beth r.

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~just your average teenage writer~

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on just running a 5k in a tutu (a short story)

November 15, 2020

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So.
School had a 5k marathon today to raise money, which was a requirement for the curriculum. My friend group thought it would be cute to wear tutus while doing it, because why not? Oh, and I also hardly trained.
Here's how it went down.
Lap 1:
"Are we done yet?"
"... We've been running for 2 minutes."
*wounded animal noises*

Lap 2:
"This. THIS is suffering."
"This is too much work for a free banana."

At some point, my mom and my sister came with David to cheer me on. David held a sign that said, "You run better then our government, Beth!"

Gotta love David.

Lap 3:
Was pure torture, everything burned, but when we passed the finish line it was great.

10/10 would do it again.
Not. 

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21 Comments
  • Rachaelgrace

    HAHAHAHAHHA This is so good!!!! XD I love the format, rythm, and punch lines. great job lol


    4 days ago
  • Shay

    Lmao, David sounds awesome. I would have never been able to run that far , let alone while wearing a tutu


    4 days ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Hey, Beth! How are you? I just wanted to check in on you!


    6 days ago
  • los libros de queenie (queenie's books)

    David is now my favorite character in the Beth-verse


    6 days ago
  • books4life

    ahahahahhahahah!!!


    8 days ago
  • Deleted User

    lmaoo i really like this style of writing and that story is just gold.
    -Kai


    8 days ago
  • Stone of Jade

    oh man i can relate haha. i used to hate the runs my school did for fundraisers. thats a perk about switching to home-school and now college lol--no more marathons XD
    alsoo..
    Chapter 1 of On the High Seas has been published!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203357/version/417018

    (this is basically a longer version of my novel comp entry so not many changes. Mainly check out the message board)


    8 days ago
  • peachy keen #dreams of autumn(aka rose a)

    My elementary school would do something similar(minus the long-distance and tutus). :) Question: did the tutus enhance your running performance or make it worse?


    11 days ago
  • Halopoet

    Re: cool!


    11 days ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    YAS DAVID woohooo XD... but with a tutu...must be difficult *not that i've tried...but who knows?*


    12 days ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: :)


    12 days ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Yessss be a comedian! You’d be amazing at it! I’d watch all your shows! Please, Beth, the world NEEDS your humor!


    12 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Oh lol that's probably more stable, but perhaps it could be a hobby or post-retirement gig.


    12 days ago
  • LindytheRavenclaw

    YAAASSS DAVID YAAAAS XD and a tutu? I mean woooooow I couldn't run a minute (lies) much less with a tutu on... RESPECT. and also... I second Anne Blackwood!


    12 days ago
  • Halopoet

    Who's David. Sure seems like a cool person.


    12 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    This is comedy gold. Have you considered being a comedian? Have I said that already? The world may never know.


    12 days ago
  • Book Kitten

    Lol, David. 5k sounds terrible, and you did it with a TUTU ON!


    12 days ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    XD XD XD XD THIS MADE MY DAY!!! Oh my gosh, David’s sign!! Wow!
    Re: aw thanks so much!!


    12 days ago
  • sci-Fi

    Thank gods my school doesn't do this. XD


    12 days ago
  • Cosmogyral

    re: it's basically like pepper spray, but the can is labeled as gel, i carry it if i'm hiking alone, or if i know i'll walk farther than the rest of my group.


    12 days ago
  • Cosmogyral

    Felt that, come hiking with me some time and forget to bring sunscreen, it sucks. Did I forget to mention? We'll be carrying a 10 lb ruck plate in a rucksack along with 64 oz of water, pepper gel, and pb&j's in a scent sealed container.


    12 days ago