She feels like an imposter. Roaming the bookstore aisles on her blue collar lunch hour-rubbing elbows with academics who genuinely have a reason to be there.
A clerk approaches, asks “Can I help you find something?”
“Yes,” she replies, her voice a study in self assurance. That she does not appear to be out of place serves to perpetuate the illusion that she belongs.
She looks the clerk straight in the eye. “I’m working on my Ph.D.” And then with a wink, adds, “in rocket science. I was just about finished with it when I realized I’d run out of typing paper.”
The clerk, a ruddy cheeked freshman, majoring in biology, though struggling through general science, practically bows in admiration as he points her in the right direction-and promises himself that he will be just like her, one day.
This week’s prompt:
1a : to be or come in sight <the sun appears on the horizon>
b : to show up <appears promptly at eight each day>
2: to come formally before an authoritative body <must appear in court today>
3: to have an outward aspect : seem <appears happy enough>
You're probably going to have to tinker with your sentence construction a bit in order to make appear work, since, as you know, our rules don't allow you to use appears or appeared. That's why it's called a challenge! Good luck!
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