Yesterday was a tough day for me, and many others across the US, as we remembered a day we will never forget, September 11, 2001.

I was in NYC on 9/11 and the ghostlike memory of that day will never fade away and will always haunt me. Such a horrific tragedy is never easy to write about, but nonetheless, it must be.

Today’s writing prompt is based on 9/11. Keep reading to see my completed version of it: Within Seconds.

World Trade Center Twin Towers
Created by K.E. Creighton

Today’s Writing Prompt: Never Forget

Today, write a scene based on the events of 9/11.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

Within Seconds, by K.E. Creighton

An avalanche of grey was barreling down Broadway when she grabbed my shirt sleeve and pulled me through a pair of glass doors.

I had been standing on the sidewalk frozen watching the South Tower collapse when she broke me from my trance.

After she grabbed me and we were inside the doors, she pushed me hard to get me away from the glass while a man in a black cap inside told us to duck behind the counter.

After the three of us ducked behind the counter we peeked out over the stained laminate and stared at the glass doors.

Within a matter of seconds, everything went black.

We gasped in unison. Then, complete silence.

My brother was at my office in the North Tower with a bagel and coffee that morning. Just like he was every Tuesday. I was running late, per usual. But he was always on time. Sitting in the eclipsed silence, I knew I would never see him again.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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