James's High School: A Short Story

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Being That James was one of smartest kids in his school, he never felt like he fit in much. He was never considered unpopular or lame but he always felt different from everyone else. Every day for him was a day closer to graduation, which is where he would part from what he described as the children of the corn. Attending Fredrick Douglass High School was exactly where he wanted to be, considering that it was the best tech high school in the city of Atlanta. One thing that he didn’t anticipate was sharing a class with loud, rude, disrespectful children. It was the last day of school and James was a senior, which meant today he took his finals. He was ecstatic about taking exams but also very unbothered. He knew that the test would be …show more content…
The program lasted for about two hours before coming to an end. With his high school diploma finally in hand, he felt like a free man. As he walked out the corridor he saw his father with the biggest smile he had ever seen on his face. The moment was sweet and sour for James, because he wished his mother was there to see him walk across the stage. At a young age James lost his mother car crash, which left James with his father as single parent. Reminiscing in that moment, James remembered whenever he brought his report card home in elementary school his mother would tell him …show more content…
James spent his summer like he did all summers before that, which consisted of but not limited to the watching Netflix, listening to music, and playing the Xbox. It was almost time for him to leave the nest and head to college. He had decided that he wanted to attend college at Howard University because it was out of state, but not too far from home. Earlier that week Gerald took James shopping for everything he would from school supplies to furnishing his dormitory. Gerald jokingly had expressed how he would enjoy James not being in the house and now that he would be gone he could turn his room in to an office space. James knew that his dad would miss him once he was gone, but he was just too proud to say it. It took about 10 hours to drive to Howard University. As Gerald helped James bring his belongings up stairs a young man walked past them wearing a purple and gold sweatshirt with the letters

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