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Drama

The Group:


Lola Reed (The kind one)

Naya Miller (The smart one)

Celeste Jones (The popular one)

Zuri Lass (The sporty one)




Lola:


First day of freshmen year! I'm really apprehensive. There will be so many new people! I grab my white cardigan and race towards the kitchen. Mom hands me a banana and dad kisses me goodbye. I quickly check my reflection. My outfit is a pale pink t-shirt with a white cardigan and some leggings. I quickly brush my hair and tie it into a bun. "Bye, mom! Bye, dad! Love you. ", I yell before running towards my bike. I throw my backpack into the basket and grip the handles of my bike. With one swift motion, I'm off...to high school.


Naya:


Oh my god! Today is the first day of high school! AP classes, SAT prep, and clubs. I run into the shower and come out with clean clothes. I'm wearing a sky blue shirt tucked into some high waist jeans. I part my hair and yank them into two braids. I grab my backpack and lunch and walk into the kitchen. "Morning, mama", I say. "Good morning, Naya", she replies, smiling. I snarf down some milk and cereal and race out the front door. "Love you, mama", I yell, before hopping into papa's car. "Ready?", he asks. I sigh. "Ready"...high school here I come.


Celeste:


Finally! The first day of high school! So many things to look forward to. Boys, prom, and food! I slip on my outfit and walk into the bathroom. White lace top and a yellow skirt. Perfect! I curl my hair and place a small headband on my head. I rush into the kitchen where mami and papi are. "Smile sweetie", they say. The take a few pictures and hug me. "Got to go!", I yell. I grab a nut bar and race outside with my backpack. "See ya later!", I call, before closing the front door. Time to walk...to a whole new world.


Zuri:


Ugh! Why do we have to wake up so early during high school? I fumble into the bathroom and take a bath. Well, at least they have a basketball team! I can't wait to try out. I race to my closet and throw on a hoodie and some sweatpants. I tie my hair into a high ponytail and shuffle towards the kitchen. "Ready ma?", I ask. "Yes!", she replies. I grab a protein shake and walk into the garage. Throwing my backpack into the back seat, I climb onto the passenger seat. Ma starts the car. We have begun the start of my journey... to high school.


Lola:


Wow! This school is humongous. The hallways are wide and the clients are so high. I check my schedule and find my locker number. 326. I walk over to it and input my combination. Opening my locker, I shove my backpack in. I look around and see a familiar face. "Naya!", I call, walking towards her. She half-smiles. "Oh! Um- hey, Lola", she replies. I smile. "Do you wanna hang-", I start. She intercepts me. "Sorry, Lola. I got to go", she says. "It's ok. I'll see you around?", I ask. She fidgets with her hands. "Yea...I guess", she responds. I wave goodbye as Naya walks away. That was weird...


Naya:


I briskly walk away from Lola as fast as I can. Lola is nice and all, but I feel like sh's not that into schoolwork. She isn't in any of the AP classes. I feel really bad about this but, I kinda want to be popular this year. In middle school, I was known as the nerd, but this year I want to be cool, and obviously still smart. Anyway, this school is breathtaking. There are so many classes and clubs. I can't wait to get started! I suddenly spot Celeste. She's my key to getting into popularity. Like usual she's surrounded by boys and girls. "Celeste!", I yell, waving at her. She turns around and looks at me, then walks away. Huh?


Celeste:


Why the heck was Naya there?! She almost embarrassed me in front of everyone. Naya is known as the nerd and I'm known as the popular girl. I need to keep that label. There are so many cute boys here, but I only have eyes for one. Adan Carter. He's such a kind, sweet, and cute boy. I really hope I can grab his attention. "Hey, Celeste!", Aurora says. I wave at her. Aurora is one of the most beautiful girls in the ninth grade. I'm aspiring to get close to her. Oh my gosh! It's Adan! Wait. He's talking to a girl. He's talking to...Zuri?!


Zuri:


Cool! This high school is lit. I shuffle towards my locker and shove my gym bag and backpack in. As I turn around I bump right into...Adan Carter?! "Yo, Zuri", he exclaims. I raise an eyebrow. "Hey, Adan...what's up?" He smiles. "Nothing much. You trying out for b-ball?", he asks. I nod my head. "Yeah". Adan is about to reply when Celeste pushes me. "Uh...Celeste? Are you ok?", I ask, a bit concerned, She smoothes her hair and faces Adan. "Hey there", she responds, giving him a petty look. Adan looks confused. "Aight imma head out. Bye, Zuri.", he says and walks off. "What the heck, Zuri!", Celeste yells quietly. "What?", I ask. She rolls her eyes and stalks off. Welp, I'm off to a bad start...


