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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2012, 10:44:55 PM »
This is a sweet story! :)
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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2012, 01:39:47 PM »
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   I ache from sitting on the floor so long. There's an imprint from the planks on my legs, and my head pounds. It's the worst night to be outside, in this sticky heat. It's scary quiet, because it's so late at night. I should have taken that class to learn to read the stars. But who would have thought that eight years later I would actually need it. I stretch my legs out, wiggle my sore fingers. Sooner or later, someone is going to open the door. I really hope it's sooner.
   There's a high pitched scream, it cuts through the musty night air. The pitch is so high, it could only come from a nine year old. And the only nine year old who should be in the house is Eliza. "ELiza!" I cry, throwing myself against the door. Something is wrong, something has to be wrong. A wail fills the night air, filling me up with panic.
   I hit the doorbell and the noise vibrates through the house. I kick the door, and it doesn't do anything, thanks to the heels. I pound the doors with my fist, harder and harder. Desperately hitting the door now. "Eliza! Open the door!" I yell. There's heavy steps down the stairs. The door flies open with a startling bang. Eliza stares at me, wide eyed. Her face so pale, it looks almost white.
   "Lucy," She breathes. "It's Peaches." I push past her, and she slams the door shut. I fly up the stairs, sliding back and forth on the dew on the heels.

   The house is dark, so dark I can barely see where I'm walking. I slide as I accidentally step on a blanket thrown on the floor. I stumble into the room, and freeze at the sight.
   Peaches lays on the floor. Her face is bright red, like a tomato. She screams and cries at a deafening volume. "ELIZA! GO GET THE PHONE!" I scream. She nods and runs down the stairs. I kneel next to Peaches and stroke her hair gently. "Shhh, it's going to be okay." Eliza runs into the room and throws the phone at me. I grab the phone, and hit the numbers. The phone rings, and I will it to pick up.
   "Hello?" The sleepy voice on the other ends answers. "Hello, Doctor Landagrab?!" I yell into the phone.
Dr.L:What's wrong?
Me:Peaches, she fell and now I don't know what to do!
Dr.L: Calm down. Now, who are you and where are you?
Me:LUCY GREEN! THE BIG BLUE HOUSE NEXT TO AGNEAS'S HOUSE! COME QUICK, PEACHES IS SCREAMING AND . . AND.
I burst into tears.
Dr.L: Okay, Lucy. I'll be right there.
He ends the call. "Eliza, go and wait for him." She nods and runs down the stairs. I whisper soothing words into her ear, and her wailing becomes crying.
There's the noise of a car, and I stand up to see a fancy car pull up. Doctor Landagrab comes out of the car, with his bag in his hands. He runs up the path and Eliza lets him in. "The Doctor's here!" Eliza yells.

   Their footsteps up the stairs sound like thunder. Doctor Landagrab runs into the room, and pulls out a portable X'ray thingy from his bag. He kneels down next to her, and I step away and wrap my arms around Eliza. "She's going to be okay." I whisper. She nods, and stares wide eyed at Peaches. Doctor Landagrab runs test and gives Peaches medicine. Eventually, she stops crying. he gently lift her up. And smiles. "She's fine, you were very lucky. She could have been badly hurt. But she's fine, she was only crying because she was scared. Now, Lucy, give her a teaspoon of this twice a day." He hands me a little pink bottle. I nod, "Kay, thank you." He nods and hands Peaches to me. "Where is your grandmother?" I shake my head. "I don't know." "She went looking for Lucy." Eliza pipes up. Dr.L nods. "I'll call her and tell her what happened and that Lucy's home." He leaves the room, dialing the number.
   "Why did Grandma come looking for me?" I ask Eliza. "Because you were out after curfew. And she was worried." I give her a questioning look. "I wasn't out after curfew." She nods slowly. "You were, it was eleven thirty when she left. And she left me here with Peaches. I was trying to put her to bed, when . . when she arched her back and fell." "Eliza, go to sleep. I'll stay with Peaches." She nods and leaves the room as Dr.L comes in. "Your grandmother is on the way. I'm leaving now." I nod, "Good night, and thank you." "Your welcome." He leaves and shuts the door behind him.
   I gently bounce Peaches and she yawns. I carefully lay her down in the crib, and kiss her forehead. "Good night, Peaches, sleep tight."

