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6

The Ditch

 

            The wind blew as slow as a slithering snake and had stung as a snack’s bite against my skin. Though I kept running forward as my tears rolled back to my past. Where broken hearts, crushed dreams, and nightmares haunted me. I knew I would never go back, I had escaped after three years. Suddenly, I was in a forest. Everything seemed to slow down; my endless tears, running feet, pumping heart, hard breathing, and memories. “Smack!” I had fell in a ditch full of sticks and these sticks were sharp as glass shards. So, I cried and I thought.

           

            The pain had concurred me at the moment so I lay there on my cut back… dizzy…crying. Then, like a reflex, I threw my hand on my aching heart and mumbled,” I will never step foot in that school,” while grinding my teeth. David, that was his name. David was my best friend… that just happened to be a guy. We always shrugged off the rumors of us dating in the 5th grade, well until a year later. In 6th, this grade, everybody started dating. There was an expectation that we dated; yet we never broke to pure pressure. David became a football player and I was the… unique/smart/fashionista/ singer/sassy/artist. Or The Surprise Girl is what I am called. Teachers called us two peas in a pod, but when David became popular, there was a unanimous vote we were separated. So, on Thursday, I came to school with eyes on me from every angle…and no one told me why. Then David held me back after third hour and yelled,” I’m so mad at you! You are such a liar! You should have never started those rumors!” and everyone either applaud or laughed, I was clueless. I decided to ask my friend Amy, and she told everything from the voting to the rumors. In shock, I questioned what exactly the rumors were and Amy whispered,” That you said, he asked you out, you said you two dating sine the 5th grade, and that you two…uhh…made out.” I never expected David would believe it. But, he did and it took him a month to realize it wasn’t me who started the rumors. Now he wants to be friends, and I forgive him, but I just cannot bring myself to befriend him.

 

            By now I had stood up and cleared a spot in the ditch of sticks. This is not how I imagined my day. It was normal for two seconds. Then, my little brother had ran over to my locker and he told me two boy were bulling him so, I walked into my class…no teacher. I had decided to take it into my own hands. I asked for both stories and told them to please be nice to one another, very politely. Later, my brother told my teacher and he yelled at him, a 4th grader, and made him cry, for getting me. After that, he yelled at, so I let him have it. I told him based on other events I felt he, the principal, and most kids at school were racist, he is not Black and Mexican so he can’t tell me I’m being over dramatic when a racist comment is made, and that I was never going to shut up or shut down. This left his speechless. Then later, I repeated it all to the principal and left him speechless and lying. Meanwhile, my little brother saw me crying and heard me yelling in the office, while running an errand. Therefore, he called my furious mother on the office phone. Our mom picked my brother, my little sister, and me up and bought us some frozen yogurt to lighten up the mood. After I had decided to go for a run…. And that’s how I ended up here.

            Slowly I unfolded myself from the ball I was in and started skinning sticks with my nails while making a list of those who odium me. Though, there were some jealous of me. For example-that Friday before Christmas Break. An old friend, now enemy, Brianna, had started many rumors about me…so. Since we had a Christmas party, I brought emoji plush to lye on for the movie. At exactly 3:00PM I went to my safety job for first graders, with my team: Nick, Brianna, Alice, and me- María. Alice was outside playing with the kids, Brianna stood by the tables on her phone and Nick and I where throwing the plush around. This when I had charged to steal the plush from him, when Brianna had tripped me. Nick and I went down because we both had a grip onto the emoji plush. I hit my head on the ground while Nick hit his head on both the table and ground. The thud caused other safeties to come in and saw something that look very wrong. Brianna knew what happened, but wanted to make me look bad. The other saw us lying very close under the table and had jumped to uncorrected conclusions. Nick didn’t exactly know what happen and ended up hearing Brianna’s version of the story so, this lead to an explosion of rumors. Sadly, in the end, I’d lost two good friends to a few awful rumors. Well to be honest, they were not true friends, for; they believed such things were true. If only they knew… how much it hurt me.

 

            Using the sticks I formed a pile and I climbed up to get out the ditch. There was only one problem, I had scrapes all over me as if a squirrel had attacked me, and I was supposed to be home in thirty minutes! In despair, I trudged home anguish about how to handle this. My hair was all messy, eye watery, Sweater ripped on the arm, and skin scraped. So I when to the lake and fixed my hair and put water on my scrapes. Then I spotted someone crawled in a bawl across the lake…it was David. The next thing I knew I had a smirk on my face and was walking towards him but paused ten feet away from him. He had messy hair, watery eyes, dirty face and football uniform, and a helmet beside him. I sighed and mocked him,” I’m so mad at you! You are such a liar! You should have never started those rumors!” David looked up and responded,” One month later- I’m so sorry I didn’t believe you. You would have never said those words…I’m…sorry,” Like a play I threw back,” I’ll forgive you, but…I can’t bring myself befriend you,” As David stood up he said,” The end of the story…and,” now walking forward,” And, us… our friendship.” As we looked each other in the eye I said with a smile,” Today- María and David’s friendship is renewed,”

 

           

The Ditch

 

            The wind blew as slow as a slithering snake and had stung as a snack’s bite against my skin. Though I kept running forward as my tears rolled back to my past. Where broken hearts, crushed dreams, and nightmares haunted me. I knew I would never go back, I had escaped after three years. Suddenly, I was in a forest. Everything seemed to slow down; my endless tears, running feet, pumping heart, hard breathing, and memories. “Smack!” I had fell in a ditch full of sticks and these sticks were sharp as glass shards. So, I cried and I thought.

