Georgia filled her favorite chipped bowl with Cheerios and sprinkled it liberally with sugar and blueberries. She almost added chocolate chips too, but put them back on the shelf. Then she thought heck why not and dumped a handful on top they sunk to the bottom. Perfect her mom would never notice. She sat down next to the dog and lifted an ear and stared at dust motes floating through the sunbeam in the front room. Windows let in a little more light than she wanted but then it was morning. It’s what they did. She flopped her dogs ear and he yawned and shook his head trying to shoo her hand away from his ear so that he could go back to sleep. He knew he didn’t get any food until she was finished.  He flopped to his other side and kicked her with his back legs as he got into position. She wished she could nap on the couch with him today. That had become part of their morning routine this summer. Today was the first day of school. She wondered if Dante would miss her. He didn’t notice that she was up early. Her mom yelled sleepily from her bed.

“Georgia! Are you dressed?”

“Nope. Going to school naked!”

“Oh, good, you’re up.”

Her mom shuffled through the kitchen opening and shutting cupboard doors.

“Don’t eat in the front room.”

Georgia rolled her eyes and pretended not to hear. She dug down deep for a chocolate chip to give her strength.

“Did I give you that new calculator?” She called. “Oh, here it is. I’ll put in your bag.”

She peered out of the Kitchen “GEORGIA! Get away from the dog and sit at the table.”

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About the author

Carley Hibbert

I just finished writing my first novel The Villain's Assistant. I'm preparing to submit it to an interested publisher.

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