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Drama Fiction Friendship

I glance at Camille, who looks as nervous as a shivering opossum. We both do, but for different reasons.

β€œReady?” I whisper. She barely nods.

Bridget climbs out of her seat, shaking. Her eyelids are so low they look shut. Her palms reflect from the handful of sweat. Perfect acting.

β€œWell, I’m going to head to the bathroom,” Bridget says, breaking the silence. β€œYou guys are acting kind of strange.”

We both bob our heads forward like puppets. My mind blurs, I’m only concentrated on the mission.

β€œEllis, now?”

β€œNo, until she goes in.”

Bridget disappears, which is our cue to place the toenails in her soup. Camille seems really sorry, but she still gives me the nails with her shaking hands.

β€œWhat if she catches us?” Her voice trembles.

β€œShe isn’t going to unless you sit there. Hurry, put it in!” I shove the toenail bag right into her chest. Taking a few seconds to breathe, she nods again. I watch calmly as her burning, red hair quivers. Opening the bag, she carefully puts in the nails, mixing the soup with a metal spoon.

β€œQuick! She’s coming out!”

β€œI’m done!”

Bridget walks back out with her boots, looking as confused as ever. She hurries over, sitting down.

β€œI’m back,” she announces awkwardly. β€œBy the way, don’t go in the second stall. There were a few accidents.”

I flinch. β€œI know. I learned it the hard way.” I flashed Camille a glare. She’s wheezing like a terrified bat, and I knew she’d get us caught if Bridget finds out about the nails.

Bridget chuckles a bit and holds her spoon. She scoops the soup, picking up a bunch of nails on the way.

Camille stands up. β€œWait! Don’t eat that!” she yells. β€œThere are toenails in it!”

β€œβ€¦And cut!” The director shouts. β€œNice work. That’s a wrap for today.”

I high-five Dahlia who played Camille, and Roxy who played Bridget. β€œYou guys did awesome!” I say to them.

β€œYou too, Haley!” Roxy exclaims. She adds, β€œI wish we could do the next scene today. It’s my favorite part when my character finds out about the toenails.”

Dahlia laughs. β€œGross!” I smirk at the thought of Bridget’s expression.

β€œAnyway, let’s get home. We have school the next day, remember?” Roxy reminds us.

β€œTrue. Alright, I’ll catch you later!” I say.

β€œBye!”

Dahlia, Roxy, and I all go to Wooden Oak Middle in seventh grade. Our teacher, Ms. Elliot Graziani, doesn’t like the bond between the three of us. She separates our seats farthest away from each other, because β€œwhen we’re together, we’re unstoppable”. In other words, she despises us.

Our classmates, however, are friendly. Our lunch table is usually eight-ten people, including Dahlia, Roxy, Angie, Katrina, Elisabeth, Sasha, Adelaide, and me. It’s hard to keep track of all of the new faces sitting at our table. We’re mostly close with Katrina and Adelaide, who is funny and loves to cheer us up.

Today, we have a new face staring at us at lunch. She’s a new student in Mr. Kurtis’ class, which is surprising because we hardly have any newcomers in the middle of the school year. It’s a pretty small school.

I overhear from Roxy her name was Kelly. Kelly B. She sits with innocent strawberry blonde curls, a pink shirt with lace, and a white bottom. I notice my lunch is right next to her. I should’ve not stopped by at the restroom. I’m afraid to go to my spot.

Β We all didn’t trust her at first, due to our triple instincts.

I see Dahlia walk over to her with a smile cornered to her face. Maybe I was wrong. We don’t have triple instincts. Dahlia’s as clueless as a sloth. Cute, but clueless.

I glance at Roxy, who shrugs and walks off. That usually means she needs to use the restroom.

Dahlia sits with her, talking for a bit. I overhear Kelly exclaim, β€œSo you’re really Dahlia Johnson? I love the Johnson sisters!”

I heard Dahlia laugh and say, β€œactually, we aren’t sisters. I’m Dahlia Johnson, and my friends are Roxy Evergreen and Haley Harper. We just shot a scene of The Hidden Traitor yesterday.”

Kelly nods, and she says, β€œCan you act out the scene you did for me here?”

Dahlia seems unsure. β€œWell, we were at lunch and—”

β€œThis is lunch,” she interrupts. β€œWhat’s next?”

β€œWell, I played Camille who was a shy and sensitive character. She was forced to place toenails in Bridget’s lunch to fit in at the new school. Bridget was her best friend. After Bridget was about to take a sip of her soup, my character yells for her to stop, and confesses the truth.”

