Saturday, February 11, 2012

Timed Writing: 2/7/2012

Time: 5 minutes
Prompt: The roars were repeated
Source: Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

The roars were repeated every three minutes, whether anybody was around to hear them or not. It was simpler to keep a recorded lion playing on continuous loop than to set up motion detectors or have somebody trying to remember to hit a button every time the visitors looked bored.

There hadn't been any lions at the Chibagongwa watering hole for at least four years. Even those who had known the place in its glory and had heard the barking, honking call of the real lions, still tipped more generously when the Metro-Goldwn-Mayer-esque roars poured through our hidden speakers than when empty breezes and occasional insects prevailed.

(about my timed writing exercises)

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