The great web story rut of 2020

A picture of the first place on my creative journey, a memento I shall cherish forever.

A picture of the first place on my creative journey, a memento I shall cherish forever.

Claire Maloney, Web Editor

As I sat down to write my final web story for this grading period, I began to ponder what I might write about. Minutes passed and still nothing came to mind. As I sat there trying my very best to think up an extraordinary idea that would dazzle Mrs. Barbieri, I realized something very crucial. At the young age of 15 I was already experiencing writer’s block. Now I’m not the best staff writer but at least turn my work in somewhat close to the deadline, so, naturally I couldn’t NOT do my web story. I began to panic so I had to act fast before it was too late. There was only one thing to do in order to get my creative thoughts flowing.


I rushed to the car and jumped in. And then I asked my brother to drive because I can’t. What better place to be for thinking then the Taco Bell drive-thru? When it was our turn to order, I called over my brother for a crunch wrap supreme and asked the worker if she had any web story ideas. Nada. I wouldn’t stop there, though. What else might one do to get creative other then eat? I had no choice but to draw in those stupid coloring books all over Instagram. I may have found my inner artist but my inner writer was still nowhere to be found.


The day was coming to an end and I was ready to clock out and go to sleep. I got wrapped up in my blankets and headed to bed; my web story would have to wait another day. I woke up the next morning and was still trying to craft a perfect story idea, but for now it would have to wait until after school. I returned from my educational institute and sat down at the computer and it finally hit me. I was going to write about not being able to write. Note this as a success story, my friends; not only did I surpass the 300-word minimum but my web story was only slightly late. I’ll see you on the other side, brothers; I have fulfilled my destiny.