I made my way up to my mother with an excited yet curious feeling.
“I have found something I think you’d like to see. What does J.G stand for?” I asked her as I passed her the diary.
It was then that for the first time in my life, I saw pure sadness in my mother’s great, big, dark ocean blue eyes.
“J.G stands for Jay Gatsby,” she replied.
I had absolutely no idea who that man was. I didn’t know why my mother had never mentioned this name until now, and I certainly didn’t know why his initials were in my mother’s neatly kept diary.
“What’s wrong? Why did your face drop all of a sudden? I thought me finding this would bring back great memories of when you were a teenager, I didn’t mean to upset you!” I cried when the look on my moth...
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...pened so fast. I don’t recall seeing it happen, but I do remember a solid slapping sound. It was then that my mother fell to the ground, screaming out in pain. It sounded like the kind of scream you could only ever hear in a horror movie, the kind that is not real. I looked to her, and saw a large hand print down the side of her structured face, even from the door. My father was shaking out his hand the same way you would when you don’t have a towel to dry your hands on after washing them. My mother then stood up, and ran towards the door. I knew I needed to get out of there. I wasn’t meant to witness any of it. I ran up the stairs to the attic and fell to the ground. I don’t know what to do now. What had I begun? How different would my life be if she’d gone with Gatsby? All I know is that my mother made a mistake staying with my father and it was all because of me.
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