Thursday, November 19, 2015

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” Isabelle Schmidt

Sarah stared at her wall and blinked. A light flashed in her face, and a microphone lay on the edge of her bed. As Sarah lifted up to see what the time was she slowly saw the clock move to 2:00 A.M. There was sweat coming down her cheek she felt it hit her lip, the salty tear hit her tongue making her cringe from the sour taste. Sarah stood up she was in her silky blue dress that went right above her knee cap and her black flats that were not even shipped to the house yet. She knew that this had to be a dream because when she got up she heard her song playing and her Mom saying “Sarah it’s time!”
Sarah immediately woke up to her Mom nudging her shoulder. Sarah was sweating but had to go on with her day and think about how good she was going to do in the T-Show. She rushed downstairs with her baggy sweats, and her stained white t-shirt. She rushed out of the house with a half eaten waffle onto the trail. Brandon was on the other side of the walk-way near school. The pavement was scratchy and dull, with holes left and right. “I want to say hi but didn’t know how to.” “Should I fall, or should I cough maybe he will look over?” “Come on Sarah he’s your best-friend he will look either way!” As Sarah walked along thinking there was a majorly huge stump and she fell right over the stump hurting her leg terribly.

Brandon glanced over seeing Sarah tear up in pain.
“Oh my gosh Sarah are you alright?”
“Not really! I just fell and twisted my ankle.”
“Do you want help walking to school” Or do you want me to help take you home?”
“I think I want to go to school the nurse will get me in good hands.”
“Ok. Are you sure bec-”
“Brandon! I know what I want, I want to go to school!”
“Ok. Sorry I was just seeing if you were ok.”

Sarah and Brandon walked up to school slowly while she limped in vigorous pain.
“Well, well, well. If it isn’t another limper.”
Sarah snapped back “Why do you always seem to have problem with everyone who isn’t as rich--, or-or, clothes like you?!”
“Because if I have friends that are hurt or look dirty do you honestly think I will be popular?”
“Well honestly I don’t care because honestly you don’t care either!”
“Whatever------- LOSER!”

Sarah limped to her locker, as she did she saw Brandon walk by with Emily. She always thought Brandon was better than what he has seen lately.
“Hey Brandon.”
“Hey, I’ll be right back Em, okay?”
“Sure whatever.”
“Hey Bran, do you have like any idea how come you have become such a jerk?”
“A jerk? What have I done to be a jerk to you Sarah!?”
“Well before you promised me that you would never become one of those followers, but I guess that has no effect on you anymore.”
“Wait you made a deal that you wou--”
“Brandon, just go I don’t need to hear anymore from-- I guess just a stranger”!!

Sarah walked away limping with her books and ice pack on her leg feeling the salty tears hit her cheeks. Brandon knew in his mind this wasn’t him but he was waiting to be this his whole life. He couldn’t blow this off even if it meant losing his best friend. As Sarah thought about all of the good things she turned around seeing Brandon looking straight into her eyes. She blinked and saw nothing but her true enemy, a girl who wanted people to feel terrible about themselves. There it was the bell finally rang they were late for class. Sarah cried thinking about everything that she lost in those very few seconds. Everything was going down hill from there and everything was becoming a dream come true for Emily. Brandon has become a brainwashed DUMB jock. Emily was only doing this dangerously devious plan because she knows it will bring Sarah down in the Talent Show. As Sarah was listening to Mrs. Goldbridge teach the new lesson on Realistic-Fiction she was thinking about everything that has happened in the past week. She thought about why Emily would do something so rude, cruel, and amazingly smart when before they never spoke a word even such as a slight look towards each other.

Emily was in Mr. Daniel’s class thinking about how amazing her plan was but not knowing how to tell Brandon that she never liked him after winning in the Talent show.
“Maybe I can say someone else has asked me out?”
“No that sounds to formal!”
“Maybe I can just tell him I am having trouble with relationships. or something?”
Ok class tell me what you learn about Integers… Emily?”

