Short Story: Growing Up

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Desmond Kelly


A teenage girl's story


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Hi, my name is Claudia and I’ve grown up in an all-female house. It’s probably shaped my experience. I’d lay in bed listening to the sounds of Mum and Gran with my baby sister down below. More often than not, they’d be baking. Cake was a part of the staple diet, and I should be the size of a house, but I burned it off – mainly through dancing.

Despite this, I’ve always found it hard getting out of bed in the morning. It’s my own fault, often staying up until two, three in the morning, on social network sites chatting to friends or just generally hanging out. An easy existence, but there was rarely any impetus to get moving, unless it was for dancing or sports.

Dad was in and out of my life up until I was thirteen, and then he married again. The new wife was younger, which caused Mum…

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Suzanne Mays Guest Editor said "I was right into this from the start, Des. Was rooting for Claudia from "cake was part of the staple diet" and hoping for her. Also was glad about her dancing. Speaking of TV shows "The Great British Baking Show" has the most beautiful cakes. All the best, Suzanne"
2 years ago
June Griffin said "I am amazed how well you got into a young girl's head! I give this excellent story four stars! Cheers, June"
2 years ago
Desmond Kelly replied saying "Hi June. I imagine I've watched too much TV etc over the years. Des"
2 years ago

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