   Light seeps on through the windows, and exhaustion hits me full force. The room tilts, and I put my hand to my forehead. "Lucy! Where are you?" Grandma's voice booms from downstairs. "I'm here." I say feebly. She stomps up the stairs and I feel her anger as she glares at me through the door way.
   "Where were you?!" She yells. "I was out with my friend. I wasn't out after curfew." "Yes you were! It was eleven thirty and you still weren't home!" The room tilts more and starts to spin. Maybe I was out after curfew, I had no idea what time it was. "I'm . . I'm sorry. I lost track of time." "Pft. And since when do you dress like a Stepford Wife?!" She says, looking at my clothes for the first time. "i don't look like a Stepford Wife! And if you don't like this," I say doing a twirl. "Wait till you see the rest of my clothes." She glares at me, then looks down at my shoes. "And since when do you wear heels?" "Since earlier this afternoon." I smirk. She scowls. "Where is all this attitude coming from?" "No where, I already owned it." "Lucile! You will not talk to me like that, nor will you have that sassy attitude!" "It's Lucy, not Lucile!" I yell. "No, it's Lucile. You are named after me, and it is time you start acting like the young lady you will be!" I frown. "You can't mold me! I can be who I want to be! I don't want to be the prim and proper little angel you were and want me to be!" She takes a deep breath. "You are grounded till you become the young lady I am molding you to become." "You can't do that!" "Yes, yes I can. And I already have. I don't care how long it takes." She leaves the room with a flourish. I'm really hating her right now.
   The room dances in front of me and my knees go weak. I stumble to the door, and fall.

   I pick myself up, balancing heavily on the book shelf. And begin the painful process of pulling myself up the stairs. I crawl to my bed, and pull myself up. and fall into a restless sleep.
 

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I think I am going to extend this story. Originally it was going to be a week, but I got new ideas and want to included them.



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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-The Outline Of Perfection & All Luck
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2012, 04:29:02 PM »
Ooh, interesting happenings. Poor little Peaches. And poor Lucy, I hope that grandma gets off of her back. :)

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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2012, 04:59:02 PM »
Ooh, interesting happenings. Poor little Peaches. And poor Lucy, I hope that grandma gets off of her back. :)
Lots of action and playing, too!  I'll try to have an update tomorrow or even later today!

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-The Outline Of Perfection & All Luck
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2012, 09:51:53 PM »
I'm glad Peaches is ok. Even though her Grandmother is being a bit of a pain it looks like Lucy is still having a fun summer.

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« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2012, 11:22:50 PM »
I'm glad Peaches is ok. Even though her Grandmother is being a bit of a pain it looks like Lucy is still having a fun summer.
Yeah, Lucy does seem to be having fun :) So, I might be able to have an update tomorrow, depending on if my computer wants behave.

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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »
A 'Not' Outing
   I'm still grounded, I still don't think it's fair. I wake up the next morning, I kick off my heels and change into a jumper. My feet are so sore from the heels, that it hurts to walk. I rub them with my hands, hoping to relive the pain. i choose a pair of leather flip flops from my suitcase and sigh as I walk. I much prefer flips. 
   Eliza sits at the counter and shovels pancakes into her mouth. "Good morning, Lucy." She says after she swallows. "Morning, where's grandma?" "She took Peaches to the club or something. GRandma had some practice 'with the ladies', so she took Peaches with her. She won't be back till dinner." I nod, "Awesome then, I have to go somewhere. You'll be fine here alone?" Eliza rolls her eyes, something she learned from me. "Mom lets me ride the subway home from school, Alone. I'll be fine. But where are you going any way? I thought you were grounded." "I am, but it's not fair. I need to clear my head. I'll be back before Grandma comes home. I promise." Eliza smiles. "Okay, call me if anything." I grab a energy bar from the cookie container and kiss the top of her head. "That was my line." She laughs. "Bye." "Bye."
   I shut the door behind me and walk down the sidewalk to the park. Each step is father from the house, Grandma and grounding. It's already hot, but the sea breeze cools everything down. I step into the park, and see Felix. Only a few feet away.