Brandon was sitting on the other side of Sarah staring thinking about what is wrong and what is right. He was thinking that Sarah was to bossy or was to rough with him. Then he thinks about how bossy Emily is and how controlling she is over everything he wears and talks about. Sarah seemed to look at Brandon they just stared until the bell rang then Sarah completely stopped looking at Brandon until gym class. All three of the “friends” were playing Soccer and of course as the ball hit the ground Sarah got it was almost at the net and Emily ran in kicked Sarah and making the ball hit the other team making Emily win. Only Sarah would go to gym with a limped leg and try to make a goal paying for another injury.

Ms. Dove took Sarah into the office and took Emily to the principal's office. Sarah went home to rest her ankle and knee cap for the talent show, school tomorrow, also having to think about whether she wants to be in the Talent Show anymore. As Sarah was driving home something cliqued to her mind, she realized that this is the reason Emily has done what she has done. Sarah can’t let Emily take away what she knows will be her victory. Sarah sat around yawning, blinking, and studying to herself how she can get Emily to understand what she is doing is so wrong on many different levels. Emily thinks that by making people feel bad about themselves just so she can win in whatever it must be. Emily was in Principal Rose’s office talking about why she hurt Sarah.
“You know actually I am not sure why I thought she would have come back back at me and then she would’ve gotten in trouble.”
“Well you do know some people are the bigger person and choose to make the decision that is bigger”
“Thank you Mrs. Rose that gives me a great idea! I’ll see you tomorrow.”

Emily went home and thought about why and how she can fix everything that happened with Sarah and Brandon. She was trying to figure out the next steps to her life if she didn’t a lot of bad things will and can happen to her if Sarah doesn’t know that  she is sorry. Emily told herself
She has to know that I’m sorry”
“I have to get her to at least talk to me after I admitted to my mistakes”
“I might even want to do a duet with her in the Talent Show.”
It was morning Sarah was exhausted and in pain from the extreme ankle injury but woke up to sound of her Mom screaming to her saying
“Come on get up! Today is day before the Talent Show!”
“Mom! Stop yelling at me I l really don’t want to wake up to you yelling!”
“Sweetie I’m sorry I am just so excited!” While she was bouncing the bed up, down, up down.
“Alright Mom I’ll be downstairs in a little while just give me time to wake up NORMALLY!”
“Okay honey, but today please wear that dress I bought you for the Talent Show Eve. Day?”
“Mom! I said no to that 2 months ago also saying no literally last week it’s not that big of a deal.”
“Whatever Sarah Marie you better know that you will regret not wearing my gorgeous graceful plus flat-.”
“Don’t say the word… Don’t even think about it!”
“FLATTERING! Ha Ha and Ha.”
Sarah’s Mom went downstairs, Sarah got dressed in a nice pair of skinny jeans and a blouse to try pleasing her Mom. When she went downstairs her Mom at least smiled Sarah didn’t have any time for breakfast she had to rush out the door with her crutches wondering why she has to walk to school. As the kids were going into school Sarah heard Emily call her name 3 times.
“Sarah… Sarah! Sarah!
“What Emily do you want to say something?”
“Yes, yes I do listen I- I- I’m sorry for everything that I did to you and I realized that what I did was really low”
“You’re right it was I’m glad you realized that” Sarah started walking away
“Sarah wait up I have a question”
“Okay shoot”
“Do you think you might want to do a duet in the Talent Show with me I mean if you’re not doing something else”
“Emily if this is another sabotage I will seriously flip”
“No it’s not I really want to get the know you I think that maybe we would be friends.”
“Well we better get going because we have a lot to practice tonight I’ll see you later.”
“Alright so is that a yes?”
“I said I’ll see you tonight.”

