The Adverbs are coming! The Adverbs are coming!

Day 8 of Writing 101: Write avoiding Adverbs. I am to visit a cafe, park, or another public place and write about it without using adverbs. Because Adverbs are evil (that’s why I use capitals every time I mention them). Here we go:

Shh. Come sit down, but don’t make a noise. They’ll hear you. I came to the local Starbuck’s this morning to hide from them. I don’t know how long we’ll have before they find me. They are everywhere. I have to be honest with you, I’m scared. They hide in the shadows and…

What was that? Did you hear it?

Sorry, I thought I heard one trying to sneak its way into my sentence. We have to be vigilant. The moment you turn your back: BAM! They have you. The barista over there, the one with the ring in her lip, I think she’s with them. I see her glance over here now and then. Her eyes tell me that she knows I’m hiding. Sure, she hides behind that smile of hers, but I know…I know.

She’s not the only one, though. Her coworkers chat and they talk about them. I hear it in everything they say. It’s in their laughter, their jokes. They’re doing it on purpose, just to get at me. That’s how they work.

I don’t mean the baristas, I mean adverbs. They’re sneaky. They fill the mouths of everyone around me. They know I’m here. I have to go. I’m sorry. I can’t…I…I’m so scared…

Adverbs are bad, man. I…I don’t know…I…

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15 thoughts on “The Adverbs are coming! The Adverbs are coming!

  1. This was REALLY, AMAZINGLY, WONDERFULLY amazing πŸ˜› Haha sorry for bombarding you with the useless “lys” πŸ˜€ But it in all seriousness this was perfect ❀ Concise, depicted the perfect cafe setting and got the point across in such a cute way :3

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