I heard her walking down the hall and I knew I was in trouble.

“Lacy, what is taking you so long?”

I looked up to see my mother standing in the doorway with her hands on her hips. “I’m almost done,” I glanced at what I still had to pack, and then looked up at her again.

“Time waits for no one, you know! You should know that by now, you’re going to be twelve not six!”

“I know,” I shoved a few more things into my suitcase.

“You have five minutes. We’re leaving at ten, and not a minute later,” she ordered. “I want to get there before the movers,” and then she turned and walked away, stomping down the hall in her high heels.

I sighed and plopped down on my bed. I can’t believe this is happening! This can’t be real. It can’t be! I have to be dreaming, I have to be. Wake up! Wake up! I pinched myself. “Ouch!” I’m not sleeping, it’s not a dream.

“What are you doing?” my mother shouted!



6 thoughts on “Nora

  1. Scarlet Embers

    I just love the name Quinn. If I ever have another child (never-gonna-happen) I will name him/her Quinn. Unisex names are a favorite for me. Isn’t it fun coming up with character names? I could spend hours on a name.


      1. Scarlet Embers

        Are you familiar with the batman protagonist Harley Quinn? She all the rage at the comic conventions.


      2. Scarlet Embers

        She first appeared in 1993. I imagine she is wildly popular now because the girls have so few comic book characters to dress as when they wear their cospaly/costumes to comicon events.


      3. melindamariealexander Post author

        I asked my son about her. He told me she’s in the comic book. I don’t think I’ve ever read a comic book before? That’s great! They should have more girl characters in comic books. Thanks for stopping by, Scarlet! 🙂

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