DEATH OF A BEST FRIEND
The school hall was quiet. Everyone was silent with their heads bowed down. No one spoke,laughed, giggled or chatted. There was just sorrow in the atmosphere. Few students could be heard sobbing while the rest just sat stone dead in their seats. What had happened? What was the cause of this sad and eerie situation? Why did she do it? She had always been that cheerful bubbly girl that everyone loved. Her wide flashing smile could brighten up anyone’s day. My thoughts were disrupted when the principal stood up at the podium to give a short speech. “Today , we all sit here in deep grief and sorrow. Our school has lost one of its brightest student. Her death was indeed shocking and unexpected. And it would be only respectful if we attended her funeral in St Peter’s church this coming Sunday. The service starts at 9 in the morning and ends at 10.30. We hope to see each and every one of you there. As for the school , we have made a small altar with candles and pictures of her by the gym. Students can place flowers and cards of sympathy there. Deepest condolences from East High goes to the family” with that she stepped off the stage. The head prefect’s speech brought many students to tears. My eyes felt misty and wet. We were than dismissed. As I walked along the school corridor towards the gymnasium,my thoughts travelled afar. I remembered my first day in East High. I was a newbie with no friends. People whispered when I walked pass by. The mean lads threw spitballs in my direction. No one sat with me during lunch hours. I would lock myself in the washroom cubicle with my tray of food with tears seeping from my eyes. I didn’t have any friends. I always wondered what my flaws were. Was I fat? Did I have greasy hair? Or was it because I wasn’t a size zero? But then one girl changed everything. She was a newbie too. I was sitting alone at the back of my Biology class. Mr Trent was having a difficult time putting up with the students. The boys were...
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