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Azalea

By @bowties_r_cool

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

It has been a month. A month of oven pizza and takeout. A month of mom being in her room. A month of glares from Lorna whenever I see her. And yet another month of no contact from dad. School starts tomorrow. I really do not want to go. It is not like its my first year at Mayfield Highschool. In fact its my third. And Lorna is in her last year of middle school. I still do not want to go.

“EEUUAAHHH-AAAHHHH!” 

I yawn and reach up. This is the definitely worst part of the day. I force myself to get out of my bed and groggily walk to my closet. I grab a baggy t-shirt and leggings, put them on and walk downstairs. Lorna is sitting at the kitchen table in tights,plaid skirt, and a white button down shirt. She stares at me. I stare back.

“What is the special occasion?”, I query as I grab the milk from the fridge.

“Ummm, School?!”

I go back upstairs and shove my face into a pillow. The fact that I cant remember a simple fact like that school starts today makes me livid. I can’t cry I can’t cry I can’t cry. I don’t cry. I bawl, and scream, and throw my pillows and blankets until there is none left on my bed. I imagine my father standing in my room and I start throwing books. In my fit of rage I grab my favorite book. The book that got me through times like this. All of a sudden I stop. I look around a realize the mess that my room is. A single tear runs down my cheek.

 In an act of pure defiance I get up. My clock says I have half an hour before my bus. I stumble around my room, picking up blankets and pillows and all the other stuff. I get into the shower and the water washes away my stress, anxiety, and anger. I stand there. Just letting the water rush over me. If only life was like this. Built out of the small, perfect moments. I step out, dry myself off, and start picking out an outfit.

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