Samantha's Notebook


Day 1 – 11 am

I'm Samantha. Everyone calls me Sam or Samwise. I have a twin sister. Her name is Kailani. Everyone calls her Kaila.

This morning, we got the Plan. The plan for running away.

Kaila and I live near the Candy Factory in Old Town Manassas, but our mom still drives us there for the evening play practices. For the Pied Piper Theater. Mom's worried that a train might not see us when we walk.

The Candy Factory is right next to the train tracks. Our plan is to wait by the car, but run away, walking along the train tracks by night and sleeping or shopping by day. Our friend from the play, Maria, will come with us outside. She's going to cover for us.

We're following the train tracks going the train station, which is practically across the tracks from the Center. We don't know where we're going. We're just going somewhere. I guess we'll know we'll be there when we get there. Wherever there is.


Day 1 – 8 pm

Here's a list of everything we're bringing.

Me – CDs, CD player, portable DVD player, DVDs, Game Boy Advanced, games, flashlight, batteries, diary, this notebook, pencils, pens, peanut butter, candy

Kaila – CDs, CD player, portable DVD player, DVDs, Game Boy Advanced, games, flashlight, batteries, diary, her notebook, pencils, pens, cookies, candy

We're both bringing most of the same kind of items, but we each have slightly different items. We're also both bringing important items, like other food, money, hygiene items, etc.


Day 1 – 10:15 pm

I'm supposed to be in bed. I can't sleep. Tomorrow, we have play practice. I don't think we'll be able to run away tomorrow. We're not ready. Plus, tomorrow's practice is during the day.

We even ran across some problems. What if we got hit by a train? What if we're caught? What if Mom calls the police?