This is the day again, Wednesday! – different authors all writing a 100 word story based on the same prompt. This week’s prompt is: “There was a strange wailing sound coming from the next room.” This one is my take:
Steam vented from the pipes overhead, adding humidity and heat to the metallic scented tunnels. Dice pushed through her fatigue and plodded along.
Lights flickered intermittently through the confined space. They illuminated several doors. Dice ducked into one room, hoping to escape the temperature. There was a strange wailing sound coming from the next room. A closer listen near the door revealed the mechanical sound of a motor. The wailing was the screech of an engine belt in need of oil. Hope rekindled itself.
The mission ran through her exhausted mind.
Find the generator.
Shut it down.
Free us all.