Lola:


The bell rings and signals it's time for first period. I have honors English. I walk to room 21 and to my surprise see, Naya. "Hey! I didn't know you had honors", I say taking a seat behind her. "Well duh, I do", she replies, not bothering to turn around. The classroom door opens and a tall slender woman walks in. "Hi everyone! I'm Mrs. Rose. Let's get started!", she exclaims, taking a seat at her desk. She clears her throat. "For today's project, I want you guys to get into groups of two." I smile. Me and Naya! "Go!", she responds. As I'm about to tap on Naya's shoulder, she turns to Aurora. "Wanna be my partner?", Naya asks Aurora. "Sure!", Aurora replies. "Naya!, I say. She turns around. "Sorry, Lola". I fake a smile and nod my head. I'm alone...


Naya:


Phew! I got out of being partners with Lola! I'm so happy that I'm with Aurora. We start working on our project, The idea is to construct a concrete poem. As Aurora draws the outline, I think of the words. I take a quick peek behind my shoulder to look at Lola. It looks like she's stuck with Lucas Mersona. Though deep inside I feel sorry, I ignore it. I need to live my life and Lola doesn't always have to be with me. "So, what's up with you and Lola?", Aurora asks. I sigh. "Well, she's kinda my friend, but she's also annoying at times", I whisper, making sure no one can hear us. Aurora nods. "Yeah, I understand". I grin. "Thanks for being my partner". "No problem!", Aurora laughs. High school, is off to a good start...


Celeste:


First period, Home EC, was so boring. The bell signals that it's time for second period. I have World History, room 34. I stride over to the classroom and walk-in. Many people greet me and I smile back at them. I see Zuri sitting at the front of the classroom. I give her a cold stare and sit behind her. A middle-aged man with a small beard walks in and takes a seat at the desk. "Hey folks, I'm Mr. Burol and welcome to world history", he says. As he's about to say something the classroom door opens. It's Adan! "Sorry I'm late", he apologizes. Mr. Burol nods and motions him to take a seat. There is an empty seat to the right of me and one to the left of Zuri. I smile at him and tilt my head right towards the empty seat. He ignores me and sits next to Zuri. What?! Why is he so attached to Zuri. I tighten my fists and grit my teeth. I need to do something about those two...


Zuri:


Mr. Burol hands us all a packet and tells us to get started. I take out my pencil and write my name at the top of the packet. "Hey, Zuri. Wanna work together?", Adan asks. "Sure", I reply. He scoots his desk a bit closer to mine and we start. Celeste stands up and walks towards Adan. "Hey Adan, I'm having a bit of trouble on number two. Can you help me?", she asks, batting her eyelashes. Adan gives her a weird look. "Um...I think you should ask the person next to you, Bradley", he responds. Celeste widens her eyes and pouts. She grits her teeth and glares at me. I shrug and turn back to Adan. We work together on the packet fo the rest of the period. Celeste comes over a few times but says nothing. She smiles at Adan and glares at me. Celeste was one of my best friends! I don't know what has happened to her...


Lola:


It's finally time for lunch. I grab my lunchbox from my locker and head over to the cafeteria. I see Celeste and Zuri in the lunch line and spot Naya and Aurora sitting together. I walk over to their table and take a seat. "Hi, guys!", I say. Aurora smiles, but Naya just opens her lunch box. Naya pulls out a salad and Aurora takes out sushi. I open my lunch and take out a pb&j sandwich. Naya gives me an I-can't-believe-you-still-eat-that look. I shrug and take a bite. I see Naya whisper something to Aurora. Aurora nods and pops a piece of sushi in her mouth. "It's kinda hot here", Naya says, fanning herself with her hand. Aurora nods, "I agree". I nod my head in agreement though I don't feel anything. Naya puts her lunch back in her box and so does Aurora. "I'm gonna go sit next to the ice cream freezer", Naya states. Aurora stands up with her. "You can stay here", Aurora says, looking at me. "I-I c-can...okay", I stutter. The two walk away leaving me alone. Again...


Naya:


Aurora and I rush away from Lola. We take a seat at the table next to the freezer. Aurora takes out her sushi. "So...you're still mad at her?", she asks. "I'm not sure", I reply. "I'm not mad, but she's just kinda annoying." "Really?", a voice behind me says. I whip my head around to see Lola. "What's gotten into you, Naya?!", she screams. "You were so kind, innocent, and smart. Look at you know!". I stand up and face her. "You know what Lola. You're such a baby. Don't you have any other friends", I yell, trying to keep my voice low. She stands there. Shocked. I cover my mouth with my hand. "I'd rather have no friends than a friend like you", she whispers angrily and walks away. I sit back down and bury my face in my palms. "It's okay", Aurora comforts me. My emotions and ambiguous. I'm enraged, but I'm still sorry...


