Yawp: (noun) A harsh or hoarse cry or yelp. (verb) Shout or exclaim hoarsely.
Sorry I'm late today. This was my hardest story to edit down, from an initial length of about 230 words.
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Lawrence yawped as he twisted his ankle on the uneven ground. When the Frisbee sailed into Old Stanley’s field, he wanted to run. But his brother had goaded him on before disappearing.
He hobbled on, glancing around. A movement from a hut at the boundary caught his eye. He gasped. A boy about his age was waving frantically at him through the window. Should he go help?
After two faltering steps, everything went black. Next thing, he was in a hospital bed with his family around him. Where was the boy? He should tell them… but had he imagined it?