One Beat At A Time Essay
September 8, 2008. It was a normal day just like any other.
“Alix, it’s time to wake up and go to school. Hurry, or you will be late!” called her mother Carmen.
“Okay mom, I’m coming.” Shouted Alix in an alert, yet sleepy tone.
Alix got up, rubbed her tired eyes, and began to go through her morning routine. She chose her favorite outfit for a cool, fall day; blue jeans and a sparkly pink shirt.
“ba bum, ba bum, ba bum” her heart beat on. After lacing up her tennis shoes, she selected her morning cereal, ate, and packed her school bag. “Goodbye Mom, I love you” called Alix as she ran out the door. “I love you too Alix. I will see you after school” said her mother.
Little did anyone know that Alix would not be coming home after school that day. Alix went about her day as usual. She felt great and was excited about being at school and getting to spend time with her friends.
“Ba bum, ba bum, ba bum” her heart continued to thump along. She always looked forward to recess time when her and her best friend Kaylea would do gymnastic tricks on the playground.
“Ding! Ding!” Finally, it was time for recess.
Alix and Kaylea rushed outside to their regular meeting place.
“Hey Kaylea, look what I learned how to do last night” stated Alix as she did a cartwheel with one hand.
“Wow, that’s so cool, Alix” replied Kaylea with a surprised voice.
Everything was going fine up until the moment the unthinkable happened. Kaylea turned around and saw Alix lying…