The other 5th graders’ desks were covered with pink and red Valentine’s cards. Hers was empty. At home, her tears were met with laughter and reminiscing of “school days”.
Rumors went round the 7th grade about her and Marcus Paloni. She stood alone. At home, her tears were met with suspicion and annoyance of “gossip girls”.
Peter Morris dumped her three days before prom. It was a prank. At home, her tears were met with wistful sighs and talk of “childhood crushes”.
At home for Christmas.
Her tears were met with anger and accusation. Other people have “real problems”.
December 2, 2016 prompt: Not Allowed – In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something or someone not allowed. Go light, go dark, go where the prompt leads you.