Original Scene 81

This week for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting an original scene. I hope you enjoy my latest creative exercise found below. Tomorrow for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the magical realism novel, The Green Mile by Stephen King. Next week for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting another original scene. Until then keep creating whatever your passion is; Nerd out!

Premise: a teenager whose parents have unwelcome news

I didn’t care what anyone had to say about our crumbly apartment. I had grown up here and loved it. I mean it was 14 years in the same place, why would I not love it? I had been reading my favorite comic book when my mom told me they wanted to talk to me. I had my suspicions based on the angelic nature of my mom’s voice. I think I breached my parents’ trust when I asked them to substantiate their announcements. However, they were good spirits about it. So, over a can of soda, I was shown an ultrasound photo and an employment contract. My mother had accepted a new position as lead engineer for a major company. My mom was pregnant and due in the fall. Because of an active shooter situation at a neighboring school, we were moving. I used my phone battery being low as an excuse to take a moment for myself. In one evening my parents had ruined my life.


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