Short Story for AutoCrit
This is the story I wrote for the challenge for AutoCrit. I didn’t win but I had fun writing this one. It is supposed to show Community. I was inspired by one of my Twitch streamer because they were talk about a certain topic. I won’t say what topic. You’ll just have to read it. And of course I will post each chapter in a new blog. Enjoy!
My Short Story
Rain fell on the small town of Charity Falls in Tennessee. It was supposed to have been a warm sunny day, but the weather had other plans. Fiona stared out of her window as her dad pulled into the driveway of their new home. He had accepted a new job and moved his family of three across the country, leaving behind family and friends in Nevada. Fiona was against the move at first. But after her boyfriend of three years broke up with her before they moved since he didn’t want to deal with the distance; she was all too happy to get away. What was especially hard to cope with is that her so-called best friend hooked up with her ex just a day after they had broken up.
Fiona climbed out of their green jeep Cherokee and stared at their new home. Her mom placed an arm around her shoulders and squeezed. “Our new home.” Her mom, Chloe, kissed her daughter’s forehead before she headed inside. Her dad patted her back and disappeared inside after her mom.
Fiona turned around and looked at her new quiet neighborhood. The houses seemed to stare back at her. She felt uncomfortable, but she shook the feeling for now and walked inside. The empty house greeted her with a blank stare. Her parents were off in one of the other rooms, so she looked around by herself. As she walked from room to room in the one-story home, she peered out of the windows to see which of the two extra rooms she would pick for herself. Fiona heard her parents calling her name. She returned to the front door and saw them standing outside with a few of the neighbors.
“Fiona, hunny, come and meet some of our new neighbors,” her father, Jonah, said.
Fiona walked down the front porch stairs and forced a smile when she stood next to her parents. She felt a sharp pain in her stomach as hunger took over since she hadn’t eaten anything since that morning. Fiona licked her lips, but stayed with her parents, introducing herself to the new neighbors. Finally, after an hour of mindless chatter, her family said their goodbyes and told the neighbors how they looked forward to the welcoming BBQ that would happen the next day.
Fiona stopped inside the house and looked at her parents. “Mom, what are we going to make for the BBQ?”
“I’m not sure yet, sweety, but it will be delicious and nothing with the special meat. We don’t want them to find out,” her mom said as she brushed back Fiona’s long black hair. She turned and went into the kitchen.
Fiona nodded and looked outside as the moving truck pulled into their driveway behind their jeep. She sighed, since she knew it would be a long afternoon of unpacking until dinner. She pushed the front door open so the movers could carry everything inside. Fiona grabbed a quick bite to eat once the movers had left and jumped into unpacking her room.