Day 355 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about a character leaving something behind.

Shannon: He doesn’t know, but I left the book behind on purpose. Our breakup still continued to sting, but I had one last message to share and he didn’t want to hear it. That’s why I left it in the book. I guess I figured if he missed me, maybe he figure out where to find one last piece of me.

Erin: My entire life was put on hold. I could blame him but in the end it was my own fault. I was the one who couldn’t leave him behind. I was responsible for changing that. I would.

Everything can’t be kept.

1 thought on “WRITING PROMPT: DAY 355

  1. Rick walks into the house, his dad right behind him, “Rick, can I talk to you, bud?”
    “Sure.” The two sit at the counter, Chris getting a couple apples to cut up.
    “One of your teachers gave me your report card today,” Chris answers.
    Rick looks down at his apple slices, “…So?”
    Chris takes out the paper, “You’re failing. She’s concerned.”
    “I’m not failing.”
    “Yes, Rick, you are. You have the lowest marks in your class.”
    “It’s school,” Rick states, “all my classes are boring.”
    “Rick, you need school. I know you’re smart, you know that?”
    “Well, I don’t understand how this happened?” Chris says, holding up the paper. “Are you doing your worksheets?”
    Rick shakes his head.
    “Why not?”
    “Ms. Peach said worksheets are for practice. But I don’t need practice.”
    “…Show me.”
    Rick sighs, turning to his backpack. He finds one of his worksheets and a pencil. Chris watches his boy go through all the problems without having to think about them. He checks over it when Rick finishes in less than ten minutes.
    The next day, Chris talks to the principal of the school. Rick takes a test to see his education level, and they can’t bump him up as many grades as he needs.
    So Chris has him leave school and decides to teach him himself. Mostly in the area Rick finds the most interest in; engineering.


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