β€˜Distant Sunsets’ – desert adventure // Writing Challenge 2020 Day 14 πŸ¦‹

Hey popcorns 🍿

So we lost our 10 day streak of back-to-back blogging yesterday, but that’s okay because honestly I literally didn’t have time to blog. I finished online school at 5pm (there was a lot of work) and then I had to do my general day-to-day things and then my favourite authortuber (Kate Cavanaugh) was doing live writing sprints, so I did that for 2 hours and then just crashed in my bed πŸ˜‚

Somehow today, in between my crazy to do list, I have managed to fit in this writing challenge, I will not be reading posts, replying to comments or anything like that till Friday, so don’t think I’m ignoring you! β˜€οΈ

If you’d like to see more info about this Writing Challenge or are interested in joining the fun then simply click here for more info and the list of prompts for each of the fifteen days of writing ✍️

Writing Challenge 2020 Day 14: write a story about an adventure in a deserted desert

Just keep walking. Just keep waking. Just keep walking.

I repeated it over and over and over, until all I could see, feel and hear were those three words.

Sounds simple, huh? Well try it when your throat is a literal desert, when you’ve already been walking for seven hours and the sun is pulsing down on you, tears of sweat rolling down your face.

That’s when the phrase β€˜just keep walking’ is a lot easier said than done.

β€œWe’re close, I think. It’s hard to tell when all you can see is-” I cut Eve off before she could finish her sentence, knowing exactly what she was going to say anyway.

β€œSand.” I deadpanned.

The world was dying, dead even. We, the human race, had done it ourselves. One toxic chemical mixed with another toxic chemical, think crazy infections. Think a pandemic. Wiping almost everyone out in the world, except the immunes. Which were very, very rare. Precisely 1 in 100,000 people were immune.

Me and Eve were one of them, all our friends and family killed by it. We heard across the dangers of the Meran Desert there was a city, they called it The True City, it was the last city in the world. The rest had been ravaged by the infected; burned, destroyed, bulldozed. You name it, they did it.

Me and Eve were heading there, we needed a Safe place to stay. The infected were a few miles back from us, hell-bent on ripping our flesh and eating it but we were sure we would be able to make it by then.

The infected were totally and utterly crazed, and proud cannibals.

Spotting a flash of light, I shrieked in happiness.

β€œEVE! EVE! I saw light, a light. It must be a city light, we’re so close, just over this hill!” I yelled at her, sprinting up the hill with energy I didn’t even know I had, Eve quick on my heels.

Reaching the top of the mountain, I stared out at the view that faced me.

It wasn’t a city light, it was a blazing fire.

Burnt buildings, empty cars littered around all rusted with time, the infected ripping apart innocents bodies, their screams faded into the distant sunset.

There were no people, no city, no help.

There was nothing.

Ah, this would be so fun to continue! Definitely inspired by The Maze Runner Series (AKA my favourite series ever) but I think this would be so cool to continue with πŸ’– I love end-of-the-world stories! 😯

Did you enjoy reading this? Do you like reading/writing end of the world type novels? Would you continue reading this if possible?

20 thoughts on “β€˜Distant Sunsets’ – desert adventure // Writing Challenge 2020 Day 14 πŸ¦‹

  1. Yes, yes, yes!! I would 100% continue reading this if possible. It was fantastic and that ending definitely left me wanting more. Although very, very worried about that particular more with the infected so nearby!!
    I really love dystopian fiction but seriously need to start reading more of it. I somehow haven’t read the Maze Runner series yet πŸ™ˆ

    1. Awww thank you so much! This seriously means so much, oh my gosh me too! 😭 If I ever continue this I cannot wait to just plan out the plot.
      Oh my gosh dystopian is les favourite genre πŸ˜‚ It’s just too good! Read it, watch it, nowww! TMR is my life, not even kidding though, I live for the characters 🀭 Thank you for this lovely comment!

      1. It’s true!! Ooh I hope you enjoy doing it if you do. I’m sure a lot of people would love to know what comes next
        I agree ☺️ and I have seen the movies at least πŸ˜‚ I actually really enjoyed them (although I wasn’t familiar with the books for comparison). I do 100% want to read them at some point though. Thank you for the fantastic story extract 😍

        1. Yes me too, I think I will and agree, I’d be desperate to know too!
          At east you’ve seen the movies! Of course the TMR book are better (duh πŸ˜‚) and thank you so much, always here to provide story extracts 🀭

          1. Yay. I look forward to it!!
            Well I can’t wait to read them though as I did love the movies. And I look forward to reading more ☺️

    1. Ah don’t you just love Maze Runner though?! πŸ’– My favourite series aha! It might not be hopeless if I continue writing πŸ˜‰ *passes a full box of Kleenex* *takes back Kleenex because realises there is only one more story to go* πŸ˜‚

        1. PAHAHA! I love that β€œjust write 15 novels” that is hilarious πŸ˜‚ If I REALLY enjoy writing the first one I’d maybe do another one but 15 novels?! I’ll still be here writing when I’m 30!

  2. OMG THIS IS ACTUALLY SO GOOD, MY QUEEN (and omg I’m so sorry that I haven’t commented on your posts in daysss it’s been hella busy!) AND I WANT TO READ MORE!

    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUUUU! πŸ’– Bow down to me πŸ˜‚ Hey, no need to apologise about having a life outside of blogging, I totally get it Adi! πŸ’— AHH WILL YOU VOTE FOR IT?! πŸ˜‚

        1. OMG THAT WOULD BE AWESOME πŸ’• I think I’ll either be writing Ruby Red, Iced Mochas or Distant Sunsets! I’d love to write them all but I’m happy writing any of them if that makes sense? πŸ˜‚

          1. I get it XD I’m thinking of continuing Kore and Switcheroo because those were the most popular ones that everyone wants me to continue haha. πŸ˜€

            1. YAYYYY! Omg you don’t know how happy I am that your continuing writing πŸ’– We can keep supporting each other!! Eeee Switcheroo was awesome but I loved Kore too? Ahhh I don’t know! Let me know when you pick (obviously I’ll read it in your post tho πŸ˜‚)

              1. AWW THANK YOU! Hahahaha I get you XD. I feel like maybe I should have people vote too?? What do you think?
                ❀ ❀

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