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– a 55-word story for 3WW CCLXXVI

Prompt words: cling, murmur, taken.

It had hardly taken any effort to get him to school. But now he clung, not letting me go. My murmured words of encouragement failed to cheer. His enthusiasm to start school seemed to have met an untimely demise. Apparently, only just then had he realised that his older brother sat in a different classroom.