I take a large inhale as I step off of the platform of the long school bus. I watch it screech away and then turn to look at the entrance of the school. The building seems to tower over me. As I adjust the straps on my new backpack I realize that my hands are sweating. I wipe them on my skirt, careful not to ruin the blue ruffles that are sown on top of the orange fish pattern. It is my favorite.
Writing Challenges: Inspiration and ideas to spark your creativity every day
The writer's voice is the tone, mood, or personality of a story, poem, essay. Choose a tone – happiness, guilt, surprise, panic, shame, curiosity, empathy, regret, envy, relief, loneliness, gratitude, etc. – and write a mini-story (5-10 lines is enough) that showcases that tone or mood. [Photo credit: Luke Stackpoole, Unsplash]