Wild West - Chapter 5 - Part 10 - 5 minute freewrite challenge

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3
Chapter 4

If you wish to read the unedited freewrite versions of chapters 3 and 4 , start reading by clicking here.

Because Chapter 3 got split into two chapters (namely 3 and 4), we are now at chapter 5.

Chapter 5

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Part 10

With the sun's rays lighting up the horizon, four policemen walked downstairs – one carrying the dishes, another carrying two full linen bags and the remaining two of them carrying a large iron pot.

At the sight of the policemen all the inmates already familiar with the protocol formed a queue, starting at the very hind corner of the cell, twisting like a snake to reach the food slit in the cell. Because Tom and James didn't know what was going on, they tried to fit in and get into the queue with the others, but they didn't let them. They pushed them to the front so they were the first to get served. They waited like so untill the food had been distributed in the cell prior to theirs.

The four policemen stopped near the food slit and took a good look at James, standing first in line.

“A change in leadership, huh?” The one with the linen bag full of bread asked James, then handed him 5 big slices of it. “I didn’t like the previous guy anyway.” He somewhat whispered to his ear as he took the plate filled with some strange cabbage soup from his colleague. “Next!”

James held the plate close to his face and thoroughly inspected it. It smelled foul and looked like dog vomit. Its taste was just as bad as its looks. It was most definitely not the healthiest of meals.

Tom, being the second one, got only 3 slices of bread, all smaller than the five James got, and a significantly smaller portion of the cabbage soup. By the fifth prisoner the policemen were handing out only single slices of bread and barely any soup, and nobody even asked for more. The hierarchy in prison was very strict.

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

Link to part 11

The prompt was:


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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I turn your writing prompts into stories.

Previous writing prompts I have fulfilled:

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
#44 - Fear
#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
#45 - Crafted armor

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

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There are currently no writing prompt for me to fulfill.
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Five minute freewrite challenges I have fulfilled:

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.

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I can't imagine how horrible prison life can be. It's a great incentive to stay on the side of right.

Unless you like stale bread and foul soup, that is. Which is also free! :P But likely not very nutritious...

Thanks for stopping by again! ;D

Seems I have a story to catch up on. Bet the rest of the prisoners hate them for getting all the food (but probably not, since it is not very tasty, lol.)
I marked your table setup so I can go back to it. I need to shorten my Chozzy links.

Well, when it's all you get to eat, I believe the taste doesn't matter much.

Awesome! So very happy to hear that! :D If you will have any questions or stumble onto any problems, do ask! I'm here to help! :D
And also, I need to read me some chozzy! :P

Lol, well turns out I am not very computer savvy. I couldn't figure out how to shortened my links to my first novel. Maybe it was from being too tired to be able to focus. Time for me to go back into Khan Academy.
Indeed, catch some Chozzy. He is an addicting little guy.

I like it that you're so determined with your story!
And here is the new prompt: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-172-5-minute-freewrite-wednesday-prompt-texas

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Thank you! :D
My end-goal is to write .... Wait, maybe I shouldn't tell so I don't jinx it? :P

Thanks for the prompt! :D