198 words (1 minute)
She crossed the room leaving a smudge across my vision that no amount of blinking would clear. Her fingertips bled black ink into the air around them. I should have been afraid, but I was transfixed, couldn't let her leave my sight. I ditched my friends and followed her outside.
749 words (4 minutes)
You never could quite destroy me, no matter how you tried. Your greatest hero could diminish me, certainly, but never destroy.
So you shackled and chained me in the deepest, darkest dungeon you could find, and you called it victory.
You never did understand my nature.