ollieollie

United States

Um......hi

Over the past year, I defeated a fear of other people, learned the value of clarity and brevity, fought writer's block, and developed pride in my words.

Now I am a writer with a love for onomatopoeias and an affinity for semicolons.

Message to Readers

My school had a walk-out on Wednesday.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

The Stay-In

March 17, 2018

FREE WRITING

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   "Are you gonna walk out?"
   "No. I don't know enough about it. I don't want to support something unless I know everything."
   "I respect that. Makes sense."
   "Are you?"
   "I wanted to stay. I wasn't if I was going to be the only one, but since you're staying I will too."
   "You're the best. Thank you."
   "Yeah, don't mention it. Thank you too."
   "...and then there were two."
   "The classroom looks a lot bigger when it's empty, huh?"
​     *******
   "I wonder what's going on out there."
   "It sounds like a party."
   "...they sound angry."
   "I wonder how many of them know what they're yelling about."
​     *******
   "How long is this supposed to last?"
   "Seventeen minutes."
   "Oh, right. One for each of the victims in Florida?"
   "Yeah."
   "If it was just a memorial I would have totally been on board. Like, seventeen minutes of silence? That's something I can get behind."
   "Definitely. Me too."
   "You want to do our own couple minutes of silence?"
   "I'd like that."
     *******
​   "What is this thing even about?"
   "I think it's about revoking gun laws?"
   "See, that's the thing. I've asked at least ten people what the goal of this walk-out is, and every single one of them gave me a different answer. I don't like it."
   "Yeah, the emails weren't exactly clear."
     *******
   "Aw, I forgot to bring food today."
   "You want my banana? I don't think I'm gonna eat it."
   "...yes please."
   "How much time is left?"
​   "About five minutes."
   "Oh okay."
   "..."
​   "What's up?"
   "We're gonna get some pretty weird looks when everyone comes back in and we're still sitting here."
   "...yeah."
​     *******
   "Hey, at least if we get ridiculed, we'll be ridiculed together."
   "Gee, that's reassuring."
   "I'm just trying to lighten the mood."
   "Shh, they're all coming back."
     *******
   "Welcome back, you guys. How was it?"

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