Nothing but a Nightmare

By: Hailey Cannon

Nobody knows what really goes on in her mind, her life. In school Sarah is always happy always smiling. To everybody that is Sarah. Home, Sarah is a little different. Home, Sarah is sad, lonely, mean. Every day she is hiding, hiding from those mean words, the icy glare, the horrible thoughts. Home Sarah is scared of her parents. Can’t make a wrong move. Dad will throw things shouting horrible words because she left her shoes in the living room, right next to his. Mom calls her stupid because she put her plate on the wrong side of the sink and doesn’t say a word when she gets an “A” on her Social Studies test which she has been failing in for the past 2 weeks. That is only a sliver of what she goes through every day. But at the end of the day for thirty minutes all that doesn’t matter. She found a boy that gives her everything she deserves and so much more. When she talks to this boy all the worries slip away. Then he’s gone. She cries because she doesn’t want to go back to that life, that nightmare.