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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Birth (infancy) (08/20/09)

TITLE: Peace
By Shellie Bailey


Stacy lay flat staring up at the darkness which loomed all around her. Even with the darkness she felt safe and peaceful. A peace which is above all understanding of most humans even though once in a lifetime we all experience it. Somehow she knew this. She also knew the outside world was chaotic, the noise was constant and unchanging. She turned over wanting to hide away from the outside. She wanted to stay here in her home, in her darkness, in her peace forever. She knew from the beginning this would not be the case. Soon she would have to face the outside and the thought made brought forth both nervousness and excitement. Time passed quickly. Faster than Stacy had wanted it to. Her mind was preparing for her to leave her home and venture out into all the noise. Her father had told her it would be ok. A wonderful feeling passed through her when she thought of her father, her creator. She placed her hand in front of her and wiggled her fingers. She laughed with the simplicity of it and admired the brilliance of it at the same time. Her father was brilliant.
Stacy awoke to a gurgling sound. This was something new, something she had never heard before. She felt scared. She scanned her home, looking for anything out of place. There. What was it? Light.
What was this light? She wondered. She felt drawn to it. It called to her. Was it safe? It felt right, but this was new. Was she alive still? The questions plagued her mind. Excitement arose from the fear. The noise seemed to be getting louder. She knew she was alive. She knew everything was ok, but any change in her environment made her anxious.
A soft voice spoke to her I love you Stacy. Everything Is ok. Go to the light my child. Something new awaits you. Something I also created the same as I did you. The voice soothed her. Father she thought. She smiled and went to the light.
Her eyes only took seconds to adjust to the bright light as she exited her home. Something pulled her. At first she was scared, she couldn’t breathe panic took over she cried out. This sound was new to her. She felt something warm holding her now. Something was in her throat. She could breathe now. She surveyed her surroundings. What is this place? Men and women ran around one women was wiping her with a towel. Stop it! She cried out, but it wasn’t words which come out it was something like a scream, but not a scream. This was now how she would communicate at least for now, she understood. Stacy was placed in the arms of a woman. The woman pressed Stacy against her bosom. Stacy felt instantly calm. She experienced peace, not the same peace in her old home, but a new different peace. She knew everything was ok. She knew love and she felt it here. She knew this was now home.

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Yvonne Blake 08/28/09
Great point of view!
It helps the reader if you leave an extra line between paragraphs and use quotation marks around the dialogue.
Good writing! Keep it up.
Ruth Brown 09/01/09
Dawne Biggs09/02/09
great imagination and creative! Love it!