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"The Break Of Dawn" A Short Story

1113 words - 4 pages

Strike of DawnClick! I strapped on my harness vest and disappeared into the spooky elevator shaft. I slowly repelled further and further down into the darkness and away from the faint glow of the yellow moon above. The squeaky sounds of the elevator operating made me frantic. Scrambling around in the pitch-black shaft, I finally found an opening. As I unfastened my crowbar from the snug place in my shirt pocket, I realized not only was I doing something illegal, but also if I was not careful, I could spend eternity in jail.With all my strength, I pried the huge door open. The coast was clear. As silently as a tiger stalking its prey, I tip toed around the empty room hoping to be out quickly. I noticed a large shelf hanging on the wall, but nothing of any value lay there. There were many tables full of objects. It was like playing "I Spy""Where is it?" I questioned impatiently while pacing back and forth. Then, just before I was about to give up, something glimmering caught my eye. There it was, the diamond of Atlantis. It was sitting behind a large piece of gold also found by pirates.Tip, tap, tip, tap!"Foot steps," I whispered in an extreme rush of panic. I instantly dove under the display table making my best effort not to be seen. The footsteps got closer and closer until at last they stopped. I knew curiosity killed the cat, but that wasn't going to stop me from taking a peek. I slowly popped my head out from under the table.About three feet away from the entrance to the wooden door, a scary looking man with that evil looking body stood unaware of my presence. He crept around like a monster with a mask. His eyes seemed to glow as he approached the room. He had a tall, skinny body but no common sense, for he wasn't wearing any gloves. All of a sudden, he headed for the diamond. As he reached out, I quickly took action.Out of nowhere, I leaped up and pounced on him with all of my might."Take this," I hollered as I swung my fist towards his head. I began attacking him uncontrollably. Everything was destroyed due to my selfishness. The strange man finally got out of reach of my fist."Rocky is dat yo," my brother asked, "It's Damian yo bro!" My jaw dropped in disbelief."Freeze!" all of a sudden at least twenty guards filed in like soldiers. We were surrounded. I wasn't sure what I was more shocked about, going to jail or attacking my beloved brother, but it was not good.-- 18 years later --"Yo Rocky, you dinkin what I'm dinkin?" My brother asked in the small jail cell."I dink say Damian, watcha dinkin?""I'm dinkin, when we get outa here, let's work at Micki D's, so we can get free food!""Dats stupid! I was dinkin, when we get out in a few minutes, wesa gonna get some uh...uh... what do you call it... payback, das it!""Amen broder, preach on!"So my brother and I headed out of the jail door. What we saw amazed us. The sun shone down so brightly. The birds chirped beautiful songs. Best of all, though, were the isles of restaurants lined up so...

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