Prompt: The Cave

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It was a small cave. Good thing I was small too. Now, if I could only get inside without anyone noticing…

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5 thoughts on “Prompt: The Cave

  1. Received from Teen Writer, Mackenzie Harland, 13 years old:

    It was a small cave. Good thing I was small too. Now if I could only get inside without anyone noticing.
    It’s dark. It’s big. It’s quiet. I scare myself by thinking of everything that might in there. Spiders, monsters, or worse.
    I run, sprint.Then I stop suddenly when I hear breathing that isn’t my own. I feel eyes looking at me. I turn around but see no one.
    No one could have followed me. I was careful to go alone.
    I look up. Two eyes, big and round and yellow are staring at me.
    “Whoooo…”
    I sighed. “It was just an owl,” I told myself. What I didn’t know at the time was he was a spy for someone I would one day call my enemy.

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  2. Received from young writer, Moriah Humphrey, age 12.
    It was a small cave. Good thing I was small too. Now, if I could only get inside without anyone seeing me.
    I followed the path carefully. I made sure to only step on the blue stones–if I stepped on the others, I’d vanish forever.
    When I got to the edge, I glanced around to see if anyone was watching. Nobody was. So I peered down into another part of the cave where the treasure–that I’d been searching for–was hidden. Suddenly, a hand came out of nowhere. It grabbed me but I dove into the lower cave. I looked up. A shadowy figure stood above me. “You’ve made it this far,” he whispered in a piercing voice. “For that you will pay.”

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  3. Received from teen writer, Caiden Raymick, age 15.
    It was a small cave. Good thing I was small too. Now, if I could only get inside without anyone seeing me.
    The other kids look around to find me. If I could just get inside that cave, I’d be safe. But I’m pinned against this wall waiting for the right moment. They walk around. I try to stay hidden but they look right at me now. They’ve found me.
    It’s now or never.
    I run.

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  4. It was a small cave. Good thing I was small, too. Now if I could just get inside without anybody noticing… I glanced around at the rest of the crew. They were dejected, tied up and watching Captain Morgan’s crew search for the treasure. They were dejected that we had lost. Unless I could get inside the cave before any of them saw me.

    “James,” I whispered, kicking him with a bare foot.

    “Not now, Thomas,” James snapped back. He always got irritable when he was afraid, trying not to show it.

    “No, James, look!” I persisted, jerking my head in the direction of the cave. “It’s the cave, the one on the map!”

    His eyes widened in surprise. “You’re kidding.”

    “I swear, I’m not!” I said, trying to keep my voice down before Captain Morgan’s obviously drunk sentry noticed me.

    “How are you going to get down there?”

    “I was hoping you could help me,” I said. “Otherwise I wouldn’t have risked telling you.” I noticed a chunk of sharp volcanic rock a few feet away. If I could get up next to it and fray the ropes a little, my bonds would come undone easily. “I think I’ve got a plan. Just don’t tell the others yet.”

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