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Shannon's last homecoming
Shannon is a seventeen year old girl that lives in a small town right outside of
Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s called Sweet town. Shannon’s boyfriend, Josh lives in Cincinnati
and goes to Cincinnati University College.
It’s January 2003 and there was just a really bad snow storm. Shannon wants to
go see Josh but her parents don’t want her driving with the roads that icy. “That’s okay, I
don’t feel good anyway” Shannon said, “ I think I’m going to lie down in my room for a
little bit.” Shannon went to her room but she wasn’t going to lie down. She quietly snuck
out her window, ran to her car, pushed the car up the road so her parents wouldn’t hear it
start, and drove to Cincinnati to see Josh.
Shannon arrived at the college and to her surprise Josh was studying with some
friends. Josh said bye to his friends so he could spend some time alone with Shannon.
Shannon asked him why he was studying on a Friday night. He explained to her that his
grades have been slipping and that where he use to have “A’s” he now has “C’s.” If they
drop anymore he wont be able to be on the football team anymore.
Shannon got upset and Josh asked her “what’s wrong?” She exclaimed “Why
wouldn’t you tell me something like that?” Just like any guy Josh said “You don’t need to
know everything about my life.” “You’re right” Shannon said, “ I just thought you would
at least tell your girlfriend!” Then Shannon stormed off extremely angry at josh. She
went home regretting not listening to her parents.
Shannon was always looking for the Brightside of things. So what is her
boyfriend was a jerk? She knew homecoming was a week away. She was looking
forward to it just being her and the girls.
The week seemed to being going really slow but Shannon was still counting the
days until homecoming. Finally, Saturday came, all Shannon’s girlfriends came over
really early so they can go get their hair done. After that, they went back to Shannon’s
house, hung out, then around 4:30 they put their dresses on and did their make-up. Their
limo picked them up at 5:00. They went out to eat and got dropped off at the dance.
Shannon and her friends looked beautiful; when they stepped out of the limo
everyone stopped and stared at them. Shannon walked very carefully to the school in her
black, strappy heels. Shannon walks in pays for her ticket and goes to walk into the
gymnasium. She then loses her balance and starts to fall. Her friend Jenny tries to catch
her but only makes it worse by accidentally punching her in the face. It was the worse
night of her life.