sound crept from inside my head as I stared at the red flashing numbers. The sound got louderand louder as a slight whistle echoed through my head. That was it! My alarm was going off! Isprang up to my feet in an instant. I fell to the floor even faster.
I yelled at my sheets as I untangled my foot from them. I rushed to themirror and brushed my teeth. There would be no time for breakfast this morning. Classes startedat eight. It was already seven forty. The rest of my morning was rushed and I hurried out the
door to my first class. I didn’t know what was coming.
I rushed in and slammed into my seat. Professor Collins looked at me with his squinty,
brown eyes as I slipped my books onto my desk. The room stopped as the clock just hit eight o’
“I see someone was sleeping in this morning.” He said with a dry, monotonous tone.
The class laughed quietly among themselves as I looked around the room and attemptedto do the same. I opened the book to the page that the girl next to me was on. Her long, brownhair blocked her face. Somehow, I never noticed her. I mentally slapped myself for my lack of observation.She had long, sleek arms that were tannish brown. Her hair swished back and forth as she
took notes from the lecture. I couldn’t even hear C
ollins talking at the moment. My mind wassingularly focused, as if in a daze.
“…and what do you think about Carter’s take on heredity?” Collins said, staring right at
me.I looked over to him as he lowered his glasses and glared at me. My eyes looked at hisand I cracked a sideways smile and with a nervous shrug he rolled his eyes.