Kelly replies, β€œPerfect! Then we’ll put something disgusting in Haley’s lunch! It’s right next to mine.”

My eyes widen. I wasn’t mad, because obviously, Dahlia would defend me. I was just interested all of a sudden at the intensity.

Dahlia hesitates. β€œWell…I can’t. She’s my friend, you know that.”

β€œBut I really want to see what the scene is about!”

β€œI know. But you heard the story, so isn’t that enough?”

β€œMaybe for you. But she’s your best friend, she’d forgive you anytime.” Before Dahlia has time to answer, Kelly adds, β€œHere. Put this in. Please?” There’s shuffling in a bag.

My heart stops when I hear the interest in Dahlia’s voice. β€œWhat’s that?”

β€œBaby oil. Imagine if she eats it, am I right?”

Baby oil? Who keeps baby oil in someone’s purse?

My friend hesitates. β€œShe could get seriously injured from it.”

β€œThen don’t let her eat it.” Dahlia shoves the baby oil in Dahlia’s chest. β€œJust put it in, and act out the scene in front of me.”

β€œI-”

β€œCome on! We don’t have much time.”

I hear the serious temptation and pain in Dahlia’s breathing. I have to see this. Dahlia takes the baby oil from Kelly’s hand, and pours it all out in my spaghetti!

Dahlia announces the lines from the scene. β€œWhat if she catches us?” she says.

I’m surprised when I hear Kelly’s voice appear. β€œβ€œShe isn’t going to unless you sit there. Hurry, put it in.”

Dahlia gives her a surprised look. β€œHow’d you know the lines?”

She flips her hair. β€œOh, you know.”

No. No one knows! Gosh, she’s annoying.

β€œUh, um,” Dahlia stammers. Actual sweat trickles down the left side of her forehead.

β€œQuick! She’s coming out!” Kelly says.

I stomp toward them, trying not to let my tears fall. β€œI’m done!” I yell.

Dahlia turns around slowly, seeing the disappointment and anger in my face. β€œHaley-β€œshe starts.

β€œForget it,” I say to her coldly. β€œI’m done with you. I can’t believe you’d listen to that stupid Kelly like that. It’s just like in the scene. You betrayed me! If I ate my lunch, I could’ve stopped breathing! What the hell would you have done after that?”

β€œWe weren’t going to let you eat it-β€œ

β€œIt doesn’t matter. You listened to her, and that’s just stupid.” I run off, my nose running and tears falling. I veil them with my hair, hoping it’ll also turn me invisible.

Roxy’s blue eyes are intense as she watches the screen. I don’t think she even blinked once. My mouth was open the entire time; I just noticed I was beginning to drool.

β€œOh my God,” Dahlia laughs, pointing at me. β€œYou’re drooling. LOL.”

I wipe the drool off with my sleeve and rubbed it against Dahlia’s shoulder. She screamed, mopping it on the floor.

β€œEw, you just made your arm dirtier,” I said, cracking up. β€œGross!”

Emilie (who played Kelly) snorted. β€œI can’t believe we did this whole scene by ourselves.” Roxy agreed.

β€œI know. We should make it longer. I was barely even in it,” Roxy complained. β€œDid I literally just stay in the bathroom the entire time while Dahlia and Haley fought?”

I admit, β€œTrue. We should write the script better next time. But I think this was a great start.” Emilie agrees with me.

β€œIt’s really cool how you guys are real actresses,” Emilie says.

β€œWe’ve only been in one show and movie,” Dahlia replies. β€œBut that’s true. I think we should work on it while we’re not filming scenes.”

β€œShould we make a part two?”

β€œAlready on it!” Roxy calls from her laptop. β€œNow, the show’s going to be all on me!”

We all laugh as we shove each other to see what Roxy was editing in the script. Soon, we might not just be actresses in the future, but scriptwriters too! We don’t know how to write much yet, but I think we’d all agree it’s going to be amazing working on it.

November 06, 2020 20:40

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didn't submit a story in a while so shrug it off. the beginning actually happened in Haley's life. The middle was the script Haley and her friends made together if you're confused. Sorry for all those confusing plot twists. My first story this month,maybe my last...not sure yet

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Jeffrey Pope
23:09 Nov 11, 2020

Following how it started, i was left wondering how you'd force the story to follow the prompt. But as i progressed, i came to realize its already being followed in a rather obvious way, hidden to me at first. Lol. Its an interesting read. I totally love it.

