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The Unexpected

by C.M.Yoder | Score: 1950

Beep!
Beep!
My alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m., like it should. I yawned and stretched. I grabbed my hair brush and lazily started untangling my fine hair. I set my brush down, and as I did so, something caught my eye. 
That morning, I never expected a mysterious letter to be lying ever-so-innocently on my bed stand. 
I reach past my hand moisturizing lotion to grab the  bright blue envelope. There was no return address, but there was a random 'W' in the middle of the paper. 
I was about to tear open the letter, when I heard an ear-spitting scream. It sounded like Lily, my sister.
I scramble out of bed to see her staring at something - someone, dead on the floor.
My heart stopped when I saw it my my mother.
My eyes got all glassy and tears were spilling out before I could process it all. I look over next to her and saw a whole fried chicken lying next to her.
She had been poisoned.
She also seemed to have choked on the wishbone, though I doubt that's what killed her.
I quickly tore open my letter, and it had just the information I wanted.
"DEAR MISS VARDON," It read in big bold print, "I THINK I SHOULD EXPLAIN THE UNEXPECTED INCIDENT; I ASSUME YOU ARE READING THIS AFTER THE DEATH OF YOUR MOTHER SINCE I KNOW YOU LOVE TO SLEEP IN." I chill ran down my spine as I tried not to think someone was watching me right now.
"BUT I WAS THE ONE WHO COMMITTED THE MURDER." Not like that gave me information, "YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHO THE HECK I AM," The letter went on, reading my mind, "BUT I CAN NOT SAY, FOR THE SAKE OF MY SECRET IDENTITY. SO, I WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE AN OFFER. FOR YOUR SAKE OF COURSE; I KNOW IT'S BEEN TOUGH FOR YOU TO GET A JOB LATELY.
I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE G.E.T.S, ALSO KNOWN AS THE 'GROUP OF EXPERTLY TRAINED SPIES'. THAT'S WHERE I WORK. THAT'S ALSO HOW I SLIPPED YOU THIS NOTE, AND ASSASSINATED YOUR MOTHER; WITH THE SKILL OF SNEAKING. 
I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING; "WHY THE HECK WOULD I JOIN A SECRET GROUP THE MURDERED MY MOM?!"
WELL, FOR MY SAKE, I DID IT TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW POWERFUL I MYSELF AM ALONE, AND IF YOU DON'T JOIN, THERE MAY BE SOME CONSEQUENCES. . ." The letter ended.
It's only been 30 minutes in my day, and everything is already flipping over.
My head was spinning; WHAT IS HAPPENING?!
My sister read over my shoulder and gasped.
"No! Oh, no no no NO!!" She wailed. 
"What?!" I asked.
"I've heard of that group. . ." She whispered, "Actually, I was in it."

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Letter Use the letter D
Event A mysterious letter arrives
Prop Include a bottle of lotion
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter W
Words Reach 100 words
Event Someone gets food poisoning

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