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Becoming Deaf

by April | Score: 4900

I couldn't believe it. I would never be able to hear anything ever again. The quail that lived in our backyard was silent. The quaint old lady that lived next door moved her mouth, but no sound came out. I was miserable. I couldn't hear my friends talk, but we could communicate over my aqua computer. We emailed each other frequently over the summer since I had gone to a camp for deaf kids. An unguarded craftsperson there taught me ASL. I made a new friend who loved board games. I played a lot, but lost the games. There was a group of girls there everyone called the Quads because the four of them were always together. One of them always had a tissue box near her, my counselor told me she had allergies and that's why she needed it. The day before I left camp, I learned my counselor was pregnant. I learned how to sign the baby's name after that. On the ride home, I saw a stoic bailiff was walking across the street and I saw he looked happy. His mouth was moving and it seemed like he was singing. He had a bar of soap on his hand and seemed to be using it as a microphone. I smiled and my mom handed him money. I guessed his voice was nice. A few streets later, I saw a firefighter surrounded by a group of little kids. Suddenly, they covered their ears and I saw red and blue flashing lights. I guessed a siren was blaring in the distance. I guess life won't be so bad after all. 

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Your character goes deaf
Words Reach 50 words
Prop Include a computer
Character An unguarded craftsperson
Event Your character loses a game
Words Reach 100 words
Letter Use the letter R
Letter Use the letter Q
Prop Include a tissue box
Event Someone is pregnant
Character A stoic bailiff
Letter Use the letter M
Words Reach 200 words
Prop Include a bar of soap
Character A respectful firefighter
Event Sirens sound in the distance
Letter Use the letter G

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