Wild West - Chapter 4 - Part 1 - 5 minute freewrite challenge

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Chapter 4

Part 1

The town was nothing special – much like any other they have visited before. Wooden houses, saloons at every corner, general goods stores, plenty of drug stores and even some hotels. Only it had one key difference to all the towns they’ve already been to.

“What’s that you’re using for lighting? I’ve been meaning to ask before, but must’ve forgot,” James pointed at one of the poles that gave support to a brightly glowing crystal illuminating the streets. “Sure burns much brighter than a candle.”

“Because it’s not a candle.” The guard was scarce with words.

“So, what is it?”

“You didn’t have it outside, right?” The guard smiled slyly – no information ever left the dome. “Some mineral we discovered some ten years ago. You light it up like a candle, and it just glows up and doesn’t get hot,” the guard enjoyed this act of subtle bragging and kept going, “I don’t remember the exact name our miners gave it, something like Loomanyte or Lyterite, but it’s all the same if you just call them light rocks.” He enjoyed himself so much he just couldn’t stop talking – it was the first time he knew more about something than someone else. “And it just turns to ash when it burns, like a candle. Clean and easy.” His eyes suddenly lit up. “Oh, and they burn really slow. Like, these lamps will burn for over a week and they only have a Lyterite the size of a fist. I think we’ve had them for 23 years now, was it?” He looked at the other guard, whose face read clearly that he was less than fascinated by his passionate speech. “Oh, okay.” He tilted his head down and shut up.

“Thank you.” James finally got the chance to thank him.

Disclaimer: The full story is in its unfinished state. All content is tentative to change.

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While you are waiting for content new,
in the comments below leave me a clue,
an idea for a story you'd love to read,
a journey to the unknown my keyboard will lead.

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Happy ending
#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
#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

#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

#29 - Green Chewing Gum
#34 - Turkey Trauma
#37 - Stuck in a loop

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Hehehe! Leave it to James to find the talker!

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jumps too high and breaks both legs
Right... about that...


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Dead @brisby and your team,
thank you for the warning about your gorilla friend, though it would have been better had I not needed to open the letter first to learn about his... quick temper.
Instead, my tick caused him to go into a frenzy, and now not only are both my feet broken, but so is my left hand. Shattered from the elbow down, actually.
Thank you again for the kind wishes,
but please do not send any more messages.
Or at least not such messengers.

Take care,

that would be very useful!! let's get the secret out of them!!

It'd be pretty cool, right? :D
Maybe someday... They bring it from under the dome. :p

Wow a bit of mystery and a reveal about our world! Very good stuff.

Well, I.. needed to justify the artificial lighting at the edge of the dome and the yellow glow of the town in the distance... and well, in the world of fiction... Everything is possible! :D
Thankfully so, haha

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