December 3, 2008
By Jonathan Vayalumkal SILVER, Congers, New York
Jonathan Vayalumkal SILVER, Congers, New York
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She wanted to get away from it all; the four-page creative essay due the next day in Spanish, and not to mention the fifty new vocabulary words. It was October 15th, 2009. Raquelita Castillo was a junior, dealing with the various stresses and worries of trying to be accepted into a prestigious college. It’d already been two continuous hours of work, and only one page had been completed. A poem was also due for her English class; a project she yearned to get started. Her mom, however, the accomplished Spanish teacher, wouldn’t allow this unless the essay was completed. The temptation to procrastinate dawned upon her, but she had nothing to do, for she lived in the dreaded, most monotonous region of Rockland County-Congers.

Running was a passion though. She told her mother she’d go out for a 30-minute jog, just to get some ideas for both her Spanish essay and English poem; maybe remember some vocabulary as well. Rockland Lake was too far away; she’d just jog along the main roads for 2-3 miles; Poland springs water and verizon wireless LG cell phone in hand.
With her eyes glazed at the ground as she ran, Raquelita tried to recall the vocabulary words she had to study. Was a bag-keeper el mozo? Or wait, no, wasn’t it el bozo? So caught up in the difficulties of the vocabulary, she realized her frustration had caused her to squeeze her now empty water bottle and launch it out of her hands. It rolled into the middle of the road. She went to pick it up, unconscious of her surroundings and extremely frustrated with the inability to comprehend such bothersome vocabulary words.

As she raised her head, everything went black.

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on Nov. 2 2015 at 6:30 am
consistantly-inconsistant BRONZE, Edgewood, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Very good :) this is the epitome of my high school experience.

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on Apr. 4 2015 at 10:19 pm
wilds PLATINUM, Newfane, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Brave is not being fearless but being able to overcome those fears you have

very good job. I like it alot. can you help give pointers on my story?

on Mar. 5 2013 at 10:44 am
CourtneyLanier BRONZE, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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I really enjoyed the story and ill be able to relate in the future. Keep up the good work!

on Feb. 10 2013 at 11:02 am
Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
-There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

Ooh i like it. Especially because I can relate so much. (I'm a junior, my mom's the spanish teacher, i enjoy running, etc) good job; keep writing, im gonna go look at your other stuff. :)


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