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Original Writing Essay - Being a Teenager

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Its hard enough being a teenager but being a teenager in this ghetto slum just depresses me. Every night I am awoken by the sound of gunshots or once in blue moon police sirens. The only way I can describe it is like a food chain the gangs and crews are the sharks and people like myself are the terrified tuna, we play by their rules and no one else's. Most of the kids my age around this area are into drugs, cars and everything bad. I do have one good friend though, he's name is Tony he's a life long friend we've been at school together for eight years and we do everything together or we used to. We haven't done much recently as he hasn't been at school or around my house. My mother will not accept him in my house or with me playing with him. ...read more.


I strolled down the road contemplating what I would do during my blissful holidays with not a care in the world. When suddenly it all happened, just as I turned into avenue road the safe shortcut to my house I observed a truly distressing sight. The scene of a short stocky figure perched upon which look to be the fatigue fragile figure of my elderly neigh bough Mrs Patterson her trademark blue wig was left bloodstained in the middle of the road. Her skinny skeletal figure was left in a bloodstained massacre on the border of the road. The unidentified rouge was now on the run still clenching on to his weapon, which was oozing with blood. I was in an emotional frenzy. Numerous notions sped through my head like an unstoppable train, but I wasn't to let this artful assassin escape from my grasp. ...read more.


I was both emotionally and physically drained. The culprit slowly put down the weapon "sorry you have to see me like this." He murmured almost trying to disguise his voice as he slowly crept round. My heart fell in my mouth as he gazed into my eyes; I was in a state of shock, amazement and horror and utterly astonished I felt sick and out of breath "Tony" is all I managed to say as he calmly climbed up the fence and ran without looking back. I was unsure what to do go against everything I had learnt on the streets or do what was right by the law. I went back to an empty home dizzy with thoughts dazed in emotions but there was only one way out one option "911 how can I help you" Craig merrin 10/2 The end ...read more.

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