Here was the requirements from last weeks prompt:
Here is today's writing prompt: First off, they say that if you think in pictures, you should be a writer, and if you think in words, you should be a painter, so write me a scene using the picture I've attached for inspiration. Or, if you don't like the picture I've chosen for you, choose your own, but be sure to include it when you send your completed scene to me.
Thanks Breezybug for another good one!
This was turned in by our friend BreezyBug!
My name's Haylie. I live in Annville,Pennsylvania. Lately, I've been having a bunch of strange symptoms. For example, I used to go to bed at 8:30 and wake up at 6:30. Then, I started going to bed at midnight and waking up at 1 or 2 in the afternoon. At first we over-looked this. Until I stopped sleeping. Then I started craving raw meat. Or as close to raw as I could get it. Oh, and salt.
So ,I came down from my room for supper one night and no one was there. That was....odd. Mom always told me when she was leaving and Dad would still be at work.
I ran into the kitchen and found a note.
"Gone to the Doctor. Meet me there."
Great! Another one of her schemes to get me to the doctor to find out if I'm fine. I know I am. A little change in my diet and sleeping pattern isn't that big........
I ran outside and hopped on my bike. I pedaled to the only doctors office my mom would let me bike to. This was going to be interesting.
I walked in, waved at my sister(She works there, as an assistant to anyone who needs her) and asked her where mom was.
"She's in with the doctor. I think they're going to do a DNA test or something."
"What !That's crazy.Why would they do that?"
'"Have you not seen the way you've been eating?! The changes have been horrific!"
I leaned against the counter and sighed. No way was this going to be fun.
"Look. Nothings going to come out wrong. All their going to do is prick you finger, check your DNA and tell where you originate from." She said. Why didn't she say we. I mean,wouldn't we both have at least been from the same country or countries?
I turned around and saw my mom and the doctor talking in hushed voices, turned away from me. Unfortunately, before I could leave,he turned around and saw me. He walked over to me and held out his hand. I looked at him like he was crazy.
"Uh,Haylie, Can I see your hand."
"You're not going to ask me to marry you, are you?"I said sarcastically. I didn't want to do this and I wasn't. They couldn't make me.
"No ,Haylie, we need to do a DNA test just to find out what your origins are. All I need it one finger. It won't hurt and it's very easy."
"Fine, whatever." I said holding out my hand. He pricked it, stood up, and walked away. My mom made me sit in the waiting room until he came back. When we did, he looked puzzled. He looked at the slip of paper he was holding, and then looked at me. He handed it to my mom. She read it and kind of did the same thing. She handed me the paper. This is what it said.
Name- Haylie Elizabeth Mallory
DNA-75% Western European (Not surprising,because I'm super fair)
13% Native American(Surprising,because I'm super fair)
"WHAT!?!?" I yelled." How does a DNA test pick up on imaginary creatures!?" I yelled. This can't be true. Vampires weren't real, right?
I ran outside, hopped on my bike, and pedaled to my best friends house, Cassi. I walked up, rang the door-bell, than walked inside. I ran up the stairs, yelling my name, and walked into her room.
"Cass, read this and read it now and TELL ME ITS NOT TRUE!" I yelled, shoving the slip of paper into her face.
She read it and kind of paled.
"N-no,it can't be true!" She exclaimed. She seemed kind of nervous. Why?
I stayed with her and ate there, trying to eat the veggies. When I finally bike home, my sister was there, and she doesn't get off work until at least nine, maybe ten.
I ran up to my room, the crumpled slip of paper in my pocket. Maybe if I tried to sleep.
I dosed off. That was it! That meant it couldn't be true!
I ran downstairs and made me a bowl of cereal. I ate it all without cringing at the taste. Num!
I spent the day at Cassi's pool. We swam and talked
"I wonder why it picked up on that." I said, thinking out loud.
"I don't know. Hayl, hand me that life jacket."
"But." I said, handing it to her," I just don't understand it!"
"UH! If it will make you feel better, that's not you DNA. It's mine." She exclaimed.
"I went to the doctors office and switched mine with the first one I saw. Which happened to be yours. I threw the one I grabbed away and hoped no one I knew would get mine. When you handed me yours, I was so surprised.I had switched mine with yours. I didn't want anyone to know because I already know I'm a vampire." My best friend got up and ran into the woods.
Everything resolved itself, but I never saw my best friend again. They sent out a search party, but never again found her.
Great Story BreezyBug! Thank you!