Late night walk - A story written in five minutes

in freewrite •  last year  (edited)

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Late night walk


Every day before I go to bed I take a long walk to help me unwind my thoughts and go over my goals for the next day. Because I was out same hour every day I knew exactly what roads to take if I wanted to meet someone familiar or if I didn’t want to meet them.

That that, however, was different.

It was a Saturday afternoon, a little over 9.30 p.m. and there were far more people than usual out on the streets, all walking out of town. Stranger yet, they were all crying. Every single one of them. No matter their age or gender.

If there weren’t tears pouring from their eyes, it was their voices that were shaking or at least their eyes that looked overly red and glassy.

I tried asking an acquaintance of mine what it was all about–he, too, was crying–but he just waved his hand through the air and told me to leave him be and not make it any worse. “Don’t rub salt into my wound,” he told me and kept on walking.

I didn’t want to ask another person about what had happened. Instead, I sat down on the sidewalk and eavesdropped to the conversation of the people passing by.

Judging by their words our soccer team lost a very important match.


The prompt was:

"Tears"

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Brutal
Funny/Misc
Happy ending
Gross
#1 - Living off the grid
#3 - A young thief
#8 - A traitor from hell
#9 - Not alone
#10 - Millitary testing grounds
#13 - Bigfoot
#14 - And angel in love with a whore
#15 - Down the rabbit hole
#18 - Reborn as a 10 year old
#19 - A struggling door to door salesman
#24 - Rebellious talking food
#26 - Ssssnails!
#28 - Mission Erased
#32 - Dog's breath
#38 - Abducted
#42 - Killer clowns
#43 - A penny
#44 - Fear
#49 - Morning coffee
#50 - Midnight sunshine
#51 - My new home
#52 - Protest
#2 - A dolphin tea party
#4 - Stained hands
#7 - The giant depressed onion
#21 - The red star
#25 - Long-distance Relationship
#27 - A dream
#30 - Potato
#31 - Dragons
#33 - The Jungle
#35 - A life lesson
#36 - Unicorn meat
#39 - The Purple Road
#40 - Immortal Store Clerk
#41 - Artemis' Hell
#46 - A scientist's journal
#47 - One of many
#48 - Gone in 10
#53 - Loss




#5 - The homeless man
#6 - A blind date
#11 - The wealthy man
#12 - Happy ending
#16 - Asshole soulmate
#17 - My bunny Fluffy
#20 - War veteran
#22 - Wishing to meet a villain
#23 - School trip
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#34 - Turkey Trauma
#37 - Stuck in a loop






















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Five minute freewrite challenges I have fulfilled so far:

Fire, Toilet, Flash, Soft feet, Pillow, Grounding, Surprise, Ending the pain, Going for a walk, Car Mechanic, Murderer, Dog hair, Ducks, Untested medicine, Forbidden love, Vacation, Awakening, Dentist, Wild west, Frozen Lake, Flea Market, Accident.


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I loved the little twist at the end....how you expect them to be grieving something monumental and then...Really good writing!

And in case you're hungry to write more, here's today's prompt:
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-306-5-minute-freewrite-tuesday-prompt-light

Haha, yeah, it was exactly what I was going for! :D Glad to hear you liked it! :D

Thanks for the prompt! ^^