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this is AMAZING!!!!!! i love it i actually read it 3 times because its amazing! could you read my new story? thanks

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Rayhan Hidayat
21:44 Nov 07, 2020

I don't think I got a chance to read something by you yet, so this was a treat! Love how they're just filming a scene, that's a very cool way to go about the prompt. Kudos ;)

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Thank you for stopping by... Glad you enjoyed it!! ;)

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Oh my goodness! This is very well written! I actually loved all the plot twists you added in, they weren't confusing at all, don't worry :) It kept me on my toes the entire time, you did such a good job with the descriptions and the detail, it really felt like the story was coming to life! Amazing way to fulfill the prompt! It's nice to see to see you writing again.

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So glad you enjoyed :) Thank you!

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Amaya .
23:38 Nov 06, 2020

woah you posted! i've never read ur writing before so this is rly cool <3

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This wasn't hard to understand at all! Thanks for this great story!!

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Megan Sutherland
02:39 Dec 11, 2020

wAiT hOw DiD i NoT rEaLiZe Kendra I missed youuuuuuuu!!!!!!!! You were gone for so long! This is megan btw, we're doing like a HP roleplaying thing. But like WOW HOW I missed you, Kendra!!! So happy you're back!

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Eee hey Megannn!!! Missed u so much too!! I know right?? Sooo long 😭 That's cool! Lol awh missed u too!! Will be a bit more offline than usual but will come back to check on my notifs and friends :)

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Megan Sutherland
11:32 Dec 14, 2020

How have you been recently? I hope everything is good with you!

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I'm doing great :D Kinda focusing on music lately during the pandemic. What about you? ✨

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Megan Sutherland
02:38 Dec 16, 2020

Oh, cool! Do you write songs? I'm keeping busy :D in a good way. I've been painting and writing and reading. I got to eat cake a few days ago because we had a birthday in my family. :D

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ye!! Wrote a lot of songs, but I only have a few favorites. Not really planning on being a singer though, lol. That's cool! Happy late bday to whoever it is!! :D

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ye!! Wrote a lot of songs, but I only have a few favorites. Not really planning on being a singer though, lol. That's cool! Happy late bday to whoever it is!! :D

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The Cold Ice
06:01 Nov 12, 2020

Wow this is a wonderful story.I am glad you write a story.Keep writing.Amazing job. Would you mind reading my story β€œLeaf me alone β€œ

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The Rookie
18:58 Nov 11, 2020

Can`t wait to read more of your stories! I just managed to gather the courage to make my first submission as well, would love for someone like you to critique it!

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this is actually my 39th or 40th submission since I actually deleted all of them, but yes I was unsure to post this since I haven't in a while. I'd be glad to critique your story later :)

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The Rookie
11:32 Nov 14, 2020

Whaaaaaat, can i ask why did you delete? Now I have to wait for another awesome story:( hahah

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11:05 Nov 10, 2020

Impressive story keep it up

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11:05 Nov 10, 2020

Hii, AJK Sorry to intervene, in this brutal manner, I have a request for you would be kind to give a single glance over the vehicle which my team had been working over months. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHX5VUPBJOp/?igshid=5f72nb3cgg30 Sorry to take your time and If possible like the post.Because this would help team to win

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It's fine :) I think it looks amazing. I don't have an Instagram account, sorry, but you and your team's design is very impressive! Thanks

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Megan Sutherland
19:15 Nov 08, 2020

Great story!

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Megan Sutherland
01:08 Nov 09, 2020

Of course!

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04:11 Nov 07, 2020

Is that Kendra I see....?!?!?!?!?!?!

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18:13 Nov 07, 2020

AYYYYYY! Welcome back!

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Amaya .
23:58 Nov 19, 2020

HOW DID I JUST REALIZE THIS IS KENDRA. i can be really, really dumb. i kept wondering if you just deleted your account or something. why'd you decide to come back under a different name, and leave in the first place? Sorry if that's too private, u don't have to answer.

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This was my username for a long while lol, and it's my full initials. Also I had to leave cuz of school and I found another website that interested me :) I'm actually focusing on music now so probably won't make another story. .

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Amaya .
18:53 Nov 20, 2020

ooh i love music. what intruments do u play? also what do u think of the prompts this week, even if u aren't gonna write anything

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I play the flute, piccolo, piano, guitar, and ukulele lol. And I just read the prompts right now, and I like the one where it says a new family dinner with new faces and traditions. I can't wait to read a story about that one

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