Story Tag: Prose

The Arlene Hunters

Colaiste Eanna

I still didn't know what I was going to do, until someone unlocked my front door. It was my aunt. She said something in a foreign language and then it was only us. I ran down to her. She said she had to go before we went through and told me to grab my mam's ashes. I didn't know why but I did it anyway.

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The Solution

Colaiste Eanna

The force had just become so meticulous and began raiding houses in dead zones; these were places that had become empty due to people being dead or running away. I had to get in through the back garden and run to my mam as fast as I could.

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The Square Hunter

Colaiste Eanna

Someone needs to step up to go find water immediately. Then, Matthew volunteers. He sets out a plan to open the shutters of Tesco, just enough so he would be able to fit through.

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A Gun on the 25A

Colaiste Cois Life

Don't come any closer. I have a gun!” I shouted. My lips were quivering. “I – I – I won't h-hurt you. Just give me the gun” he stammered (with a British accent). He was clearly scared. “No way. Why would I give some troll a gun that he could kill me with?” I shouted even louder.

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The Only Way of Leaving

Colaiste Cois Life

I wake up to the smell of rot. I open my eyes. I forget where I am for a moment until I see Oisín with his head down, sobbing. “Oisín, what happened?” I croak. “Oh Fia,” Oisín jumps up and lays down next to me. “It was awful, they took dad and set the place on fire. Then they threw you and me into a crate and brought us here, the Round Tower.”

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Now is the Time.

Colaiste Cois Life

I go outside and look around. Burnt wood and broken buildings cover the roads. There is nothing left standing. Then I hear what I think is a branch snapping. “Who's there?” I say, with no response. “Who's there!” I shout. Suddenly a face pops out from behind the only building left standing, apart from my house.

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Home

Colaiste Cois Life

Just then, I hear the heavy wood door of the dungeons entrance creak open. I stand and rush over to peer out through the bars of my cell. Being pushed up through the narrow corridor, to my utter disbelief, is an elf!

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A Realisation

Colaiste Cois Life

I lie in bed waiting for the time to come. I packed my bag the night before and prayed for the kingdoms safety. I kissed my sick father goodbye and set out for the Dublin mountains, leaving Clondalkin in jeopardy.

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LUNCH!

Colaiste Cois Life

To get out this morning, I need to climb up the ladder on the outside of the Round Tower and I hate heights, so I don't see this working. I went to breakfast as usual and I left, looking all around for the message in this place to get underground, but there was no hope. I had to find a new route to get home. 

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Stagnate

Kings Hospital

The power shall not be given to those who search for it. There is no doubt it is going to be difficult and time consuming to say the least.

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