This is chapter 1 of something I've been toying with. Please let me know what you think. My niece is the only one who has read this and she really liked it. Please let me know what you think.
At different points in our lives we all have to make decisions. Every day. Each morning when we wake up and choose
what to wear, what we eat for lunch, and so forth. Each of these choices is
small, but it helps us begin to define who we are. The tough part is making
life altering choices. These are the ones that you spend time agonizing over.
Stressing. For fear of what people might think. Worrying because you wonder if
it is the right decision. But no matter what you decided you ultimately follow
I know this is how it was for me at least. I have spent hours distressing over my latest alternatives. Now after
much contemplation, my decision has been made. My one and only saving grace is
that once I make my choice it is extremely easy for me to stick with. Almost
too easy. However this is one choice that I know I won’t regret. At least I
don’t think I will. I’ve decided to go and live with my dad and twin brother.
Oh, I know. To most of you this doesn’t seem like a life altering event, but for me it really is. I haven’t
seen them since I was twelve. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, five years
doesn’t seem like a long time, but when your mom re-marries and the situation
makes every inch of your body tremble with trepidation, that’s when you know
it’s time to go.
“Anita, you know you don’t have to do this?” my mom Lola asks for like the millionth time.
“I know mom, but I really need to spend some time with dad and Maxcy,” I began, “I haven’t seen them in so long. I feel like I’m missing something.”
“You don’t need to run off to do that. You could just go visit and then come home.”
“Mom, I want to go.” I lie, “Besides, you and John need some time just to yourselves. A seventeen year old girl hanging around doesn’t help that situation you know.”
“Hey, Anita, you know you don’t need to worry about John and me. We’re going to be fine.” She says with a tear in her eye.
I can tell that my decision hurts her immensely, but it is the right thing to do. I board my plane to South Carolina.
The flight isn’t very long, but it is long enough for me to worry about how I
am going to get along with Bill and Maxcy. It has been five years since I last
saw either of them. It was right after my parents’ divorce was finalized. The
judge determined that I would go with my mom and Maxcy would go with my dad.
Now, I need to get to know them again.
Thing have changed so much. I have to wonder if Maxcy has noticed them too. I could never figure out I could make
things appear when I wanted them or disappear when they need to go. Things
always ended up where they were suppose to though. Now, I realize that I have
to have some sort of magical powers. I wonder if Maxcy has the same powers as I
have. If he doesn’t, I am going to have to come up with some way to keep this
from him and my dad. The problem is that I haven’t got a clue as to how.
It looks like it could lead somewhere good, it could use a little more depth with the explanation of the magical powers but other than that is is really good so far.