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Amelia Evans

by ME | Score: 5850

My eyes welled with tears as I read the text my boss had just sent. Why? Just why? 
"I'm sorry, Amelia, we just can't employ you anymore." 
Those had to be the worst words of my life. I rummaged in my purse for a pen, instead coming up with- water goggles? 
I was the most popular paramedic at my hospital. So why was I getting laid off? It was crazy. You'd think they'd lay off, maybe Ellie, who thought we had achieved world peace. But no, it was me. Poor Amelia Evans, laid off because of some stupid boss who despised me. 
I grumbled to myself as I took the bottle of syrup to put on my pancakes - breakfast for dinner. An immodest barbarians' food, in my mother's opinion, but that didn't stop me. It was still the best thing possible, and it was definitely my comfort food. Better than my friend's gumbo. 
And there was the final straw: my friend. She had recently been killed because of unknown causes, and working all day had kept my mind off of her. Not anymore, though. 
I threw the bottle of syrup on the ground. I would regret that later, but who cares? It was satisfying. 
You know what? I could make more of a mess while I was at it. 
I hurled a packet of soy sauce on the ground, smashing it with my heel. It burst under my foot, splattering like bloodstains across the cabinets. And there was my painting, splattered by soy sauce. I had just gotten it from a talented art historian!
I started to cry. Real tears that made me want to hurt something. I was alone in this world. All alone. I wanted to kill someone, but that wouldn't solve anything. I'd already been laid off, getting arrested wouldn't help at all. 
The air conditioner kicked on, and I shivered in spite of my angriness. 
It was stupid. Curse the world. I hate i

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Letter Use the letter Y
Words Reach 50 words
Prop Include a pair of water goggles
Character A popular paramedic
Event Someone loses his/her job
Event World peace is achieved
Letter Use the letter F
Words Reach 100 words
Prop Include a bottle of syrup
Character An immodest barbarian
Event A murder needs to be solved
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter S
Prop Include a soy sauce packet
Character A talented art historian
Event Your character is all alone
Words Reach 300 words
Letter Use the letter I
Prop Include an air conditioner

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