The Morning Before


I like writing, but I'm not sure if I'm really any good at it yet.

Rita dragged herself out of bed, and staggered into the bathroom. She splashed some water on her face, and winced slightly. She washed it a little more gently, before tossing off her clothes, and examining herself in the full-length mirror. Gashes, bruises, and burns adorned her in various places, and she made a bit of a face. "Better than last time, at least," she sighed, before stepping into the shower.

It stung as the water ran over her, but she sat down and gently cleaned herself, anyway. She'd learned a long time ago that it was better than just leaving them be. They'd heal a lot faster if she treated them properly.

Once clean, she very carefully patted herself dry, and then started applying ointment and bandages.

"Rita! You're going to be late for school!" Her mom. She didn't know. And she wouldn't understand if she did know.

She sighed. "Be down in a minute!" she called back. She finished her bandages, and went to find clothing that would cover all these bandages. Good thing she liked long sleeves.


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Story prompt:

Everyone always says to never beginning a story with the main character waking up, but that's exactly what this prompt is going to ask you to do. Start the story with the protagonist waking up. What they wake up to, however, is all up to the writer.

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