I open my lunchbox, licking my lips. It smells delicious. I look inside to see my favourite foods, steaming rice and daal with naan. I don’t hesitate to dig in, but I’m interrupted by a girl across from me.
“Ew!” She spits at me. “What is that?”
I look at the ground, embarrassed. She has a lunchbox full of pizza and tiny teddies.
“My lunch,” I respond timidly.
She snorts. “I just couldn’t eat something so – so” She looks lost for words.
“Different?” I ask.
“I guess,” she says, shrugging, and pops a tiny teddy in her mouth.
My goal for this 100 WC was to do something with a character that less of us can relate to at our school. Our school has mainly kids who eat the same stuff as each other, but we may have a few who don’t. Some kids come from other countries (Like India the one I chose for this piece) For them it’s different. They don’t always have the same food we do. I wanted to have a character who is of a different race.
(Sorry if I spelt any of the foods wrong or it didn’t make sense)