Wednesday, October 1, 2014

And Away We Go....

I have signed up to be part of a writing challenge so that maybe it will make me get off my butt and write more often.   So here we go...

I am the baby of the family.   Due to the age difference, my siblings didn't have much to do with me. I had to learn to entertain myself.  So I made up a world so much different than the one I lived in.  I would visit this world every chance I got.

This other world had no name.  I had one friend in this world that was best friend.  His name was Corbett.  He took me on so many adventures.  We had to save the world from a band of bad guys called the Green Devils.  Corbett and I were a cross between super-heros and police officers.  I was also the Nancy Drew of this world.

There were days that we would ride horses across the prairie just like the Lone Ranger and Tonto.  And then there were days we would be fishing off a raft like Huck Finn.  

This world comforted me when we moved to Arkansas.  My father thought he moved us to a neighborhood with lots of children but most of the children were boys that were so cruel to me.  I was not a cute little girl.  I had long arms and long legs.  And my eyes were way too big for my face.  I had to listen to them call me names all the time.   I would visit my little world to get away from the hurt they inflicted.  And as always  Corbett always knew just what to say to make me feel better.  

I remember the day I said goodbye to Corbett.  I told him I was too old for him and that it was time for me not to return to that world.  It was one of the saddest days of my life.  

As an adult, I sometimes wish I could escape to that world.  Just one day...Just one day away from the daily chaos of my life.




Lyn Thurman said...

Oh Ana... thank you for sharing. Hugs <3

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