Sometime around the same age that I beat up that boy for being a jerk (see last post), I choked my then best friend. I promise you, I’m not a violent person, but looking back it seems I put up with a lot less garbage then than I can tolerate now.
So my friend and I were going to take our dolls to the playground back in the days where kids were allowed to wander the streets without adult supervision. Parents set their boundaries on where you were allowed to go and trusted you not to go there, so you didn’t. Well, occasionally we would cross a street we weren’t allowed to go passed to get to another kid’s house we may have met on the playground, but we would always tell when we did and how long we were there and which house it was. Trust, it’s a wonderful thing.
Anyway, my friend brought her new Cabbage Patch Doll and two doll strollers and I brought my say 8 year old favorite, Dolly. Not a clue what kind of doll she is. She was made in 1978 or 1979 and I had her since I was 2. I still have her to this day. I’ll just say this happened in 1988 even though I don’t remember the exact year. I just know it was chilly enough to need jackets and scarves so it was probably late November.
Some passersby, other parents in the neighborhood, intervened. They probably saved her life because I was too angry to see straight. My friend escaped and ran straight to her house while the couple started asking me what happened. I told them she called my Dolly ugly. They looked at Dolly. The woman said Dolly looked extremely loved and the man said Dolly was ugly. I kicked him in the shin.
I’m not sure how I ended up back home, but I was in trouble. My parents told me I could’ve choked my friend to death. I told them she shouldn’t have called my baby ugly. I don’t remember the punishment, but my dad was amused. Why my dad always loved it when I got in a fight I’ll never know. Nobody messes with his baby girl, I guess.
Why did I get into so many fights? Anyway, if you haven’t already, here’s a few more freebies for you.
Convergence and The Medallion
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YA Fantasy author and amateur photographer living in New Mexico. A reflection of herself, her characters are timid at first but tend to stand up and push through when times get tough.