Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Writing Prompt #2
C.J. splashes through the shallow waters of a narrow, dark tunnel. He stops to adjust the breathing apparatus that covers his mouth and nose. A hissing sound escapes as he breathes in and out. His piercing gray eyes darts over at the sound of something splashing in the water ahead of him. The beam of his government-issued flashlight lands on a plump, wet rat. There is a mini standoff until the rat scrambles into an auxiliary tunnel.
As C.J. moves towards the vertical pipe, leading to a manhole cover, he hears another splash, this time louder, behind him. As he turns his light toward the noise he is startled to find a small, shirtless boy blankly staring back at him. FINISH THE STORY.