Start A Riot: Day 29 of the Story A Day Challenge

Today’s prompt is to write a story where a riot is started. I mulled this one over all day, trying to figure out exactly what and how I wanted to tell it. So, I decided to go with a classic.

Published on the front page of Sun Valley High School’s website, May 29, 2014 12:35 AM CDT, following the May 28th lunch riots.

The unanimous declaration of the women of Sun Valley High School and their true allies.

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Silly Word List: Day 22 of the Story A Day Challenge

Today’s prompt is to write a story that contains the following words: Lettuce, Happen, Basket, Winter, Sister, Monster, Supper, Subject, Puppet.

The boy stared at the problem. He was good at math. Really good. Math was his best subject. He got the most answers done and correct in those timed tests. 9 x __; he could tell you! This was confusing. He closed his eyes and let the numbers and letters swim behind his eyes. He hadn’t finished a single problem. Didn’t even know how to start. He should have paid attention in class, but his hubris – well, it had better thing to do.

He knew what would happen tomorrow. The teacher would make that face she always made when someone else didn’t do their homework. The smirks and judgement of the rest of the class would be for the first time directed at him. And probably more intense. He was the dork in his grade. The smart kid. Everyone loves to watch the powerful fall. Especially when that smart kid scoffed and said things like, “It’s so easy! I don’t know how I’m supposed to explain it to you,” when other kids asked for help.

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