Chapter 1: I Got Kidnapped!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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I taped the poster to a wall and stood back, drawing in a satisfied breath. It read, "Tanisha: Girl Of Protest" in big blocky, spray-paint looking letters. It was bold, it was drastic! And it was going to get me into double the trouble... But it was worth it! I knew if Nani were here she would say, "Aye, aye, aye... Tanisha, whatever will I do with my baby girl. You remind me of myself." But she wasn't. She was gone... The car crash was six years ago, but I still won't talk. I crossed my arms and put up another down the road. 

The next sign read, "Tanisha! Help girls like her!" I know... It was kinda self-centered... But it's to help Ria too! Ria is my best friend. And if I can stop that bullying I WILL, trust me. Suddenly, a hand grabbed my shoulder. It was ice-cold and immediatly, I knew something was wrong. I whipped around and stared at the man holding onto me.

"Heh, what kinda little girl runs 'round puttin' up posters of herself? Looks like you do."

"Let-" I grunted, "Me GO!"

The man was tall and slim, he had a big lump in his pocket and reached for it. I knew what it was...

"Get your grubby filthy, low-down hands OFF ME!" I screamed right in his ear.

"Dang it you freaking idiot, you have no clue do ya?"

"No clue of what? The fact that YOU'RE a kidnapper and your name is Fred and you have kidnapped twelve black girls this year?"

"How the heck-"

I took my chance and kicked him. Right in the stomach. He groaned. And I screamed. Loud. Loud enough for the neighbors to hear. They ran out, saw the mean white man and grabbed me. A police man took me to the office.

"Girl, what exactly was ya doing out there all alone?" Officer Kim raised his eyebrows, "In the middle of the night?"

"Well ok, I was putting up protest signs..."

"Tanisha..." Officer Kim smirked, "You know the rules, dontcha?"

"Yesss..." I smirked back, "But! That isn't against the rules!" I protested.

"All right, how so?" He asked me.

"Technically... It was on the fence pole of MY yard... And I got it approved by twelve of my neighbors, and that's where I put them." I smiled.

"Ok, fine ya'll are free to go."

My family scolded me, but was glad that I was alright. So, I slept soundly that night, knowing I had got a huge criminal locked up. But I didn't know that meant that he would be angered and after me. He would find every way possible to steal my freedom.

Submitted: January 21, 2021

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