Chapter 1: The Ligopion Disease

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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I was cleaning my room, I had been for at least an hour, as my mom had said that the disease was spreading so we were moving. My dad was working for the government, and his job was to guard the front of the Tipkin House, which was where the emperor lived.

When I was little, I dreamed of being an empress. The long flowing dresses, that had the country's colors. We lived in the country capitol, named Ligop. The colors were red and royal purple. Everyone was required to have a ceremonial dress or tie. 

I HATED the ceremonies. We watched Emperor Sean walk up and down the road showering the month's babies with flowers and gifts. Which of course costed about a thousand dollars, because if you did, they said you would be fortunate and always have good luck. Mine was the opposite of good. My luck was as filthy and low-down and terrible as a pig's-

"AMARAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!" My mom screamed. I ran down the stairs and reached the living room. I waited for her to say, 'Have you cleaned yet?!' or 'GO DO THE DISHES I'VE BEEN SAYING FOR TEN DAYS' because she has. Instead she had a grim look on her face.

"Uh, mom... What's wrong?"

"It's- It's just, well sweetie-"

"NO! It's not Granny Fiona? Or Grandpapa Pep is it?!" 

"No, Amara. Calm down. It's much worse."

"Wait you don't mean that Daddy-"

"He- he was shot."

"He's still alive right?!"

"Amara, honestly, yes-"

"Phew, oh lord, I was scared."

"And he recovered but- In the hospital, well-"

"Well- WHAT?"

"He came down with the Ligopion disease."

"H-he... Hahahahahaha! Funny joke. That was a joke right?"

"N-no, and your father, may not be getting better."



Submitted: January 20, 2021

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