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The Changover: A Short Story Essay

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"Kylie. You have to go to school today." my mom insisted.

"No, but I'm still not feeling well. I have a head ache."

"No excuses, Missy. I think you are perfectly fine."

After I saw that on Facebook yesterday, now I really wished I could skip school. I let out a deep sigh. It was time to confront with that matter.

Then, when I was about to enter my classroom, I spotted Roxanne and stopped her.

"We need to talk." I told her.

"I have nothing to talk about, with you." she scoffed.

"No, I've been trying to talk to you since yesterday."

"Fine, make it fast. Guys, go ahead first." Roxanne told the other girls.

"How could you do this to me, Roxanne? I told you how much I liked Jake. And, Jake was the one who asked me out," I
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shattered.

My lips trembled.. I thought I was primed for the break of our friendship, but somewhere deep inside my heart, it ached. I didn't exactly know why; but it ached.

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When I came back, after lunch, I heard Lucy and Sam gossiping in the classroom, and paused- I was hesitant to enter.

"What's wrong with that nerdy girl?" Lucy, the girl who squealed about Austin last time, hissed.

"You mean Kylie?" the other girl, Sam asked.

Wait. Me? Why are they gossiping about me?

"She's such a slut." Lucy snarled.

"Why? She's seems alright. She's just a little boring though." Sam replied.

"Don't you know? Half of the school already knows; You know how Roxanne and Jake had a 'thing' going on right? They had feelings for each other."

"Yeah."

"Well, Kylie tried to steal Jake the whole time, from Roxanne- but of course, which guy would choose her among other girls?"

"But there's no evidence?"

"There is! Didn't you notice? Lately, Kylie has been flirting with Jake during Maths, and apparently, she asked him out but then got rejected. She acted as if she was such a good friend of Roxanne's, but look at her- trying to steal her best friend's boyfriend."

"Oh, I heard something as well yesterday!"

"What is it?"

"Have you seen Kylie hugging Austin at the party, and like, well being clingy to him?"

"Hmm... yeah."

"Did you know that Kylie has been trying to date Jake and Austin at the same time? Like attempted two-timing."

"What? No way! She's so...
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