I hate writing by hand. I hate my handwriting and my hand hurts.
You'd think, with all this modern technology, that we'd be able to take exams
electronically or something. But nope. Here I am, sitting at the back of the room, pen in
hand, and I'm starting to get cramps. I've been writing for nearly an hour. Some of the
question in this English test really put you on the spot. I've never really been a brilliant
creative writer. It takes me ages to think of just the first sentence, and then I always go
back and change it later. That's probably why I'm taking so long.
I can hear the clock ticking on the wall, and the scratching of pens and pencils
from the other students around me. Everyone else seems to be getting done before I am.
The test ends in ten minutes. There's only five of us left in the room. I've still got
one question to go. Please write a spontaneous piece of about 750 words, it says.
Spontaneous? How can anyone write something that's spontaneous? And against the