“The Deadbolt.” A recurring dream of mine presented in movie trailer style…

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The Deadbolt. It’s the classic tale of ‘she said, she said’ and the resulting community’s bloodbath.

After a spate of miscommunication and rumor, the few remaining dwellers are left stunned and reeling. Yet, there is still something out there trying to take them down. Blind quills pepper the ramparts nightly.

“It’s been a nightmare of epic proportions!” exclaims the gatekeeper.

“It’s like she’s sighted on our sealed fate,” comments the local scribe.

Local headline reads, “Moaning Roan Haunts Edge of Town.”

The Deadbolt. To be released soon! Don’t miss the new thriller from the director of “Attack of the Drama Queen!” Find out what’s on the other side!

Tonight’s post began with the writing prompt from OneWord.com. I had 60 seconds to write about the word “deadbolt.” This post is an outlandish work of fiction inspired by that minute-long exercise. I created the image on my iPad using OmniSketch. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved. Sent from my iPad

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