GENRE: YA Paranormal
I looked around the empty room one last time. I took in the white carpet and bare sea green walls. There were indents left on the carpeted floor where my furniture once sat. Little holes in the walls where I had hung posters of my favorite bands. It was hard to wrap my mind around the idea that we were actually leaving the one place that held every memory of ours. The familiar empty, hollow feeling took over my body, weighing me down till I couldn’t stand anymore. I fell to my knees and leaned my head against the door frame as my thoughts took me back to the day when things fell apart. I still remember the dreadful day, almost nine months ago, as if it just happened.
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It was a cold night in December. Mom had just left her clothing boutique when she called.
“Riley, hon, do you mind warming me up a plate for dinner? I just had so much to do at the store, I couldn’t get out till now,” she said
I could hear the car’s engine rumbling in the background. The radio was switched on to a local station. The DJ was talking on the other end, informing his listeners to watch out for black ice on the roads tonight. The temperature had dropped this past week and we’d had snow all morning.
“Sure, but mom, I’m on the other line with Adam so I’ll see you when you get home,” I said.