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A Flushed Dream Short Story

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A Flushed Dream By: Taesun(John) Cho “No, No, NO!!!!” I shouted as my dad yanked down the handle and flushed the toilet. As the last remains of water went down the drain, I felt half my heart had gone down the drain as well. “It’s okay John, I’ll get you another fish, okay?” “No, it’s not okay. That was my first pet, and I let it die. I don’t deserve a pet anymore!” With that, I ran out of the bathroom, ran across the hallway, and slammed the door shut to my room. My dad tried to get me out of my room to eat dinner, but I wasn’t hungry. After crying on my bed for quite some time, I went to my bookshelf and pulled out my journal. I flipped open to a page that I had neatly folded and began to read. Reading it did not stop making me sad, but I wasn’t crying anymore. I closed the journal and began to recall in my head, the day I got my first pet. “Can we go home? I’m tired.” I whined. “John, I’m going to get you something special. You like presents, don’t you?” asked my mom. “Not if I have to work for them,” I muttered but my mom wasn’t listening. After walking for a few more minutes, her feet stopped in front of an animal shop. We walked in, and ten minutes later, I walked out of the store grinning from ear to ear. In my hand was the most beautiful goldfish I had ever seen in my life. “Are you glad that we came here?” asked my mom. I wasn’t listening. I was too busy thinking about how I was going to
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