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

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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

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Chapter 7

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Chapter 8

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

Part 8

“Just wanted to let you know, that’s all.” Tom turned around and started walking toward the mine, somewhat upset by his father’s reaction.

James stood still for a while. Tom’s words were eating him up. And then his own. He knew he had acted rash, but also that he couldn’t take any of it back. He hadn’t allowed himself to feel anything since he had left his son, and it was hard for him to let go of that idea of self-control. Hard for him to appear vulnerable.

The more he tried to keep the feelings suppressed in himself, the more they surfaced. An image of them sharing rabbit meat in the shade of a tree kept flashing in front of his eyes. He found it sad that it was the warmest memory he had had together with his son. He then remembered Tom’s mother also, Rosanne, and all the beautiful moments he had spent with her, and felt even worse.

Standing in place and reliving his dearest memories, he heard one of the guards yelling at him to go join the others, which brought him back to reality. James shook his head, waited a second to regain his thoughts, and went his way after his son.

He decided then that he needed be strong still – or at least appear to be – for the sake of his son. They both needed that. Someone firm to rely on. At least for as long as they weren’t done with their job and safe.

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

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an idea for a story you'd love to read,
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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
#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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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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you are still going strong with your story and it's so cool to be reading it as you write it :D

So very happy to hear you enjoy it! :D Thanks! :D