My offering for Part One of this challenge comes in at 198 words. It is only a beginning, and I really hope someone picks it up and continues it. I'd love to see where this could go. But, for now, here's Reunion. I hope you enjoy.
They are waking up slowly, one by one. It has been so long since we have been together--so much time and distance between us. Fate stepped in and assisted with my plans for our ten-year reunion. Their surprise will be my sublime pleasure. I will greet them with a smile, as they often did me. Mine will be counterfeit. Too. As I watch and wait, I remember.
Our childhood games. Simon Says go play in traffic. Hide and Seek, and I am left for dead. Scrabble dictates slit your wrists. The promise of friendship broken as it was pledged. Rejected, abandoned, deceived. Ah, the sweet memories of my youth.
These three companions, these three acquaintances, these three schoolmates, these three abominations. I did not fit with them. Or anyone. They still pulled. And pushed. And tormented.
The bars and floor of their cage are wired. In my heart, I know they will be pleased with this game I have selected. It will be so familiar. So typical. So fitting.
Wake up, my friends. My very dear friends. Let us share one last stroll down memory lane. One more, before I flip the switch and turn on my hose…