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Goodbye to Mom

July 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


The day my mother went to the mental institution, we tried to make it as festive a sendoff as possible. We hoped the piñata, pots of carnations, cake, party-blowers, and balloons would help her stop feeling sad about the mess she’d made.

My heart was in shambles. I loved and hated the woman. One thing I knew—none of us could bear to look into her face after what had happened to us. She was playing in the bouncy-house we’d set up for her, hidden behind the plastic screening. Clowns giddily danced around her. When the party ended, the clowns stripped off their colorful getup, revealing the white coats of disguised psych attendants. As they hauled my mother out of the bouncy house and took her to the waiting black van, she leered over her shoulder in farewell and said in a sinister whisper, “May it happen to you.”


The author's comments:

I fell in love with this first sentence! My mom keeps thinkings its about her, tho.


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on Jul. 20 2021 at 9:31 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

lol thats why i dont share most of my writing with my parents. i don't write much about faliy, but I don't want my mom to... have a paic attack? explode? idk.