(A short-short by me that won the August 2011 short story contest, held by the Aspiring Writers group on LinkedIn. The theme was “Adventure”, genre was “Young Adult”, and focus was “Amusement Park”, with strict word count of 715 words)
Cecile hid her tear-swelled eyes behind her long black hair.
“Have a great time!” bubbled the park employee as she took the ticket. Cecile muttered a “thanks” and struggled through the turnstile. Dusk’s light peeked behind her, framing her slender silhouette.
At the midway, Cecile closed her eyes and immersed herself in the surroundings. The amusement park had always been her escape. The dazzling lights, smell of cotton candy, and roar of machinery — they filled her senses and muted her sorrows.
This is part one of a story for my Anarchy Online neutral agent character, Defunct. It also intertwinds with other characters that I have. Rasque is my neutral fixer.
The players in Anarchy Online, that are playing the Meta-Physicist class, organized an event called Black Sunday to protest the sorry state that the class is in. To coincide with the event, I started a role-playing thread to provide some back story for this event.
This story is not written by me. It might not even have any truth to it. However, I was very inspired after reading this story and I thought I should share it with the world. I modified it a little bit so it’s religion-neutral.
Despite what some people think, there is still hope in this world. Hope is the prime motivation for humanity. People pursue education in hope of having a better life. People climb the corporate ladder in hope of one day become another Bill Gate.