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the beginning of emily

February 6, 2010
By rose58 SILVER, Lawrence, Massachusetts
rose58 SILVER, Lawrence, Massachusetts
8 articles 6 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
love is a battlefield

Chapter 1
The beginning

The land, the sorrow have you ever seen anything so beautiful. In Dakota, I live in a farm where everything I see is made up of blueberry and pecan pie. Ah how I love aunt nana making the most delicious dessert in the world. This is why I love living in 1850, sure we got rules but it`s never so nicer in south Dakota.
February, 14, 1850,
Dear journal
Today mama`s taking me to her job. She wants’ to show me the brand knew life we are going to receive in the future. All I wanna do is stay in that old tree house and raise a couple of piglets of my own. Marcy is sure not going to like her little sister stealing a whole bunch of secrets from the secret compartment I called treasure. I`m 13 and I still don’t understand why girl`s go so guchi over a guy. In school, when Mrs. Avenger is teaching us about poetry. I hear a couple of 14 to 15 year old girl talking about matt my best friend or about how Abraham got his first nominee in “old trolls”.
As I sat listening to pretty birds in a cage, I heard gin calling my name “Emily, were going to pick apple`s”.
Gee that sounds awesome “why don’t I go with you”.
Gin picks up her basket and her blanky she`s kept since kindergarten. I don’t mind it at all; my most favorite thing to carry around is my old furry little puppy which I named “Cullen”.
Snap, matt`s coming too do I say about the silly gossip I heard at school or do I just make a joke about. Matt smiles
“so how many apple`s are you picking”.
Holding my puppy to my heart “I don`t know, maybe a couple or a dozen”.
“I heard a rumor about my pretty freckles”
He must be talking about Lycia, the new girl who`s ruled the kingdom since 45 ad
Matt gently pulls my hair into a ponytail; his smile always reminds me of the way Eric felt when he went to fight in the war.

The author's comments:
this story is about a girl named emilia who is just trying to find out who she is. i just wanted to be creative

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on Feb. 13 2010 at 7:18 am
Piper_at_the_gates SILVER, Kennebunk, Maine
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Instead of stating straight out that the girl lives in 1850, why don't you let the reader know with clues. Look up South Dakota, 1850, and use that to add in clues.