Peppermint Lemonade

United States

"I still fall on my face sometimes and I
Can't color inside the lines 'cause
I'm perfectly incomplete
I'm still working on my masterpiece and I
I wanna hang with the greatest gotta
Way to go, but it's worth the wait"

Message to Readers

Just an idea. :)

Innocent Five

February 27, 2017

FREE WRITING

1
Kitchen. Mom was cleaning the dishes while on the phone and I was standing next to her, blond curls in my face. 

"Well, Sally says she wants to go to the prom with a boy named Drew. You know, one of those skate boarding kids that call everyone dude. I just wish she'd pick some nice lawyer's son or something."
Garbled voice on the other end.
I took a deep breath.
"Mom?"
"Yes, I know exactly what you mean."
"Mom!" 
I tug her sleeve.
"Hold on a second. What is it? Can't you see I'm on the phone?"
"Are you happy?"
"I suppose. Now go color or something, I'm busy. Yes, Clair, I'm back.... Oh my! Did she really say that?"
"Bye."

Upstairs. Older brother was playing Mario Bros.

"Brett?"
Nothing.
"Brett?!"
Still nothing.
I pulled the headphones off one ear.
"BRETT!!!!!"
"AHHHH!!!! What the heck was that for? I'm never gonna hear again!"
"Are you happy?"
"What?"
"Are you happy?"
"I was till you came in. Get out."
Puts headphones back on.
"Bye."

Garage. Dad was fixing the car.

"Dad?"
Bang.
"Ouch."
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah. What are you out here for?"
"Are you happy?"
"I guess so. Why?"
"Just wondering. Bye."

Bathroom. Older sister putting on make up.

"Sally?"
"Yeah."
"Are you happy?"
"Are you kidding? Yes! Drew asked me to the Spring Prom and I'm like so excited. That reminds me I need to text Jane about it and go shopping with Mom and..."
Pulls out phone, rapidly texting.
"Bye." 
"Yeah. Whatever sis."

Parent's room. Baby brother in crib.

"Micky? Are you happy?"
"Ohh-ohh" 
Smiles and giggles.
"I'm taking that for a yes. I'm glad you're happy. Everyone else says they're happy, too."
"Wahhh!!!"
"I'm taking that for a no. Bye."

Outside. Flowers are blooming, birds singing, otherwise alone.

"So...are you happy?"
Silence.
"I dunno."

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2 Comments
  • Peppermint Lemonade

    Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)


    about 3 years ago
  • Faith Camp

    This was really fun to read. Very detailed. I liked it!


    about 3 years ago