Big Axel.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
I thought of a young child with autism as I wrote this short story.

Submitted: November 08, 2010

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Wake up. Clothes. Toast. Brush teeth. School.
Today I ate my lunch at the back of the field, in the shady spot under the trees and behind the bushes where no one would find me. I can listen to my music there through my big headphones where no one will break them and I can sing along quietly under my breath to Sweet Dreams without being laughed at.
Dad came home with a new jumper for me today. He said its real wool this time and I was chuffed because it had a Meerkat knitted onto the front of it. Of course I got my Meerkat Manor videos and watched them, so that my new Meerkat could see what it would be like to be a real Meerkat and to be like Flower or Daisy or Shakespeare. I’ve named my new Meerkat Big Axel because mine is bigger than Axel on the TV and I want it to be related to him so he wouldn’t feel lonely without a family. I’ve decided that I want to wear Big Axel every day now and then he won’t ever get bored and then the others and school will meet him and leave me alone then.
Wake up. Big Axel. Toast. Brush teeth. School.
Today in morning break time I went to the cafeteria and I went up to them and told them about Big Axel and how now that I have him they can’t hurt me anymore because Big Axel will protect me with Flower and Daisy and Shakespeare too. They were mean and they said all of these words and then one of them pulled Big Axel’s nose and then Big Axel fell apart and I cried for him because I loved him and he was too young. That night I told Dad about it and he said I can’t worry because he will get me another one and I can call it Big Daisy and that that one will be for home only so they can’t get it.
I went to the garden when it got dark and buried Big Axel under the Sunflowers because he would be happy there. Dad made me go inside because he said I was waking the neighbours and that I had to sleep or I won’t ever get better but I cried and said I will never sleep without Big Axel. I asked him to go to school and tell off the mean ones but he said there aren’t mean ones I just have to stop climbing trees. He doesn’t believe me and now they will kill Big Daisy when it comes to school with me because Dad won’t help me. I hate school.


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