One Day Cold

4 posts in this topic

BZZZ BZZZ BZZZ, the alarm on Lexi's smartphone went off, it was 6.30am. She got out of bed and showered. Returning to her bedroom, she opened her wardrobe, choosing an outfit for the day. The 5'5" brunette normally dressed pretty preppy but today she selected some nice faded blue skinny jeans, a tight fitting dark vneck sweater and her black and white chucks.

Heading out to school after breakfast, she grabbed her bag and set off. She always walked because school was only  about a mile and a half away, and the weather was pretty mild for a Winter morning. 

Part 1: Home Room

"Lexi", one of her friends, Cara, was behind her as she went to enter the classroom. 

"How'd you go on the book report for English?"

"Pretty good, I think I nailed at least an A- for that, I was up until about 3am the last couple of nights between doing that and cramming for the biology test we have this afternoon."

"Jesus Lexi, I dunno how you do it hahaha" Cara said. Lexi was pretty much a model student, never missing class, consistently getting A's, and always fitting everything in to her tight schedule.

"I don't even feel tired really", Lexi replied. "I did yesterday but today I feel gr- HAKCHOOO SHUU SSSHUUU -eat".

"Famous last words.." said Cara. Lexi seldom if ever got sick, but that massive triple that had just interrupted her sentence, told her that perhaps for once she soon would be. The trio of sneezes had snuck up on her so quickly that usually well mannered girl, trying to turn away had sneezed uncovered first all over her friend, then at the teacher in front of her, and then at the rest of the class, announcing to just about everyone that something infectious was lurking inside of her. 


The whole class stared silently for 5 seconds following the sudden sneezing fit, then the bell rung and everybody quickly left the classroom.

"See you in third" Cara said as she went off to class. "Take care". 


Share this post

Link to post


Part 2: Spanish

Lexi's first class of the day was Spanish. "Hola" her teacher said as she walked in; "Hola profesora" she replied, taking her seat.

Lexi considered for the first time the three big sneezes she had just done 5 minutes ago. Am I getting sick? That would be wierd she thought. I feel fine but I never sneeze more than once and I always know they're coming quickly enough to cover usually, sneezing uncovered is really gross.

"Today class we will be doing some more reading from the textbook, Lexi can you start us off" la profesora smiled at her. "Just read the first three and a half pages". 

Lexi started reading aloud the section of text she had been assigned but after the first page, all the talking was making her feel quite itchy in the back of her nose. She made it through another page before "voy a la -hitshu". She sneezed daintily into her cupped hand, continuing on for another couple of sentences before "Isshoo, hitshoo" She tried to continue sniffling a bit. Lexi made it through another half a page before she had to put her book down, cupping both hands around her mouth and nose and "hitchiew, ischiew, tsuu, tsuu, hehchieeww!"

"Bless you dear", said la profesora, "Tim can you start from where she left off, I think Lexi needs a break"

Gratefully, Lexi replied "Gracias" sniffling. Hmm, she thought to herself, this is strange. I haven't beed sick for almost 15 months since that terrible flu everyone got just after the start of Freshmad year. Wincing at the disgusting feeling, she cleared her nose with one big sniff, relieved to be able to breathe a bit better again.


Ironically, now that she had stopped reading, she felt fine again. Not sneezing until the final 5 minutes of the period, during which she sneezed quiet hittschieews into the palm of her hand. 


Share this post

Link to post

Can't wait to read more of this story. 

Share this post

Link to post

Love the story

Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now