Thursday fragments 2

It was my sixteenth birthday and officially I wasn’t a little girl anymore, as if anybody noticed or cared. I hadn’t slept very much through the night, as usual. My eyes were sore from crying and I didn’t want to lift my head off the pillow. The nightmares still bothered me when I did fall…

Pink lines

Waiting on my bed, anxiously looking for those little pink lines holding my breath mind spinning with a thousand confused thoughts oscilating hopes and fears anticipation and trepidation as seconds tick by am I ready for this? positive or negative, which do I want? is there already new life growing inside my body? cells dividing…

Elizabeth and Darcy

At school the following week we began reading parts from Jane Austen’s novels. Mr Norris let the group move all the chairs and tables to one side and we sat on the floor in the centre of the room. We each had to read a page and then pass the book to someone else at…

So many boys

When Friday night came, I put on my best skirt and brushed and curled my hair. Mum then dropped me off at the hall where the youth group was held and kissed me goodbye as I hopped out of the car. ‘Have fun, Molly. I will pick you up at eight,’ she called behind me. I…

Just another day at school

When I got to my locker I found David was standing in front of it again with his own locker door open. He had the locker next to mine, but he was talking to a friend instead of getting his books out. ‘Hi David, can I please get to my locker,’ I said quietly. David…

Falling in love with Jane Austen

The next lesson was English and I found myself sitting next to Rose this time because Debbie was in a different class. I had found it hard to get to know Rose, and I wasn’t even sure if she liked me or not because we never talked that much. I kept worrying about it. I…

The way he kissed my hand

I was dreading the end of school holidays. As the last week of the break drew nearer I began to feel sick each morning. My stomach was churning so much that I couldn’t eat breakfast and I had to spend a long time in the bathroom. Mum talked about taking me to see a doctor,…