Up at seven on the dot. Hop into the shower, towel dry, throw on my uniform.
Pop a slice of bread in the toaster, spoon on some jam (no clean knives again!), browse the morning headlines.
Bag packed, ready to leave at eight on the button.
Door opens, out I go, along the corridor and into my usual seat. Textbook out – algebra again today.
Mrs. Davis walks past, hands me my pill.
The voices stir, interrupting me. That constant buzzing. I can feel that anger rising.
Don’t listen to them. Stick to my routine and it will all be okay. Smile.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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