Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.
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Shadows crept across the wall. The prison was cold and gloomy. Thin strands of spiderwebs hung from the ceiling glittering in the moonlight and casting an eerie glow. Isabelle wished she didn't have to bring food to the prisoners every night, she was scared of them. These people weren't ordinary, they knew things other's didn't. Isabelle walked down the stairs, her heart beating harder with every step. As she got to the bottom she stopped dead in her tracks. A prisoner stared at her from the other side of the room. His eyes glowed a powerful blue.
Isabelle gripped the container of orange mush in her hands.
"Get back in your cell!" Isabelle yelled.
He only stared back.
Then he moved closer, speeding up with every step.
"We need you Isabelle! We need you!" His whispers echoed throughout the room.
Isabelle screamed and fell to the floor as a sharp pain pierced her neck. Her whole body was pulsing.
Then the pulsing stopped, and a new feeling of purpose filled her.
"You know what to do," he said.
She pulled the key out from her pocket and opened everyone's cell.
She escaped with the prisoners and behind her everything faded.
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