Fitting In

Terri looked outside the window and groaned. Snow. “Seriously? Are you freaking kidding me?” Her life sucked.

No way would her mother let her take the car, and she planned to go to Brandon’s party. He was the most popular boy in her class. Her entire social life depended on getting to that party.

Geek. Weirdo. Nerd. Dweeb. Jerk. Dork. How would she ever fit in if she didn’t show up? She couldn’t take anymore teasing. Lunches sucked. She sat alone. Classes were no better. The only time anyone spoke to her was if they wanted something or to yell at her for blowing the grading curve. She’d had enough.

But she had a plan. She overheard several students talking about Otto. He could get anything. Terri spent the cash and got what she wanted. Tonight she would finally fit in.

“Hey mom, don’t forget you promised I could have the car tonight.”

“The snow is supposed to worsen. You won’t be going out tonight.”

“But you promised.”

“Don’t argue with me. I said no.”

Terri knew it. She left and went to her room. She pulled out her stash from Otto. If she couldn’t go to the party, she would party at home.

She opened the baggie and snorted it. For the first time in a long time she felt free, the happiest she had ever been.

What was happening? Her heart raced, she felt nauseous, dizzy. Her muscles seized and she gasped for breath.

This story is prompted by Sue Vincent’s Daily EchoThursday photo prompt: Snowfall #writephoto

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