First paragraph of a fantasy short story I've written.
Young Adult (18-35)
North American (General)
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groping as he felt the wall in the darkness, fumbled in his search for the final corner. He was looking for hurry, he told himself, his muscles burned with the ache of too many hours spent fighting his way to this corner of the compound. As his hand grasped the edge, he knew would take him to his final destination. He sighed in relief. He skirted around the last corner. Before he reached the gem he was seeking, he burst into a full sprint for the dim light that was illuminating his current destination. Thrusting open the door, He stepped into the room. The blinding light caused him to pause momentarily as his eyes adjusted there. The girl was suspended from the ceiling, with manacles around both arms and lakes.