One Day After the Reaping

District 9

Kelly Scott

"Excuse me!" I yell to the shopkeeper. He ignores me, who does he think he is? "Excuse me!" I yell a bit louder. He glances my way, but seems more interested in serving his customers.

"What?" he says sounding somewhat agitated.

"Your T.V. isn't on." I say with a frown.

"So?" He says refilling his customer's drink.

"It is against the rules; you must turn on the television for the recap of the tributes."

"Come on, everyone here is having a good time." He says causally.

"It is illegal. It is Capitol week and therefore against the guidelines to have your television off. I suggest you turn on your T.V. or take down that part of your shop. If you are puzzled I suggest you look at the shop next door. If it's unchanged I'll report you."

The man grunts something about me being a busybody, but he was breaking the rules!

"Happy now?" He says flipping on the T.V. I glue my eyes to the T.V. as they begin showing the tributes' profiles.

District 1

Male: Fathom Quill-17

Female: Acely Vadis-16

District 2

Male: Chace Castellan-17

Female: Storm Shields-17

District 3

Male: Lexeon Zinc-14

Female: Proxy Snyder-16

District 4

Male: Mattaniah Hestra-15

Female: Aaralyn Twila-17

District 5

Male: Dale Blackthorne-17

Female: Azeika Brooke-15/16

District 6

Male: Marius El'Serdi -16

Female: Amata Natea-15

District 7

Male: Kairen Sameer-16

Female: Tawny Russet-15

District 8

Male: Allan Fur English-15

Female: Jade Ehlers-16

District 9

Male: Evander Ebrithil-16

Female: Kasha Seen-15

District 10

Male: Finch Anderson-15

Female: Ashlyn Plains-16

District 11

Male: Malcolm Evers-14

Female: Lolita Bracken-15

District 12

Male: Kellen Ross-18

Female: Amber Bane-14

I smile, it looks like this year we will have some interesting tributes.