Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
He is eating cookies, when he is not allowed to. I know, because he is not sitting at a table. It looks like he’s hiding the cookies. He is sitting in the floors. It looks like he’s been caught. I don’t think an adult would let him have the tin of cookies. His name is Jonathan, because he looks like a Jonathan. I think he is an only child in a high-society, something that’s not poor but not over the top, because he has a very nice house and the china looks nice, and they have a well-groomed dog. Skip the dog, we’ll talk about him later, I’m not done with Jonathan. He doesn’t get enough attention from his parents. His clothes are torn; you can tell he plays outside a lot. He is an outdoorsy troublemaker. Going back to that he stole the cookies. And he’s got this smug lil look that says, “You can’t do nothing to me!” After he’s been caught. He’s a bratty lil snot kid. Sorry. His parents just walked through the double opening doors of the nice house and the mom wants to put him in trouble, but, the dad says, “He’s being a child!” And they should look past it. The mom gets frustrated at the dad, takes away the cookies, and storms off! The dad leaves as well, leaving Jonathan not punished.
His name is not Jon. I feel like, with the lack of attention he gets from his parents, he grows up to be a very strong individual, he doesn’t want to take help from anyone. I don’t want to make it sound like a good thing, though. He doesn’t go home for Christmas or Thanksgiving. His dog was his best friend, and after he graduated high school and left, he forgot… Well, he didn’t forget, but the dog wasn’t enough to make him stay. His hatred for his parents was more than the love for the dog. BUT, he gets a good job, he’s doing good in life—or so he thinks. Until he meets a girl. What girl? His future wife. They get married and have a baby, and the wife—her name is Sarah—insists that their child knows both of their sets of grandparents. So, it forces him to reconnect with his parents. And he comes to find out that, his parents were sorry for the way he was raised and that he didn’t have the family he deserved. But Jonathan forgave them, for the sake of his child.