Welcome to Detention!!! (If you need to use a restroom, do so BEFORE Detention begins or you will be marked absent.)
That’s what was written on the blackboard in letters at least 2 feet in height. Maybe the teacher wanted to make sure anyone who forgot their glasses could still read it. You were one of several students who had managed to find themselves assigned to detention. Whether you really did anything to deserve it doesn’t matter.
Once the last student was seated the teacher walked in carrying a box. He took his place at the head of the classroom where he set the box down and went through roll call. He didn’t ask what anyone had done. He didn’t seem to care if they were guilty or innocent. Instead he got right to the point.
“Detention hasn’t even begun.” He opened the box and pulled out an ornate hourglass about a foot tall filled with almost bioluminescent sands. “When I turn this hourglass over, it begins. When the sands run out … so can you. Are you all ready? Good.” He gave a thin, humorless smile and turned the hourglass over and headed for the door.
That was when those closest to the hourglass noticed that the sands weren’t flowing. But before you could say anything he stepped out and closed the door. When you looked back … the sands were flowing. Must have been something stuck?
It would take an hour for the sands to run out, at which time they would lose their bioluminescence. During this time the students will have time to get to know one another - or ignore one another. (Up to the group.)
When the students go to leave the classroom they will discover they aren’t in Kansas anymore.
The Hourglass and Classroom are a form of TARDIS - minus being larger on the inside than out. The classroom has somehow moved through time and space. They will be able to leave the classroom. They can carry the Hourglass. (The box is still there.) But they will not be able to jump through time and space again until the sands recharge. They will have to figure out how that is done.
What can I say? You are high school students. I would prefer older high school students.
I do NOT need a book for your background. Make these readable and memorable if you can.
I am thinking of the sorts of kids who were sent to detention in movies like Some Kind of Wonderful and the Breakfast Club. (Only in the case of Amanda Jones, the principal doesn't fall for Amanda's flattery and asks her to tell him all about it .... in Detention... Some of the stereotypes I would love to see are the jock, the rebel without a clue, the popular girl, and maybe the goth chick - you know, the one who made a wax voodoo doll of a teacher and did something just ... wrong ... to it. Heck, why not do the whole faculty. Or maybe the cheerleader squad.
About the question of how you ended up in Detention, your first post should be two parts, the first being how you ended up in trouble, or some events alluding to it. My character will be confronted by her foster parents.
I am normally a 1-3 page per post writer myself. I do NOT expect that of you guys. But I would like to see a few decent paragraphs per post at least.
Obviously, stick to RPN rules.
Please no animated gifs. (Medical reasons.)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kt7E3JOYRcECYxjPhj3tFvkVl1Fla6GNdNqvJzgCXew/edit?usp=sharing Group Description To be updated as we go...
How the Hour Glass Works (or ways attempted)
Previous day “Diane!” Her adoptive parents were shouting for her. “Can you come to the dining room? We need to talk.” As soon as she entered the room they told her to sit down. “The school called. Would you know anything about someone pouring skunk spray all over another student’s car...