“Ah, what a
wonderful day it has been! I can’t wait for tomorrow to happen!”
And then the lights went
Dark. Cold. Empty.
I was 10 at the time and
I just came from school (I was at the 4th grade) and kicked my heels in high
gear to rush back home after another day at school. We conducted an amazing
science experiment were you mixed baking soda and vinegar in a container to simulate
a miniature volcano erupting. Not exactly like a real volcano (with molten rock
oozing out), but it was cool to do because I really enjoy creating things.
My friends and I were
having a blast! I have to admit, my class isn’t the normal kind. My friend Tim
made a huge mess on the floor by spilling the vinegar on the floor saying it
was poisonous, Sarah tasted the experiment (instantly regretable) and shoved
the container toward me, and Hugh was silent as always. Despite all the
weirdness that is my classmates, I’d never replace them with anyone in the
And before we knew, it
was already time to go home.
We greated our teacher
goodbye, cleaned the room, stacked the chairs up, and raced on home.
I always go on the same
route home, out of the gates, a few blocks down the left, straight up a hill,
cross a park, and voila! You can now see a green house in the middle of heaven
that cointains me and my family.
I’ve never ran that fast
in my entire life! I felt like a super hero in those moments. Dodging pothole
after pothole, avoiding stray dogs, and running faster then the wind.
Invincible and on top of the world!
I came home at about 4 in
the afternoon. I was sweating non-stop I swore I saw a lake underneath me. I
took my shoes off, gave my parents a big hug, gave an even bigger hug to my two
dogs, and quickly changed into my fancy clothes. I forgot to mention today was
my birthday! Oopsies.
Everyone was there! My
grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts, neighbors, and my bestest friends where
all there! I was tearing up with the feeling wanting to cry and also wanting to
hug them all!
’round!” said my mother and before I knew it everyone was singing happy birthday to me! I have been so happy in
my life! I wanted to seal this moment in a bottle free from aging. It was
happiness at its finest.
Until the lights went
Dark. Cold. Empty.
8 years have passed since
then and I’m about to make the biggest decision of my life.
This is where my story
begins and ends. My name is Pierce and welcome to my youth.