Welcome to Wednesday! I don't know about where you're all at, but it's a blizzard here. However, I'm at work, sadly. So since literally nobody is out and literally nobody is coming to the gym, what better to do than write a prompt. I'm bored, so please, please, please come play with me and write along. I'm picking an AWESOME one!
Prompt Twenty-Two- Ten Minute Thinker
This is a timed writing prompt. You know what that means, no editing, backtracking or adding back in later. Just write. This one we're doing ten minutes only. So it'll be a quick one. And I know you all have time for it. You must start the prompt with, "I used to think..."
I used to think that humans were the only intelligent life. I mean, why would I think otherwise. Monsters were a thing of fairytales and picture books. My rational thought was on point--knowing that the sky is blue, the grass is green, except during winter and things happen for a reason.
That was all before the shadows started surrounding me and he came into my life. It was like any other day. I was on my way to class, crossing the quad at a fast speed because the chill in the air was prickly. I'm constantly running late to classes, but I blame that on my mother.
Anyway, I was running through the quad when this weird shadowy looking cloud emerged from in front of me. I had to stop dead in my tracks to avoid being swallowed up inside of it. But as I stood frozen in my place, it attacked.
I was tumbling up and down and sideways. It almost felt like I was stuck in one of those martini tumblers. But suddenly, it all stopped. I was frozen yet again and I was getting really tired of it. I felt arms around me, under my arm pits, lifting me. When my eyes could finally focus on one thing, I could see that I was literally inside of the blackness. But now, I was being torn out to safety.
Still being supported by this man's arms, I watched as the shadow receded behind a building. What even was that? Nothing in my brain could come up with a logical answer. I had a feeling this was far from normal.
I turned knowing that I'm finally safe and looking into the most icy grey eyes I think I've ever seen. They hypnotized me into submission. A small smile played on his thick lips that had me smiling back. I was a fool. That was the thought that knocked me out of the sexual trance.
"Thank you," I told the man, thankful that he saved me life--I think.
"Just doing my job," he answered back.
"Saving humans," he answered stoically. I took a second to reflect on his answer. The actual answer wasn't weird but the way he said it struck me as off. Almost like he'd save humans but not anything else.
"As opposed to..." I tried to lead him to explain more.
"My kind." Once again I paused trying to comprehend his answer.
"What are you?" I asked him, my heart rate picking up. Suddenly I felt a little dizzy from the conversation. I had a feeling that things were about to change. And if I'm honest with myself, I hate changes.
"I'm not sure--" he started to say but I cut in.
"Please," I didn't bother pretending to be strong or tough. I just wanted to know what the heck was going on and what he was and why that black blob tried to eat me alive. I didn't think it was too much to ask.
"I'm a protector."
BOOOOO. I ran out of time so I kind of had to end it swiftly. I liked that though! This was a really fun writing prompt. I went the fantasy route. What did you think? Ps. Remember, I'm not going back to punctuate or fix spelling. What's written in the ten minutes is IT!
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Didn't like this prompt? Want to do another? Check out my other prompts...
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Prompt 20- Best New Years Ever
Prompt 19- Alone for Seven Days
Prompt 18- Christmas Miracle
Prompt 17- Square One
Prompt 16- Stolen Lights
Prompt 15- Strange Reporting
Prompt 14- Thanksgiving 2013
Prompt 13- 3 Minute Free Write
Prompt 12- The Mind
Prompt 11- ABC's
Prompt 10- A Mysterious Request
Prompt 9- Why Did You Do It?