It’s finally that time of year when the amazing blogger Loren@LetsBeLost. Does the Creative Worlds Writing Camp (CWWC) an awesome challenge that let’s all us bloggers write together to see which team will dominate! 🙂 This year I’m on Team Hogwarts!
We’re going to WIN!!! WOO!!! WOOO!!!
Sorry, I got a little carried away there… 🙂 The point of CWWC is to grow as a writer and challenge your writing mind, every 4 days, 3 writing prompts are posted. You must write a story using these prompts. You can choose to use all of them, 2, 1 , or some from past weeks. The more writing prompts you fit in the more points your team gets. Here’s my story for this week, I used all 3 prompts.
The prompts are:
This is an odd mix of prompts. I’m excited to see what y’all think of my story! 🙂
An Orphans Purpose
The rain soaked my worn hoodie.
“Don’t you be comin back!” hollered, throwing my small bag of things at me.
She owned the orphanage, I had once lived in. I had pulled one to many straws this time. Where would I go? I had no family, friends, I had never left the barren walls of the orphanage. The only people I’d ever known were gone. The rain was heavier now like the sky itself was attempting to make my life even more horrible. Across the street was a gas station, maybe it would be of some help. I left the walls of my prison behind and ventured into the unknown world.
“How can I help ya?” asked a older man at the counter.
“Umm.. just looking.” I quickly responded. My pack held only the bare essentials my 2 sets of clothes and $5, I had once found under my bed. I picked out a blue gatorade and a bag of cheetos.
“That’ll be $3.67.” the man said. I slowly parted with my money it was hard, it was one of the only things I had. I grabbed the food and exited the gas station, the rain had subsided to only a small drizzle. I remembered some of the children saying a bus station was near by. Maybe, I could sneak on or something. The streets weren’t crowded a few people scurried into nearby buildings to escape the cold wet day. The bus station came into view, the building looked old. The walls were cracked and the roof sagged down into the building. A few people sat around waiting for a bus or family member.
“When’s the next bus?” I asked the clerk.
“7:00 in about 20 minutes going to Chicago.” said the clerk.
“Thank you.” I responded.
The bus pulled up, I was hidden behind a large metal trash container. I saw the driver walk inside. Now was my chance, I bolted into the bus and slipped under the seat. I brushed against something hard and smooth. My fingers grasped at it and pulled it out. It was a black notebook with a note posted on the top “Things I wanted to say but never did.” It was a diary of some sort. “THUMP!” The sound of people, I popped out of my seat and slipped into a seat.
“Anyone sitting here?” asked an older lady her gray hair was piled into a wild bun on her head.
“No.” I responded quietly.
“Not a talker are ya.” she said sweetly.
“Not very much.” I said. The notebook was still in my hands. I slowly started to read it a combination of little quotes and pictures filled it’s pages. On one was a picture of a garden with pink flowers dotting the bushes a beautiful statue was in the middle as if watching over all the flowers. The quote underneath read
The maiden of the garden watches with a steady eye for the One.
I didn’t know what it meant, but it sounded lovely. The buses rocking motion was soothing the sound of peoples voices flitted through the air. I was tired, soon enough I dozed off.
I found myself in a garden, the same one from the picture. The statue was watching me, her eyes followed me as I walked along the circumference of the garden.
“You are the One.” she whispered.
“Huh.” I said confused.
“You will do great things.” she said.
I awoke with a start, the entire bus was on it side, the shouts of people were deafening. The lady next to me was struggling to get out of the window. I shimmied out of my seat.. the words of the statue hung in my head.
“You are the One.” I kept repeating to myself. Then it was clear to me what I needed to do.
I know that wasn’t very good but I tried! 😛 I’m ALWAYS open to constructive criticism and helpful tips! 🙂