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Today’s set of 3WW words is: rest, sidewalk, and twice. I chose to just pull a story out of thin air…

Twice Marianne tried to walk down the sidewalk to get to her car and twice she had run into an obstacle. The neighbor from three doors down was saying goodbye to his girlfriend the first time around and Marianne didn’t care to intrude on their smooching and grabbing of each other in very personal places so she had gone back home.

The third time around, she had to get to her car. If she didn’t, she would be late to pick up her nephew, Terry, at the movies. She couldn’t do that. Her sister was depending on her and so was her nephew. If Marianne was anything, it was punctual and reliable. As she neared the neighbor’s house, she watched as they seemed to be having a fight. He was walking away from her and she was pursuing him. It seemed like he had gotten mad at her and she was trying to make it up to him.

“I’m sorry Ben. I know it was wrong. I knew it when it was happening but I couldn’t stop myself. I’m so sorry, Ben. It won’t ever happen again.”

“You’re damn right it won’t happen again. You can screw around on someone else but not ever on me again. Do you hear me Virginia? Do you understand? I’m not taking you back. You can run off and screw your married boyfriend anytime you want but don’t ever come around here again!”

Marianne crossed the street. She had to get to her car parked down the block now or she would be late. Marianne figured she would cross the street and get passed the arguing couple and then cross again to get to her car. As Marianne crossed the street, a car came screeching around the corner and before Marianne could move out of the way, the car was upon her.

She woke up groggy, feeling like she needed a lot of rest but she had to get to Terry before it was too late. She got up off the bed she seemed to be in but before she could sit up, a young man’s arms gently reached for her and pushed her back down. “Marianne, you’ve had an accident. You’re okay but you have to go to the hospital with us. You’ll be fine. Just relax.”

“I can’t go to the hospital. Terry. I have to get Terry. He’s waiting for me. Terry…”

“She’ll be okay. I think she has a concussion but it looks like she’ll be fine. Let’s get her to the hospital.”

“Okay Doctor. We’ll get her there as soon as we can. Are you coming or shall we pass this on to the doctor on call?”

Marianne’s neighbor wanted nothing more than to get away from the philandering girlfriend. “I’ll ride with you. She’ll be fine but this one is mine. I’ll go along.”

As the ambulance drove off, the young doctor’s attention was riveted on his patient. Anything to get away from his former girlfriend.


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[Second Chance prompt for Writers Island]

Ricky couldn’t believe his luck! 

He always tried to be prepared but it was hard to study for a big test when the weather was so great outside and when his friends were out side his window yelling for him to go have some fun.  And that’s what he’d done yesterday.  He went to the arcade with his friends, then out for a burger and a Coke.  He had gotten home late and then tried to study but he was also very tired.  When Ricky started studying it was past eleven and before he knew it, he was falling asleep. 

At breakfast his mom wished him luck on his History final.  She knew he was having trouble memorizing some of the dates and names but she knew Ricky was a good student.  He’d manage to pull a wonderful grade, even though he said he would probably fail.  All the way to school Ricky tried to look at his notes and quiz himself.  He was worried.  He needed to pull an A on this one but it wasn’t looking good this time.

When the bell for first period rang, Ricky headed for class, shuffling his feet, trying to avoid the inevitable.  He got to class, sat down and took advantage of the last few minutes of studying until the teacher called for them to clear their desks.   Instead, when the tardy bell rang, a deep male’s voice interrupted Ricky’s studying.

“Good morning class.  I’m Mr. Slezak and I will be your substitute teacher today.  Mrs. Brown had a family emergency but she should be back tomorrow.  The lesson plan says you are to take a test today but I can’t find the test so I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until tomorrow when Mrs. Brown returns.  I know you’re all heart broken about this but it can’t be helped.”

The class broke out in applause!  Ricky couldn’t believe his luck!  He was getting a second chance to study for his test!  Wow!  Some days were just too perfect!

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