Journal Entry for "Epidemic"

Essay by emzec37High School, 11th gradeA+, February 2004

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Dear Journal,

It was the 22nd day and there was still no word on how long it would be till we got out.

I live in a small town called Eganville in Kansas. It is a very quiet town where nothing really happens and everyone goes about their business. It is that type of town you see on TV where everyone knows each other and everyone can leave their doors unlocked at night. I am in the 9th grade and I just started high school at Eganville High. The school is small and there are only about 600 kids who go to it give or take a few.

I was doing my usual thing in the morning, getting my books and talking to my friends, when all of a sudden I saw a some kid bend over and throw up. Not only was it throwing up, but it was blood too.

It was everywhere. The first bell rang and I went to my class trying not to think about the kid.

Its Monday again and come to find out the kid who threw up wasn't in school today and heard some rumors that he was really sick. As a matter of fact there was a lot of kids sick today. It was second period when the principal came over the PA system and told the school that they were going home early. Everyone was so excited that no one even bothered to think of why we were going home early. After the announcement I went to my locker and put my books away and then went to find my friend who usually gives me a ride everyday home from school. We met outside the school and started to walk towards the parking lot. When we got there there was a...