Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Today's muse: Succinctly Yours by Grandma's Goulash
The rules: Using the picture and/or word (the word is optional), write a story under 140 characters OR 140 words.
Today's word: Practice.
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The bell of a new day rings, shrill as nails on a chalkboard. Obedience is a lesson she never seems to learn, despite the discipline. Each day she cowers in the corner, her dunce cap too heavy to bear, weighing down her pride. Mocking jeers seep into her rocking, fetal body.
She hides her face in bent knees. Though she’s had years of practice, she never mastered the art of deceit. Not like him. And if he sees her eyes he’ll know. He’ll know she plans to graduate today.