Carly - the main character in the novel called SNOWSTORM

Carly's blog is the fictitious representation of a character's life in the year prior to the story depicted in the novel

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A not-so-great summer

Yesterday my mom left me a note to say she would be home very late.  That evening I was sitting at home on the porch trying to stay cool since the a/c  is broken.  I hear this party going on down the block with a lot of whooping and yelling. You know, a real drunken kind of bash.  I thought I'd just go over there and crash, but I was about to step into the yard where a lot of people were dancing when I heard my mom's voice.  She was one of them - the drunks, that is.

I backed out of there and went home, but I started worrying, you know?  I couldn't sleep because she was over there drinking and sometimes she gets herself into trouble.  I think it was about 3 in the morning when she came in, but what a mess she was.  She'd already gotten sick at least once, I knew by the smell when she grabbed me around the neck and asked me to get her to bed.  It took quite a while to get her cleaned up - twice of course, because she puked again 10 minutes after she got in.  I guess I'm just glad she came home this time.

My summer isn't working out so well.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

School's Out for Summer

Yes! It's almost summer, and I am sooo ready. I just wish I was going somewhere on a vacation like everyone else.  My family has never gone away on a trip as far as I remember.  Once I went with my aunt's family to Edisto Beach.  Now, though, it's only my mother and me anyway.
I really want to get out of here this summer. I tried to get a job so I could make some spending money, but my mom didn't get home to take me to the interview I had set up, so I don't know. I'll have to try again. If I don't have a job to go to, I'll just be stuck here at home alone all day.  Watching television all day is really boring. It wasn't so bad when my sister was here, but she's been gone for more than a year. She couldn't wait to leave. I don't know if it really matters.

A couple of my girlfriends promised to pick me up sometimes.  A couple of them have cars.  They say we can all go to the lake and score some beer.  Maddie promised to teach me to drive, but she said that before and she was a little tipsy at the time.

Still, at least I don't have to go to classes and listen to teachers for a while.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Not So Special K-2

Have you heard about the new fake marijuana?   It's called K2 in case you haven't.  Some professor says he was doing research and invented it.  Now, he says it's dangerous and all that.  I wonder what he thought would happen when the formula was made available?

So a friend of mine bought some and brought it to a little party we had the other night.  Personally, I don't do drugs.  Well, somebody told me alcohol is a drug, and I can't deny I do like my vodka, but not grass or coke or anything.  This guy, who I won't name, started smoking the new K2 and saying it was "really radical" or something like that.  After an hour, everybody else was smoking and snorting and raving about it, but I didn't buy it.  It just seemed way to fast for all of them to be that high. So, I tried it. I got nothing from it.  I wasn't buzzed or anything.

I know drugs can be for real.  I think it's stupid to mess with them most of the time, but sometimes I just believe people want to play at it.  Some of them, at least, just wanted to be high.  I don't know what that means, but sometimes people are weird.  Or maybe it was just potpourri.