The Man on the Stairs It was a tiny sound but it woke me up because it was a human sound. I heldmy breath and it happened again, then again; it was footsteps on the stairs. I triedto whisper, There's someone coming up the stairs, but my breath was cowering, Icouldn't shape it. I squeezed e!in's wrist in pulsing units, three pulses, then twopulses, then three pulses. I was trying to in!ent a physical language that could enterhis sleep.
I’ve been desperately asking my mom for another one. But unfortunately she always says no, something about us being over debt or something like that I guess. Anyway I was two miles away from school when I seen him he was standing there right in the middle of the street. He was soaked, covered in water and dirt, not looking so good I thought to myself. But in the glare of the fog I seen it some lights coming from the distance.
My grandfather catches me and puts his hand on my back and, I turn around and he yanks me by the arm, and I go out in town. While the i’m at town I saw a girl and I also saw the girl get scared, because there were people like bullies scaring her. Also while I am in town there is a scary man with balloons. Then I saw a scary wolf in a window and what happened was I accidently bumped into a man with a gun and, he yanks me by the shirt and slams me into a wall bumps me into a garbage can and he flipped me into the trash can. When me, and the duck are in the trash can the duck leans his head on me, and the i’m crying.
I ask but nobody answered, suddenly saw a woman 25 years I started walking towards us, "Who are you?" I ask again but did not respond at that pulls a gun and points to my friend Kate and shoot. Fear gripped me and started running towards the forest, only heard the cries of my friends and more shots, wanted to return but could not, fear gripped me completely. That I hear a shot and suddenly feel excruciating pain that makes me
The water that was thrown on the float to make it slippery worked, my foot slipped, and I fell into the water. Everything seemed to go slow motion, although the second I hit the water everything speed up. I had fallen into the deep end of the pool. I began to panic, frantically waving my hands trying to stay afloat, I tried to tread the water and to make to the edge of the pool. I tried to call the lifeguard but water filled my mouth, choking me.
“Guess I was just dreaming” he said out loud. He looked out the back door. The sun was shining bright and there were only a few white fluffy clouds in the sky that reminded him of giant balls of cotton floating around. He could see the sun reflecting off the pond in the park and decided to walk down to it. Maybe he would run into Allen or some of his other friends there.
He looked at me as if he knew all my secrets and my goals in life, but my palms began to shake and sweat, and my legs bounced up and down. I didn’t know the answer or I just didn’t want to say it, and my anxiety took away my ability to think on my feet, so I just stood there silent for an awkward moment. I knew he had given up on me when he said, “We’ll come back to you.” I just wanted him to move on and focus on another person. I felt like all my secrets were known by others just as they looked at me. Once he said that I could feel all eyes on me still until he decided to pick someone else.
Having been caught ogling the stranger, I blushed. “Sorry, but I can’t help it! He’s just so--” His eyes locked onto mine, causing me to stop and suck in a breath as he made his way over to the counter I was standing behind. I quickly adjusted my appearance and