The 100 word challenge for grown ups, Week 8. Prompt – the alarm went off . .
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I have decided to write part 2 linking with an earlier piece I submitted. (Below as a re-cap)
The suction pads had failed, just as he reached out for the priceless jewels! He had fallen the remaining few feet to the gallery floor and immediately adopted as wide a body position as he could in the hope that the pressure sensors would not be triggered.
His brilliant plan had failed; how on earth was he going to get out of this fix?! Blackening his entire body and the special suit clearly identified what he had been up to. ‘Maybe if I lie perfectly still I will not be spotted before I come up with a plan!’ he whispered.
The alarm went off; within seconds the security guard arrived in the main gallery. The burglar thought with lightening speed and spoke with confidence. “Good evening, it might seem like I have come unstuck! But nothing could be further from the truth”. The guard looked perplexed.
“My submission as a living sculpture, symbolising the end of the local steel industry was rejected. I am here to protest in support of artistic opportunities for all!”
The guard was unmoved and escorted the intruder towards the security office. Then, unexpectedly, the burglar dived through a window, down a grass bank and disappeared into the darkness.