Saturday, August 13, 2016

Warning Drum (8-13-2016 RWC)

( #arrival #protest #basement #drum #fence #flowers #random #word #challenge ) 

Warning Drum 

Dum ditty dum dum dum

My eyes opened to see a small basement type room with no apparent exit and the sound of a drum beating in my ears. A single 25W incandescent light bulb hung from the wood plank ceiling. In the corner of the ceiling, I a fenced in part of exposed cold earth.

My mind raced as I realized the danger I was in, for the air would run out. I had to find the way out. There was no break in the walls to allow for an escape, all that was available was the fenced in earth that was above me.

I struck at the earth in protest of the inevitable death that awaited me. The drum's beat became stronger and stronger as my hands clawed at the dirt. At last, I became filled with joy as the arrival of roots came before me. I knew that if the roots were of flowers I would be saved, but I kept digging and digging. The drum beat became louder and louder.

My hands took the first breath of air as I broke through. I peered through the hole and saw the light of day as it gleamed off a new headstone with my name.

Random Words: arrival, protest, basement, drum, fence, flowers

Random Word Challenge At times it can be fun to see what you can do with a random set of words. So every now and then I will get a few random words and see what I can do with them. I challenge you to try to make up a little story (100 - 1000 words) with the following random words. You can look at what I came up with before you start, but I would encourage you to try your own little story before looking at mine.

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