Taleforge logo

Not A Good Day

by Alexis Montgomery | Score: 4350

Samantha hadn't slept in days, and she dragged herself out of bed, exhausted. Tripping over a box of markers, she swore under her breath. This wasn't going to be a good day, was it? Weaving her way through her cluttered room, she stepped carefully over piles of random junk thrown all around the wooden floorboards, which creaked under her feet. She had been tortured by school work lately, and the workload was getting to be too much for her tired body. Logging onto her computer, she blinked at the bright light that glared at her from the screen. Scowling, she turned the brightness level to zero. Blinking the white lights in her eyes, she checked the digital clock displayed on the now-dim screen. 6:45. Dang it, she thought. She'd slept in, and now she was late to her online school sessions. Downstairs, she vaguely heard someone banging on the keys of the piano in a hearty rhythm. It was Marcella. First period was study hall for her. Lucky, Samantha thought. At least you don't have to explain to a teacher why you were late to school. The music was probably what had awakened her that morning. Clicking on the Chrome browser, Samantha went to check her email while she waited for the teacher to admit her into the class. Suddenly, the screen glitched, then froze. "Oh, what now?" she demanded of the unresponsive object. 
The screen turned black, and random words and characters appeared. A little notification popped up on the screen. It read: your computer has been hacked. "Seriously?" Samantha shouted. 
"What's up?" Marcella asked, appearing in the doorway.
"My computer was hacked," she grumbled. 
Suddenly, the house shook. 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Your character hasn't slept in days
Prop Include a box of markers
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter W
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a piano
Words Reach 200 words
Words Reach 50 words
Words Reach 100 words
Words Reach 200 words
Event A computer is hacked

This story was written using Taleforge, the free writing exercise app powered by The Story Shack. Curious? Try it yourself.

Share and read

Show it to the world.

Challenge others

Same prompts. Different stories?