by Kirsten (age 12)
I finished my homework in about a half-hour. I pulled off my school uniform and pulled on a white tank top and gray sweat pants. I ran to my brother’s room and knocked on his door.
“What?” Kail’s grumpy voice called from inside.
I tried to open the door but it was locked. “What are you doing in there?”
I heard a drawer open and then close from in the room.
He opened the door finally harshly, “What?!”
His breath ran right up my nose. I pulled back. “Have you been smoking?”
Kail checked his breath and said, “No. Why would I do that?”
I pushed Kail to the side and ran to his drawer.
I opened it up and pulled out a pack of cigarettes and a lighter. “You’re only 15, how could you be smoking?”
Kail walked slowly up to me and smacked me across my face. “Get. Out. Of. My. Room!”
I fell back onto the bed, shocked.
“What about your little Macelyn friend? Your online friend. Who knows what you have been telling her. Where you live? Your school’s name? She could come up with a knife tomorrow and kill you!”
“She-She’s not like that! She is my best friend and she would never hurt me!” I screamed at his face and kicked his knee.
I ran out of the room, tears pouring down my cheeks.
I got online and sent a message to Macey.
kelsey101- macey my brother is an idiot!
ohmy667- kail? why?
kelsey101- he thinks your a stalker.
ohmy667- lol. me a stalker?
kelsey101- yeah i know and guess what else??
kelsey101- he smokes. i just caught him SMOKING!!
ohmy667- oh im so sorry
kelsey101- its okay i dnt care anyways its his body he is ruining
ohmy667- yeah. hey ive always been wondering wat u look like.
kelsey101- uh.. so have i
ohmy667- show me a pic
kelsey101- sorry but i cant…
ohmy667- you think im a stalker or something?
kelsey101- no but thats rely dangerous
ohmy667- i cant believe you thnk im a stalker!!! dnt ever talk to me again!
kelsey101- macelyn!! cmon dont be like that
ohmy667 logged off.
The tears came faster.
I didn’t mean to hurt Macey like that. I just know that it is very dangerous.
I should apologize. Then I will deal with Kail. Then maybe I will add Mom to that little story.
I started typing on the computer.
kelsey101- mace! please talk.
kelsey101- pease macey im sorry. fine. if you want me to i will show some pics.
ohmy667- really? aww kelsey thanks
kelsey101- yw… hold on let me upload them…
I sat back on the chair. Should I?
Before I was able to type anything, Mom came in.
“Hey Mom.” I swiveled around in my chair to face her.
“Kelsey, have you been talking to your online friend still? I told you that it’s dangerous.”
“You sound like Kail.”
“Mom, I’m not telling her where I live or anything. Calm down.” I sighed and waited for her to leave.
“Dinner is ready. Sloppy Joe night!” She called as she walked out the door.
I turned to the computer and got my fingers ready to type.
“Kelsey!” Mom called. “C’mon!”
I hopped off the chair, not sending anything to Macelyn.
Maybe she will forget about it tomorrow.