Celeste:


Standing in the lunch line is so boring. There are so many people! I need to start getting her on time. Finally, it's my turn. I grab a veggie roll, some chips, and a soda. After entering my pin number I walk over to the tables. I see Lola walking away from the cafeteria. Aurora and Naya are sitting next to the freezer. Wow Naya, such a friend stealer. I then see Adan. He's walking with Zuri to the "cool" table. Ugh! That girl. I make my way towards the table. "Hey! Do you mind if I sit here?", I ask. Adan's friend Timothy replies. "Uh... sure, Celeste. I take a seat to the left of Adan while Zuri sits on the other side. Adan whispers something in Zuri's ear and she laughs. Most of the boys and girls talk about sports. I focus on my lunch since I don't have much to add. Suddenly, Adan raises his voice a little. "Zuri, do you want to hang out with me after school?" he asks. Zuri smiles. "I'd love to". What?! I'm furious. I stand up and yell. "What the heck, Zuri?". I grab my soda and pour it all over her hoodie...


Zuri:


I stand there, appalled. The soda drips down my hoodie and to my sweatpants. I'm done. "What has gotten into you, Celeste?", I shriek. Everyone turns silent. "Are you crazy?", she replies. "You literally stole my crush!". "Get over it, Celeste!", I shout. "He doesn't like you and never will". Celeste's eyes fill with rage. She takes her veggie wrap and throw's it at me. It hits my knee and I scream. "Stop it!" "Stop acting like your mom!" She gasps. I widen my eyes. Suddenly, someone rushes in between us. It's Naya. "You both need to stop!" Celeste turns to Naya. "Says you miss perfect", she hollers. "You became friends with my friends". Naya throws her hands in the air. "How does that matter?", she screams. I scream back at Celeste. Naya tells me to stop, but I push her away. We're all yelling over one another when...


Lola:


"STOP IT", I shriek. "All of you". "Stop!" They fall silent. "Look at us! What are we doing? It's not one person's mistake, it's all of ours", I say. I turn to Celeste. "Celeste, you are acting like a brat and you know it", I state, firmly. She looks at her feet. "Zuri. You're only hanging out with Adan. What about the rest of us?". Zuri wraps her arms around her stomach. "And you", I say, pointing a finger at Naya. "You're trying to change yourself. There is no point in being popular. Just be yourself". Naya gives a tiny nod. Abruptly, Naya stands up...


Naya:


Lola's right. I've been acting like someone else. I stand up and walk towards Lola. I open my arms and wrap them around her. "I'm sorry", I whisper. She holds me tight. "It's okay". From the corner of my eye, I see Celeste stand.


Celeste:


A tear rolls down my cheek. I realize how awful I behaved. Seeing Naya embrace Lola, I recognized who I am. I walk to the two of them and sigh. "I was a brat. I was acting stupid. I'm sorry". Naya and Lola smile and extend their hands to me. We hold each other tight. Zuri walks up behind Lola...


Zuri:


I was acting stupid. Only caring about boys. These people in front of me, love me. I walk up to Lola. "I'm sorry guys. I shouldn't have been so attached to boys. I love you guys". They take me in and we stand there holding each other. Together...


All of them:


That's how the four of us ended up in the center of the cafeteria. All eyes were on us, but we didn't mind. It didn't matter if everyone made fun of our cringy reunion. We had each other, and that all we need...



May 01, 2020 21:32

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Zilla Babbitt
15:28 May 02, 2020

You asked if I could read, so here I am: This is so cute! Really meaningful too. I like how you take each character and create a different personality that is perfect to rib (or complement) the others. The title fits well for both prompt and story. There's mainly just grammar problems that are easy to fix. The comma at the end of someone speaking goes inside the quotation marks, and if you have a question mark or exclamation point (or both) you don't need a comma as well. And I would also indent before anyone starts talking, it's easier t...

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Riddhi S.
16:39 May 02, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback! Really appreciate it :)

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Zilla Babbitt
16:52 May 02, 2020

Of course!

