Special Prompt #5 – Emma

I stumbled into the town’s movie theater and approached the snack bar and saw the popcorn machine smiling at me.

“ What can I get for you today ma’am?” 

“ One swirly whirly chocolate bar please.” 

“Coming right up.”

I pushed the gooey chocolate bar into my mouth, realising that there’s something stingy about it. Suddenly my mouth turned sour and my legs were weak, but I ignored my weakness and struggled to walk up the stairs. I reached the top, and what I saw  made my eyes flicker and my brain hurt. “Ww wha is that…?” 

One thought on “Special Prompt #5 – Emma”

  1. Hello Emma,

    Your setting in a movie theatre reminded me of an old one in Sydney I had visited a number of times over the years. It had an old double staircase and a snack bar but up the stairs were more seats.
    Your story made me wonder what was possibly at the top of the stairs in your cinema bad enough to make your eyes flicker and your brain hurt. I like mysteries. Keep writing.

    Ross Mannell (Team 100WC)
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

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