Wild West - Chapter 8 - Part 3 - 5 minute freewrite challenge

in freewrite •  last year  (edited)

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3
Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Chapter 7

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

Chapter 8

1, 2

Part 3

Over breakfast they sat with Jimmy and Tom again. The meal was very simple – bread and jam – but very welcome. They needed to fill their empty stomachs. Chuck’s grace before they started eating was similar, if not the same, to last day’s when they ate pritta.

“You two ever operated the wheelbarrow?” James asked when they dug in. Jack nodded, and so James continued. “What’s it like?”

“It’s hard as nails, man. Compared to that, mining is easy.” He then paused a bit, spread the jam on his slice of bread and continued. “Why? Got punished to do it?”

“Just wondering. The guard offered if I wanted to yesterday. What’s it like with the wheelbarrow? Just going up and down the mine transporting the ore?”

“Pretty much, but it’s hard. Pushing the heaping full thing uphill is no joke. Especially in the scorching sun. You get sunburnt like mad. But yeah, you just empty it onto the train and go back down into the tunnels. Going back down with an empty wheelbarrow isn’t easy either, though. Let go for a second and it goes its own way downhill. Dangerous stuff.”

“Trains? Where are those headed?” James tried acting surprised as if he hadn’t seen the trains yet.

“Don’t know. Probably somewhere to get smelted? I just dropped the ore on the wagon and left like everyone else.”

“So you use that ore for something?”

“Not that I know of, no. I mean, I’ve never seen anything made of it yet, so I don’t think we do, no.”

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

Link to part 4

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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If you enjoy writing yourself, I am hosting a constrained writing contest, where each week I limit your writing with various rules and force you to be creative in brand new ways! If you're not a writer yourself, check it out and see what others have come up with! :D

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
#46 - A scientist's journal
#47 - One of many

#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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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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Hey there!

This is great! I need to go back and read the whole story. 😃

Speaking of writing prompts...😎

I'm hosting two radio/podcast shows per week and NEED writers!

I do a segment called "Carrie's House of Horrors" on Monday nights where I read and add sound effects to short chilling stories (under 600 words). Think Creepy Pasta (if you've heard of that).

And on Fridays I host STEEMSTAR AFTER DARK. We perform (on the fly) sketches and scripts written by Steemians. Again, we want these to be kinda short- less than 10 minutes. Think Saturday Night Live... evenutally. 😆 We just got this started about 3 weeks ago, but it's already growing and becoming a lot of fun.

You can simply go to my blog and check out posts about MISSION CONTROL MONDAYS and STEEMSTAR AFTER DARK. Most all of the posts I resteem are the scripts that I use on the shows.

Let me know if you'd like to join the fun! We could use ya. 😍


Hello! :D

I would very much appreciate if you would! :D

Hmmm. This sounds really awesome, yes, yes! You bought me with the creepy pasta reference. :P Many of my (standalone) stories fall in that genre ^^ I love it! So I am definitely interested!

I'll look into your profile tomorrow, because it's kinda late today... But yeah, I'm definitely interested! ^^

Hello @svashta, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!


Thank you very much for the upvote! :D

Slowly, we know more and more.... the trains...

Crying here. So sad and so beautiful!!!
The Sunday prompt for you.

And remember, tomorrow, the contest starts!!

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Yep. The secrets from under the dome are slowly unveiling.
Many more to come ;)

Thanks for the prompt! Just did it, and it's uploaded already! :D
Feels awesome to have you deliver the prompt. :3