So I skipped a prompt on accident and started "Thanks for Reminding Me I'm Single" Week a day early (assume what you will about why I was so anxious for it to come quickly). Anyway, that means that today's prompt is actually February 7th's prompt: Use this quote as inspiration: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent, but you’d be a fool to withhold that from your superiors. I'm not going to go back and change it because I'm too lazy (plus I've been sick for a while now and it's 10:50 at night and I'm just not up to the maneuvering). So without further ado:
Prompt: Use this quote as inspiration: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent, but you’d be a fool to withhold that from your superiors.
Source: One of those reverse inspiration posters with the big picture and the little white words under it . . . whatever those things are actually called.
Jaime sat perched atop the blue plastic picnic table. The oval-shaped holes cut out of the hard plastic made the position anything but comfortable, but he did not give any indication that he was sitting on anything less than a throne. He sucked in a deep breath through the end of his cigarette before letting it fall to the ground.
One of the boys sitting on the bench of the picnic table - a few feet lower - reached his leg out automatically to grind out the cigarette. Jaime never moved. His piercing gray eyes looked out over the park as if surveying his own domain.
A couple kids passed, cutting under the pavilion roof. Jaime's head turned toward them and he frowned. The other boys with Jaime tensed, ready to stand. The kids froze - they were smart enough to realize that they had made a huge mistake. No one encroached on Jaime's territory. No one.
Heads down, the kids fled. Jaime watched them until they were across the playground. He turned back around, staring straight ahead. It was only then that the other boys relaxed.