Sarah was getting into the elevator to get to her locker on the 3rd floor. After the elevator doors opened Emily was waiting to help Sarah to her locker also while she tried to apologize to Brandon.
“Brandon can I talk to you?”
“Sure, guys I’ll be right back. What’s up”
“I just wanted to let you know that I am friends with Sarah because I was tired of be-”
“Wait your friends with Sarah?”
“Yeah and like I was saying I am tired of being rude, mean , plus always having a problem with other people. Sarah and I are friends we are working things out. Oh yeah did you hear Sarah and I are doing the Talent Show together.”
“You know I thought you wanted to be popular not like Sarah she is so rude, bossy, and lame!” “Emily just be popular it’s just you.”
“But Brandon that’s not me anymore I want to be a person who people can trust and feel they can come to me for something. Not that mean girl who needs everything perfect.”
“Whatever well I am not going to be talking to you anymore Emily we are done.”
“Fine well I have my friends and that is all I need.”
“What friends?.” Brandon walked away laughing with his friends

The elevator was coming up for Sarah, Emily carried the books also her bookbag because she knew this was an exchange for Sarah to forgive her and to be so kind after what she did. It was over the day was finally over the bell rang once the elevator hit the 3rd floor they went to Sarah’s locker got all of her things together plus the book of songs for that night to practice for the Talent Show tomorrow. They need to get all of the practice they can sponge up until tomorrow afternoon.
“Okay so when should I come over your house?”
“If you want you can call your Mom now I mean if you want?”
“”Sure thank you Sarah that would work out perfect!”
“Okay I just called she said sure. Would you like to do the song Fergie : “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
“No way! That was the song I was about to ask you!”
“That’s awesome I can’t believe how much we have in common”
“Same with me. Same… With me”
“I am pretty sure we don’t have to practice the song right?”
“Oh yeah definitely not I am pretty sure all we have to do now is figure out what time we will meet tomorrow and then I think we will be good from there I hope.”
Afterwards they were hanging out watching tv, talking about different things that they like, they also wrote down songs they liked and exchanged probably having 5-10 of the same songs!
“Well Emily I guess I never expected us to become friends also to be doing this together”
“It happened but I better be getting home my Mom will be mad if I don’t get home before 8 but I’ll see you after school tomorrow if you don’t need me for your locker?’
“Yeah after school my leg is okay I am not going to need to elevator either.”
“Well it was good seeing you bye Sarah.”
“Bye Em I’ll see you tomorrow.”
That night when they both got into bed they thought about the winning moment and if won what they would do.

It was the day of the Talent Show Sarah woke up feeling so excited for the Talent Show because they are determined to win. Emily woke up feeling happy too they just didn’t know why they were not able to understand why Brandon didn’t talk or listen to either of them. They both got dressed ate their breakfast raced out the door to talk about Brandon and what happened when they both talked to him. about what has been happening. As they walked they decided to not talk to him to just leave him alone. They needed all of the time they can get just to go over everything for the Talent Show. The Talent Show was an hour away it was right after school and everyone had to stay and get ready. Emily and Sarah stayed after getting the jewels alone stuck on the dress so it look perfect for the performance. All of the jewels were on and it was time to go they were called “Emily and Sarah, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” they were walking out on stage as they did they were so scared because they didn’t expect this many people in the audience. As they began to sing their song Emily felt the feeling she had never felt before, she was happy, and very excited feel like people are proud of her. Sarah was just there she has been through this with Brandon also making her feel amazed to feel that she has a real “friend.” They began to join hands let all of their amazing power out becoming what they call “frienemies.”


  1. Isabelle, this was a great story. I think you had some great realistic dialogue. At first I thought Sarah was a little bossy and mean but I soon realized, Brandon was the rude one. I really enjoyed your story and the overall plot.

  2. Isabelle, this was a great story. I think you had some great realistic dialogue. At first I thought Sarah was a little bossy and mean but I soon realized, Brandon was the rude one. I really enjoyed your story and the overall plot.

  3. I really could picture her in the beggining and the setting around her because of all the dietails