Monthly Archives: February 2020
3, 2, 1
3, 2, 1. I started to fade, fall into the comfortable chair and just fall asleep. I was exhausted as a middle school student on a Monday morning. You know, I just said that I wouldn’t fall asleep in cars. Why not try to stay up. Entertaining myself was not easy. We were stuck on … Continue reading 3, 2, 1
2020 Grade 8 ILA Memoir Awards: Vote!
Bam! My wrists slammed into the ground. I feel throbbing, I feel sick.The pain is unbearable and tears are strolling down my face. I can’t take it anymore. I’m in too much pain. I yell at the top of my lungs, everyone around me is staring. I can’t even breathe. This morning I woke up … Continue reading Broken Wrist
“I don’t think you really need to see Stephanie. You’re doing well.” Hah. Funny, Mom. I’m doing well? You know nothing. You’ve seen nothing. You’ve heard nothing. I didn’t really want to see my therapist anyway. I like her, but I don’t tell her much. I don’t tell anyone much. I complain … Continue reading 8th Grade
The Most Amazing Macarons
My sister was home from college, and that meant a baking competition! My family is very competitive so competitions in the past were always a big deal. A big enough deal to make my siblings and I feel like we were competing on Chopped or some other intense Food Network TV show. Our baking competitions … Continue reading The Most Amazing Macarons
The Waiting Game
The only good thing about going to a hospital or surgical center is the graham crackers they give you. The rest of it isn’t so fun. There’s the waiting, for one. They tell you to get there at least an hour earlier than when your appointment actually is. Then you end up waiting. And waiting. … Continue reading The Waiting Game
The Worst Black Diamond Ever
Why? How was this going to end? A broken arm or maybe a broken leg? My mind flooded with memories of people wiping out. Whether that be serious or maybe a little blip. Tumbles downhills, colliding into one and other, even body’s bending in ways which, well, shouldn’t bend. Not only had I heard of … Continue reading The Worst Black Diamond Ever
The Tall Dark Building In the Tall Dark City
It was my 6th birthday. Me and my family were planning to go to New York, The Empire State Building. I remember thinking how cool it has looked inside of movies, like James and The Giant Peach. I always remember how much I wanted to just BE there and go inside of the skyscraper. … Continue reading The Tall Dark Building In the Tall Dark City
The Island Trip
I wake up and it’s still dark out I get out of bed so quiet trying not to wake anyone up. It was hard to wake up cause I’m so used to waking up at 11:00 which is 6:00 I get ready and I slowly open up the door. Once I’m out of my house … Continue reading The Island Trip
The Words I’ve Been Dreading…
Today was the first day I had ever seen my dad cry. I mean yeah, sometimes you’ll yawn and get teary eyed and cry, and I’ve seen that. Sometimes we are watching a sad movie or show and a small tear escapes his eye. But I mean, really cry. He really cried. We went outside … Continue reading The Words I’ve Been Dreading…
The Day a Fox Ran.
I was leaving my light blue house with my dog Luna (a mix between an Old English Sheepdog and a standard poodle) to go into the Paine Open Space that has been there as long as I can remember, which has been my whole life. My sister Syd and I would take, both Luna … Continue reading The Day a Fox Ran.
I was finally back. After approximately 2 years and 8 months, I was back at my old school in Bellevue, Nebraska. I had moved (about 2 ⅔ years ago) to Easton, Connecticut because my dad had found a new job in Westport. Bellevue is near Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, though … Continue reading Going Back
Sisters take on the Big Apple
Anxiety was filling my body. A trip with my sisters, Emily and Jessica, Alone. Without my mom or dad. I wasn’t expecting to be worried about this trip. I breathe in and out trying to relax. The train was heading to New York. All the bad thoughts were filling my brain, what would happen if … Continue reading Sisters take on the Big Apple
The soaring bullet.
My head felt like it was about to explode. Excruciating pain shot through my temple and I could feel my tears building up behind my eyes, like a dam about to burst with water. It was a sunny Saturday in Easton CT and it was the perfect day to play outside. It was around … Continue reading The soaring bullet.
Regret is Inevitable
We laughed together, we played, we had the most fun we could for a year and a half. Until someone decided I would only be their friend, and theirs alone. “ Pick your partners.” was all I needed to hear to get up from my seat and ask around the class. At HKMS ( Helen … Continue reading Regret is Inevitable
The sky was overflowing with millions of bright little stars that seemed so far away. Specks. That’s all they looked like to us. Tiny dots that shimmered in the dark depths of the night. But stars are so much more than what we see. Kind of like people. When we look at a person we … Continue reading stars
The bus ride was two hours long. There were days I got home and it was dark. I think we picked up every kid in the city of Bridgeport. The bus was as crowded as a theme park when schools are closed. It seemed like we were picking up kids at every block. … Continue reading The Lottery
We Were Supposed To Be Happy
I stood in my front yard crying with my brother Lochlan and my cousin Stori, while an ambulance took my three year old brother Bode and my parents away… It was the first day of the fireman’s festival, almost the end of summer, and my little brother bode was driving around in a new … Continue reading We Were Supposed To Be Happy
It was a Friday. Everyone was rejoicing and rumbling when the day had finally ended. But I wasn’t. I was too excited to feel rejoice and rumble about. I was too focused on the day that lay ahead. Open Gym. Open Gym was a program that a place called Vasi’s, which is a place where … Continue reading The Backflip