Today Melfka nominated me in the Freestyle Writing Challenge I thought I wouldn’t get round to it for a while, but I went ahead and did it straight off.
The RULES of the challenge are simple:
1. Open an MS Word document
2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. Once you begin writing do not stop.
5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
7. At the end of your post, write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time-frame.
8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).
I gave myself 5 mins and managed 290 words, with precious seconds lost to thinking what the hell could I possibly write about teeth.
Well, here it is:
Teeth, a mouth full of teeth is what he had, big, bright teeth that shone weirdly in the light. I couldn’t help but stare at them, they seemed too perfect, like they were too big for his mouth, teeth that were perhaps worn over his own.
More than once I swear he caught me staring, but I couldn’t help it. The light was dim on the train, highlighting just the two of us, me and the man with the teeth.
The lights flickered and I jumped, the man with the teeth was staring at me now, I tried to look like I did not notice, but I could not help but be unnerved. The train screeched as it came to a halt, I got off, one stop too soon.
It was only an extra 10 minuites added to my journey, a small price to pay to be away.
I heard footsteps behind me as I walked. Looking over my should I could see no-one, the lights flickered again. I increased my steps, the man had stayed on the train, I was sure of that, but it didn’t mean there weren’t other people.
My heart skipped as I worked myself up with imagined horrors.
There was no-one there, I was imagining things. The lights flickered again and a clink sounded out behind me, I looked over my shoulder again.
Nothing, no-one. With a trembling sigh I turned back, only to gasp at the sight of the man with the teeth, smiling now, wider and wider until his mouth stretched tunnel like before me.
I open my own mouth to scream, but no sound would come, all I could do was cower and tremble as the wet, glistening tunnel swallowed me whole.
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