I was sleeping.
I’ve always been a very sound sleeper but, someone could have woke me up.
My own family!
My mom, my two older brothers, and I lived in a ugly, two story, dust grey, house.
When the announcement came I was sleeping. I never heard it. My family ran right out the door, never looked back. Never came back for me.
This is my story:
I woke up... Eventually.
When I waked out of my room the house felt odd, tense. Like it was holding its breath, waiting for something to happen.
“Mom? Kade? Oliver?” I yelled to the empty house- as if it would reply. Then I saw the old boxy television. Flashing one word:
“Run? To where?” I said. Again, no answer.
I walked around the house, entered every room, knowing, they would never be back.
It was too much. I wandered into my room and I cried. I hadn’t cried like that in years.
Finally, I pulled myself together enough to hear a faint scratching sound. I stood up and walked over to the noise.
A cat! A gorgeous, toffee colored, cat.
I knew at that moment that I, Leah Sage Meyer, was going to be okay.