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in freewrite •  last year

This is my first attempt at freewriting - 5 minutes writing, 5 minutes editing.

Harsh unrelenting sun beat down; hot enough to hardboil brains.

Gazed out to the blue horizon, ripples caught on an azure sea. A hermit crab scuttling across the white sand. Paradise.

Today, however, was not like other days. Today, something was wrong: a rumbling in the stomach, a stretching, pulsating, pressure. Something was about to erupt.

Then something poked, from the inside.

‘Ouch. Oww.’

And stabbed. ‘Stop that!’

But the stabbing persisted, like a monster about to erupt from a stomach in one of those horror movies.

Then it snapped.


No more feeling in the lower half.

Something wet and downy peered with a bright eye. The something pushed and shoved until the egg shell rolled out.

The newly hatched chick stared in the hard sunlight. If it had known what a brain was, it would have known the day was hot enough to hardboil one.

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Welcome to the freewriters!! So glad you joined us! The chick was so lucky it got out before it got boiled.

Welcome to the freewriters zoo my steampunk friend.
Compliments for a short and sweet, very well written first freewrite!


Thank you, it was a fun exercise.

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