Bob Marley's Get Up, Stand Up

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I woke to the sun in my eyes. It wasn’t until I stretched and my brain began to work that I suddenly froze. Being a random Tuesday in April, why was the sun waking me instead of the Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up” blaring from my phone at an ungodly hour? I was late; very, very late. Flying out of my bed like a horse out of the gates, I yelled out a few profanities while pulling on the first items of clothing that happened to be lying around and whipping my head around to figure out my bearings. Time didn’t seem to exist in my room; there was no way to tell. My phone, my clock, my laptop, everything was gone. Somebody was having some fun with me, and I was about to find out who.
That’s when I heard the sound. The sound of uncontrollable laughter.
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I wasn't going to cut school just for a laugh. Marching to the door, I turned the door handle; and the door didn't budge. I pulled, pushed, shoved, and yanked. The door would not budge. Getting down on my hands and knees, I looked under the crack in the door and sure enough; a head on brown hair shot past my eye and another round of cackling followed it. “Jack!” I screamed, “You need to let me out of here right now! This is NOT funny!”. Unfortunately, this only produced another fit of laughter. It was very possible there were tears shed as well. That was the moment that I got mad. My blood rushed to my face; my ears were on fire, and it wouldn’t be a stretch if smoke poured out my ears. Grabbing my desk chair, I screamed and made a move at the door. I ran, and kept running, and running, and running. “Where’s the door,” I thought; “it had been there just a second before?” Suddenly, I was at the top of the stairs, and momentum was still bringing myself forward. Tumbling, bumping, the chair out of my hands and clearing a path for my own disembarkment down to the main floor. I collapsed in a disheveled lump at the front entry, groaning from what I was sure would bruise the next day. I looked up at my brother, standing so victoriously at the top of the stairs; a mischievous gleam in his…show more content…
I’m going to be so late for school.” With a hop, a skip, and a jump he made his way down the stairs; careful not to trip or scuff his new Jordan's. “How would you know what time it is? Don't you need this?”. He tossed me my watch, and I caught it hurriedly, suddenly very aware of the nakedness of my wrist. A quick glance at the clock face revealed that it was already 11:45; if I hurried I would barely make the second half of 5th period. “What is the matter with you? Why aren’t we at school? Mom is going to kill us!” I hissed at him through clenched teeth. “School? Oh yeah, it’s canceled today - something about a water main break on Cornell. Mom’s at work, so she doesn’t know a thing,” he sneered as he breezed past me out the door. “I’m going to meet Ben down at the club, thanks for being such easy prey!”, he called back when he saw my annoyed expression. As I watched the little brat run off into the sun, I could swear you could see horns and just the wisp of an arrowhead tail coming out the back. “That’s it,” I said to myself, “This means
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