The sun was glorious this morning, Denny decided, even if it didn’t feel very warm today. She strolled casually across the grass behind her friends, Vera and Jasmin, indulging in a little selfish “me-time” before catching up with them.
Not everything always had to be about them, now, did it?
Even though, they did seem to be pulling away from her, ignoring her, as a matter of fact.
“Well, that’s just rude.” Denny huffed, but received no response.
What the hell were they talking about so intently, anyway?!?
“And did you see what she had on?” Vera glanced quickly at Jasmin, “that brown was never a good color on her, what was up with that?”
“Oh, I know, right?” Jasmin’s hands flew up in front of her,like restless birds. She always talked with her hands when she got worked up over something.
“This whole thing, honestly…” Jasmin choked up as a tear rolled down her face. “I just can’t…”
“Jas, it’s almost over, honey..just hold on.”
Denny stomped right up behind them, sliding into the backseat of Vera’s car, seemingly unnoticed! What the hell! STILL?!?
“Hey! Look at me! I’m right here!”
Nothing. Not even a glance.
This had to be a damn nightmare, Denny decided.
“Well, I’m just going to wake right the hell UP, then! Because this is bullshit!”
And she pinched her arm.
Nothing. Not even a twinge.
Not a twinge?
Denny was seriously thinking about having a panic attack, when Vera’s car came to a stop, and both girls got out, Denny sliding out right before the door slammed in her face.
And then, they walked off.
Into – a freaking CEMETERY?
No. Nope. Noway. Denny wasn’t having it.
This was so not on her to-do list for this week.
“Dearly beloved, it is time now to commit this precious child back into the Lord’s keeping…
Ashes to ashes….
It’s a dream…I’m going to wake up in my bed,and it’ll be time for school…its JUST A DREAM!”
“Dust to dust…”