This is a continuing story. To read subsequent entries go here As I Sat on the Bus.
It’s the last day of school before summer vacation and instead of feeling happy as I sit here on this bus I am feeling kind of scared. My big sister Roxanne graduates on Saturday. She starts her new job downtown on Monday. I’ve never spent a summer without her watching me.
I know, I know, I always complained about her being bossy and said I didn’t need no babysitter but the truth is she protected me.
She protected me from the kids on the block, she protected me from momma when she had too much to drink and she protected me from Daddy when he came to visit.
I’m gonna be 15 in three weeks; I guess it’s time for me to grow up.
This post is in response the writing challenge As I Sat on the Bus.