My English class begins at nine o'clock every week-day
morning. I usually walk to school. I had set my alarm clock to ring at seven o'clock,
but the power failed last night, and my alarm didn't ring
this morning. Instead, I awoke at
I have been in tough situations before, but never a
situation like this; I have never worried so much as I
worried this morning. Could I think of an excuse to give
to my professor? Should I bother to go to school at
all? Would I receive a lower grade because I had
"I can get through this," I told myself. "I don't oversleep as a habit. I shall hurry to class
and explain the situation. The teacher will
I was going to pack a lunch, but there was no time. It would
have been nice to have had the time to dress carefully, but that was
not possible. I should have had time to eat a good breakfast and
to take a leisurely shower, but time was not on my
to be continued by you...
Did you end up skipping school?
If so, what did you do?
Did you finally get to school? What
happened when you walked into the classroom? Was your teacher
understanding or angry?
Use your imagination
and writing skills to complete this story. Practice using dialogue with quotes.