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I Want To Go


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bonnie13

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Grandma was sitting opposite me at the dinner table. She is gawking at me again while I am eating my dinner. Oh, how I hate it when she stares at me like that. As a family, we do not talk while we are eating. I have been over to a friend's home and noticed that they talked, so I am not sure why our family does not talk. It is only after the meal and the dishes are cleared that we talk. Or rather they talk. I have been told that. "Children should be seen and not heard." Okay, if that is the case why should I even be there at all then? I had asked mama this and she convinced grandma and papa that it was okay if I left the dinner table when I was through. That was the object I was working towards on this meal.

Oh how I wanted to travel and do things. Mama and especially papa did not want me going places. I would hear from grandma how my cousin would travel places, but when I mentioned something about traveling, all I would get was "When you are older." Even friends at school would brag about their travels. I just hated it. And I wanted to go somewhere and do something by myself.

A few more bites and I will be finished. I had something I wanted to accomplish. I excused myself then made my way to the back door. I carefully got the spare key, without making any noise. I opened the door and went east and around the side and up to the front house where grandma lived at. I had learned that I could get the screen door open if I pushed up on it in a certain way. It would remain locked, but would open up. I inserted the key, and opened the front door. I made my way to the window, making sure that grandma was still sitting in the window. Yep. She was still there. I then went into her bedroom and over the dresser and opened the bottom drawer. She had put her social security money in an envelope below some clothes. I found it, and withdrew four twenty dollar bills and stuffed the bills down in my bra, then put the envelope back. It would be enough to pay for what I wanted to purchase and then some. I looked out the window again to make sure that she was in the same spot. She was.

I made my way back out and locked to door, making sure the screen was also in the same place as I found it. I then walked back to the back of our house, then back in where I put the key back in its place. Dad had not finished eating yet, and I passed by and went to my room. I thought about what I would do tomorrow. I would call the admissions office at school and state that I was sick. I would go to the airport and catch the bus to Disneyland. The schedule showed that I could get back in time. No one would know about it. I wanted to go somewhere and do something all by myself. I don't care if I cheated grandma out of some money.

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Hmmm... Interesting story. Well done. It seems as if there should be more to it though. (you've still got time :D )

Good job. :thumbsup:

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Great job Bonnie!

So... is any of this autobiographical? ;)

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So... is any of this autobiographical? ;)


Oh, you caught me. It sure is with a particular situation combined. I was trying to capture what I was feeling at that time. This would be my sophmore year of high school. As I got older, I was able to let go of the anger that I felt as a teen.

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Shoot the thieving little goit, ;) String her up!

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I agree, it feels like there should be some more to it :) Nice little story though.

Occassionally it seems to slip tenses though... or am I reading it funny?

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Occassionally it seems to slip tenses though... or am I reading it funny?

I think were that occured when there was an explanation for something...this happened because type of thing.

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I liked it. Again, like I was saying with Richcelt, a story is very well drawn when it inspires an emotional response from me. In this case I was angry at the parents because they must have put her through hell in order for her to go to those extremes. Don't get me wrong, I still think she was wrong (though I wouldn't go to Ven's extreme) but I can definitely relate to wanting to do something by myself.

Good story!

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good one. i wouldnt have the nerve in a million years. :angel: and she shoyuldnt be strung up! it was explained!



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