   I wak up to him, and my heart skips a beat when he turns around. "Hello!" I squeak. "Hi, Lucy." "How do you know my name?" He laughs. "Ms.Green has two granddaughters, one who's a kid and the other who's older. It wasn't hard to guess." It annoyed me that he knew so much about me, and I knew nothing about him. "Lucy, would you like to hang out?" I nod, wordless. "Yes . . yes I would, Felix." I stammer. He smiles even more,

   "So, tell me about Bridgeport. I've never been." I look at him, a smile on my face. "Really?" He nods, "Yeah, I was supposed to go this summer. But my parents had to work. " "I understand. Usually my parents come with us. But they had stay back in Bridgeport for a job they started and was supposed to be on hold. Bridgeport is very different. The city never sleeps, it goes twenty four seven. And, the beaches aren't like here. Yu don't really want to swim in them because they aren't the cleanest. Also, celebrities and paparazzi are every where!" "Are you famous?" I almost laugh, but then I see how serious his face his. And I remember, he isn't one of my Bridgeport friends. We always joke that were famous and mock all the airhead celebrities.
   "No, I'm not famous. But we live a very privileged life. Why?" "You look like your famous. I wouldn't have been surprised if you had told me your very famous and I'd see your face on magazine covers. You are very pretty."

   I blush, and it only darkens as he speaks. "I am serious."

   "Thank you. But, I've never been on a magazine cover before." "How about you meet me tomorrow? My friend is throwing a party. You want to come?" I'm so caught up in his eyes, that I nod. "Yes, I'd love too." "I'll come by your house at five. My phone number is on Sunset Valley's web page. See you then." I hug him tightly, "Bye."

He walks up to his car and waves before climbing in and driving off. And I start the walk back to my house.

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-A 'Not' Outing
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2012, 03:33:29 PM »
Oooh...blossoming romance! Hope she doesn't get in trouble...

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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2012, 03:35:10 PM »
Oooh...blossoming romance! Hope she doesn't get in trouble...
Hope not! The story is getting close to the climax! ;D

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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2012, 08:21:49 PM »
Aww I hope everything works out!

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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2012, 08:24:33 PM »
Aww I hope everything works out!
Thanks. I'm hoping to be able to have another update tomorrow. ;D

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« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2012, 10:49:33 AM »
SO, no pictures this time, sorry. I'll try to describe it as best as I can with words! So, I hit post, then deleted it, and now I have to rewrite it. Stick with me.

Please Say Yes
   The whole way home, I tried to stop smiling, but I couldn't. Not even a chance. When I walked into the house, Eliza questioned me, "Why are you so happy?" "Because I cleared my head." "Yeah, sure. Grandma isn't home yet, she said to call for pizza at five. Which it is." "Kay." I said, still in a trance, I took the house phone from it's cradle and ordered pizza. Grandma came home as the pizza man came, at dinner, she was in a great mood, which helped my cause.
   I had asked grandma if she'd let me off the hook and she said yes 'because I acted like the young lady she expected me to be.' If only she had known where I actually spent the day. I stretch out on the bed waiting for a reply from Tracie. The phone buzzes, and Tracie's text floats across the screen.
T:What up?
L:Nothing, G said yes.
T:YES!!!
L:So, yea, I'm going.
T: Good.I wouldn't want to be there without my BFF. How are you getting there?
L:Felix offered to drive me, but if he does, G will find out :'(
T: U can come over and he can pick us up?
L:I see if he'll do that
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T:Don't worry he will. He knows where I live. I'll help you get ready, bring the white dress we bought.
   I text a short message of 'hi' to Felix and wit for him to write back. I guess most teens in SV are on at night. But it bugged me that Tracie seemed so close to Felix, but I brushed it off.
F: Hi, what up?
L:I'm getting ready over at Tracie's for tomorrow, think you can pick us up there?
F:Of course! My house is really close, as is the party.
L:Whose party?
F:Uh, I think Parker, or Albee.Or both, but it's at the Bachelors. Their parents are out, and Bella is going over to a friend's house or something.
L:Oh, kay, thanks. See you.
F:C u

   It made me nervous that who ever's parents were not going to be there. But I was going to pretend it wasn't, because it was normal. Someone was coming up the stairs, I picked my head up as Eliza's head showed. "I can't sleep." she says. "Come here," She walks over and sits next to me. "You can sleep up here to tonight." She smiles and gives me a hug before climbing over to the other side. "Good night." Her breath evened till she was asleep. I shut the phone off and put it on the nightstand, before climbing into bed. Pie found her way in between us and snored, I have such a weird cat. The minute my head hit the pillow I feel asleep.

Not my best update, but the next one will be a lot better. But I hope you liked it anyways! Please feel free to tell me what you think.

