DP Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour

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It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t carry an umbrella.An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find– it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts,books and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the backroom to greet you. Tell us what happens next!

To avoid getting drenched I walked into the first store I saw, it was an old shabby antique store, I didn’t feel comfortable, I did not intend to stay there too long, I thought when the rain comes suddenly it stops quickly too, keeping that thought maybe it’s the passing clouds,I wouldn’t have to wait in this place too long, I ventured to look for the owner, suddenly I heard the words, “Good day what brings you here?”

I was so startled I thought I’d have a heart attack, I tried to stay calm and turned around what I saw was a man who looked older than his antique store, for a moment a fleeting notion grasped me, “could he be a ghost of this antique store, making sure there are no intruders?”

My imagination went wild, in despair, I made an attempt to run towards the door, before I could move he grabbed my shoulders and said, “Where do you think you’re going, once you’re in you’re stranded, no one can and will rescue you, so take it easy and do as I tell you.”

Hearing these words I trembled with apprehension. He lowered his voice and uttered, “I always keep a bottle of potion to calm the nerves of my visitors.”

Then to my horror I saw him pouring the so called potion into a tiny antique cup which seemed to collect all the dust and then some, “will he force me to drink it?” I thought.

Yes he was determined to calm my nerves, he came close to me forcefully opened my mouth and poured the disgusting liquid into my mouth, I tried to spit it out but he held my mouth until I ingested it.

The potion not only calmed me,it made me fall asleep, I had no idea how long I slept, I woke up hearing some noise, I opened my eyes and found a very cute little girl smiling at me, “did my grandpa scare you too, oh no I hope he didn’t make you drink  his potion, it’s disgusting isn’t it?”

Before I answered her barrage of questions, I  asked her who she was, she remarked, “it’s a long story I’ll tell you when you come here again.

Do I have the heart to revisit this ghostly place I’m afraid not!

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Writing Prompt: Escape!

Describe your ultimate escape plan( and tell us what you’re escaping from).

He broke in and grabbed the most expensive things in the room. Having achieved his dream,he began to think how would he leave without anyone’s knowledge.

He saw the guard pacing to and fro and  the owners were sleeping soundly. If only he could distract the guard his road would be clear. He made  a quick plan in his head, he’d throw a piece of meat to the sleeping dog,it would start barking, the guard would look sideways for the intruder and he’d put on his magical suit and fly away.

He gave himself a pat on his back for the brilliant idea he came up with in a few seconds. It’s time to execute the plan,slowly and cautiously he tip toed towards the fridge, as soon as he opened it, he heard a clear voice saying,”take care, a thief is here, don’t you fear… the voice seemed repeating, he stepped back and looked both sides to see which way is safe to get out, a faint sound almost froze him, he noticed the kitchen had entrance and exit written all over. What was he to do, he has to escape or else he’d be in jail for the rest of his life.

Would he be able to run away with all this loot, suddenly someone said,”Not on your life you evil one I’d get you and tie a noose around your neck and parade you through the streets showing what we do with thieves.”

Who said that he asked himself, there was not a soul awake, do these guys talk in their sleep, he thought?

Everything about this house was queer, the load of things he had was making him insanely tired. He put them all on the floor and sat down, let me think he told himself, there must be a way to escape.

As soon as he sat down the whole house lit up, people from all directions were coming to get him, he screamed and kicked but the men bound him nice and tight.

His yelling and screaming woke up his parents, they came running to see what’s wrong. they saw him lying on the floor screaming, they are coming to get me, they’ll put me in jail, Mom,Dad help me.

Who will put you in jail, they… No son his mom said, you just had a horrible NIGHTMARE!

 

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