English 101 Narrative Paper.doc

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Nadia Sanchez English 101T,Th 8:00-9:15 September 18, 2012 Mr. Clark Under Echoing screams of anger and frustration bombarded my senses while I watched as my mother’s face wrinkled in disgust, her voice screeching into the small, silver cell phone she had pressed against her right ear. The day was a sunny and warm in the year of 2010. My mother decided a boat ride on my grandpa’s old boat on the beautiful, dark, blue waters off of Santa Bell Beach would be a splendid way of spending her last precious moments with her youngest daughter, Alexis. My little sister, after living with my mother and I for the whole thirteen years of her life, decided she wanted to live with her dad, in Florida, our home state before moving to Illinois. Since she and I had different dads, we were being separated. The thought of her leaving was heartbreaking, though my mother and I wanted to be with her and help her out as much as we could. In doing so, we came with her and planned to stay for a few days till she was settled into her new home This day was the last day before my mother and I left Florida. I sat on a hot, slick, plastic seat alongside my sister in my white cotton, knee-length, strapless dress and red two-piece bathing suit. I watched with the sun blaring down on my dark, brown wavy hair as my mother argued into a small cell-phone pacing up and down the unmoving boat. I glanced at my sister with her long, straight, blond hair whipping across her face as the wind howled in fury at my mother’s obliviousness. A deeper sounding voice blared through the ear piece of my mother’s cell phone in a drone as the seconds ticked on. My
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sister’s eyes, a piercing blue, screamed in pain as her lips frowned as she watched our mother waste away those precious seconds. She wore pink sundress that danced along with the wind and sat with grace against the beautiful boat. I tried to swallow the large, growing lump in my throat while a great pain flared within me as I watched my mother with her short, dark, chestnut brown hair flying across her face and her dark brown eyes burning with frustration, huff into the phone. Her plump cheeks turned a crimson red, before she hung up in a rage. “Why do I have to go through this? Why does my mom have to be so cranky? Why does my sister have to leave me? Why can’t she just stay? I don’t want to be here. I wish I wasn’t here,” my thoughts grumbled in bitterness and self-pity. My mother’s chest puffed in and out as she took in large gulps of air, staring out into the ocean. I glanced longingly towards the shore wishing I could be away from everything. I stared with envy at the small people laughing joyously together as they played in the ocean. “Lucky,” I thought bitterly with a sigh, listening to the angry waves crash against the side of the boat making the boat rock in the water’s fury. I then glanced at my sister, who stared blankly into the blue waters. I then turned to my mother as she silently, without looking at us, started up the boat with a rumble. Suddenly distracted, I stood and leaned over the right
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