This is the freewrite challenge. I am using @mariannewest’s #freewrite prompt to write this piece (https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-541-5-minute-freewrite-sunday-prompt-in-the-box)
Today’s prompt is:
in the box
"You're on someone's watchlist," Dirk said, looking me in the eye, sipping his pint. I raised an eyebrow.
Dirk was worked with the Government. I never knew exactly what he did, I never asked: it was better that way.
"Just tread carefully. You have made a few enemies recently."
I took a sip of my bitter, and nodded. It was true, lately I had been losing friends and gaining enemies. The problem with my line of work is you tended not to please anyone any of the time. I felt something nudge my knee, under the table. "Are you getting fresh with me, Dirk?" I said.
"Take the box," he said.
I took hold of the small square item. "What's in the box, Dirk?" I asked, slipping it into my pocket.
"Don't be so impatient," he said. "Just don't use your home computer," he looked me in the eye, again. "It isn't safe."
I nodded, thanking him with a wink. "Another pint?"
Dirk shook his head, "I have to go."
As usual I started with the freewrite prompt and used themostdangerouswritingapp.com to write the first five minutes (and then popped it into google docs to check for errors and tidy it up a bit):
I had a comment left on one of my freewrites and I have to say, it made my day!
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If you want a taster of what is in the book, the video below shows me reading the first 900 words, or so, of my story, The Tell-Tale Dead
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