My first go at this was a bit shabby so I started again, I’m going to spend more time on it so it’s not quite so rushed. Feedback is welcome, positive and negative, anything that can help me to improve my writing skills.
This is just a preview of chapter one and isn’t finished yet so let me know what you think.
Diary of a Lost Girl
Chapter 1 – Lily
July 12 2015
The summer is finally here, 6 whole weeks away from the hell hole most people call school. When in reality it’s just a prison in disguise, not even doing that great a job, with high fences that have sharpened edges, supposedly to keep intruders from getting in, but from the inside it seems fairly obvious that it’s to keep the students from getting out.
A strict timetable of lessons from 9 until half 3, only allowed out twice a day for set times, shoved into a uniform that every other kid around you is wearing. I hate being forced into a society where I’m expected to be a carbon copy of every other person out there. I’m not a sheep, I want my individuality and to be allowed to follow a path that actually interests me.
Unfortunately I’m only 12 so what I want doesn’t really matter and I have no say until I’m 18, it’s just more of the same until I leave compulsory education. I’m not some special snowflake either, someone who thinks I’m so special I deserve different treatment from everyone else. I just think that everyone deserves to be treated as their own person and not as if everything in this world comes in a one size fits all kinda thing. You wouldn’t treat a diabetic with chemo or a cancer patient with insulin, it doesn’t work like that.
Anyway I’m starting to ramble, as I was saying it’s the summer holidays, mum has said we are all going to stay with aunty Sylvia in Wales for the holidays, the whole family, aunts, uncles, cousins the lot are all going to stay there. Aunty Sylvia has a massive house, 10 minutes away from a small village in Snowdon. I’m quite excited because I’ve been with mum, dad and my twin brothers Harry and Oliver who are 9, before, we had a great time. It should be great with all my cousins as well Charlotte and Casey are the same age as me and we have loads in common so it should be good fun.
Dad said that we are going to climb Mount Snowdon again we did it a few years ago, when my brothers were 7 and I was 10, it was amazing the view from the top is like nothing you could ever imagine. It’s beauty in its purest form.