A Short Story

Submitted By adelaide17
Words: 345
Pages: 2

Molly walked through the front door after a rough day at school. The thoughts of upcoming tests, projects, and worksheets were already racing through her head. The fact that she had straight A+’s was just as irrelevant as the lunch she had forgotten to grab this morning that her mom packed. “How was your day honey?” her mom asked.
“Good, I’m going to my room to study,” Molly answered tersely.
“Hold on, hold on. You need to sit down for a minute so we can have a talk,” said Mrs. Ryan. Molly obeyed her mother and sat down at the table with a slight attitude.
“What do you want, Mom? I don’t have time to talk,” Molly said.
“You know how proud I am of you for all your hard work and effort you put into your school work, but I think it’s getting out of hand. I have had a couple calls from your teachers, and they even noticed something is going on,” Mrs. Ryan began.
“What are you talking about, Mom? I’m perfectly fine, I can’t believe you’re telling me to slack off. What kind of parent are you?” replied Molly.
“Sweetie, you aren’t understanding what I’m saying,” Mrs. Ryan said calmly.
“No, I understand exactly; you want me to stop doing homework and studying. Mom, I’m not like most kids; I want to do well in school. I enjoy it!” said Molly frustrated.
“That is incorrect; you know that I want you to do well in school, but that shouldn’t be what your world revolves around. There’s so much more to high school than grades. It is a time to meet new people, learn to overcome