It's Friday already!Here is a story that I wrote for the Faithwriter Weekly Challenge for the topic "Bridge." It will be featured in the next book of the Country Store Collections, A BARREL OF PICKLES - stories and poems for teens.
BRICKS AND BUBBLES
I’m not speaking to you anymore! What kind of friend are you…not calling me on my birthday?
I’m going to build a wall. I don’t even want to look at you.
You probably were talking about me with your other friends.
You can keep your stupid, ugly friends!
Hey…what do think you’re doing? That’s a stupid looking wall.
Well, mine is going to be bigger and taller than yours.
What are you using anyway? Your wall looks shimmery and shiny. Those are dumb looking bricks. Do you want one of mine? They are hard and strong and with sharp corners.
Whizzzzz . . . Scrape
Did that feel good? Well, that’s how I felt. Why don’t you say anything, instead of kneeling among those silly things and crying? Don’t you care that I’m mad at you?
Hey . . . yours is leaning. Get away from my wall. Go away! Leave me alone!
Whizzzzz . . . Boing
Hey…my brick bounced off your wall, didn’t even make a dent. I’ll show you; I’m going to build mine to the sky, so I never have to talk to you ever again!
Slap, Thunk, Slap, Thunk
How’d you get above me? Is SomeOne helping you? Hey…your wall is tipping over on me!
Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop
Your bubbly bricks are popping on mine. They’re dissolving my wall! What kind of powerful solution is in those bubbles?
Hmmmm . . . this one has some words on it: I AM SORRY
Hmph! What’s this one say? SMILE, I LOVE YOU
YOU ARE MY FRIEND
REMEMBER WHEN WE MADE LICORICE JELLYBEAN COOKIES?
I MISS YOU
WILL YOU COME OVER FOR A GAME OF SCRABBLE?
There’s not much left of my wall. Yours has bent right over it and bridged the gap.
I miss you, too. I’ll be over soon . . . on the new pathway between us.
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