Ada Knowles

I breathed in deeply as the pavement under me vibrated for a moment before I was airborne. Looking out at the night sky which sparkled ever so brightly, I sighed, wishing my life would sparkle the same way.

I really hated leaving dad and I hated the fact that he had to get married to some woman who looks like a Barbie. What mattered more to him, me the daughter he'd brought up for now seventeen years or some woman who just danced into his life and has currently been doing the salsa for only a year and a half? I would choose me. But unfortunately, dad didn't.

I closed my eyes, frustrated, and pinched the bridge of my nose. Why did it have to be this way? Why couldn't it be like how it was before?

The warmth I could wake up every morning to see in my dad's eyes, the one who'd pick me up and help me walk every time I tripped...now it wasn't the same. The moment that woman turned up, it all just changed. No more Sunday Night Out's, no more Barbecue's On A Wednesday, no more anything. It all just blacked out and suddenly I felt isolated like I'd never felt before.

Now, I was headed to a new home...with the mother I'd never known. This was the first time she'd see the grown up daughter she'd abandoned. Things were changing...and I didn't know what to make of it...

The warm fire was gone and now came the cold snow...and I didn't want to be out in the cold...

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