Emerged from the Depths: Weekend Freewrite - 7/21/2018

in weekendfreewrite •  last year 

As I feared, I was stiffer than a two-by-two as I rousted myself off the porch and climbed into the truck. The man lay there. Was he dead after I had hit him with the hammer to the head? I wasn't going to wait around to find out.

I peel out of the dirt driveway and head down the mountain as fast as the road would allow. Any faster and the truck may fall apart from the huge dips and bumps in the road.

What was that thing? It couldn't be a man. It had a crazy look in its eyes. None that I've ever seen before.

The corner is sharp. I manage to hang onto the road just barely. I can feel warm blood on the seat. I look around to see where the blood was coming from or even if it was mine. Instinctively, my hand goes to my back. I can feel the warm, sticky substance.

I knew I could not go to the hospital. They were closed. Small town manners - close on the weekend. My eyes focus back on the road.

I can see my favorite restaurant just up ahead. Maybe a good stiff drink and food will do me some good.

The truck stalls out. I look down to see my gas tank was on empty. How that had happened I didn't know. Maybe it was that man, that thing. I get out and walk to the restaurant.

I sat down on the table and ordered a meal. There were a few other guests. They were looking at me. They could see I wasn't doing alright from the blood dripping down my side. Their eyes grew wide when they see the gash mark on my back.

"Hey, mister. You need some assistance?" a man asks.

"No," I said. "I watched a monster emerged from the depths and try to kill me."

"A monster?"


"Come on, mister. What do you take me for? A fool born yesterday."

"What is your problem, man. I'm fucking bleeding here. Someone ... something just tried to take my head off with a two by four."

The man stands up. The rest of the people sit as far back in their chairs as the backrest would allow. The man moves closer to me. "That is far enough," I said.

"Come now. I'm a doctor. Let me have a look at your wounder before you bleed out."

I lift up my shirt so the man can see the damage that I had taken. He grabs a rag that is lying on the table along with a glass of water.



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My Completed Freewriting prompts:

  1. Dude
  2. Bittersweet
  3. Basket
  4. Housecoat
  5. Nail
  6. Faster Than Light
  7. Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)
  8. A Ridiculous Amount of Fun
  9. Mosquito
  10. Bamboo
  11. Hook
  12. Sweater
  13. The Entryway
  14. Trolley
  15. Flea
  16. Awakening
  17. Her Homemade Jams
  18. Party
  19. Important
  20. Parasol
  21. Back Pain
  22. Late
  23. Medium
  24. Mother
  25. Banana
  26. Paper
  27. Milk
  28. Tree
  29. Swing
  30. Bored Stiff
  31. 5
  32. Home Alone and Doctor’s Office
  33. Monkey’s Wedding
  34. Wire
  35. Appetite
  36. Travel
  37. A Kiss
  38. Mice
  39. Detective
  40. Homeless
  41. Eyebrows
  42. 40 Percent Off
  43. One Year
  44. Frosting a Cake
  45. Bones
  46. Clouds
  47. Scratch
  48. Wet
  49. Cherry
  50. Depression
  51. Camping
  52. Caterpillar
  53. Quadrillion
  54. Describe the Room You Are In
  55. Dew
  56. Miami
  57. Skinny
  58. Lizard Cave
  59. Mold
  60. Herbs
  61. Phone
  62. Wood
  63. Prototype
  64. Discord
  65. A Jumble of Words
  66. Suffers in Silence
  67. Bath
  68. Core Values
  69. Players
  70. Talking Dog
  71. Grand Piano
  72. Syrup
  73. Ornate
  74. Chips
  75. State
  76. Epilogue
  77. Sell-out
  78. Chalk
  79. Spa
  80. parachutes
  81. Grapevine
  82. Food to the Table
  83. Basics
  84. Copy
  85. Wildflower
  86. Nothing
  87. Mishap
  88. Squash

Weekend Free Write:

  1. The Picture

  2. The Crooked Umbrella

  3. The Chair That I’m Strapped To

  4. The Stall - Part 1)

  5. The Stall - Part 2

  6. A Common Ending

  7. The Stall – Part 9

  8. Withdrawal

  9. Richard’s Surprise

  10. The Trap

  11. Church

  12. Canyon Making You Crazy?

  13. The Hawk

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Arrgh. I hate it when people drip blood when I am trying to eat!!!
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