7th Grade, 3rd Place
by Sydney Morrow,
Morgan County Middle School
It was a gloomy October night with the wind whistling through the air. Not a single kid in the neighborhood was awake. I hugged my mom, dad, brother and baby sister before I went to sleep. Later that night I had discreetly awakened to a loud crash like glass breaking. I thought my mom had just broken something so I went back to sleep. Later that night I awoke and went to the bathroom not only to find a broken mirror in thousands of pieces right before my eyes. I looked into all of the shattered pieces and to my recollection I saw nothing in the mirror, not even my own reflection. I cleaned it up, gathered my thoughts and took off to bed. The next morning I heard a loud piercing scream.
I quickly roam through the house. I go through every room searching for anyone. I realize I’m the only one. I rushed to the bathroom and saw that the broken glass was intact. When I looked into it still no reflection. I stood staring at the glass hoping to see anything, after a few moments my mother appeared with absolute agony and sadness on her face. She rared back, her fist shattering the glass before my eyes . Then the piercing sound of screams came flooding back from behind me. I turned, seeing tormented souls distantly. I realized I was no longer with the living. Had I been murdered maby I just died? Standing there seemingly forever trying to understand what had happened , a larger piece of the broken glass caught my attention. Gazing at the images on the shard it told tell the tale of my demise watching my mother grab a shard of the glass turning to my father screaming “how could you kill our daughter” As she lunges at him with the shard of glass stabbing it underneath his chin severing veins in his windpipe. My brother rushes to stop her, as he approaches she pulls the shard from my fathers neck accidentally swinging it across my brother neck with both my father and my brother dying before her eyes she takes the broken shard overcome with grief and emotion she stabs it into her neck taking her life. My little sister walks in holding a knife, she says “Mommy sissy didn’t like my game last night” ”mommy?mommy? mommy?mmoommmmyyyyyy? seeing what happened to me. Taking a pause and turning around to the souls I had seen before, now there are three new souls. (My family), we hugged each other lovingly. A few moments passed and my little sister’s soul appeared, her eyes glowing red staring at us. She says “anyone want to play my game” holding the bloody knife in her hand. All of a sudden me my mom,my dad and my brother started being pulled upward as we look down we see my little sister ( that we thought was so innocent) being drug into darkness as we ascend to the heavens