The Exquisite Prompt Challenge
May Winners, Snicket: Level 1
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Walking to the Park on a Sunny Day
One fine day when the birds were chirping and the flowers were blooming, I decided to go the park. I was walking and I was close to the playground when something stopped my eye. Then I saw a footprint, and another, and another. It had a big palm with eleven sharp claws. It glowed bright red like lava. It was very strange indeed. The footprints looked scary. I didn't touch it.
I walked on. Suddenly I saw a path. It was very dried up. It looked a little eerie. There was a sign blocking the path. It was gray with a big note saying, "Don't enter this path, please DON'T". So weird. It had a bid read "X" on it. But there was something that caught my eyes. It was a locket that dangled from the sign. It was gold with Roman numbers on it. It looked ancient. I wondered who it belonged to. It said "Watch out or else" on it. It was going "tick, tick, tick". I didn't go down the path. I felt that something bad was bound to happen if I went down the path.
I heard a noise. It was a noise that fit with a squirrel, a yell, and a bird all together. I went left. It grew fainter. I went right. It grew stronger. What could this be I asked myself. Then I remembered I was supposed to meet Ava at the park. I waited and waited and waited. Finally, Ava came. She was looking happy, grinning and her cheeks were bright pink. But I saw something on her neck. It was the same locket that was on the danger sign. I wanted to ask her where she got it, but the words wouldn't come out. This was so strange. I was usually a very talkative person. "Come on," she said and took my arm. "Let's play on the tire swing. You push first."
I didn't know what to do. Should I play with Ava or not? What would happen to me? Would I ever see anyone again