What your desk thinks about at night

"Why did she leave that one pen out? Why didn't she put the pen back with all the other pens? Is that pen in trouble or something? Or maybe she likes it better than all the other pens. I didn't really take her for a favorites-playing type of person, though. Anyway, I wonder if she's …

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You find your great-great-grandmother’s diary. On June 16, 1856, she wrote:

June 16, 1856 The birds awoke me this morning. It was a cool morning and did not warm up much until the sun was at its highest. However, I went about my morning chores as I would any other morning. It’s still strange not having Papa around. Aside from making the beds and getting breakfast …

Write a story that ends with the line “This is the room where it happened.”

MARCH 2012 Kyle bought the house on Lemon Tree Road two weeks ago. It was officially his - the mortgage, the driveway, the willow tree on the side, the front door with the chipped paint, the mailbox, the patches of crab grass in the front yard, and all three bedrooms and two and a half …

Write down everything you can remember about your algebra teacher.

I took algebra one in the eighth grade. My teacher’s name was Mrs. McGinley. Sadly, she passed away over the summer. She died at the age of 57, although as a thirteen year old in the eighth grade, I always thought she was much older. Mrs. McGinley had poor handwriting, long pointy nails, and blond …

It’s a big, raucous house party of drunken high school students. Describe the scene in three ways: a teen at the party, a police officer, and a parent of a teen at the party.

It’s 11:21. My eyes are wide open. I’m laying in the dark of my bedroom next to my husband. How can he be asleep right now? Am I the only parent in the world worried out of my mind every single Friday night? I told Jenna 11:30. I better hear that garage door open in …