Hello World Out There World!

It has been a while since I’ve posted a writing prompt, which is why I’m posting one that made me laugh when I spotted it a couple of weeks back. We’ve all had this moment where the only words that come to our minds in certain situations is, “Well, shit”. I know I have…

So without further delay here is my response to this Pinterest post:

They pushed out the narrow passageway and into the damp city streets. The yellow glow of the street lamps flickered as the warm summer rain danced down from the rooftops surrounding them. The smell of humid decay of the garbage in the gutters mixed with the freshness of the late evening rain.

Liora turned back, holding tight to Emery’s hand, as they both stared back at the narrow, hidden, passageway. Where was Gornard? He was just behind them… at least she believed he was. She swore she had heard him calling for her to run. She thought he was the one pushing her through the small passage made of barrels and boxes in the shipyard.

He couldn’t have been taken. He couldn’t have gone back.

“Where the hell is Gornard!?” Emery shouted, hurrying to look back into the passage that now resemble a large black void in the collection of goods.

Liora didn’t know the answer to the question. She didn’t know where he ran off to… if he had ran off at all. Maybe someone had captured him? Maybe his injuries were too much for him to continue?

No. Liora shook her head, clearing her mind of the negative thoughts. I would have heard him… he left us… but why?

Just then an eruption of flames reached into the night sky from the far edge of the yard. The explosion was at least a block wide as the plume of smoke clawed at the black storm clouds overhead. There came another explosion as Emery jumped back.

As one, they blinked in confusion, then, together, they said, “Well, shit.”

“It has to be Gornard…” Emery pulled Liora towards the labyrinth of barrels and boxes. Her light brow knotted as she gnawed at her cheek.

“Em, wait…” Liora pulled on her hand, but it was pointless. The white haired girl already had her mind set. They were going to investigate even if they didn’t know what they would discover.