Shelly Marie Hixson
The wind blowing across my wings could never be replaced by any other feeling. If it wasn't for the possibility of humans discovering me, and exhaustion, I would never leave the skies. My forest, for no other sentient being dared enter, was the best site I had ever seen as I skimmed right about the treetops.
The Last One
The old barn at the end of the road hadn't been opened in anyone's recent memory. High schoolers would always dare one another to go take a peek, but no one ever would. Cups, cans, and bottles laid around from people drinking, trying to get up the courage to go inside. If anyone did, they never told anyone about it. It stood there, all alone, the nearest building over a mile away.
High School Problems
What's funny is, even before knowing about the Social Shock Challenge, I was telling a friend about some of the ways I didn't fit in in high school. I was the typical, awkward, teenager. I was tall, even in middle school I was mistaken for a teacher once, plus size, super religious, and didn't grow up in the best of homes. All my clothes were second hand, and I had a very perky attitude that I used to hide behind what was really going on. There were a few students that hated me because I was "too happy". So, now that you have sort of an idea of how I was back then, here are a couple times that I stood out, and not for good reasons.
Time Goes On
Death and grief go hand in hand when the person that has passed means so much to so many people. As sad as it is to say, not everyone's death has the same meaning, even within the same family. My grandmother was the cornerstone to everything. No matter how far away anyone moved,no matter who was having an argument with whom, as long as she was around, we would all come together, put aside our differences, and be a family. With her passing, everything has changed.
Books, Books, And MORE Books!
Do you have Kindle Unlimited (KU) through Amazon? If you don't, and you like to read, you need it! Like, NOW! You can check out 10 books at a time (for those that like to jump around), and it's only $9.99 a month. Once you are done reading, you return it and check out another, like a library. Those that read a lot save so much money, me included. Not all books are offered on KU, but there are enough to make it worth while. It's also a great way to learn about new authors that self publish and don't have physical copy books. You don't need a special Kindle to use it either, there is an app you can download on most devices.
From Dystopia To Utopia
My purse that contains everything I own is snatched out of my hands as I dig for change for the bus. I run after the person, but they are fast, too fast for a human. I don't know what I'm going to do. Life is supposed to get better, not worse.