Two Months of Writing Prompts: Day Two
August 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Yes yes, I’m cheating and saying this posted on the 16th! So sue me! I’ll catch up with my own challenge if it kills me! So here you are, my second writing prompt! Enjoy!
You are a letter in the alphabet on your classroom wall chart. You are tired of being up on the classroom wall. Write about an adventure you could have if you were down for one hour.
Do you ever wonder what happens after all the lights go out? Did you ever think that the everyday objects you take for granted in your average classrooms might get up and move around? Of course not! Things don’t just get up and move around! Never mind that the teacher can’t find a single pen from the bunch she just got from the supply closet, or that Jenna’s P.E. shoes suddenly went missing overnight. That’s all easily explained away!
The teacher misplaces her things all the time, and the janitor must have moved Jenna’s shoes because she didn’t put them in her cubby like she’s supposed to. And the “X” that wouldn’t stay on the wall all year? The one that kept being found all over the floor every morning? Apparently the sticky stuff meant to keep it up with the rest wasn’t as sticky as it was supposed to be.
It’s not like it pulled itself off the wall and fixed the grammatical mistakes on the blackboard. Nor did it pick up the pen that had fallen off the desk. They didn’t dance while the band equipment down the hall played free-form jazz, or lay out in the window watching the sun set. It would certainly be impossible for the pen to decide it needed more excitement, and hop on a pair of sneakers for an impromptu rodeo. Rulers and Protractors didn’t come out and judge the pen’s form, nor did the colored chalk put on dustbunny wigs and distract the sneakers when the pen fell off. There couldn’t have been a paperclip hogtie, nor a trash bin art show.
In fact, it would be preposterous to think that after all this, the pen rode off on the shoes, leaving the “X” to fall, heartbroken to the ground, unable to climb back up to its spot among the other, more practical letters.
Certainly, that would be silly to believe!