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Niveeidha Palani
23:22 Jul 08, 2020

Hi Riddhi, I loved how you incorporated this prompt, this was such a good idea! Just one thing: There's a lot of grammatical errors. I would suggest Grammarly, it really helps 😉

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Riddhi S.
03:00 Nov 05, 2020

Thanks! Yes, I have started using that :D

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Niveeidha Palani
03:05 Nov 05, 2020

:)

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Aqsa Malik
08:33 May 11, 2020

What I really enjoyed from the get-go was the first few paragraphs where each girl was getting ready for school and you outlined it in the same way yet with distinct characteristics. Very nice. I would have loved of your key wasn't at the top of the story though as I kept forgetting their titles and had to keep scrolling all the way up. Maybe you could add them next to their p.o.v names or something. The story itself was cute, although the ending seemed a bit rushed and unrealistic, especially for characters like Celeste. But ove...

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Riddhi S.
16:43 May 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback!

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No One
18:29 May 10, 2020

Wow, an awesome story I love how u make the plot fit around each character and how they all have different personalities.

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Riddhi S.
18:50 May 10, 2020

Thanks for the kind words!

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No One
18:53 May 10, 2020

Your welcome and if u want read my recent story I wrote for this contest...

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Riddhi S.
19:19 May 10, 2020

Of course! I'll check it out!

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08:09 May 10, 2020

This is really really funny and meaningful too. I'll be sure to read your other submissions.

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Riddhi S.
16:10 May 10, 2020

Thanks! :)

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Asha Boyapati
20:14 Oct 30, 2020

THIS IS SO GOOD

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Nirosha P
10:09 Aug 19, 2020

I love this story here! It shows how each girl thinks of the situation and I almost never get to read a story like that. Good job! PS: If you don't mind, could you check out my story 'I've got no idea'? I would love to have feedback :)

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Riddhi S.
03:01 Nov 05, 2020

Thank you so much :)

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Rhondalise Mitza
04:03 Jun 26, 2020

Would you mind if I mentioned you in my bio? I really enjoy your stories and I want to see you move up on the leaderboard. :)

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Riddhi S.
16:25 Jun 26, 2020

That would be an honor! Thank you so much :)

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Sadia Faisal
08:00 May 25, 2020

nice story, please like my story if you like it and follow me

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Riddhi S.
17:34 May 25, 2020

Thanks! Sure, I will :)

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Veda Celestial
22:32 May 20, 2020

This used to be me and my friends!

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Riddhi S.
04:52 May 22, 2020

Hehe! Glad you could relate :)

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14:14 May 12, 2020

Well narrated story,bright and clean . after finishing the story got a feeling like I was in an emotional roller coaster .Thanks.

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Riddhi S.
16:11 May 12, 2020

Haha thanks!

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Ndekwoh Ojen
07:29 May 12, 2020

Great story but just like Aqsa commented, the key was taking me back to the top every now and then. Plus, some typos that can sure be fixed easily. Keep writing.

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Riddhi S.
16:11 May 12, 2020

Yes, I appreciate the feedback!

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16:13 May 09, 2020

This is a great read. I love the format, I love the characters, and I love the message. There are quite a few typos and grammatical errors so that is something to watch out for.

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Riddhi S.
18:30 May 09, 2020

Thanks for the suggestions! :D

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15:26 May 09, 2020

I loved your story!! From the moment I started reading, I was hooked🥰 I like how each character is distinct in their personality and so different. It kept me reading. I like how the dialogue and story flows. Very engaging🌟 I will check out your other stories!

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Riddhi S.
18:31 May 09, 2020

Thanks a lot! I'll check out your stories too :)

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13:27 May 11, 2020

:-) That would be great, Thank you! I am currently working on the next one :-)

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Riddhi S.
16:43 May 11, 2020

:D

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Prashansa Dhiman
15:03 May 09, 2020

Beautiful!

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Riddhi S.
18:31 May 09, 2020

:) Thanks!

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Chloe Alistar
19:06 May 03, 2020

What a great story. I love the different characters and the slang words too (lit). So realistic.

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Riddhi S.
19:07 May 03, 2020

Haha omg, thank u :)

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Zea Bowman
23:56 May 02, 2020

I agree with Zilla; this was a fun read and there were grammar mistakes. I loved how you personalized every character with a different role. The only thing that I would say to fix would to connect more of your sentences. I feel like many of them were short and choppy. Other than that, great story. :)

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Riddhi S.
00:06 May 03, 2020

Thank you, Zea!

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Khadija S.
20:47 May 02, 2020

Very nice! :) All the characters fit together very well. Good job!

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Riddhi S.
20:51 May 02, 2020

Thank you so much :)

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Asha Boyapati
06:36 Nov 14, 2020

I was very hooked and intrigued by this story!

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Riddhi S.
06:36 Nov 14, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it, Asha!

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Asha Boyapati
06:35 Nov 14, 2020

I love how you used the prompt in your story!

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Riddhi S.
06:36 Nov 14, 2020

Lol of course! I had to ;)

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