Another Day In 7TH Grade Chapter 14
I was not looking forward to taking my little sisters to the park, but I knew I had no choice. I tried to fight it all morning, but my mom kept saying we needed some bonding time to strengthen our relationships.. Whatever that meant... I finally caved when she agreed to let Tommy spend the night after school tomorrow.
So there I was standing around at the park in the freezing cold. I guess it could be worse... At least I was in the best place for the situation. I loved this park for one main reason, nobody I knew ever walked by. That made it the perfect place to hang out with my little sisters when I was forced into such an unfair situation.
They were building a snowman, so I had to bring along the carrot and cereal pieces for the face. Sidney didn't like the way Isabel and Keyda made snowmen, so she insisted on making her own. It was fine by me, anything to keep them quiet.
"Isn't this fun?" Isabel said, as she added more snow to her already large snowman's head. Keyda had
Another Day In 7TH Grade Chapter 13
It was only November, but already Christmas had butted its way in. Thanksgiving wasn't even over yet! Every store I went to was overstocked with Christmas decorations. The streetlights downtown had brightly colored wreaths pinned on their sides, and my sisters had already started making their Christmas lists to Santa. All the kids at school were talking about was what they wanted for Christmas. It was already starting to get old.
. . .
Lidia tapped my arm with her pink gel pen. "What do you want for Christmas?" She asked.
I shrugged. "I don't know." I said for the eleventh time. She had been asking me this all day. She was trying to make a list of gift ideas for her friends, but I wouldn't cooperate.
"Come on Sofya!" She whined and stomped her furry white boots.
"I really haven't thought about it." I sighed. We were in study hall without a thing to do. It was the first time I wished I didn't finish all my homework in class. Even though I wa
Another Day In 7TH Grade Chapter 12
There was no doubt about it, winter had found its way to Shylow once again. The unforgiving wind felt like a knife to my throat, and my fingers became numb after being outside for no more than five minutes. I had been cooped up in the house only venturing outside for school. As you can imagine, all this isolation was enough to make anyone a little touchy.
I woke up to find my mom putting her earrings on in the kitchen. Whenever she was in a hurry she'd put her markup and earrings on in the kitchen so she could call for us at the same time.
I sleepily walked to the kitchen table. My eyes were still adjusting to the sunlight shining through the windows. I had been looking forward to a certain food that we rarely had in this house, but to my surprise the special breakfast was gone.
"Mom! Where are the donuts?" I gasped. I shook the box upside down, but not even a crumb was left. We bought the donuts last night on our way home from the store. Now all that was l
Another Day In 7TH Grade Chapter 11
It was a Saturday afternoon and I was kind of depressed. Why was I so depressed on a Saturday you ask? I was supposed to go over to Tommy's house today, the only problem was it was pouring outside! I asked my mom to drive me to her house, but she said she was too busy. Of course she was. She always was
"Rain rain go away come again another day." Isabel sang next to me. We were both just starring out the window, hoping the rain would let up soon.
"What were your plans?" I asked, trying to break my rain trance.
"Me and some of my friends were supposed to go shopping this afternoon, but I don't see that happening. Trisha's mom was coming to pick us up, but changed her mind when she seen all the rain." Isabel answered followed by a long sigh.
I was so bored. I wished I had a back up plan. Sidney was reading a book and Keyda was playing the Sims. I was thinking of writing a little bit, but I was in a writer's block for a few days now. I could not find a thing that inspired