writing prompts
Just Leave it to Me
CHAPTER
1
Prompt One
You’ve been able to read minds since you were seven. Mostly you watch people’s thoughts undetected but one day someone talks back.
I lie in bed, wide awake. So many thoughts are running through my head and I don’t think I’ll ever get to sleep. Maybe I’ll stop trying... maybe I’ll enter someone’s mind instead. That’s always a good was to pass the time.
I close my eyes and concentrate... but not on sleep. No, this makes me the opposite of drowsy. I’m concentrating on reaching my mind out to another person. At first it’s a strain, almost painful... I see him, the one who’s mind I will read this time, a middle-aged man in dark clothes, slouched on a park bench. Then I slip into my mind, and the pain falls away.
Whoa. This man’s mind has a lot in it. So many memories, beliefs, opinions, ideas, thoughts, feelings.... where do I begin? I sort through his thoughts, looking for something that grabs my attention.
There. I’ve found it. Here is something that jumps right out at me! A strategy- a complex plan for world domination. This is so interesting! I jump to investigate as thoroughly as I can.
All of a sudden, a voice sounds around me. A snarling voice. The man’s voice.
“Get out of my mind. Now.”
I give a start. The voice continues.
“I know what you’re doing. And I know who you are. You’ve been able to read minds since you were seven.”
I open my mouth, but nothing comes out.
“You’ve ruined everything. I will be coming to find you.”
All of a sudden, I’m back in my bed, my head spinning, my ears ringing, my own mind reeling in shock and fear.
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