Author: Team Shadow PM
16 year old Amy Smith decides she wants a new life. Her mom is dead, her dad is in jail, and her older brother, Matthew, could care less about her. She leaves her small little New Mexico town and makes her way towards the big city. California.Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 478 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 10-06-12 - Published: 09-17-12 - id: 3059015
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California. Las Vegas. Anywhere but home. That's where I want to go.
At approximately 11:39pm, I begin gathering necessities for the road. I get some clothes, food, a hairbrush, contact case and solution, and food. I throw them all in my ratty duffel bag. I sit on my bed, still thinking I forgot something. Oh right, toothbrush.
I get up and get my toothbrush, toothpaste, and some floss. I then hear the door open.
Shit! He wasn't supposed to be home until after I left! I think as I see my brother walk through the front door, clearly drunk. He stumbles upstairs as I rush into my room, push my duffel under the bed, and climb under the covers, pretending to be asleep. I hold my breathe as he walks past my room and collapses into his. I sigh in relief as the door to his room slams, and his music begins blasting.
I grab my duffel, and slowly make my way out of my room and down the old creaky stairs. I open the back door, close it quietly, and walk into the night, into the woods. Then, I find a road and begin walking along it.
"Maybe I should've driven." I say to myself. "No, the license plate would give away too much information. And I don't have gas money."
I pull out a map, and look at the road. I hadn't really planned this far ahead…..bad move on my part. But I follow the road, and turn left. I hear a car, so I lay down on the grass, hoping they don't see me.
The car drives away like nothing is wrong, and I continue walking down street. I walk for hours, before I sit down on the side of the road and start munching on an apple.
This isn't so bad. I think to myself, hoping I didn't just jinx is. I start walking again.
Gotta keep moving. I got a long road ahead.
This is shorter than I planned, but I figured something is better than nothing.
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