So hey all 🙂
Yeah, I won the prompt! I got to choose the next one! Sam asked that I find a first line from a book.
And I chose…
Any Day of the Week
The thing about trying to choose your own nickname is that it never turns out the way you expect.
Not when you’ve got a group of dedicated thirteen year olds on hand.
When he’d changed schools he’d thought that perhaps he’d go by Ross—in fact, he’d gone to his teacher before hand and had told her that he’d prefer to be called that.
Because that was a suitably masculine rendition of his name.
But instead, his name got called out and yes, he got teased…
And gained a nickname just about immediately.
It was just from his new friend Jackie, who said she actually liked his name, and though it was only her who called him it while the rest of his classmates gained perverse delight in calling him by his full name, he thought it was pretty cool.
Rossamund was a boy with a girl’s name.
He didn’t know what his parents were thinking when they were naming him, though there was a strong possibility that it went along the lines of ‘we wanted a girl,’ but there it was.
There he was.
With a girl’s name.
Being called Mundy wasn’t all that bad, really, especially compared to the Rosa he’d gone by at his old school… it wasn’t great, and made him think of cartoon characters, but it wasn’t bad.
He still introduced himself as Ross, still got introduced by Jackie as Mundy, and still got called Rossamund by the rest of his classmates, and for a while it was good.
Until, of course his real nickname was decided on.
Because someone finally said Jackie’s nickname, and thought it was funny.
“Mundy… Mundy? Hah! Like Monday?”
“Mundy, Monday… yeah! It’s like Monday with a western accent!”
“Mundy, Tuesdy, Wensdy, Fraaaahdy, Sayturdy, hahaha, Sundy, hahahahaha…”
So, of course, his nickname had to be born from this masterful bit of wordplay.
It had to come from this in-depth thought process.
It just had to work out like so.
Because obviously, when Rossamund became Mundy, which sounded like Monday, it obviously meant that the best nickname for him would be…
Hope you enjoyed 🙂 And this propmt is due by July 23rd, so you have time to write your own… *cough* you should do it *cough*
I’m looking forward to the next!
EDIT: Now with a sequel. Click HERE to see how Rossamund turned out as an adult 🙂