Lily knelt down and started picking up the books, trying to block out the laughs and stares.
She’d got it all wrong. Sneakers when everyone else had shoes. Short summer dress when everyone else wore leggings and tights. New plain backpack and all the cool girls had satchels. Hair plaited when the season’s look was shoulder-length and loose.
And when she couldn’t find her new locker, the pile of textbooks slipped and crashed onto the corridor floor.
She could feel the tears forming when the scruffy sandals appeared on the floor in front of her.
‘You okay, kid?’
Written for Friday Fictioneers 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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