Monday, November 3, 2008

Dear Childhood

Ella told me about this great website:
It's basically a story in 72 words - and only 72 words. I've been obsessed with reading all the works that people have submitted. So, I decided to try it out instead of actually doing anything productive... like homework.

Carolyn quietly took her shame in small doses. Walked instead of ran, back into her room, changed into her pajamas, brushed her teeth without being told to, and crawled into bed. It would take her another eight years to realize that she didn’t have to be so lonely growing up. She could’ve been different. She could have been friends with her mother, who turned out, was just as lonely as she was.

Your pal,
Carolyn K. Huynh