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He's Back

by Laraine Blythe | Score: 2050

I'm sitting in my room afraid. My dad is sitting on the couch crying uncontrollably. I sit in the farthest corner from the door quietly sobbing in fear that it'll fade away. I get up to see if he's still there, so I open my door creep into the hall to the living room and peek behind the corner. Sure enough, my father is sitting on the couch with his hands on his face. I duck back because my heart was pounding like a hammer in my chest. Just then, it stops. I heart racing now, I dare not look back at my father. I hear the couch springs move and I run into my room and hide under the covers. I hear the floor creak in the hall and my bedroom door open. I cried softly still. I wait for about 10 minutes when I hear nothing I pull back the covers and look around with tears falling down my face. Just then my mother comes home and I run to her crying. "Elizabeth honey, what's wrong?" I sputter out, "I saw him, I saw dad again!" My mother now angry pushes me away in disgust. "We've went over this! Your father is DEAD! I'm gonna get a counselor for you, I've had enough of this." She walks away angrily, her heels clicking on the hardwood floor. Not feeling safe anymore, I run outside into the front yard and sit on the sidewalk crying out loud.  

Completed challenges

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Begin Start typing to begin
Event Dad just sits and cries
Words Reach 50 words
Words Reach 100 words
Letter Use the letter K
Words Reach 200 words

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