Sunday, January 16, 2011

Zach's Struggles

Hello. My first post on this blog. Yep yep. Here's a short bit I wrote for Zach.

He became a completely different person once he closed the door to his room. The strong, careless façade he gave his parents crumbled, and his anger boiled over.

How dare she? Just because she’s my mother, doesn’t give her the right to confiscate my phone.

He took a deep breath to calm himself. Anger was one of his biggest problems. He flopped on his bed and took out his iPod, shaking his head at how forgetful his mother could be. As he scanned the list of apps, he saw nothing that looked interesting.

Almost mindlessly, he opened his web browser. His fingers hovered over the address bar, shaking slightly.

What am I doing? I know better than this. I shouldn’t be doing this.

It had been months since he had been on any of the pornographic sites, but the address came to mind like it had only been yesterday. He typed it in and hit enter.

The next hour was a blur of vulgarity and obscenities. Not only had he fallen from his near-perfect perch, but also he had fallen all the way back to the vile bottom of the pit. Every perversion imaginable was available, and he made use of them all.

When finally he finished, he was trembling with shame.

How can I help Evelyn, when I cannot even help myself?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Scene 4

This scene really speaks for its self, so I will keep my mouth shut on this. Oh, I did just throw a name in there because I needed one and did not know what else to do.

Evelyn laid her head in her hands as she sat down at the table in the cafeteria. Love had been all around her for years. She had easy access to it. If she needed someone to love her, someone was always there for her. But today, everyone left her for a new girl in the school. She had higher grades then Evelyn. She had fairer skin then she did. She was skinner. How could Evelyn compete with this? She would never be the popular girl again. Love would never be the same. She would have to work for it.
She buried her face in her hands and let the tears flow. Her life had changed and it would not be the same. 
mages flashed through her head from the past years. She saw all of her best friends at the prom. Her becoming Homecoming Queen at this last prom.

“How did I end up the Homecoming Queen?” She asked her self as she sat up and brushed away the tears. “I was the most popular girl in the school. And Zach was the most popular guy and still is.” The tears started rolling down her cheeks again. “I will probably never see him again.” She cried. She put her head back onto the table and started sobbing. 

After Evelyn cried all the tears she could cry, she was gathering up her things when she herd her name being called. She spun around to find Zach coming towards her. She quickly turned and started walking the other direction. 

“Evelyn!” He called again. “Wait, I need to talk to you.” 

She pretended like she never heard his words and kept on walking. 

“Evelyn, please. I don’t want our friendship to end like this.” Right then and there, she stopped, dead in her tracks. ‘What did he say?’ As her heart melted to butter. He grabbed her arm and turned her so that she was facing him. 

“Have you been crying?” He asked with a tone in his voice as a father talking to his daughter. She tried to wipe the tears from her face and nodded. “What is the matter? Why have you been crying?” 
Evelyn shook her head, not trusting her voice not to give away what was wrong. 

Zach took Evelyn by the hand and sat her down at the table she had just been sitting at. “Talk to me Evelyn. What is going on?” He said as he looked deep into her eyes. 

Evelyn told him everything about losing her friends, about losing love, and everything else. At the end, he took her hand in his and continued to look at her. 

“Evelyn, no matter what new girl comes into the school, you will always be my friend. No matter what girl I be-friend, you will always be my love. I promise you that.” 
Evelyn did not know what to say. A new girl had come into the school and he still loved this plain old girl who he had loved for years. 

‘How could he do such a thing? He was all over the other girl. Why would he come back to me when he has been with the other girl?’ Evelyn thought to herself. ‘Does he really mean this? Will he really stay with me forever? Will this love last forever?’ She kept asking herself. She looked deep into his eyes searching for answers. 

She stood up pushing the questions from her mind. She closed her eyes trying to push everything away. She sighed. “I better get going back to class.” She gave him a small smile and left.

~ Written by Kiehl/CivilWarDancer