I decided to choose the 6 word story “Longed for him, got him, shit”. I decided to choose this 6 word short story because I just thought the concept of it was funny and decently relatable because a lot of people today find other people on social media and when they finally “get them” like they wanted they turn out to be completely different than they had hoped or expected. I decided to base my story around a senior in high school named Julia who had transferred to a private school, in a different country, in hopes of perusing her dance career. This private school has an advanced dance program making it one of the most desirable schools in the world for aspiring dancers. When Julia arrives she realizes that everyone at this school is too stuck up and snobby to be nice to her except for one girl named Carly and one guy named Max. She instantly draws a liking to Max but a fellow dancer who is super rich and popular by the name of Rachel is dating him. Rachel treats Julia horribly and tries to ruin any friendship she has with the Max. Max starts to ignore Julia due to the request of Rachel. Eventually Max breaks up with Rachel but once Julia starts to spend time with him she realizes she needs to get rid of him and fast. He turns out to be a super big jerk and not anything like he had portrayed himself to be. I feel like the the 2 plot diagrams really helped me to develop an idea for characters, setting and the overall theme of the story. I’m the type of person who usually makes everything up as they go, but I feel as though the plot, setting and character development helped me better plan what I was going to write about and I feel a lot more prepared going into writing the story. The character development was extremely helpful because I didn’t have an exact idea of the personality traits of my characters, all I knew was that there was going to be an innocent new girl and a preppy snobby girl trying to make her look bad so she couldn’t get to the guy she wanted. Overall, the process of story development has changed my initial concept quite a bit.
Fair week seems to be everyone’s favorite week of the year. Its a time where you can shove your face with fried foods and forget about the world. However, by the end of the week you somehow magically put on about 10 pounds but nobody really seems to care. I was looking forward to having a nice relaxing fair week filled with naps and food, but that all changed when the field hockey team had to park cars for all 8 days due to the wrestling team backing out on their days (thanks guys). Parking actually wasn’t as bad as I had expected. We played cards to pass the time when business was slow. I had taken three 4 hour shifts on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. So here is where the story begins, Monday afternoon around 3 oclock. My 2 friends and I were parking cars as usual and minding our own business. It was extremely hot and not many cars were coming to park, so we had a lot of free time on our hands. We were lucky if 5 cars would come in an hour. We were all ready to just call it quits and get the heck inside out of the heat. After abut half an hour of no cars, a car came flying into the parking lot slamming on its brakes in order to pay. Driving this car was a little old lady and her husband. My one friend walked up to the car to gather the $5.00 charge to park. The little old lady driving refused to put down her window at first. Eventually she rolled her window down and my friend told her that it would be $5.00 to park. As soon as she heard this information she started getting upset saying it was senior citizen day and that everything is suppose to be free. She turned to her husband and demanded the $5.00, throwing it out the window at my friend. Trying to be friendly, my friend told the lady to follow her in order to show her where she should park. Before she had finished this sentence, the little old lady squealed forward barely missing my friends foot and made her own parking space. My friends jaw dropped, amazed by how rude the lady was. The little old lady and her husband got out of their car and as they walked past us the little lady started yelling at us. She was screaming about how we were ripping her off and how she could have parked closer for less money. As she was walking she was flailing her arms at us and her husband was holding her back. She continued yelling all the way out of the parking lot and down the street. Her husband was extremely humiliated by her actions and apologized to us. Thankfully, my shift was over before the little old lady came back from the fair. My friends and I were glad to get out of there in fear of experiencing another person like the little old lady. The rest of the days I had to park cars went smoothly which was great. The lesson that was learned from this experience is that you have to be prepared for anything because people can be extremely rude. Hopefully ill never have to see or deal with that old lady ever again.