This week’s Wordbound prompt is: Someone has to repeat something three times before it sinks in. I’ve been watching the first season of The Magicians this week and that definitely had an influence on my choice of what to write this week. This short story is going to be about a battle between two groups at a magical boarding school.
“He’s dead,” Violet whispered to herself, “He’s dead.”
“Violet,” Melissa said impatiently.
“He’s dead,” she whispered.
“Why do you even care?” Melissa asked.
“He was my friend,” Violet yelled as she crouched next to the body on the ground.
“No, he wasn’t,” Melissa said, “Not anymore. He was angry and jealous and petty. He spent years pining after you, not saying a word about how he felt, expecting you to someday realize you loved him and choose him. But that didn’t happen. Then you discovered just how powerful you really are and he treated you horribly and tried to make you feel like nothing. You deserve better. We all do.”
“You didn’t have to kill him,” Violet said, standing up.
“He got in our way,” Melissa said.
“So that’s your plan?” Violet said, “Just kill everyone that gets in our way?”
Melissa stepped over his body and stood close to Violet.
“I’m not going to let them win, Violet,” she said, “Whatever it takes.”
Violet looked away from Melissa, back to her former friend’s lifeless body lying before them.
“Now let’s get what we came for and get out of here,” Melissa said.
Writing Goal Updates
I didn’t do much writing this week. It’s frustrating because I have so much I want to write and I know I could be writing a lot more than I am. It’s just so hard to focus sometimes. But I’m not giving up and I’m making plans that I think will make it easier for me to write more.