Around Me (Home)


I see a work of art

Composed of grasses and leaves

Showing me vibrant greens

God’s work of art


I hear the sweet voices of my friends

My ears eager to hear the soft voices

I join along with them

My friends


I smell the best smell in the world

-My parents cooking-

My hunger is almost satisfied

My parents


I taste the warm, spicy sweetness

Drinking out of a mug

Taking in a sweet, scented breath

My comfort


I touch the hard, smooth keys of my piano

Trilling and adding accents

Eventually singing along

My music

I feel warm and content

Running my fingers through my puppy’s soft fur

Snuggling up, falling asleep

My pup


I wonder, what will I create next?

A masterpiece? A fluke?

I grip my pencil and begin drawing



I wish I could go home

Finally feel warm and content once more

I wish I could go home and see, hear, smell, taste, touch, feel, and wonder

Just like I used to



I hope for my future

I hope for my life

Hope is my future

Hope is my life



I know these things are embedded deep within me

I know what makes me who I am

I love who I am





Chapter One

Jade was an ordinary girl, with ordinary friends, with an ordinary family, living in an ordinary town. Until one day, everything shattered apart….. until the day she died.

Jade was home alone and doing her homework when she heard a noise. She was never afraid of ghosts or killers, but this noise made the hair on the back of her neck stand up. It was a blood-curdling, shrieking noise which sounded like it was on the other side of her door. She stared at the door with horror and didn’t move an inch.

Finally, she worked up enough courage to stand up and grab her brothers baseball bat on the other side of the room. She was horrified, but knew she had to see what it was. She glanced at the door with reluctance, and with a strong amount of adrenaline, she laid her trembling hand on the cold doorknob and swung open the door; baseball bat ready.

Nothing. There wasn’t anything there. In fact, the house was so silent that she wondered if she imagined it.  She turned around, but stopped dead in her tracks. A woman was in her room. The woman had black hair, and closed eyes. She glided toward Jade and not even an inch from her, the woman opened her eyes. She didn’t even have time to scream. The last thing Jade saw, were black eyes with a white ring around the iris.

                                                     That was the first encounter.

Come back next week for more of the story.

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