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Submitted on May 6, 2024 at 2:03 pm

I tried to force my eyes open to see what was going on. The terror over the situation flooded my system, and I reached out looking for something to hold onto.

My hands touched something soft, as I searched endlessly for answers. Was I touching one of the room’s other occupants, or had someone else entered while the yellow light blinded us?

I was worried about Grandma, but at the moment, I had to take care of myself. Hopefully, my vision will be restored and will allow me to grasp the situation we are in. I gulped for air as I was trying to bring my panicked breathing under control.

Suddenly, the roaring wind started to slow down. I tried to open my eyes to see what the situation was like. My eyes remained closed, so I had to listen to see if that would help me better assess the situation. I heard Grandma calling my name. I turned toward the direction the voice seemed to come from and stumbled toward the voice I thought was hers.

Submitted on April 30, 2024 at 2:30 pm

Who or what was seeking to reach Grandma? I couldn’t see anything through the blinding yellow light. I heard movement from my siblings as we all tried to grasp what was going on in what was left of the building. The rain soaked us as the wind tore any words from our mouths. Surely someone or something was here to gather the secrets Grandma was holding, but I couldn’t see what had happened to her, and I was no longer sure she was still alive as something strong was seeking her. Or was it seeking my siblings and I? Still blinded by the yellow light streaming from my eyes, I searched blindly for any of my siblings. I stumbled forward, arms out seeking to grab onto someone.

Submitted on April 22, 2024 at 1:33 pm

As I sat quietly waiting for the next step in this bizarre meeting, the door suddenly was flung open. It slammed into the wall behind it. Everyone sat up straighter in their seats. No one spoke while waiting for the new person to speak. The new member of this small group remained silent and just looked slowly from person to person. As the silence continued, I started to fidget in my chair.

Who was going to break the silence I wondered. This whole situation was growing odder by the moment. I had nothing to say so I remained quiet. I was waiting for the new person to speak and identify themselves. Did anyone know this person? What was going on here? I was getting tired of waiting for something to happen.

Finally, Gran opened her mouth as if to speak. No words came out. She just pointed at the intruder.

The intruder remained silent, not willing to speak. We all still looked at Gran for guidance.

Submitted on April 19, 2024 at 9:14 am

The wind began howling even stronger, and the rain was pouring so hard that you couldn’t see through it. We all stared at each other, not knowing how to proceed. She didn’t tell us the next step to continue with this meeting of strangers. We all stared at her, waiting.

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