|Kiss and Ride
||[Sep. 7th, 2004|05:57 pm]
I took the happy bus to Keller to drop off some applications, today. Olivia says its a waste of time and no one's gonna hire cause I'm only fourteen. She got her job at Nico's when she was 15. Marcus had that job renting the golf balls at the driving range a couple summers back, but that was under-the-table. I figured it was worth a try, but Kellerians are all assholes. Most of them wouldn't let me bring my bookbag or my board in the stores and a lot of them threw my applications away right in front of me. Well, fuck Keller. May it rain all over their stupid bicentennial and their ugly statue. I knows its ugly cause I found it behind the Municipal building under a tarp. I put my left over Big Mac in its hand. Too bad it won't still be there for the unveiling, that or something more interesting... |
I felt alot better when I got off the bus in Dithridge. I kinda like it here. It's all dirt and stain glass. The people are mean, but at leat they're not fakes. I even like the rusty trains and the toxic creek, but where moving as soon as one of my parents get a better job. They don't think its safe here. It'll just be the same old shit if we move to Maryland, though...
I tried to practice my boardside on the stair-rails to the lower lot behind the abandoned deli. No avail. I fell and got back up a couple times until the last time I fell I lay there a second and when turned my head and found myself face-to-face with the point of a broken bottle. It was really close, make me cringe when I think about what almost happened. I decided to go home then. So I walked past the ten-thousand churches and way up Gibson to our house.
I knew something weird was going on cause my brother's mutt, was in the back yard tormenting old Rexy. Marcus hadn't been home two daylight hours since we moved. He and his dog spend all day hanging out with his skeezy friends. I also heard some awful ballad blasting from my room, which meant Livy was home. When I walked in I saw mum smoking a cigarette and reading the paper intently. Dad, I could only assume was still in Maryland for his interview... But still, this was way too many people at home to mean anything good. I ran back to me and Livy's room and I asked her: "Is Grandpa dead?" and she just said "No." like she was all bummed out. She fliped off the stereo and flipped on the news. Another kid's missing. A girl in Marcus' grade. The last one was found in the creek near the Keller Bridge. "Well, yeah its awful... Why is everyone home?" So Liv tells me mom has gone on this insane... maternal streak... and in fact, I was already in trouble for being gone all day without letting her know where I was, like she really cared when dead girls weren't floating around... its almost like in dad's absence she has channeled the essence of dad and become a mature.. adult... asshole... And now she wants us all to stay in the house all day just like he did at the beginning on the summer, well that was when we lived in Keller with airconditioning... I don't think this'll last a good two hours, but I think I'm gonna watch the news... I don't really know any girls in Marcus' grade, but maybe I've seen her around.
Olivia blames all this on living in Dithridge. The other's weren't even near Dithridge, they were all from Keller and Kent. Most of them turned out to be runaways... It's all such bull.