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The 5th Quarter Quell- Chapter 4
Chapter 4: Nightmare
Crazy, thats what I think of my mentor.
After she cut the orange in half and takes a sip from its juice, she sits down on the couch and calls me. I walk to her, careful not to show how nervous and disturbed I am right now.
Have a seat. Her voice seems so soft and gentle.
I sit down, a table between us. I looked down, trying not to make an eye contact with her. Through the glass surface of the table I can see her reflection clearly: dark but shiny shoulder-length hair, blue cloudy eyes, long eyelashes, thin lips and frail shoulders.
Who is she really? I ask my mind.
In the back of my mind, Im trying to remember who, is this sitting in front of me is. Then I remembered I focus so much on the male Victors that I forgot we had one female Victor. If this is the case then she must be
No. Not her
One time, I was assigned to deliver bottles of milk as a part of a school-community activity. I go to the different parts of District 10 and t
The 5th Quarter Quell - Chapter 3
Chapter 3: Knife
and May the Odds be Ever in your Favor. Our escort says as an ending remark for the reaping. He grabs my arm and we enter the Justice Building. The doors slam shut. After a second of silence, he opens his mouth and starts to talk.
I apologize for what I said a while ago. I thought it will add up a little entertainment. Turns out, not He continues his speech for about five minutes while were walking but stops when we reach this huge, shiny metal door guarded by a Peacekeeper that I can still remember. Thats when I start paying attention.
Anyway, Im your districts new escort Olive Viola. Go inside. Wait. Im going to tell the Peacekeepers outside to start letting visitors in. He makes sure I enter and then he leaves.
As soon as I entered it, my eyes started to become teary. I feel pity on myself. Oh, how I wish it wasnt my slip over that thousands in District 10. But theres nothing I
The 5th Quarter Quell- Chapter 2
Chapter 2: Unlucky
Cock-a-doodle-do! The roaming rooster wakes my tired body up. I open my eyes lazily and I lie awake on the bed. My eyes stare at the ceiling for a long moment. Realizing I have a lot of things to do today, I quickly get off the bed and arrange myself.
I go to our living room to find my mother ironing an old yellowish long sleeved polo and a black khaki pantsthe best clothes we have. I walk to the dining table to find half of an egg and a piece of bun thats starting to have a mould.
Good Morning. She greets me in her soft almost inaudible voice.
Whatre that clothes for? I ask as I chew the bun.
Reaping clothes. I want you to look your best at least today.
I almost spit what is in my mouth out. Im so tired that I forgot today is the day of the reaping for the fifth Quarter Quell. As soon as I finished eating, I go to the ruined house beside ours. I keep some of the lost hens I found and captured in ther
The 5th Quarter Quell- Chapter 1
It is already five in the afternoon, but the sun is still high up. Drops of sweat started to pour down my forehead as I walk this grassy uneven path to home. To my left are some of the ruined buildings of District 10. To my right is the wide corral where they keep our districts main industry: Livestock.
Usually this corral is filled with hundreds of cows, not for today though. Just last week, dozens of cows started to die from some sort of disease that make them go crazy. Because of it, the ranchers are forced to transfer them to another for days. I was thankful that time because Im assigned at the butchery plant during those days.
Right now, as I walk this path. I look at the vast expanse of our district. How boring this pastures are without the cattle and how largely our lives depend on them. Sweat began soaking my plain white, unironed school uniform. Thirsty, thats what I am now. I remove my bag from my bag; open it to find a bottle filled with wa
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