bleed. I try not to yell and stay put, a cry in my throat. The night watcher frustrated, frowned and walked away carefully shutting the door behind him. As he walks away I get up and touch my ear and smell the blood on my hands

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Your character is all alone
Prop Include an air conditioner
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter S
Words Reach 100 words
Words Reach 200 words

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