A Short Story
: Sky Train
My name is Emma Patrolict. I am eight years old. I don't have daddy because he passed away in a car accident. I have mommy. She is sick. She was sick since I was borned. I think she is sick because of me. But, my mommy says no. But, I still think that's because of me.
Today, I kicked a rock. I went to play ground. I jumped off a slide. It was hurt. My mommy doesn't like this. But, I want to do it because I can be at hospital and can be with my mommy. A kid said I was crazy. I punched that kid. That kid cried and ran for his mommy. I saw his mommy yelling and running to me. So, I ran. I ran, ran, ran until I saw that kid's mommy was gone. I looked up. There was my mommy's hospital. I ran up the stairs and went into my mommy's room.
There was my mommy, lying at bed with watery eyes and thin body. She grinned sadly to me when she noticed me. She said she will be back home in a week. I was happy. But, my mommy cried. I don't like her crying. I don't know why she is crying all the times lately.
Next morning, I went to school. That Jane and her friends came to my sit. They always tease me and bully me. I think that's called a school-violence. I learned to tell it to my parents and teachers. But, I don't. Because if I tell to the teacher, she will tell to my mommy, and my mommy will be sad. I don't want my mommy to be sad because of me. I want my mommy to be happy.
''Hey, dude with no parents. With that sicky mommy. You miss your poor daddy, huh?" Jane said poking me. I pushed away her fingers that was poking me. Jane stared at me fiercely.
''My mommy is not sick. She will be back at our home in next week. I miss my daddy, but he is watching me in the sky. So, I'm not sad.'' I said looking at their eyes.
''Oh, really? Your sicky mommy is coming home? I don't believe you, dude with no money that can't prepare a party.'' Jane snapped.
''Yes, I can. I can prepare a party. We are not poor. We have money.'' I said.
''Oh, really? You can? Then, please invite us to that party. Your sicky poor mommy have to be in that party, so that I can believe you. Do you know what happens when you don't have a party?" Jane said.
"Yes, I will. I will invite you and your stupid friends who always follow you to the party. It will be at next Monday, when my mommy returns from hospital." I said. Jane seemed angry but, she just walk away because she didn't want to be not invited.
Later that day, I went to hospital.
"Mommy! I will have a party and I invited my friends. A party for your return! But, you must be there at party, and please prepare for the party! Isn't it great? My friends want to see you!" I said, pretending to be happy.
My mom just nodded and burst into tears again. I didn't know why she was crying. But, I thought she was crying because she was happy, so I just said to her, ''Don't cry''.
When I returned from school at Monday, my mom was gone. She was nowhere in home. Instead, I found a note from my mommy. It said,
『 Dear my daughter Emma,
Hi, Emma. It's your mommy. I heard you that you were having a party...
I am off to travel. I will travel the sky.
I didn't have any chance to travel because I was sick, but, now, I will travel as much as I like in sky.
Sky is a wonderful, peaceful place. Now, I just stepped into train that goes to sky.
It's called, "Sky Train". I can go to anywhere I want with this Sky Train.
I will come back when I finish my travel.
Mommy, who is now traveling the sky 』
Tears ran down my cheeks and then my face. She can't come back because she is dead...Mommy...My mommy... I'm sorry...I'm sorry, my mommy...