The prompt: A student walks into the library/media center at lunchtime. What is she/he thinking? Worried about? Dreading? Hoping or wishing for? What are the risks/stakes for him/her? Show us in a paragraph or two. ( from Katemessner.com)
"How could Coach do this to me?" Jamie moaned. "Delaying tryouts for two days? This will throw me off my game for sure."
"Two extra days of practice should help, J," observed Sam. "It's not like Coach Weitz moved tryouts earlier or something."
Jamie leaned wearily against the library wall. "But don't you see? Now seventh-grade basketball tryouts are the day after report cards, not the day before! And you know what my parents say about grades..."
"School is your fulltime job - As and Bs or else!" the two friends chorused.
The librarian looked over with a grin. "Surely you're not worried about your grades, Mr. Webster! You've always been a good student."
Yep, junior high boys and poetry... ought to be an interesting second six-weeks grading period!