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Create Something July 2017

Every month I try to write a story using words or phrases submitted to me by others. You can submit some to me by sending them to my twitter @OdlyOtter and using the hashtag #createsomething Below is this month’s submission and story. This story also seemed to naturally blend itself into the Ke!th Universe which is another piece of fiction I write. Enjoy.

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Her notebooks were laying all around her as she laid sprawled on the floor. She came to with Joe pulling her up by the arm trying to help her stand. “What on earth just happened? Did I black out or something Joe?” Joe shook her head.

“No Sam, you didn’t black out. What just happened is the direct result of you attempting to be an intrepid whistleblower. The alliance doesn’t approve of whistleblowers Sam.” Said the man standing in front of her casually swinging a small electrical object in his hand.

“I’m sorry? Did…Did you just taze me?! Who the heck do you think you are and what are you talking about?” Sam replied.

The man chuckled. “You may call me Dave and this is not a taser I assure you. It is, however, on its lowest setting currently. Now, onto the matter at hand. I am talking about your recent article with the headline that read; “Crime spree imminent. So says sociologist! I am sure you recall said article.”

Sam nodded. A taxi stopped next to them and the man promptly got in as another man got out also holding the same type of object. The man stared directly at Sam. “I am here to inform you that if you are to continue to hypothesize upon such things as you did in that article it will not be salubrious to you.”

Sam was slightly taken back by the sudden change of person. “I assume you are with the man who just left in the taxi? I hope you two are aware that you are threatening a member of the press! Who do you work for?”

The man smerked . “It is not a threat, it is a warning. It is time to stop Sam. It is time to take a spontaneous cruise. Perhaps the time on the ship will be good for you. Now, if you will excuse me…” Another car pulled up next to them and the man promptly got in and it sped away.

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Ke!th: The Story of a Hero #4

The ! mark

Note: This story is directly related to this one.

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Keith felt the punch to his ribs but chose to ignore it. He side stepped the next punch, grabbed the man’s arm and pulled it past him as hard as he could while moving swiftly forward with his knee raised and connecting with his opponents ribs.  “Mmph!, not bad Keith that was pretty quick but you still need to work on your power.”

They squared off again, readying for the next round. “Thanks man. I’m working on the power thing. I just don’t want to hurt you, it is just practise after all.”

“Keith, you think in real life that they are going to go easy on you? You need to learn to go all out otherwise when you’re under pressure you will react like you do are here. Hit me hard, I can take it.”  The whistle blew before they could start again and just like that another Krav lesson was over. Keith was sore but more prepared. Keith rubbed his knuckles to soothe them, they didn’t hurt as much as they used to but Keith had learned that pain could be bypassed with passion. His eyes stared at the exclamation mark on the gloves. He had the symbol put there to remind him of how this all started. It reminded him that evil would prevail unless people chose to fight against it. Keith collected his things and headed to the bus stop to make his way home.

Keith watches the people across the road as they come and go from the club. Loud thumping music can be heard through the open doors. He notices one man in a blue shirt that seems to be spending a lot of time hanging near the exit doors. “Why is that guy just standing there for so long is he waiting for someone?” He thought. He watches the man closely. Keith then see’s the man’s ploy, as people leave he gets close enough to them and grabs their wallet without them noticing. The man is smart, drunk people make easy targets. Keith can’t let this guy get away with this! It was time to put a stop to it. He crosses the street as he watches him take another wallet “Hey you in the blue shirt”

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The rise of a hero continued

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Day 1 He falls into his office chair. Breathing heavy but he just made it in time to work with a minute to spare. His mind is still in shock as he remembers what happened just a few minuets ago. Did I really run into that ally and beat that man with a plank until he ran away?! What was I thinking!? Well, at least I stopped him from taking that poor lady’s purse. A small smile appears on his face as he thinks; “For once evil did not win”. He notice’s a small splinter in his palm from the plank and he begins to take it out. Now realizing that he has to report that he was mugged and get his phone replaced…again.

Day 2 “Keith!, I am waiting for Alex to come in so I can discuss this with him. But do you think If we finish this project early we can have some time off on Friday?” His colleague asks from the opposite table.

Snapping back to reality Keith responds; “Uh, yeah I think we can do that. The project shouldn’t take to much longer anyway”.

“Thanks Keith, you know Alex always listens to you! You should totally be in charge instead.”

Day 3 ‘I should be in charge?’ Keith thought to himself. ‘Being head of the department used to be the dream, but that wont matter in the long run. All I want to do is make an impact somehow.’

“Yeah, well this project ain’t gonna finish its self so lets get cracking” Keith responded.

“Yeah, lets do this, wave if you need anything ok?” his colleague put his earphones on from which the distant sound of a beat can be heard.

Day 4 “Lunch is ready!” The cry of the caterer snapped Keith out of project mode and simultaneously helped him realize how hungry he actually was. “Pizza is on the kitchen counter, drinks and dessert in the fridge.” Keith, was thankful that his work supplied food everyday, otherwise he would go hungry. He opened the fridge and took out a coke and a chocolate bar for later, put a few slices on a plate and sat down to read the newspaper in the the canteen. The headline in the newspaper read; “CRIME spree imminent. So says sociologist!”

Day Five “Hey, Keith.” A man says sitting down at the same table.

Looking up Keith see’s Alex. Alex, as always, was wearing some new gadget. This time it was something like a Google glass but smaller and a little more slick. “Oh hey Alex how you doing, what that you are wearing?”

“Oh these, they are the new vision prototypes, I am testing them for upstairs.” Alex looked at the newspaper Keith was reading. “Oh yeah, I read that article a little earlier today. It is is rather alarming. Basically they predict that in the next few months crime is going to spike. they have seen an upward trend in the last few weeks and suspect that there is someone in the underground world that has begun to orchestrate groups. Supposedly there is something big in the mix that is being built up.”Alex took a bite of his slice of pizza. “They even suspect that there are cops involved in this movement. So I am not sure how it is going to come to an end then.”He takes a big sip of his coke. “I read on a on-line newpaper about a random guy that rescued this pregnant lady from a mugging this morning. He bet the mugger with a plank and after the mugger ran he picked up the lady’s bag, handed it to her and then run. That is what we need more of, guys taking the fight to the criminals and fighting for our city.”

Keith swallowed. “So what you are saying is that we need to fight back and reclaim this city from the criminals.”

“That is exactly what I am saying! Someone needs to stand up to them and say This is as far as you will go. Keith, this war is ours, we need to push back or they will win and we can’t allow that.” Alex said enthusiastically.

It was at that point that Keith realized how he wanted to make a difference in the world. This war was his!

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Psst! The below is a written for the weekly challenge,  I have added Day in this post to indicate when it was written for this challenge,let me know what you think! If the story should continue.

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