Prompt: I cared what [she] thought, so when [she] dared me, I knew I was in trouble.
Special Challenge: Use the word "discombobulated" and include an imaginary friend.
Note: It did not do very well as the judge was slightly confused with how it played out. She did, however, suggest that I include Josh earlier in the story to help sort things out. Since I am at a loss, I am opening this up for all ya'll! How would you introduce Josh? ^^
I cared what he thought, so when he dared me, I knew I was in trouble.
“C’mon, Lacey, it’s just a dare. You going to do it or not?” Tricia goaded while folding her arms over her chest.
I slowed my swing to a halt and glanced shyly at Isaac, the most popular boy in school. He gave me a smug little smirk as the rest of the class tittered behind him.
“All I have to do is tell my crush that I like him?” my voice squeaked. Immediately I flushed and looked down at my sneakers.
“In front of everyone,” Isaac amended, grinning at Tricia. My palms started sweating so I tightened my grip on the chains. I knew they wanted me to admit to having a crush on Isaac so they could tease me for the rest of the year. Every girl in class had a crush on him. And why not? He was as handsome as 11-year-old boys come with his athletic build, shaggy blonde hair, blue eyes, and dimples.
“Everyone?” I asked breathlessly. “And then I can sit at your table at lunch?”
“And then you can sit at our table at lunch,” Tricia mimicked in a high-pitched voice. Again, everyone snickered. All of this attention was making me discombobulated. Regaining my equilibrium on the wooden seat, I timidly brought my gaze to Isaac’s mocking eyes.
“I’ll do it.”
The shock that plastered itself on his face was worth the embarrassment I was about to endure. Taking a deep breath, I turned to the empty swing beside me as my face prickled with heat.
"Josh, I have a crush on you."