The Retreat

In the dry air of a lengthy summer day, Bree sat by the pool as her long blonde hair relaxed on her shoulder. She felt under her chair for the sunscreen, gave three quick sprays, and flipped onto her belly. She adjusted her head phones, as she squinted toward the chair next to her. Ashleigh was asleep, yet again. Her face surely covered in newsprint, as it was resting one her newest book, whatever that was now.

“Cannonball!” Bree heard as a sudden tidal wave drenched her and her sister, both of them now awake, and angry.

“Andrew!” Bree yelled

“It’s summer!: he yelled. “Get used to it!”

Bree rolled her eyes. “I am so done!” She grabbed her towel. her sunscreen, and her phone, and headed in to the cabin. Ashleigh followed her slowly, carrying her towel and book in tow, appearing even more irritated than Bree.

“I hate that guy! Why do you hang out with him?” Ashleigh questioned Bree.

“Because he is my friend,” Bree responded, “a friend is someone you hang out with that….

Ashleigh interrupted, “I know what a friend is!”

“….you can’t tell…”



Three Sisters

In my story there are three interesting characters – Jayme, Priscilla, and Ashleigh. All of these girls are special and have special talents. Jayme is always so outgoing. She loves to talk, cheer, and generally BE social. she has tons of friends and loves to entertain them by singing, dancing and performing. Jayme is the center of the world. She is the sun which the universe revolves around. Her universe, is therefore more than her family and sisters. Her would goes beyond.

If Jayme’s world goes beyond, then Priscilla’s world goes in. Priscilla is an introvert, comfortable in herself and her quiet time. She loves having a book, a plan, and time to herself. She loves to write and shares herself with others by writing.

Unlike Jayme and Priscilla, Asheigh struggles with all things social, and in knowing where her strengths lie. She is a strong leader, friend, and sister, but doubts herself. It is Ashleigh who floats in and out of the universe, sometimes in the center, sometimes in a free-floating orbit. Ashleigh is undefinable.