Alyssa looked down at her fancy white shirt and fancy black pants. It matched all the other chorus girls’ outfits. She put her light pink sundress back on, and slid on her too-small flip-flops. “I’m heading to Coolie Smoothie!” she called, referring to the smoothie place the girls always met at after school. “I can’t make it, we’re going to an Art Festival tonight,” Lily said. “But I’ll be free tomorrow!” Kelsey had changed out of her maid outfit, and was now wearing her cat tee and flowered skirt. “I’ll come with you!” she called across the stage.
Alyssa felt left out. She quickly finished her smoothie, and prepared to go home. “See ya tomorrow!” she said, trying to sound cheerful. But she wasn’t feeling very happy at all.