Icy slide of doom

25 September 2022

  • The icy slide was wild! The surface beneath was so smooth I didn't feel any bumps as I slid faster and faster down the hill. The way was clear but the chute was formed in a way that I didn't see that far, what was to come. In these speeds bumping against anything would be fatal.
    Damaskox avatarDamaskox5/30 6:15pm
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  • A split appeared in front of my eyes. Too late to change course, my poor self landed on the split legs first. “Not my family jewels!” I yelled in pain. Someone slid past me down the icy slide, murmuring to himself. A few more slid past me, patting me on the shoulder. I collapsed.
    Jay K avatarJay K5/31 11:44am
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  • I was speaking literally, of course. My family’s wealth, 17 jewels, was in several bags sewn into secret pockets in my pants. The collision drove them into my flesh: ouch! Worse, the seam split on one sack, and jewels went tumbling down my pant leg.
    Sean K avatarSean K6/1 2:16pm
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  • Six emeralds & rubies spilled from my pant leg. That meant the other 11 were still hidden in their secret pockets. I scrambled to get the loose jewels, but little dark fingers swiped the gems before I could. A raccoon! It chittered at me, then scampered up the nearest tree.
    Benjamin C avatarBenjamin C6/2 4:47pm
  • “Curses!” I yelled out. But then a little girl emerged from nowhere. “Swiper, no swiping!” The raccoon gave a little “Oh, man!” and dropped my stolen stuff immediately. Anyways, I asked her for directions for the nearest town, which her talking map was more than happy to help.
    Jacob S avatarJacob S6/26 8:51am
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  • Swiper and the girl joined me on my journey. At the edge of town, at the base of a large castle, they waved goodbye with strange smiles on their faces. I looked around, Bludmore, Transylvania was bound to be a safer home. I knocked on the castle’s door ready to begin my new life.
    Rietje B avatarRietje B9/22 11:16pm
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