           

            The pain had concurred me at the moment so I lay there on my cut back… dizzy…crying. Then, like a reflex, I threw my hand on my aching heart and mumbled,” I will never step foot in that school,” while grinding my teeth. David, that was his name. David was my best friend… that just happened to be a guy. We always shrugged off the rumors of us dating in the 5th grade, well until a year later. In 6th, this grade, everybody started dating. There was an expectation that we dated; yet we never broke to pure pressure. David became a football player and I was the… unique/smart/fashionista/ singer/sassy/artist. Or The Surprise Girl is what I am called. Teachers called us two peas in a pod, but when David became popular, there was a unanimous vote we were separated. So, on Thursday, I came to school with eyes on me from every angle…and no one told me why. Then David held me back after third hour and yelled,” I’m so mad at you! You are such a liar! You should have never started those rumors!” and everyone either applaud or laughed, I was clueless. I decided to ask my friend Amy, and she told everything from the voting to the rumors. In shock, I questioned what exactly the rumors were and Amy whispered,” That you said, he asked you out, you said you two dating sine the 5th grade, and that you two…uhh…made out.” I never expected David would believe it. But, he did and it took him a month to realize it wasn’t me who started the rumors. Now he wants to be friends, and I forgive him, but I just cannot bring myself to befriend him.

 

            By now I had stood up and cleared a spot in the ditch of sticks. This is not how I imagined my day. It was normal for two seconds. Then, my little brother had ran over to my locker and he told me two boy were bulling him so, I walked into my class…no teacher. I had decided to take it into my own hands. I asked for both stories and told them to please be nice to one another, very politely. Later, my brother told my teacher and he yelled at him, a 4th grader, and made him cry, for getting me. After that, he yelled at, so I let him have it. I told him based on other events I felt he, the principal, and most kids at school were racist, he is not Black and Mexican so he can’t tell me I’m being over dramatic when a racist comment is made, and that I was never going to shut up or shut down. This left his speechless. Then later, I repeated it all to the principal and left him speechless and lying. Meanwhile, my little brother saw me crying and heard me yelling in the office, while running an errand. Therefore, he called my furious mother on the office phone. Our mom picked my brother, my little sister, and me up and bought us some frozen yogurt to lighten up the mood. After I had decided to go for a run…. And that’s how I ended up here.

            Slowly I unfolded myself from the ball I was in and started skinning sticks with my nails while making a list of those who odium me. Though, there were some jealous of me. For example-that Friday before Christmas Break. An old friend, now enemy, Brianna, had started many rumors about me…so. Since we had a Christmas party, I brought emoji plush to lye on for the movie. At exactly 3:00PM I went to my safety job for first graders, with my team: Nick, Brianna, Alice, and me- María. Alice was outside playing with the kids, Brianna stood by the tables on her phone and Nick and I where throwing the plush around. This when I had charged to steal the plush from him, when Brianna had tripped me. Nick and I went down because we both had a grip onto the emoji plush. I hit my head on the ground while Nick hit his head on both the table and ground. The thud caused other safeties to come in and saw something that look very wrong. Brianna knew what happened, but wanted to make me look bad. The other saw us lying very close under the table and had jumped to uncorrected conclusions. Nick didn’t exactly know what happen and ended up hearing Brianna’s version of the story so, this lead to an explosion of rumors. Sadly, in the end, I’d lost two good friends to a few awful rumors. Well to be honest, they were not true friends, for; they believed such things were true. If only they knew… how much it hurt me.

 

            Using the sticks I formed a pile and I climbed up to get out the ditch. There was only one problem, I had scrapes all over me as if a squirrel had attacked me, and I was supposed to be home in thirty minutes! In despair, I trudged home anguish about how to handle this. My hair was all messy, eye watery, Sweater ripped on the arm, and skin scraped. So I when to the lake and fixed my hair and put water on my scrapes. Then I spotted someone crawled in a bawl across the lake…it was David. The next thing I knew I had a smirk on my face and was walking towards him but paused ten feet away from him. He had messy hair, watery eyes, dirty face and football uniform, and a helmet beside him. I sighed and mocked him,” I’m so mad at you! You are such a liar! You should have never started those rumors!” David looked up and responded,” One month later- I’m so sorry I didn’t believe you. You would have never said those words…I’m…sorry,” Like a play I threw back,” I’ll forgive you, but…I can’t bring myself befriend you,” As David stood up he said,” The end of the story…and,” now walking forward,” And, us… our friendship.” As we looked each other in the eye I said with a smile,” Today- María and David’s friendship is renewed,”

 

           

State
MI
Zip Code
48316