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A New Friend We played in the front yard while Audrys’ mom fixed lunch. Her brother Mark seemed to glare at me. I tried to avoid him. Besides, I wan’t there to see him. After we had eaten our lunch we were out of our seats in a hurry. Following the fence we came to the park. I was mesmerized by the tall trees and the scenery around us. There weren’t any adults with us then. We didn’t worry about strangers coming up to us while we swung on the swings and went sliding down the metal slides. After tiring ourselves out running from one activity to another and swinging on the monkey bars more than once walked back along the long fence and into the back yard. While waiting for mom to take me home we stood in the driveway. Mark was there too taunting me. Without warning he grabbed my arm, twisting it until it hurt. I could see the marks left on my arm from the pressure. They were lines that moved in the direction which he turned my arm. I can’t remember going to visit again after that. They moved again. As years passed on whenever Dad drove by the park I would look We played in the front yard while Audrys’ mom fixed lunch. Her brother Mark seemed to glare at me. I tried to avoid him. Besides, I wan’t there to see him. After we had eaten our lunch we were out of our seats in a hurry. Following the fence we came to the park. I was mesmerized by the tall trees and the scenery around us. There weren’t any adults with us then. We didn’t worry about strangers coming up to us while we swung on the swings and went sliding down the metal slides. After tiring ourselves out running from one activity to another and swinging on the monkey bars more than once walked back along the long fence and into the back yard. While waiting for mom to take me home we stood in the driveway. Mark was there too taunting me. Without warning he grabbed my arm, twisting it until it hurt. I could see the marks left on my arm from the pressure. They were lines that moved in the direction which he turned my arm. I can’t remember going to visit again after that. They moved again. As years passed on whenever Dad drove by the park I would look for her old house and remember.for her old house and remember.

   In the summer of 1968 a new family moved into the neighborhood.   He was a doctor.  She was a lawyer.  They were of Indian descent with four children.  The oldest of the girls was Leslie.  She was the … Continue reading

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