Tuesday, February 8, 2022

A Surprise Test


"What! How can that be?" I howled, "How can our teacher give us a surprise test?" I exclaimed as I sat on the bench with a thud staring at the paper while rubbing the back of my neck. 

I chewed my pen while fingering my necklace, trying to find the solution to those questions. 

Just then, the alarm buzzed. 

I woke up with a start with sweat on my forehead. 

When I realized my surroundings, I pressed my palm against my eyes and gave out shaky laughter.

"Oh! God, I promise I'm going to study before this comes true!" 

 In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes anxiety. Who has anxiety or what is the source? Is there conflict? How can you use anxiety to further a story? Go where the prompt leads!


Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

I made that promise many times when in school. lol

CharliMills said...

Ha! That's one way to find the motivation to study! Those kinds of dreams can be so distressing.

D. Avery said...

That's classic! My classmates would get so stressed about tests. My secret was to attend class (mostly) and get a good night's sleep. But never study or stress.

Unknown said...

I am retired now and I STILL have dreams like that. Sometimes I am back in high school dealing with a pop-up math quiz. Sometimes I am back in college and I can't even find my classroom or am missing a class. Sometimes it is dealing with work-related issues (can't find the right medication, can't close because there's a constant line that never ends, etc.), but once awake, it's better. ~nan

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