For Challenge Two of the first round, I’m still in Group 34. New prompts: Romance, a lecture hall, and a cookie jar. We had 48 hours to come up with a 1000-word (max) story in response to those.

Speaking in Starts Distractedly

A young woman intent on impressing her famous Shakespeare professor discovers that her future is actually behind her.

I’m pretty happy with this story–I had fun writing it because the lecture hall, the professor, and even the paper (also titled “Speaking in Starts Distractedly”) are all real, even though everything about the rest of the story is total fiction. Writing this one took me on a fun romp down Memory Lane.