This week's Story Starter is a small beginning to a story. Write a story or poem inspired by the paragraphs below. You can use the "beginning" anywhere in your story; it doesn't just have to start your story. Or you can just use it to inspire a completely different story having nothing to do with the sentences below.
The four of them surrounded him. Their fists were clenched and raised, and Cameron could feel their anger at him. He'd wanted, just once, to be part of the popular crowd. He's mistaken their teasing for friendship, and his words hadn't been chosen as carefully as they should have been. How was he supposed to know that they'd be offended when he called them brutes? He thought they liked being known for their strength and size. But when they heard him use the word "brutes," they heard "big and dumb."
He should have known better than to think that he could tease back and make it work for him. He'd always been awkward. He always said the wrong thing. And now, he was about to be crushed by four angry brutes. He couldn't see any way out, but there had to be some way to escape the pain that was coming his way.As always, I love to read what you are writing, so please copy and paste your story or poem into the comments, if you would like to share.