-Alyssa Notarianni Notarianni 1
English Period 3
Down in the Dumps
“I miss the days when all it took for me to feel better was a teddy bear” -Anomous (Hook) I was that teddy bear a long time ago who made my owner the happiest on the saddest of days. But now here we are sixteen years later and Bethany Williams has grown up. Her short blonde hair is now long and full, her blue eyes once filled with wonder are now filled up in homework worries, and her little pink dresses have been changed to jeans and tee shirts (Magic Three) I used to sit on her small bed next to her vibrant pink pillow, but now I sit alone on the top shelve of a closet as dark as coal (Simile) There was no escaping this dark closet. It watched me no matter what I did (Hyperbole)
Today was like any other I sat alone hearing the familiar ring of Bethany’s cell ...view middle of the document...
Then all of the sudden, Bethany locked eyes with me and time stopped. A warm smile swept across her face. She picked me up and held me tight. It was just like the first day she bought me. She touched my old fur with her newly manicured hands. (Expanded moment) Then she dropped me in a dark trash bag. A bag were trash goes, trash? I’m just a worthless piece of trash? (Reputation for effect) I looked up at her warm ocean eyes (Metaphor) until she carelessly tied the bag into a thick knot. Then I flew like a bird (Simile) and landed with a thud. Ouch I thought, but the pain in my arm didn’t come close to the pain in my heart.
Then I was lifted and put on the curb. At this point I was in an I-thought-you-loved-me-and-I-feel-betrayed mood. (Hyphenated modifier) Through the small rip in my bag I could see the outside of the house. It used to be a shimmering yellow but now is a tropical tan. The smell of flowers was overwhelming; it must be spring I told myself. Then the smell of trash and the roar of a truck interrupted the smell of flowers. A tall man stepped off the back of the truck and picked me up and threw me in a pit of stink. (Metaphor) My button eyes watered from the smell. After a short drive of stopping every few minutes, we reached at our final destination. The trucks end stated to go up and I slide down and landed on a mountain of trash. My bag ripped and I fell out. I tumbled down the hill and hit an overly full bag. The force of the fall made the bag explode. A doll rolled next to me and guess who it was? It was Sally! Her hair was tattered and wasnt straight anymore. Her clothes were ripped and she looked very depressed. We looked at each other and cried for a little while until the sun fell and stars lit the coal sky (Metaphor)
Sally and I looked at each other one more time. Her eyes locked with mine, I could tell she was upset. So I decided to crack a joke. I told her a funny story from our childhood with Bethany. A smile swept across her face, I know I was to become Sally’s teddy bear. After all isn’t a teddy all it takes for one to feel better? (Full circle ending)