E.M.’s Story Starter #15

I think I might be a day late on starting the story, but Fandango hosts a weekly Story Starter. He gives an inspirational sentence to help us write stories, poems, etc. It’s a really cool teaser to trigger some creativity, and this is my first time attempting this prompt.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was…

an acceptance letter to law school. She had worked so hard at studying and building up to getting her law degree, but it had always been just a dream rather than a reality. Now, with this letter, she was one step closer to doing what she loved to do. Amy had a benevolent heart when it came to helping people, and she was not the typical student. She was in her forties with three children, and she had a hard time throughout life trying to figure out what she wanted to be when she “grew up”. She had finally figured that out when she made the move to California and met a man that would change her views of the world around her. A man that made her see through all the red tape that is put up to keep people out.

He showed her the gray hazy area that is injustice and discrimination in the criminal justice system, so she set her path to become a paralegal, thinking that would be enough to help people. She finished two degrees in less than two years, and she graduated with honors. She became a leader in her community, and she kept pushing and striving to be better than the person she was the day before.

Her dreams were all that she had left at times, and this envelope was the confirmation that she needed to remind her that she would be able to change the world one life at a time.

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