Alright class! I have a surprise for you! You get to present your projects!
Refusal of the Call
No way. My nightmares of me presenting has come true. I'll skip this, and just take the zero.
I AM THE ONE IN CHARGE HERE! NOT YOU! DO AS I SAY!
It was a normal day and everything was going smoothly. I was just talking to my friends and was happy as I could be. In fact, the day was going so well that it was too good to be true.
Meeting With The Mentor
Mother, so we have to present out projects in front of our class...and I don't want to do this.
I had jinxed it. I knew it. Something terrible was obviously going to happen. When I had least expected it, my perfect life seemed to have finally come to an end; my nightmares had come true: I had to present.
Crossing The Threshold
Obviously, everyone's initial reaction is to reject this and moan. Everyone begged, but it was no use. The harsh teacher had said no. But the red devil on my shoulder was giving me bad ideas. I had to escape this, even if it costs me a bad grade. I had did what was best for me: skip this and get a zero.
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
Also, a part of me knew that I would not be able to skip this ,as if I do, I'll be grounded forever. When I did tell her I was going to skip, she wasn't too thrilled. But she gave me some wise words of wisdom that helped me feel more confident.
Stage fright? Obviously, I won't let you skip it. But I'll give you some tips. You better listen, because you have to do well. When presenting, make sure to not make much eye contact to anyone. Look behind them, so it looks like you're looking at them. This will make it easier.
For the next days, I was constantly rehearsing, memorizing everything and trying to push away my fear of presenting. I don't want Fear to dominate me.
X-Pen blah new and innovative blah blah
Everyone has started presenting. I swear, I think I might've done something wrong. I have doubts if I even did it correctly. I started imagining me embarrassing myself in front of class and making a fool of myself. The end was sure to come. This day could not get any worse.