Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

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The photo—which my mama now held lovingly in her grasp—I hadn’t realized sat encased in an actual silver frame. When I had touched the frame to draw it close so I could take better look, a shock of static electricity pierced through me. The sudden surge of energy making a snapping, popping sound as an arching bluish bolt of lightning jumped from the metal to my finger tips. “Ouch,” I muttered as I quickly reeled my hand back before touching my fingertips to my lips.
“Oh, did it get you?” my mama asked after having heard the sound and possibly even having saw the spark strike before I jumped back. “Yeah, you’ve got to watch out for that in this house. These old carpets still carry one heck of a charge. I used to get shocked like that all the time when I was a little girl. So… Well, you’ll get used to it. You’ll have to get used to a lot of weird things around here but I think you’ll be okay.”
I hadn’t realized at the time what my mama might have hinted at. And honestly, until I sat down and started writing this memoir I hadn’t realized much of anything she’d been hinting at about Mt. Harrison, my grandmother’s house, or what might ultimately happen to me here.
You’ll have to get used to a lot of weird things around here, yeah—I’d say that was an understatement.
Just then my Step Daddy Cade came walking up from behind the two of us after having been somewhere else in the house and he said, “I’m gonna finish unhookin’ the trailer then head back into the village to go to one of those supermarkets we’d passed. I’ll get some food for the refrigerator and some things for the house. I didn’t see any shit-tickets when I checked out the bathrooms, so I know we’ll at least need that.”
“Oh, there’s a dry storage pan...


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... other bedrooms were, but like the master bedroom, it had a balcony. I did however noticed when peering down from that balcony that just below it, off to the right, was the house’s gas meter attached to the side of the house and I instantly thought about how easy it would be to climb it, giving me access to my room if I ever wanted to sneak out. Plus the room was the furthest one down the hall from my parents who would surely be in the master bedroom, so that was another positive.
“I think I’m gonna take this one.” I called out to my mama who was, I think, a room away.
She soon appeared through the doorway and said, “You know, this used to be my room.” then she stretched her arms around me from behind embracing me in a hug.
“Really?” I asked looking back at her somewhat astonished. I then tried to imagine her being my age and living in that exact room.

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