I was plagued by the nightmare, almost every night for four years.
There was only one name that could get me through the nights. Ellie.
26th of September 2010
Today was an average day.
I got up like I did everyday.
My mother yelling at me to get up 'cause I'll be late for school,
me groaning grumpily in response as I would roll over.
It was our routine; she didn't like it, but it worked.
Eventually I would get up,
crawl into the shower, and 'space out' on my feet, as she
would call it.
I could spend days in the shower, it was warm comfortable and
I didn't feel the need to do anything,
you could say that my showers; they represented my
Eventually I managed to get washed, and out. As I pulled on my
uniform, I heard my mother's last yell from the bottom of the
stairs as she set off for work, "ISAAC, HURRY UP, YOU'RE
I'd heared it countless times before, and I never was late.
Not even once. I let out a brief sigh as I listed through todays lessons
in my head, 'History, English, P.E, ICT, Graphics' trying to remember
if I had any homework, and if so, what. It turned out, I did have some
work that needed to be handed in, Graphics, a project that I hadn't
started. "There goes my lunch..." I mumbled to myself.
I grabbed some toast and headed for school, eating as I went.
On the way I bumped into Kieran, Joel, and Jamie, with a casual
'Hey' we continued to walk to school in silence, until Joel decided
to tell us the wonders of Giraffe reproduction, it certainly took my
mind off my homework, I can thank him for that at least.
Soon the school was in sight, I pushed through the crowds at the gate
giving one or two high fives to a few people as I went, I was almost through
when the bell rang, off to registration then...