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-Please Say Yes
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2012, 06:49:15 PM »
I'm excited to see how the party works out! This is an odd question but I'm going to ask it anyway hahaha, Is Pie based off a real cat you know? The reason I'm asking that is because the little details like Pie's snoring seems like something that wouldn't even occur to you to write. Well, if Pie's not based off a real cat then you are doing a super job with the details!

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« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2012, 07:58:04 PM »
I'm excited to see how the party works out! This is an odd question but I'm going to ask it anyway hahaha, Is Pie based off a real cat you know? The reason I'm asking that is because the little details like Pie's snoring seems like something that wouldn't even occur to you to write. Well, if Pie's not based off a real cat then you are doing a super job with the details!
Pie is kind of based off my uncle's cat. I've only really been around cats at my uncle's house, so I built off of it. But I want a cat like Pie, so I tend to keep the image of my dream cat in my head when I write ::) Thanks!

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« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2012, 09:25:03 PM »
Pie is kind of based off my uncle's cat. I've only really been around cats at my uncle's house, so I built off of it. But I want a cat like Pie, so I tend to keep the image of my dream cat in my head when I write ::) Thanks!
Pie is a pretty dreamy cat.

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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2012, 05:29:34 PM »
The Party Turned Out Not So Good
   I walk behind Tracie to her car. My duffel bag bangs against my hip with each step. A another moment closer to the party with every passing minute. Nervous butterflies zoom in my stomach,. And a million different outcomes run marathons through my head. Tracie opens the car door and I slide in.
   "Hello!" Says Tracie's Mom cheerfully. "Hi, I'm Lucy." I extend my hand out and she shakes it. "Mrs.Boyer." Mrs.Boyer looks exactly like Tracie, just older. She drives down toward her house. "Excited?" Tracie asks me. "Yeah, I guess. I'm nervous, though." "Don't be, we will have a lot of fun." She smiles. "You are going to look gorgeous. I already did my hair, like it?" She turns her head so I can see it. "It's very pretty." "Thank you." Her mom pulls up in front of the house, it's super modern and mostly made of glass. "Wow." I say, getting out of the car. "I know, come on." She pulls me down the path and into her house. It's huge, bigger then two of my Grandma's houses.
   Tracie leads me up a flight of stairs into her bedroom. It's twice the size of my apartment at home. It's bathed in a soft pink tone. "Your bedroom is huge!" I cry, it echos of the walls. She laughs, "Wait till you see my closet." Her closet is the size of my bedroom.
   Hours later, we are both dressed up. Her dress is strawberry red, with white accents, and her makeup makes her glow. She spins me around to her mirror. IT takes my breath away, I don't look like me. The girl in front of me is not me. She has blond hair the color of the sun, and her makeup put on with an artist hand makes her face soft and pretty. She startling. Her dress is coal black, and it glistens in the light. Tracie smiles, "Told you." "Thank you!" I cry, pulling her into a hug. We walk towards the door. "What about your parents?" I ask. "Don't worry. They are out for the night, won't be back till tomorrow." She pulls the door shut hand locks it, tossing the key into er clutch. A red car drives down the street, it makes a sharp turn hand skids to a stop in front of the house. "That's our ride." Tracie walks up and pulls the door open to the second row. "Your in the front," She says slyly.
   I open the passenger door and slide into the car. "Hello, ladies." Felix says. "Hi." I say, glancing at him. "You look nice." Felix says, turning the key in the engine. My cheeks burn, and I nod. "Thank you." I look out the window as we drive, the butterflies are now birds and the thoughts are running triathlons.

Felix pulls into the parking spot in front of the house, and shuts off the engine. We all get out and he locks the car.

The house glows purple, and music pounds the night air. "Come on, Tracie grabs my hand and we walk up to the house. The closer we got, the more the music seemed to fill the air. Felix opened the door, and the noise of people surrounded me.
   The music was even louder inside, the walls seemed to pulse with the music and my beating heart. We followed Felix through the crowed, and I felt nervous. So many people is such a tight place. Felix yelled over the music to be heard. "This is Michael." We greeted each other, "Where's Parker?" "Grounded!" Yells Michael back. "He tried to bribe his sister or something not to tell because she found out. His parents were so mad." "His loss. " We walk back towards the kitchen, and join the people eating and dancing.

I'll admit I was enjoying myself more and more by the minute.

When we finished, the whole party moved outside. Only a few people stayed in. Michael borrowed a DJ booth and was spinning music loudly.
Tracie got me to start dancing, and we joined in on the fun.

