Monday, August 10, 2015

The Trip to the Falls

There she was. The 11 year old girl who dreamt about this road trip her whole life. She was finally going to drive to Niagara falls with her family. The drive was great so far a lot of sightseeing, laughing, singing, and stopping at delicious restaurants to get food. Little did they know what was coming next. 

They couldn’t figure out where they were because it was pretty dark. As they turned off the highway onto a dark eerie road to find a truck stop, a huge semi came speeding out of nowhere like a monster it’s horn screaming, warning on comers to watch out, but it was too late, crash!! All the little 11 year old saw was darkness. She heard sirens she was scared but she couldn’t see all there was darkness it was pitch black. was she sleeping? was it all a dream? would she wake up and be at Niagara falls like she always dreamt? "No it's not a dream..." "Gasp!, mom and dad!” she thought. She tried screaming but nothing came out. where were they? Where was she? Her brain went silent. No more thinking. No more anything.

She woke up with a start. She looked around “What.. where am I?”, “a hospital bed.” "How long have I been sleeping?" she thought. She remembered again “Mom and Dad?!” “Where are They?” she got up. She wondered why she was even in the hospital; she felt fine. She left the room. “Little girl!!” Screamed a nurse. “Get back in your room!!" "You’re not well you must lie down.” The little girl kept walking this time a little faster. She was an 11 year old with determination to complete a mission. “Where are my parents? What happened to me? Why am I hear?” Then she remembered the crash! Thoughts started rushing through her head are they dead, are they alive, are they worried about me, where are they? “Mom, Dad!!” she started screaming and running through the hospital. “Mom!! Dad!!.” “Come on where are they?” she thought. “They aren’t dead.” “They are just waiting for me in the lobby.” She thought. She ran to the lobby no one there, just a couple of sick people waiting for a doctor to call them in. “Maybe they are waiting in a rental car.” she thought. she ran out of the hospital it was freezing... snowing. But she felt nothing. No rental car.  No parents. Where was she. She ran away from the hospital parking lot, and she just kept running. She heard the nurses in the distance screaming for her. “Little girl!! Little Girl where are you!! You’re not better yet!!” “Come back!” She didn’t care though. She reached the woods and stopped for a second. She looked back and saw the town. Then she looked forwards and stepped into the woods. They looked welcoming and felt welcoming, and peaceful. She trudged through the woods, no shoes, no socks, just a hospital gown and underwear. But she felt nothing any longer, all was gone, all was lost.

She walked for what seemed like forever. She found a stump all alone in the woods, like she was. Just sitting there right in the center. She stopped she stood on top the stump and looked around. She didn’t care where she was, who she was, what she'd be.  She wasn’t tired, cold, or hungry, she was nothing. She sat down next to the stump. She picked up some lush white soft snow and patted it on the lonely stump. She liked how the snow made it look so pretty. She was slightly sad the some one cut down and killed the tree. It looked as though it was possibly a really old tree, for the stump was wide with many rings. She patted some more of the beautiful snow on the dead stump. She rested her head on it and closed her eyes. She felt her parents over her whispering that it was okay.. and to go to sleep. She saw darkness, she saw nothing, she heard nothing. She felt one last rush through her body tingling from her head all the way down to her toes. She thought for one last second one last thought. “ The tree is dead, my parents are dead, I am dead.”

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