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POV vs. Perspective

Varying Perspectives  

 

Version 1: Told from Amaya’s Perspective

Version 2: Told from Kim’s Perspective

Amaya’s Character Traits and Background: Shy, quiet, honest, has few friends, loves to read.

Kim’s Character Traits and Background: Loud, dishonest, manipulating, has few friends, struggles in school, but is very smart.

Amaya walked to her locker, careful not to bump into anybody. Some days she preferred to wait until the bell rang and the halls emptied. A tardy slip waited for her when she did this, but it was worth it.


While standing in the middle of the hall waiting, Kim approached her, pushing a kid aside.


“Did you get it done?”


Amaya nodded.


“Well, I’m waiting.”


Amaya set her backpack on the ground and opened it. She flipped through her folder with care looking for the paper.


“Oh, hurry up,” Kim said.


Amaya watched while Kim grabbed her folder and took what she wanted.


“This math homework better be an A this time. I don’t like getting Bs, so I hope you did better.”


Kim turned and stomped off leaving Amaya to dream of summer vacation.

Kim pushed her way past students on the steps. She needed to find that girl before she slipped into class.


Rounding the corner, she spotted Amaya waiting in the middle of the hall. She shoved some kid out of her way.


“Did you get it done?” Kim asked.


Amaya nodded. Kim wondered if the girl ever talked or even had a backbone for that matter.


“Well, I’m waiting.”


Kim watched Amaya set her backpack on the ground and open it. She did everything in slow motion. Kim’s patience ran out.


“Oh, hurry up,” she said.


Kim yanked the folder from Amaya’s hands and found the paper she wanted.


“This math homework better be an A this time. I don’t like getting Bs, so I hope you did better.”


Kim spun around and left the girl in the hall.