 


The song ended, and I took a look at my phone. 8:59. "I'll be right back, Tracie." I said, I ran back into the house and up the stairs to the bathroom.
L:Hey Grandma
G:Hello, Lucy, thank you for remembering.
L: Your welcome. Well, I'm sleepy. I'm going to go to bed now.
G:Good night, dear.
I hung up, and went to open the door when I heard two people talking. "Did you see the blond with Felix?" ONe asked, the blond is me. "Yeah, I think her name is Lucy." "What does Felix see in her?" "I don't know. Maybe he's trying to make Tracie jealous." I froze, what? "Yea, she broke his heart. They were together all summer and then school starts and poof, no more Trix." "Let her figure it out!" Giggles one go them. I open the door and see they have walked down stairs.
 I held back tears, Felix could be playing with my emotions to make Tracie jealous. I stormed down the stairs, not bothering to say excuse me. The coal colored dressed matched my mood. I walked up to Felix, "Are you using me?" I ask. HE looks confused, "What?" "Did you and Tracie ever go out?" "Lucy, there's something I need to tell you." He said, ignoring my question. "I think I love you. And this is something I should have done the minute a meet you." I stare at him, now very confused.

He kissed me, he really did! All of my anger drained out of me, filled with joy. HE took my hand and lead me to the fire pit. I took a seat next to him, and someone handed us marshmallows.

Everyone went back to dancing, but Felix and I. We found a patch of empty space and sat down.

I looked at the sky, trying to find some stars I know when his hand slid over mine. Oh, my gosh. I was floating.


We leaned back, and pretend to point out stars.
I was feeling tired, and ready to leave. "Felix, can you drive me home?" I asked. "Um, Lucy, the party just really got going. Can't we stay another half hour please?" "Felix, look, I want to go home." "But, I don't want to. I'm staying." "Fine, stay with Tracie. MAybe she'll take you back now because you're done with me." "That's not what I meant!" "But it's what you wanted to say. Give me the car keys. I'll drive home, and you can pick up your car tomorrow." "Fine," He digs into his pocket and throws me the keys. "I'm going to go find Tracie. Maybe she'll want to dance with me. I felt tears coming back, he got up and found Tracie and he danced with her.
   I brushed away the tears on my cheek, and looked at the party one last time before going into the house,

I pushed through the crowd of people, wiping away tears. I unlocked the car and slid into the drivers seat. I turned the keys in the engine. Nothing happened. I turned and twisted them in every direction possible. I looked up at the house, and saw Felix running out. HE looked around, panicked till he saw me in the car. "Lucy! Stop!" He cried. I thought he was saying stop so he could apologize. I got the car to turn on, and hit the pedal. HE ran after me, yelling, "Stop the car Lucy!" Repetively.  I tried to turn on the car's lights, but they stayed dimmed. I tried again, and they still didn't. I hit the button again, nothing. "Lucy!" Felix's cries. I look to see another car barreling down the street. I hit the horn, and try the lights again.
   There's a sudden boom, collecting the noise of breaking glass and crunching metal. I shut my eyes, everything too bright to look at.
"Lucy!" A male voice calls. I recognize it, but I can't place it. I squeeze my eyes shut. and try to mumble something, but no words come out. "Tracie!" His voice is so panicked, it makes me worry that I'm so calm. "Call someone! Anyone!" "I called them, there on the way here." I hear a distant siren. "It's going to be okay." The guy says. I want to nod, but I can't.
I should have listened, I should have stopped the car. So many things I should have done.

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-The Party Turned Out Not So Good
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2012, 06:29:32 PM »
Wow that was intense. Great update! Love the suspense.

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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2012, 06:39:18 PM »
Wow that was intense. Great update! Love the suspense.
Thanks! I hope to be able to write up another update soon, hopefully tommorow.

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-The Party Turned Out Not So Good
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2012, 06:39:48 PM »
You are SUCH a good writer! I love this story :)

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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2012, 06:59:08 PM »
You are SUCH a good writer! I love this story :)
Thank you! It really means a lot, I love to write, so I'm very glad that there is such a great forum for me to share my writing on.

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« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2012, 08:45:56 PM »
Oh my word...that was crazy intense. I hope everything turns out okay in the end!

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« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2012, 09:50:05 PM »
Oh my word...that was crazy intense. I hope everything turns out okay in the end!
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« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2012, 01:19:29 PM »
Very dramatic update!  You sure know how to create suspense, Sadie!
 
