Write something that includes this phrase or an approximation of it: “the room was musty, and the feeling of constantly being awarded second place infiltrated my nostrils.” (It can be placed anywhere in the piece). [Photo by Vruyr Martirosyan on Unsplash]
I opened the door of my room. The light from the hallway slowly trickled through that blasted room. Walking in, I cradled my trophy proudly. The room was musty, and the feeling of constantly being awarded second place infiltrated my nostrils, but today, it all changed. There was a first place trophy in my arms.
Finally, I beat that snot-faced Micheal Gold. I smiled to myself, even though I only won because Micheal did not attend the competition. Micheal was missing.
I dusted my desk, accidentally knocking over some pens. They splattered across the floor, the plastic container rolling to a stop at the foot of my bed. I gently set the trophy on my desk, patting it with a smile on my face. My very first first place.