It took me a couple minutes to decide how I was going to write my story. I didn’t want to do a regular narrative where I describe what happened. In the end, I decided to include some of the comments people have said to me that really stuck with me all these years. I also include my own thoughts and significant events. Since there’s little narrative, it’s up to the reader’s interpretation to decide who’s saying what.
Overall, the comments start off negative but then, they turn positive. In sixth grade, I barely had any friends and I felt extremely alone; I thought I was going to feel that way forever but I didn’t. I wanted to show how my life got better not only through the comments but also with their position. The left represents negativity while the right represents positivity. I also bolded, underlined and italicized words/names that are significant to me.
“Man, you’re ugly”
“Will you go out with me? My friends dared me to ask you”
“Please take that ponytail down; it does not look good on you”
“Why are you wearing that?”
“That choker looks stupid on you”
“Why do you walk like that?”
“You act like a lesbian with your friends”
“This is difficult for me to say but I was offered a job in Manhattan so I won’t be your orchestra teacher anymore.”
“April, please wake up”
“Do you want to go to the football game with me?”
“April, we need to go to the wrestling tournament so we can see cute guys!”
“What time do you want to go to Sundown Salute?”
“Did you listen to One Direction’s new album? PhenomeNiall. AmaZayn. BrilLiam. ExtraordinHarry. FabuLouis”
“You’re my best friend and I really like you April”
“April, tell Cyle you like him”
“I wish he liked me back.. Why does he have to like her instead?”
“You’re my best friend Courtney. You’ve been my rock”
“I’m moving to Oklahoma”
“Are we going to keep in touch?
“We won’t be graduating together. I’m going to miss you all so very much. Thank you for being my best friends.”