Short Story: Talentless Determination
Genre: slice of life
In every field, there would always be people who were great, and those who were exceptional–
“It’s ok. You can stop now.”
“I got this,” the student pedaled furiously as she tried to mold the clay into anything other than a shapeless clump. All that did was shoot clay everywhere like a machine gun.
“No really, please stop.”
“I got this.”
He touched her shoulder. She stopped.
“Stop here today. There’s no point continuing when you’re so flustered.”
“But I’m not done yet.”
And she would never be at the rate she was going.
“There’s always next time.”
If she decided to come back. He didn’t mind either way. More money was good, but surely she had other talents to cultivate?