Sometimes Things Don't Always Go Your Way: Short Story Based On One Aspect Of Growing Up.

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I remember when I was little; I used to play with my dolls non-stop. I loved going into a make believe world, trying to make their world perfect, trying to make my dolls the happiest they had ever been... I wish life was that easy.I'm 15 and life is a difficult things to undertake. Boys, sex, parents, school, friends, maturity... it's all too hard to understand and there are too many expectations to live up to.I try so hard to grow up as each day goes, I try to make new friends, understand changes, be the best girlfriend, daughter, sister, niece, aunty, granddaughter, and friend I can be. Sometimes I think I'm failing everyone.My life used to be perfect, I had everything I had ever wanted, perfect friends, the greatest boyfriend that all the girls wished they had and the perfect family. Then it all fell apart.A week ago, I watched my brother leave home with just the clothes on his back. I cried. My best friend had left me and he didn't even realize he was hurting me.Three days later my so called boyfriend pressured me. I wasn't sure what to do, yes, no, maybe, I'm not ready... what to say? And when he told me to leave, what was I supposed to tell my parents when I walked in crying? That I had just said No to sex with 'him' and he told me to leave... what was I suppose to do? So I ran... ran away. I couldn't face it; I needed to escape for a day.They came looking for me. My parents, my friends, everyone did. I know this because I heard them walk right past were I was, lying alone on the side of the road wrapped up in a blanket. I knew that if I was lying on the side of the road they wouldn't notice me, being the people they are and from the places they come from, looking for a child on the street was not what they wanted to be seen doing. I realized that even my friends and family didn't understand that the world wasn't always a bucket of sprinkles.After spending 20 hours cold, tired and hungry, I realized that I wanted to go home, but I couldn't face what was waiting for me.I could see what everyone would be saying,"Vikki ran away from home the other day for no reason,""Wow, we all thought she was perfect""She was perfect, but she decided to chuck a tantrum, what a...

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