4.21.2015

#AtoZChallenge - Run!

Y'all, this is my 1,000th post on this blog! So crazy. I don't think I ever thought I'd hit that many when I started it in college back when it was just a silly thing to do :) Not so silly anymore, if you ask Amy...

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Amy scooped Irena into her arms and shot out through the door and into the hallway. She ran as fast as she could but was distressed to note that the hall's windows were passing in a blur reminiscent of a sketchy cartoon, and that the door at the end did not seem to be getting any closer. She slowed a bit and the windows came into better focus, but the trees outside them had a Van Gogh feel to them.

He still has us, she thought, mournfully. Where is he??

She hazarded a look back and nearly tripped as she saw the painted man standing stock still only ten feet behind her. The windows blurred past but he followed close without moving his feet. He was murmuring and sweating. His jaunty cap and perfectly painted lips had fallen askew, casualties of exertion.

"Why are you running from Papa, Amy?" Irena asked, her voice bouncing in time with Amy's running pace.

"He's not your Papa, Irena. I don't know who he is, but he's not your Papa," Amy replied. "You remember the stories I've told you about magicians? He has us in a spell. That's why the windows look funny." And I don't know how to escape! she added, silently.

What should Amy do?
Scream for help,
Turn around and Stare down the Man in White,
Stop fighting. Submit to his illusion.

I've decided to give up on the voting, for now. It didn't bring any extra responses and I miss you all commenting :) Let me know in the comments below what you think is Amy's best course of action!

Voting has closed for this post! Please visit the Stare Down! post to continue reading :)

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7 comments:

  1. Congrats on 1,000 posts! A great milestone.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  2. I feel like screaming for help is what I'd do, so I'll suggest that for Amy. X)

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  3. Sorry to hear the voting did not work out, AJ. Well, now you know, right? And WTG on the 1K posts!

    After my experiences on the one job, I feel like I'd probably tuck the younger companion in behind me and stare the SOB down. I kind of lost a little bit of the fear of jumping into a physical confrontation on that assignment - which can be good or bad.

    But then last night I had a dream that was definitely drawing a more scream for help kind of response from me, but then I woke up. Dangit! :O)

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  4. I vote to turn and stare down the man in white! It's time he learned what it's like to feel someone ELSE's power for a change.

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  5. Turn around and stare down the man in white! Better to face one's fears. Running away, there are chances that she will always live with the fear :)
    My A-Z posts: http://sundarivenkatraman.blogspot.in

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  6. And congratulations on your 1000th post

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  7. Congrats on your 1000th post! I won't vote, since I'm playing catch up. :)

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