Ivan Rose

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Ivan Rose can not seem to find the joy in his life. So he leaves.

Ivan Rose pulled the leather laces of his shoes as tightly as he could before tying them- a double knot. He stood up straight and spun around to face himself in the mirror. He examined his plum colored velvet blazer and skintight pinstripe pants. He adjusted his straightened bangs and glowered.

“Oh God” Ivan sighed at his reflection. “Perhaps today will be the day that my life will go from extraordinarily ordinary to extraordinary.” But Ivan knew, yes he knew, that he might wish for anything to happen... But it wouldn't. Monotony ruled his life. Nothing ever happened like he had always planned. Life wasn't like he had wanted as a child... He wasn't dancing for the New York City ballet. He wasn't studying from the greatest ballet masters of his generation. He wasn't taking the city by storm as he always wished.

Rosemary Clooney streamed slowly from his record player and Ivan sat on his bed. He glanced at the subway map hanging on his wall. He stared at the snaking colors, they looked like vipers hanging up on the wall. Suddenly, Ivan stood up. He snatched the map. Never in his 18 years of life had he done anything so drastic as what he was about to do. He grabbed his Von Dutch bag from beneath his bed and threw in a few pairs of skinny jeans, v-neck tees, and his wine velvet blazer. He turned to his dresser... His shoes sat in three neat pairs. Tap. Jazz. Ballet. Each brought an element of joy to his life. Each was equally important to him. He picked up all three pairs and placed them in his bag. Then he left.

The End.


Submitted: April 04, 2011

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