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Writing Challenge Post#2
Set by: yetgodisfaithful
Words: Melancholy, brand-new, button, leaf/leaves, dramatic
Word Limit: None set (I did enquire but got no response and wanted to get start haha!)
It was on that drab September morning she awoke earlier than usual. It was no mystery as to why, though - today was the first day of a new term. After carefully selecting a top to match her chinos, Alicia fastened the top button on her brand-new coat. Recently purchased with the intention of making a positive impression amongst her social peers, the burgundy of her seasonal attire matched the autumnal shades of the leaves being carried down the street by the gentle breeze.
She skipped breakfast, her hunger subsiding at the overpowering melancholy brought on by the looming realisation that this year might turn to be like all the rest, only with different teachers, and a constantly changing soundtrack that would continue to give her some form of escape from the dramatic existences of those she lived and studied with. She took comfort in knowing that a handful of the bands she liked had new songs on the horizon, which brought a smile to her face, unleashing the dimples on her freckled cheeks that her family loved so much yet had, until now, escaped the notice of any of the guys she found attractive.
She forced the barrier of anxiety to the recesses of her mind as she grabbed her bag, checked for the essentials: phone, keys, purse, something to write on, and more importantly with, and with that, Alicia hit the button to start the music that would provide the background to her journey, and left the house.