The caves


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Using “letter” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied.

The caves

The caves were cleared out but gave no more comfort than before. Echoes of water drops had started to feel like nails hitting the side of Mila’s head.

She started her letter: There weren’t as many creatures as predicted.

The roof groaned, sending slivers of dust and small rocks down onto her. She cleaned off the paper with a shaky hand, smudging her sentences.

Not enough usable space to start a garden for the colony.

The water stopped.

Mila heard the unmistakable scream of Danica.

She held her breath.

From out of the darkness, spiders tickled out like a river.

I don’t believe this is my best, but I’ve been looking forward to this challenge all week. After staying away from sugar all week because of a cold, I had some mango juice and a cookie. I think the headache is trying to tell me that it was not appreciated.


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