For this year's A-Z Challenge I have selected a word from the dictionary for each day and written a story around it with a 100 word limit. For extra interest I have chosen words that are unknown or unfamiliar to me. All definitions are from the Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 2007 Edition. Today's word is Debouch.
Debouch: Emerge from a confined space into a wide, open area.
Clara debouched herself from the cupboard and stretched. Where were they? This had been the longest game of hide and seek ever.
She wandered around, calling out for her brothers and sister. Her tummy twisted itself in knots. Had someone stolen them? Outside, nobody was on the street. What if the entire human race had been wiped out? Actually… maybe that wouldn’t be so bad. She could do what she liked for a change.
Clara went outside to investigate and yelped as her siblings leapt at her.
“Clara, you’re too easy!” howled her brother as they doubled over in laughter.