A student walks into the library/media center at lunchtime. What is she/he thinking? Worried about? Dreading? Hoping or wishing for? What are the risks/stakes for him/her? Show us in a paragraph or two.
I hid out in the library at lunch because I had no one to eat with. Being shy, it was terrifying to walk up to a table of people and ask to sit down. It also was painful to sit alone and I felt like such a loser. Even though hunger gnawed at my insides, I went to my refuge to find comfort. I always felt at home among books and soon my anxiety began to fade away. I searched for the latest Madeleine L'Engle book and found Meet the Austins. I opened it and was pulled into the story immediately...awkward teenaged girl, can relate to that... I settled into a weathered leather chair by the window overlooking the courtyard garden. My hunger pangs subsided as I was pulled into the story. When the bell sounded I gathered my things together ready to face the world again.