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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-The Party Turned Out Not So Good
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2012, 05:03:39 PM »
Very dramatic update!  You sure know how to create suspense, Sadie!
Thank you. In real life, I may be called dramatic, I love writing suspenseful scenes in my stories :D

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Re: A Summer In Sunset Valley-The Party Turned Out Not So Good
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2012, 09:49:55 PM »
My head is blank, and I don't know who I am, what I am. It's a wall of darkness, I open up my eyes slowly. And gasp, Bridgeport lays before me. It looks fake, the buildings, towers. The cars, are toy cars.

I'm floating through the air, lighter then a feather. I summersault through the air, as if I'm swimming. Without the worry of oxygen and going to deep. I flip round and round, and I'm a child again. As if I turned back the clock of age with my turns.
   I laugh gleefully, in my favorite night gown. Stretching my arms out, and letting the wind ruffle the hem and the sleeves. I giggle like a child on christmas morning when she sees all her grifts underneath the tree.

   I turn my head to see the fog rolling over the mountains. I breathe in the cool air, which taste fresh up here, unlike the polluted, stuffy air down on the streets.
   I feel a tug, a slight tug. I follow it, and the tug grows stronger. I let it take me, it pulls me down, closer and closer. And I start to fall, the air cuts around me. My gown blowing up like a big bubble. I stop, inches from the sand, a scream caught it my throat. I slowly rise, and turn, and gently place my feet on the ground. I recognize the beach from the weekend outing with my parents in the summer. I sit down in the sand, and start to make a castle. My young self begging me too.

I build the sandcastle, till sand is in my hair, and covers my nightgown. I stand up, brushing myself off. And I hear a sharp breath from behind me.

I was so caught up, I missed the lady in the chair. I slowly walk towards her, the pull stronger with each inch closer. As i walk, I feel my legs grow, and my arms get longer. My hair falls around my face, and the nightgown changes into a robe.

I leave the child in me behind as I walk. I stand behind her, waiting for her to notice me.

"Are you death?" I blurt out. She laughs lightly. "No child, I am not, but I am very close to it." "I'm not a child!" I say. "If you say." she gets up and walks, slowly into the water. She beckons for me to join her. I walk across the cool sand, and into the water. It's freezing, it chills my feet. Soon, my teeth are chattering. And I shiver.

She stops, a few feet off of shore. She doesn't seem to notice the coldness of the water, the shiver in the air. "Listen, Child, you need to wake up." I shake my head. "Why? Here, I can do what I please. I don't want to."

She points at me, "WAKE UP!" She screams. "WHY? BEcause your family is back there, there in life, worried sick about you. You can't leave them yet, not when they all need you. So stop being a selfish brat and wake up!"

I clench my fist, trying to keep control. Voice enter my head, and zoom around. "Please, Lucy, please wake up!" "Lucy, Lucy! I need you, sissy, please wake up!" "Honey! Wake up, please." "i love you, Lucy, I don't want to lose you. Please wake up." "Please way up!" I pinch the bridge of my nose, it was over whelming, I couldn't find my way in a sea of madness.

The blue lady remains emotionless. She simply points to the water, and disappears. I scream as the voice become louder, shattering all the thoughts in my head. Breaking apart me apart.  Suddenly, it stops. All at once.
   "Hello." A young voice says. I look, and to see me. A younger version of me. She smiles. "Hello, Me. You/me must wake up, your/our family is worried." "Who are you?" I asks, blinking to make sure I'm seeing right. "I am your younger side. The part of you that holds onto your child hood. I understand how confusing this is, as if clouds are over you. When you wake up, it will be worse, much worse. But remember that there is always a sun behind those clouds."

I repeat what she says. "You must embrace your child. And then dive into the sea." She says, closing her eyes. I pull her close,

She gets warmer and warmer, till she's almost too hot to hold. And then she's gone. I wipe a tear from my eyes, two now one. I take a shuddering breath before walking towards the water.
   It claws up my ankles, coldness climbing up my legs. I take one more deep breath before diving.
   The cold water is painful, it drags me down, deeper and deeper. Images fly across my mind:
My blue bedroom, bathed in light. Holding Eliza when I was little. Riding the subway with my friends. Walking across the bridge. Playing in the ocean. Spending the summer at my Grandma's house. Felix.
My heart aches for him, and I need to go back. I close my eyes, the darkness taking me. I fall back, onto something plush. And try to move, but I can't. I blink a few times, as my vision swims into focus. "Lucy!" And it falls back out.

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