Writing Exercise #14
(Prompt from writingprompts.net) [Free write on the theme of being trapped in a storm] Thunder rolled, and lightning flashed alongside. Around them, rain fell, and that was all - no trees and hills and mountains, no streets and city blocks, no ocean or desert, just silvery-gray cascades of water and coal-gray clouds, edges bleeding, lit by intermittent bursts of light. "I'm wet," said Molly. "No duh," said Peter. "We're all wet. There's nothing but wet." "At least you have an umbrella." "For what good it does," said Peter. Under the umbrella, he was thoroughly soaked. "I might as well hold up an umbrella in a swimming pool." "Can I use it, then?" asked Molly. "Hell, no!" "You can take my poncho, if you'd like," said Cherise, coming up behind them. "I'm pretty soaked under it anyway." "No, you're not, Cherise," said Molly. "You're perfectly dry. I appreciate that you're trying to be nice, but keep it on. Please. At least then one of us is dry." "Keep together," said the guide. Water streamed down its sinusoidal back and collected in little pools between flaps of flesh. "We have a long way to go." Peter grumbled. "We've been walking long enough," he said. "I just want somewhere dry to sit down and rest." "I think the rain is nice," said Kevin. "It's refreshing." "It's creepy," said Molly. "What about those voices?" "Voices?" Cherise bit her lip. "What voices?" "Oh, don't tell me I'm the only one who can hear them!" "Maybe," said Cherise. "What are they saying?" She tilted her head to one side. "I don't know, I can't tell. Something about waking up for breakfast? I'm not sure." "Oh," said Cherise. "Yeah. Now I hear it. 'Bacon and eggs! Bacon and eggs!' Weird." "It's an illusion," said Kevin. "You're only hearing white noise. Your brains pick out the bits that they think make the most sense." "So you don't hear it?" "I don't hear voices, no," said Kevin. "But if you know what's happening, you can control it. I hear music." "Music?" "Lovely music. Ignore the voices, and maybe you can hear it, too." "I do hear it!" ---15 mins--- Writing Exercise Index: http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=393711
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