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Today’s story is written by Laura. Enjoy!
Wishes Come True
The word of the day is “shock”. The night before, Mother had told me that I was adopted. I can’t imagine why she would choose my birthday to break the news. Apparently, she’d wanted to wait until I was eighteen.
My eyes were puffy from crying, my mouth was sticky from berry juice, and I just knew my face was bright red and splotchy. I couldn’t believe it- I wasn’t really Corinna Patience Morgen, daughter of Paul and Stacy. My red hair, blue eyes, and temper had all come from strangers. How could they have kept it from me?
I sat up and looked around. The trees all looked unfamiliar, although I’d explored every square inch of the woods behind my house a million times.
I stoop up and climbed the big oak tree in front of me. I’d always been a climber. Once I reached the top, I looked out over the woods, and nearly fell back down to the bottom.
All around me, as far as I could see, was more woods. A vast sea of green surrounded me, much larger than my woods. I swallowed the lump in my throat- these were not my woods. I must have stepped into a fairy ring in the dark. I mentally slapped myself; how many times had Mother and Father warned me to watch my step in the woods?
Then I realised something- I was stuck. Before I’d fallen asleep, I’d picked some berries and eaten them. I regretted the words I had so hastily thrown at my parents- my parents who had only been trying to protect me and love me.
I’d screamed, “I wish I could just leave and never come back! I wish I didn’t have you liars as parents! I hate you!” … and it looked as though my wish had come true.