I started with "Shadows creep across the wall" instead of "crept," since I"m sticking to how I usually write, in first person present tense. And I end with "everything fades." Also, my entry is 200 words exactly, and I use the word "orange." Enjoy! This was so much fun to write!
Shadows creep across the wall, leaving no traces in their wake. I float over them, anxious. The weight of my body is supported by this thin bodysuit, but it doesn’t take the weight from my chest. Please let my hover equip stay activated.
I want to be like the shadows—come and go without a trace. With an unsteady breath I pull the mechanical orange from my pouch and gently set it on top of the porcelain fruit in the basket on the center table. I sigh and float to the side, eager to get out of here. Oh no. I scan the images from the orange-cam. The lens is pointing toward the banana beneath it, not to the jewel case on the wall. I groan and rub my fingers in a circular motion on the pad of my glove, rotating myself in midair so I’m directly over the fruit again. I nudge the orange, but the pressure is too much. The entire porcelain fruit display crashes to the floor.
The alarm screeches, and Copter shouts in my ear piece. “You’re blown! Get out of there!”
Too late, light blinds me. Their butterfly hooks pull me down, and everything fades.