Monday, April 11, 2011

Window Shopping

Glaring at a brand Xbox 360 sitting ominously in the front window of Gamestop. I check the price only to find it exceeds my budget. I barely walk three feet away from it before I notice a cheesecake store across from Gamestop. I peep over, noticing the variety of flavors in the window. I pull out my wallet from my back pocket, and a smile crossed the cashier’s face, only to drop in sadness when he saw it was bare on the inside. I dragged my feet away in shame, looking to window shop elsewhere.

I come across an indoor movie theater, where I spied five friends, two guys and three girls, all laughing and enjoying themselves. Friends they were, something I could never afford. I scurried onward to continue my “shopping spree”, coming across a music store. I took a look at some of the albums; coming across a CD by Teddy Geiger called Underage Thinking. My favorite song was “For you I will”. I began mouthing the lyrics but forgot the lyrics halfway through.

Cuz I could fall asleep in those eyes
Like a water bed
Do I seem familiar, I’ve crossed you in hallways
a thousand times, no more camouflage
I want to be exposed, and not be afraid to fall.

I looked up to find a scarlet haired girl standing next to me humming the tune, finishing where I left off. “You like this song too right? It’s my favorite song ever.” I nodded, unable to say anything to her.

“You’re that kid who lost his voice right? Collin right?” I nodded.

“I’m Olivia! My friends call me Liv for short. I’m in your journalism class at Mountainview. Hey there is a John Mayer concert coming up, want to go? Brad, Shelby and Lauren would to have you there!” I stared at her, completely dumbfounded. I couldn’t believe one of the coolest people in school was speaking to me. Me, who was even weirder now that I can’t speak.

“It’s okay, we’re friends now right? No reason to be so nervous. Real friends hear what you don’t say.” She winked and I blushed. “So I’ll see you there! It’s at the Gwinnett Arena! See you there!” She said stuffing a ticket in my hand. I watched as she ran off, I looked down at my ticket. I smiled, realizing there was no such thing as window shopping for friendship, as all it cost was to give it back.


Okay guys so this whole week we will be following the theme of friendship with our great return. As you may have noticed, I am not Joseph.*gasps* We are pushing everyone back a day so they have time to give you guys a killer selection. ;) also, a few members will be entering the annual Writer's Digest contest, so cheer us on! That's all until Tomorrow, so until then keeping putting life into words.


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