Prom Queen

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Ashley's dream is to become the Prom Queen... or is it her Moms? Ashley must learn if it's really worth loosing a friend.

Submitted: March 14, 2009

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I looked around the room and saw Mom. She was dressed in a Juicy Couture tracksuit and was wiping sweat off her for-head. I knew she was nervous, so wasnât I. Mom saw me and gave a cheerful wave. I waved back and listened to hear Miss. Tram say the name that may change my life. âAshley get your butt over here and choose a dress for your Prom!â Mom snapped. Jacques, my stylist was holding a variety of dresses. I took out two and studied them, they where made for someone taller. I can admit that Iâm short. âUh⦠Mom, arenât these a little long?â âI zan hem zem.â Jacques replied in his French accent. Mom squinted on the price label at one of the pink gowns I was holding. She made a face at it. Then mouthed the word âCheap.â The next day I raced over to the bulleting board to see who had made it to the semi-finals for Prom Queen. Marie Lopez Hannah Wong Willa Doolittle Lauren Alfred Mimi Jones Ashley Cameron I bet Mom talked to my princible and Miss. Tram, the leader of the Prom Queenâs. I bet there was even some money involved. Thatâs just so Mom! I donât really want to be Prom Queen, which will mean I have to go to the Prom with the Prom King; Iâd rather go with my two best friends Chloe and Bri. That night at dinner Mom was overjoyed. She could barely eat her meatloaf. Chloe called after dinner. âHello Cloe!â I greeted her âHey⦠um⦠Ash?â âWhat is it?â âYou seeâ¦â Chloe started, âItâs about Bri. She really thought she would make it to be a semi-finalist for the Prom Queen. She just works on decorationsâ âSo your question is?â âDonât you even care?â What Chloe said surprised me, Of course I cared. âIâd gladly switch places with Bri.â I replied. âThen Iâll call her right away!â Chloe sounded excited. I was happy with Bri taking my spot, I was just about to tell Mom but she came bursting in with Jacques who had hemmed my long pink evening gown. âMom, I switched with Bri, she is going to take my place for Prom Queen semi-finals.â Mom looked mad. âNo she isnât Ashley Mia Cameron!â she snapped. âYou are in this to win it and that is final.â I was about to sulk, but then I saw the outfit Jacques was holding. My new hemmed dress looked perfect and my halter toped short red dress with white polka dots for giving my Prom Queen Speech was adorable. I smiled at Mom. âProm Queen here I come!â ********** âDo you realize that Lauren Alfred has one Prom Queen for the past two years?â Willa Doolittle asked me. We where training partners for the Prom Queen semi-finals. âBut my mom can clear everything up, Iâll just tell her I want to win, sheâll throw in some money andâ¦â âYouâre Mom canât always throw in money to help you.â I knew Willa was right, but I couldnât bring myself to say it. Bri came bouncing up to me during break. âLook at my dress for the competition!â She held up a lavender evening gown and was grinning ear to ear. I didnât know how to tell Bri that I had decided to keep my place as Prom Queen semi-finalist. âBri⦠I was thinking about it andâ¦well⦠I want to be Prom Queen, so I donât want to trade spots.â Bri looked hurt. âFine Ashley, but just donât ever talk to me again!â She walked away from me, tears pouring down her cheeks. The Prom Queen contest was two days away and I wondered if I had made the wrong choice. The day before the Contest I had my speech all planned out. I was sitting in the dinning room eating Oreos. Bri deserved to be the Prom Queen more than me, but Mom really wanted me to win. âPierre will be here to do a pre- makeup and hair styling.â Mom called. Oh great! I thought. Pierre curled my hair. I never thought I would look so good with curly hair, but still Bri needed this more than me. Pierre came the next day at 6:00, Mom made me get up earlier to have time to prepare. At school I found Willa, she was in a sherbet orange evening gown with white gloves. In the autorium I searched for Bri, good she was there. Bri was just going to love my speech (if of course I won.) The categories where Clothing, Hair, Dancing, Posture and special talents. My special talent was going to be singing, something I was really good at but was scared to do. When it came time for that I hesitated. But it was all for Bri so I sang. Everyone clapped, except Bri. Bri glared at me. Well she soon would be clapping. âOur winnerâ Miss Tran started. I looked around the room and saw Mom. She was dressed in a Juicy Couture tracksuit and was wiping sweat off her for-head. I knew she was nervous, so why was I. Mom saw me and gave a cheerful wave. I waved back and listened to hear Miss. Tram say the name that may change my life. âIs Ashley Cameron!â Oh good! I was very happy. I rushed up to the microphone to give my speech. âMy only wish as Prom Queenâ¦â I began. Bri rolled her eyes. âIs to have my very best friend Bri Taylor be Prom Queen, Bri deserves it more than me.â âThatâs not in the rules just giving up being Prom Queen to someone else, you canât do it!â Miss. Tram retorted flipping through the book. âLook on page 89.â Miss. Tram looked. âIf the winner declines being Prom Queen she may give it up to someone else.â Miss. Tram read aloud. âBut Bri wasnât even in the contest!â Someone from the audience yelled out. âIt just says SOMEONE.â I pointed out. âSo, Bri Taylor is Prom Queen!â Miss. Tram announced. Bri came up to the stage smiling. She looked at me. âThanks.â She whispered. I could have taken Prom Queen. But Briâs friendship was much more important to me. I think Mom understood because she didnât mention it. All she said was. âYou still better wear that dress to Prom.â And I will.


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