A DISAPPOINTING TALE

  1. We're in Mr. Brown's classroom and I am standing in front of all my peers.
  2. I am one of the final contenders for the spelling bee.
  3. I am 99.9% sure I am sporting pig tails.
  4. The kids before me are getting words like "field," "baseball"
  5. "Jane," a voice commands.
    In my eyes, clearly the voice of an academic, an intellect, one who is all knowing and all spelling.
  6. "Your word is bouquet."
    ???!!!!!!!?! akdhdfjeufh ???!
  7. I attempt...
  8. I think I make a rookie mistake.
  9. I say "k" instead of "q"
  10. I do not qualify for the next round of the spelling bee.
  11. I am very disappointed in myself.
  12. I take it upon myself to complete my own assignment of writing bouquet a million times.
    Willing myself to learn! I'll be more prepared next year for the spelling bee! I will! Just look at me training right now!
  13. With a personal whiteboard I fill the white space with "bouquet bouquet bouquet" until it's completely filled up.
  14. My friend Stephanie asks why I am doing this and I don't have to and I'm being ridiculous.
  15. R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S
    Steph's got a point. Go play on the swings or something kiddo.