First Day of School

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First Day of School

Post by will write for beer » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:41 am

short time, first time. please be gentle...

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The first day of school was always the trickiest. It was harder to tell the fresh ones from the live ones.

Buddy up with a live one, and class would be a breeze. Buddy up with a fresh one, though, and you’re likely to end up fresh yourself.

Some kids had taken to waiting a week or so before showing up for class. By then, some of the rot beneath the freshness was beginning to show. Although with enough makeup and scents, a smart freshie could pass for close to a month.

Johnny steeled his nerves and chose a desk.
"Yeah they're dead. They're all messed up."
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Re: First Day of School

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:40 am

will write for beer wrote:short time, first time. please be gentle...
I gently stroked his/her cheek as the IV's first paralyzed the muscles and then stopped the heart...

Welcome aboard, will write for beer!

Alas, this one eludes me. I can't tell if it refers to: freshmen, zombies, randy teenagers, or farm-raised salmon that were released to the wild. :? :)

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Re: First Day of School

Post by strawman » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:12 am

Might be hinting that freshman means freshly dead. Which is about right for graduation from the middle school zombie gestational period.
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Re: First Day of School

Post by will write for beer » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:54 pm

It's zombies. Just seems if you use the zed word these days people automagically hate it.
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Re: First Day of School

Post by gunsofchekhovia » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:05 pm

Welcome, will write!

I liked this one, and while I was initially unsure what kind of creatures we were dealing with (especially because I've got vampires on the brain after reading Tifarak's drabble), I think you did well to avoid naming them. The clues are there. Freshmanism is not typically contagious, and while vampires are sometimes said to smell not quite right, visible rotting is not a typical vampire feature.

Good stuff.

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Re: First Day of School

Post by Flintknapper » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:55 pm

Everything has its firsts. Welcome will write for beer! Good to see you slumming over at the drabblecast boards :D

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Re: First Day of School

Post by Varda » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:31 am

If you think the freshies are bad, wait until a year later and they go all soph on ya! :D

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Re: First Day of School

Post by will write for beer » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:11 am

Thanks for the comments, all. I wouldn't call it slumming, flint; just kept seeing it mentioned over on the other contest, so I thought I'd check it out. If anything, I'm hoping y'all will help elevate my game. So I guess you're slumming by letting me in. :D

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Re: First Day of School

Post by Scattercat » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:37 pm

What's interesting is how many students appear to have been killed immediately prior to the beginning of the school year. Entrance exams are getting tougher...

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