I stared at the road, and the yellow line that passed under the car. I wished we were back home, or somewhere safe and comfortable. I leaned forward and pulled a notebook out of my bag, I began to draw- cats, cars, plants, anything that came to my mind.
My brother woke up, and looked around, he then leaned back and closed his eyes again. I looked back out the window, when I noticed the yellow lines became pink, and the black road was turning white!
"Mom! Look! Do you see what is happening?" I looked right at her, she only smiled. My mother knew what was going on, I could tell. "Hello?! Do you hear me?" She lifted her hands off of the wheel and turned to me.
"Of course I can hear you! But can you hear that sound? The whistling?" I stopped my heavy breathing and listened closely. A faint whistle echoed into my ears, and into my brother's too.
"What is goin' on you guys!?" He looked past his car-seat and stared at the yellow sky and black sun. "Help!" He began to cry, I turned around in my seat to look at him. I touched his leg.
"I don't know what is happening, but it'll be alright, mom is here." I wasn't sure if this was true, but I hated the constant, and annoying sound of my brother crying. "Mom will protect us!" This I knew in my heart.
"Yes, but we are in no danger! I know exactly what is going to happen, and it is nothing bad, not bad at all!" She touched my shoulder and smiled. "Don't worry!"
"Well, what will happen? AH! MOM!" I screamed when the car lifted off the ground, and rocketed to the sky. I whipped my head around to check on Jack, he was crying and kicking his legs. "Don't worry Jack!" I teared up and began to pant heavily as the sky became dark, and stars surrounded us.
"I will tell you when we get there! Don't cry dear, trust me on this one!" She un-buckled and climbed to the backseat, to help Jack un-buckle as well. "Jack, it's ok, shh" he stopped crying, but tears rolled past his nose and off his chin.
After we floated up, for what seemed like ages the car stopped. Mom laughed, I couldn’t help but smile. Suddenly the car faded away, and we were left floating in space, black empty space. I held my breath and grabbed Jack’s hand, who was holding mom’s hand too. I didn’t say anything- I wouldn’t be able to get enough air!
“See, what did I tell you? Everything will be alright!?” My mom laughed, but then vanished, Jack did too. I waited for a blur of light, and then to see my mom’s face. But nothing happened, I waited, and waited. I was trapped.
“HELP!” I yelled, I heard something rattle, and then a booming sound. “Ahh!”
“What is wrong honey!?” I opened my eyes, to see my mom standing over me. In my bed. “Did you have a bad dream? Tell me about it, I made some pancakes!” I sighed and pulled myself out of bed.
Jack was sitting in his high-chair, and a plain pancake in his hand. I stared at it, when I looked back at my mom she was bringing two plates with fancy pancakes stacked up, with whipped-cream, fruit, and syrup. “Those look good! Thanks.” I took a plate and sat down next to Jack-he was looked at my plate and practically drueling.
“So, tell me about your nightmare, were we in it?” Mom took a bite of pancakes and smiled, “I find that talking things out can feel very ‘refreshing’. To just get it all out!” I nodded as I chewed, then gulped-louder than I though. We all laughed.
“Well, we were on the road, highway 23, when suddenly everything was changing colors. The yellow lines were pink, the road was white, the sky was yellow and the sun was black! Then,” I took a bite and munched, “the car started to float! We went so high that we were in space!” Another bite. “Then the car ‘poofed’ away, and you and Jack disappeared too! I was alone in space and then i was yelling Help-”
“Wow, quite a dream. I wonder if it means anything.” She winked. “Well, I have to take Jack to pre-school! See you in a few minutes!” She picked up Jack and walked out the door. I poked at my breakfast, somehow I wasn’t hungry anymore.
“Wow, wonder if it means anything” I repeated out loud, “Wow. That’s for sure! Wow!” I put my plate on the counter and grabbed my laptop. I ran up the stairs to my room. The first thing I searched was “CAN WE BREATHE IN SPACE?” I knew the answer was no, but I wanted to make sure.
My computer told me to shut off, and back on ‘SYSTEM NOT RESPONDING!’ I slammed the top down and stormed out of my room. As soon as I got downstairs the mailman’s bike rung. I ran to the door to collect the letters. There was one addressed to me!
West north streat
I knew who this was from- Amandy. She was my closest neighbor. I wondered why she sent me a letter, when she could’ve walked right on over. I could always tell it was her by her spelling mistakes, she never seemed to get it right.
I opened the envelope carefully.
Hello Priscillia! This is Amandy, I have to send you a letter because we are not in Delaware. We are in Colorado! My mom wanted a trip, so dad got her one! Although I don’t think she likes it here as much as the beach, although I love it here!
The mountains are pretty-but that’s not the point, I have some important news to tell you. I had a dream with you in it! It was weird, I wasn’t even in it- your mom and Jack were in my dream as well. You guys were in a car when the world’s colors were all mixed up - sun was black sky was yellow, road was white- then the car began to float into space! You were left alone, deserted by your mom and Jack- AND THEN! Nothing happened. I was dissapointed. I smacked my head! I wanted and exciting dream-and look what I got!
I stared at the letter, my mouth hung open. This was crazy. Mom walked in the door, and grabbed the bills. She threw them on the counter and laughed. “I’ll do those another day. They aren’t due till the end of the month!” I laughed too, but then remembered the letter.
“Mom, look at this letter from Amandy. Remember the dream I told you about?” Her eyes were wide when she finished the letter. “Isn’t that crazy!? I have to see her in person!”
“Well, she is in Colorado-but as soon as we can, you will see her!” My mom walked up the stairs, “We’ll start school once I come back down!” I nodded and walked over to the kitchen, now I was hungry. I shoved the plate with my pancakes into the microwave and smiled.
My mom walked down the stairs, humming her favorite 70’s song. I laughed and started to dance, but stopped when someone knocked on the door. “Let me get it! You go get your history books out, I will be right there” I nodded and ran to my bookshelf.
“Hello? Hey! I am here for Surper’s Lawn care, are you interested in buying-”
“No thank you, I already have a perfectly fine lawn! Goodbye!” She shut the door and locked it, “Ha! They come every week, and every week I do the same thing!” I laughed, it was a regular thing for ‘Surper’s Lawn care’ to come knocking on our door at 9:55!
This is part of my book On the Road Again I don't like it that much, but maybe I can get some feed-back?