Day 248 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write a scene that addresses skin color.
Shannon: “You have spots on your skin,” the student next to me observed in a whisper. He seemed so aloof normally. I couldn’t believe I let him of all people catch me.
“I spilled some dye on it this morning. By the time I found it, I couldn’t get it off,” I recited the lie my family helped me come up, but that I never had to use until now.
‘Then why did you skin look the same way a week ago? You’re not supposed to be here, are you?”
Lying at this point didn’t seem smart, “Who did you tell,” I questioned, pleading for mercy with my eyes.
“I didn’t tell anyone, and I’m not going to, but you need to be careful. Don’t let them take you,” he warned, seeming to know more then…
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