A broken nose in gym class, missed state orchestra tryouts, as if this day couldn’t get any worse, third period Advanced Chemistry had an exam scheduled.
“No time for the doctor now.” Evelyn muttered as she made her way to the Chemistry lab. Everyone bemoaned Mrs. Fletcher’s exams. Evelyn usually didn’t mind since Chemistry was her best subject, but with the pain of a broken nose and state orchestra dreams crushed this was the last thing she wanted to deal with.
Evelyn slid in next to her lab partner Sara just before the bell rang.
“What did the doctor give you? Can I get some?” Sara asked, a little too eagerly.
“The nurse just gave me acetaminophen.”
“Have you been to the doctor yet?”
Evelyn shook her head ‘no’ in response as Mrs. Fletcher handed out exams.
Great this was a history and a chemistry exam all in one. Evelyn could not concentrate with pounding pain of her nose beating like timpani drums.
Lead Acetate! Evelyn wondered if she could add some to a little homemade varnish. Added to Misty’s bow wouldn’t get rid of her before state orchestra, but would land Evelyn as first-chair cello by spring break.
Too busy plotting her revenge against Misty for the broken nose, missing tryouts, and everything else little Miss Perfect did, Evelyn was not even halfway done before the bell rang.
“That exam was a bitch!” Sara exalted as she passed up both their papers.
“Language Miss Archer,” Mrs. Fletcher scolded.
“So let me know when you get back from the doctor.” Sara waved and headed off.
Evelyn waited until the lab was clear. At the back of the lab she opened the chemical cabinet and carefully procured her first batch of lead acetate.
“Maybe I can get a note that let’s me stay home tomorrow for this,” she laughed as she returned to the nurse’s office to call her mother about seeing a doctor.
Submit a creative response using the given word. Response must use the word, in its correct form, in the response. For the Trifecta Writing Challenge, always use the THIRD given definition. Response can be no fewer than 33 and no more than 333 words.
This week’s word is:
1: the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals
2 a : a lewd or immoral woman
b : a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
3: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant