The Day Pa Died

October 15, 2009
By EmilyMichelle PLATINUM, Manassas, Virginia
EmilyMichelle PLATINUM, Manassas, Virginia
33 articles 4 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth."
- Madeleine L'Engle


The day Pa died, three months ago, was the worst day of my entire life. Mr. Kent, our neighbor, came into our home and asked Ma to step out on the porch with him. We heard some mumbling, then a stifled scream from the other side of the screen door. Jared, Jane, and I ran out to the porch, pushed our younger siblings back, and found Ma sobbing and shaking next to Mr. Kent.
“You!” She cried. “You did this!”
“Now, now ma’am, you’re slightly traumatized…”
“No! You widowed me AND my sister! Poor Dilara! Poor ME! Hunting accident my ***!”
Here Ma uttered a word we had only heard from the lips of the tavern owner.
“I’ve told you this Angel,” Mr. Kent said, “I feel awful! Your husband, Jeff, and Dilara’s husband, Taylor, were two mysterious figures approaching from the fog. They must have been tracking a deer, because they were crawling. My son, Gregory, assumed they were deer themselves, so he shot! He will be punished most severely, I assure you.”
Ma took a deep shaky breath, “Give me Jeff’s gun!”
I hadn’t even realized Mr. Kent had been holding it. He nervously handed it over.
“If I EVER see you or your son on my property again, I swear I’ll shoot you! Jeff taught me how aim and I can shoot an apple, through the core, on a galloping horse’s back and not harm the horse.”
“It’s true,” murmured Jared, who had watched her target practice this morning, “She has deathly good aim!”
Then Ma said, “I’ll give you thirty seconds to get off our property. Otherwise, I shoot!”
I left to deal with the little ones when Ma started counting back from thirty.



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on Jun. 9 2010 at 2:20 pm
ShantelTheAuthor BRONZE, North Carrollton, Mississippi
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If you think you can do it go for it!

Yeah i wanted for it to be a little longer. I like how you started it off. IT kept my ateention. I want to see more of this story.

on Dec. 10 2009 at 9:46 am
roxawesomeness PLATINUM, Manassas, Virginia
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Peace, Love, and R&R

I wanna see more short stories from you, keep it up!

Jaquie BRONZE said...
on Nov. 29 2009 at 7:41 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Best of luck!

on Nov. 29 2009 at 4:44 pm
EmilyMichelle PLATINUM, Manassas, Virginia
33 articles 4 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth."
- Madeleine L'Engle

Thanks. I've been trying to work on more, maybe turn it into a book but I keep getting stuck...I have a whole backstory though. lol

Jaquie BRONZE said...
on Nov. 23 2009 at 8:28 pm
Jaquie BRONZE, West Palm Beach, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 407 comments

Favorite Quote:
This is certainly one of my favorites: "I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes." -2 Samuel 6:22

Wow. I especially love the last line... But somehow I wanted more... Overall great job.

God bless,

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