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Competition winner – 2nd place

15/03/2015

Here is one of our 2nd place winners from our Delve into Dystopia writing competition, Darcy Blewett and her fantastic entry.
 

A
cloud of dust fell over the city and the perception of life changed completely.

The
warped door remained shut as if trying to avoid the truth of what lay outside.
I stretched my pale skeletal fingers towards the warmth of the light and my
cold skin crawled, I had become so used to darkness, in so many ways.

I
stepped partially into the rays and my shadow stopped and stood behind me, as
if she knew what was outside. No one went outside; not anymore.

I
sighed, and I felt myself step backwards into the darkness, which was now home,
the only place that was safe – but  not
for much longer.

I
blinked mole like, momentarily blinded, as I processed my thoughts.

A
moment of curiosity over came me- mother would always say I was a curious
little beastie. My body lurched for the door, eyes wide, mind focused. I
wrapped my fingers tight around the metallic handle. My life flashed before me.

As I used all
of my strength to unlock the hold the door, I was helped by a gust of wind that
blew the door open at once. I could not believe my eyes. The city was now a
wasteland. The corpses of desolate buildings lay quietly. Disfigured faces of
the people and City filled my vision.

Where was I?

Did I ever live
here?

Does this place
exist?

Do I exist?
Darcy Blewett
 
 

Make sure to keep up with the blog over the rest of the month as we continue to share the winning entries and showcase their amazing dystopian creations.

 

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