Okay, today lets go with 1000 words to tell a complete story. This means a beginning, middle and end where we are faced with questions about something at the beginning, learn about them and have those questions resolved at the end. I am going to give it a bit of a horror/suspense twist since we just finished out October and start the first bit as listed below.
Blood dripped from the gash in her arm, mingling with sweat. She’d survived. Freedom was just through those gates. So why was it she just stood here looking back?
You must find a way to tie in the following words. Bonus points for not going with anything too cliché or obvious.