Chapter 5:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Comments: 9

Dear Diary,
Mom and dad made it home ok last night, but they were really, really drunk.  I just now kind of see the danger to me of having parents that are alcoholics.  The reason I see it now isn’t a big deal, but it’s something that happened last night at four in the morning.  
First, I should explain.  I have two dogs.  One is technically my mom’s, and her name is Winnie.  Winnie is extremely attached to mom.  She is a beagle mixed with a terrier.  She is thirteen years old, and way over weight.  My dog, which is actually mine, is a full black lab named Mia.  She is a devil dog.  Mia is 2 years old.  
The reason I have to mention this is that Winnie hates thunderstorms.  They scare her.  At night if we don’t have the gate across the steps, and there’s a storm she comes upstairs and hides underneath my parents bed.  
Of course last night it had to storm, and the gate was not across the steps.  By the way, my bedroom is beside my parents room.  Well, my parents door was shut so Winnie decided to walk in and out of my room, and walked on stuff.  Plus, she was whining a lot, so that woke me up.  Winnie does not listen to me unfortunately, so I could not get her to go downstairs.  
I ended up having to try and wake up my parents in their room, but I couldn’t open the door the whole way because they were both undressed.  It took me fifteen minutes to wake them up.  I kept yelling at them, and I pounded on their file cabinet which makes a noise like when you pound on a washer or drier.  
My mom was really drunk, and she just said what.  I told her that she needed to take Winnie downstairs because I couldn’t get her to.  She laughed and said downstairs like it was funny, and she said it in a silly way.  
I did wake up dad enough for him to say what, but then he fell back asleep.  Eventually I got Winnie to go down stairs by blocking off any other way of getting back to their room.  That was around 4:30 in the morning.  But I couldn’t get back to sleep till after five because everything was running through my head.
Like, what would happen if there was a fire.  Would it wake them up, or would they be too drunk to care?  What if something was wrong with me in the middle of the night and I couldn’t wake them up?  
Every time they don’t wake up, I am afraid that they’ve drank themselves to death.  I don’t know how alcohol can kill you in your sleep, but last night my heart was beating so fast.  I mean they weren’t snoring and they were laying in bed with their light on.  I was really scared that I’d lost my parents.  Maybe my parents being alcoholics is really bad…  

Love,Sunday, June 27th, 2010.  12:40 pm
Abigail


Submitted: June 27, 2010

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DearDiaryWriter

I know these chapters have been really short. I am really really sorry. I'll be writing another chapter today though, and I am going to start another novel today also. I hope you are enjoying this novel. Any criticism would be greatly appreciated. Don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings lol. I promise I am going to try and make chapters longer for you! Thanks for being great fans!

Sun, June 27th, 2010 9:44am

BlackSwan

:'( this is really strong, poor girl

Sun, June 27th, 2010 10:39am

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Aww thank you :) And yes it is really really sad.

Sun, June 27th, 2010 3:49am

Sparkes

I always admire people who can keep a regular diary. I either completely forget about the one I've started or lose interest after about a week. :/

But that aside, I really like this. Well, like isn't the right word seeing as it's pretty much heartbreaking - but it's a very intriguing novel. I feel like I know the writer so well after just a few entries, and that's hard to do. I really hope this isn't completely non-fiction though. That would be awful. :((

Please let me know when you write more though. :)

Sun, June 27th, 2010 11:36am

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I definitely will :) Thank you so much! I was the same way. I'm hoping that I can keep up with this diary. I think I can though since I have no life in the summer :-p. Thanks again for commenting! It really means a lot!

Sun, June 27th, 2010 4:44am

Brii Morris

She must be really dedicated to write a diary entry every night. I'm like Sparkes. I either lose interest after a while, don't have the time, or don't have anything to write about, so I give up.
Luvv it. Amazing novel.
Please update me.
:)

Sun, June 27th, 2010 12:55pm

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Well, she has no one else to talk to, so her diary is her escape. When she doesn't write in it she basically goes nuts because everything is crowding her head. She basically needs to write it out. I will definitely update you. :) Thanks sooooo much :)

Sun, June 27th, 2010 6:05am

SportzFreak

Wow, this is all pretty sad, but it's good.

Sun, June 27th, 2010 1:53pm

Author
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Thank you. Wow I need to put some happy stuff in here before I lose people. I promise it will get better!

Sun, June 27th, 2010 7:03am

dantana

poor girl :(

Mon, June 28th, 2010 8:36pm

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I know.

Tue, June 29th, 2010 4:52am

EmilyStiches

i agree with sparkles im like eehhh instead, and this may sound weird, but i like to play my thoughts out inside my head. LUUUUVVVITTT!

Tue, June 29th, 2010 9:54pm

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Thanks :) That isn't weird though, a lot of people do.

Tue, June 29th, 2010 10:52pm

sweet angel

lol; I love diaries!!!!! and I love Abigail! and I LOVE U!:D

Thu, July 1st, 2010 12:43am

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yayyyyyy!!! :) I LOVE YOU TOO! :) I also love diaries and Abigail! :) Lol Thanks so much! :)

Wed, June 30th, 2010 11:27pm

zainub ajmal

I love the way you can just go on writing your heart out in this. its kind off like having your best friend beside you on a rainy day and do nothing but talk.


sorry i went off track:) this chapter was just so painfully sad, i hope you're gonna keep on writing this:))

Sat, July 3rd, 2010 9:31am

Author
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I am planning on writing it as long as I possibly can :) Thank you so much!

Sat, July 3rd, 2010 6:06am

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