Monday, November 12, 2007

My Book

I love to write stories, just as much as I like to read them, so here's the first chapter of one of them. It's a story for Friends of Faith that I'm writing. My character is Paige...

Chapter 1
Twelve year old Paige Lavonte looked up at a cloud filled sky and said “it’s gonna pour…we better go inside” to her friend Brooke Arland “Yeah, let’s go” said Brooke. The two girls ran into Paige’s house where Paige’s two brothers were lazily watching TV. “What are you watching?”
Said Paige “What’s it matter to you?” said Paige’s 16 year old brother, Jon. “Just curious” said Paige. Paige and her family had moved from Paris to Pennsylvania 5 years ago, and were just starting to get rid of their accents. “Go play house or something” said Paige’s other brother, Michael (but everyone called him Mike)
“House is for like, two year olds!” said Paige “yeah!” said Brooke “I know, that’s why I suggested it, it seems to fit your age” said Mike. “That’s so funny I forgot to laugh” Paige said sarcastically before she and Brooke ran down the steps into the family room/computer and game room. Paige and Brooke went into the ‘game’ side of the big room and hopped on to the computer which sat next to an air hockey table which was covered in Jon’s board game. Brooke walked to the corner closest to the air hockey table and punched the big punching bag that was hanging there.

Paige looked at her email and saw a message from one of her friends that said

Hey Paige,
What’s happening with Friends of Faith lately?
I Haven’t seen the newsletter in weeks! How am I supposed to know when the next meeting is?
See ya,

Paige, Brooke, and four other girls had their own group called “The Friends of Faith” Each month they would elect a new group President and the President always thought of when and where the next group meeting should be (the meetings were usually sleepovers, so they didn’t happen that much) The President would also send out an email to all the girls which was their ‘newsletter’
The newsletter usually said what was new, it talked about their website and what was new on there, and it was also where they would say the time of the next meetings. And it was Paige’s turn to write the newsletter but she was really busy that month. Paige turned to the key board and grabbed the mouse then clicked the ‘Reply’ button. Then she looked at the key board again and wrote:

Sorry, Hope… I’ve been extremely busy lately!
Brooke and I will get that ready, okay?
When are you available for a sleepover/meeting?

Email me soon so I can set the date for the next meeting.

See ya,

Paige looked over to the punching bag where Brooke was still punching away. “Come here we have to do the newsletter” said
Paige “Ohhhhhh… ok” was Brooke’s less than enthusiastic answer. After about an hour they finished it, everything except the date of the next meeting was on there, at that spot, they just had a little note that said “we’ll get back to you on this.”

They sent it, to everyone. Hopefully they hadn’t made any mistakes. Just after that a car pulled into the drive way, by now it was pouring outside, about 30 seconds later the doorbell rang and the two girls ran to the door, when they got there, and opened the door and saw another member of the Friends of Faith, her name was Julia, “Hi!” said Paige “Hi” said Julia “You’re early” said Paige she had been expecting Julia to come over, but not this early. She was going to spend the night at Paige’s because her parents were going somewhere.
“My parents had to leave early” said Julia “what do you two want to do?” Paige asked Brooke and Julia “do you want to play Monopoly?” asked Paige “YEAH!” was both of their reply’s.

Watch for more of this story coming soon...

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