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He was catching up to me. My thumping heart was twice as quick as our feet, my stomach was doing cartwheels and a lump crept into my throat. I felt sick. Running was all I could do; I couldn't let him catch up to me. I couldn't accept the consequences. The sun began to set, but I barely noticed because all I could think about was "He's getting closer," "My feet ache," and "I have to hide."
I turned into a dark alleyway; I had to lose him. Left, then right, then left, then right, then right again. He was out of my line of sight. However, the pounding of his feet could still be heard. I had to hide. I glanced around the alley: the b
I was in darkness. A blistering heat had shrouded me, yet I couldn't move an inch. "Where am I?" I thought to myself, but I doubted I would ever get an answer. It was crowded, and I felt like I was suffocating as the heat took over my bare body. Just before I gave up hope, I was uncovered and welcomed by a bright light.
After I had adjusted to the light, I had found myself in a small green room. It was filled with dirty, metallic equipment covered with red stains. Next to them was a rack filled with grim blades that were dull from overuse. I started to sweat; whether it was from nerves or heat, I wasn't sure.
Towering over me, a ma
The TypewriterThe Typewriter
It began and ended with a word.
Not a particularly strong or powerful word, but a word that changed everything. It wasn't too long or difficult to spell. It wasn't uncommon either. In fact, it was a perfectly ordinary word, but, I suppose, its commonplace origin is what made it so special.
I loved that word.
But the word doesn't mean much without the story along with it and I was always one for telling good stories.
I ignored the call from the other room and remained seated. That tone wasn't unfamiliar. Taking a bite from my toast, I waited for him to call again. It wouldn't be more than ten—
"Sammy! Come q
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