This is from today's prompt at the Creative Copy Challenge.
The words for today were:
I decided to do another 10x10* entry, based loosely on a news story I saw today about a failed World Record attempt (ABC News Story). I Americanized it a bit because, well -- I'm American and it makes it a little more familiar.
*10×10 = Ten sentences of ten words each, using the prompt words in order and in number position within each sentence (the first prompt word as the first word in the first sentence, and the second prompt word the second word in the second sentence, and so forth).
Feel free to let me know what you think:
"World Record Attempt"
"Turn on the recorder," Jordan said. "This will be awesome!"
"The time has come to make history, Dude," Caleb said.
"Amaze the tide of humanity!" he added with a laugh.
Jordan smiled and struck a pose, flexing for the camera.
Kneeling, he made a shift downward, and then climbed inside.
He grinned, imagining all he'd sell. Caleb closed the lid,
and shoveled dirt on top. They'd dominate the news, Jordan
thought, until fear took over -- he couldn't retain his courage.
Screw the world record! Panicking, Jordan tried to slip his
hand out, but only grabbed dirt and a gnarled root.