Wednesday, November 16, 2011
From "Crowded" by Shaina Cilimberg
“Josh, you haven’t touched any of your dinner.”
The blonde teen looked up at his dad. He didn’t want to eat. Not with Cole’s words swimming in his head. What if weight started packing on? It would be well deserved, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t that make everyone else happy? He would be just as ugly as he felt inside.
Josh shoved his plate down the table a little “Not hungry.”
“You’ve been doing this June.”
He’d also been eating too many sweets since June. “Sorry.”
“Luke and Alice are supposed to come in a couple weeks. Are you going to eat when they come?”
Josh took a swing of water. It tasted like blood. “Yeah.”
Mom’s voice was laced with concern. “I got an interesting phone call today. Some kids apparently have seen you pick fights with a boy named Cole Martin.”
The ice inside Josh’s water made a tinkering noise, as he set it down, “Did they call you?”
“Their parents did.”
It was time to get up from the table, before Mom or Dad asked anymore questions. Josh disappointed them. It was obvious. They thought Josh would be a good person after becoming a Christian...