|Typical High School
Author: Woman-of-the-night PM
High schools are generally all the same. Typical High School isn't an exception. Lucy thinks she different from her peers but she really isn't. A short satire done for a Enlgish Class.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,382 - Published: 12-02-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2976058
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So this was a school assignment to write a satire about something. It's not great and quite frankly I'm not sure how I feel about it. I got a good grade so I figured why not post it up. I've got nothing to lose.
Typical High School
Stepping foot into the old, dull brick building of Typical High School made the dread of the summer ending come back full force to the young teenage girl. She stopped walking and stood in the middle of the crowded hallway, her new empty backpack was slung over one shoulder, her small, tanned hand gripping it tightly
'Kill me now…' Lucy thought, her brown eyes scanning the rowdiness and utter stupidity of her fellow classmates.
There were familiar faces, there were new faces and there were faces she knew she ought to remember but didn't.
She scrutinized and studied the interactions of each individual clique, laughing at the falseness in them.
The popular group took up most of the hallway. It was filled with the prettiest blonde girls and the buffest jocks wearing their sport coats. They were laughing obnoxiously loud and Lucy would bet anything that whatever it was that they were laughing at was not nearly as funny as they made it out to be. The girls would hug and kiss each other on their cheeks, smiling and complimenting each other, a glint of hate and jealousy for one other in their perfectly done eyes. Soon they would all break out into laughter again.
Lucy could not figure out why they always seemed to be laughing. She counted her blessings for being nothing like them.
Her eyes, alongside everyone else's, snapped to the loud sound. She rolled her eyes when she saw it had only been a skater attempting to do a trick, only to fail miserably and land on his back, his friends doubled over laughter, each one with a can of energy drink in their hands, headphones in their ears, and beanies on their head.
"I repeat, kill me now." She mumbled to herself.
Figuring she probably looked odd standing alone in the hallway, she walked to the stairway-which was also jammed packed with other classmates-and sat down. She almost burst out laughing as a freshman, who looked completely lost, seemed as if he was ready to cry. Freshmen were so annoying and completely clueless. She was never that clueless her freshman year. She only got lost five times a day for a month.
Lucy grunted as her friend tackled her from behind, cutting off her breath in her vice-like grip.
"Lucy!" Heather squealed, "Oh my god! I did not see you at all this summer!"
Lucy quickly stood up, turning around and hugging her blonde friend back just as tightly, both girls jumping up and down, squealing.
"I know, right!" Her eyes quickly scanned her friend's appearance, noting the shiny new handbag in her hands. The handbag she had been salivating to have. Forcing a smile on her face, she pointed to the bag, "That's a beautiful bag!"
Heather held it out, inspecting it with a smile on her face, "I know! I begged my parents to get it for me and they finally gave in!"
The two girls laughed loudly, only stopping when their names were called from behind Heather.
"Becky!" both girls shrieked, climbing up the steps to where the brunette stood and engulfing her in a hug.
"Guys! I haven't seen you guys in, like, forever! We so need to hang out now!" Becky told them once they pulled away from hug.
"Sure!" both girls agreed immediately, both knowing it was probably not going to happen. Friends were for school only.
"Oh! I completely forgot!" Becky turned around and pulled someone from behind her, Lucy thought she looked familiar but then again a lot of people looked familiar to her. "You guys remember Nicole, right? She was in our Bio 1 class."
Heather and Lucy spared a quick glance at each other.
"Yeah! I remember you!" Heather spoke first, Lucy followed her lead.
"I think you sat behind me! I always wanted to talk to you but for some reason I never did."
Soon enough, the small group went from only the four of them to a group a six girls and one guy. Lucy always felt comfortable when she was surrounded by them. They were all so much alike. They all wore the standard Hollister and Aerocrambie & Fitch clothing. The girls all smelled flowery and their hair was always straightened. Zane, though the only guy in the group, seemed to just fit right in. They were like mirror images of one another.
They stayed closely huddled on the staircase, blocking people's way and whenever someone asked them to move they either ignored them completely or sneered at them. Most of the time was spent laughing at meaningless things, at times they weren't even sure why they were laughing. They made fun of the students surrounding them. The popular crowd, the skaters, the emo's, the Goths, no one was spared from their insults. After all, being the only group of kids who were not in any type of clique, they were allowed to make fun of everyone who was in one.
So my actual essay did not end here, but my English teacher said it was a good place to end it so..yeah. Anyways, if you want to read how I actually ended it, its in the next chapter. I guess it's an alternative ending.
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