$45 for a new life

by Phil Sporlan
originally published at 10:27PM on Friday, May 23, 2008

Forty-five dollars doesn’t seem like alot of money to start a new life. It would have to do. It was time to do it. Should I leave a note for my sister? It would only make it harder. She was the better daughter and she played the role to a T.

The first step is always the hardest. I should probably hitchhike as much as possible, that would save a lot of money. Makes me wonder if my impossible mother has anything hid in this house. I doubt it very much, not worth looking. I could always get a ride from Lee, he’ll do anything for me. It’s probably better to not tell anyone of my plans, my new life in New York City.

Oh how wonderful it’ll be to be free, to be anything and and one I want. The air will be better, the people and land will be better. I will change my name, I’ll change my hair color. The possibilities are endless. The key to it all of course, never look back.




  • from Stovohobo:

    The title drew me in, and the rest was written fairly well. To make it more readable, though, I might put in paragraph breaks with the enter key. It’s a lot easier to read, and less people will just skim over it.