Out Spoken Truth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Mahogany is a short story that is based on true events. A 18 year old girl feels that she is at an age where she can release all of her family secrets that has been eating her alive. Mahogany is just trying to figure out how she can get her story out to young girls that may be going through some of the same events that has happened in her life.

Submitted: July 26, 2013

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Submitted: July 26, 2013



My name is Mahogany and I'm 18 year old. I'm about to graduate from high school in a couple of months. I should be excited but I have yet to figure out what I want to do with my life. I should be ecstatic considering the fact that I'm graduating from not just high school, but what I considered my torture. I can finally chuck the deuces to having to babysit my little brother who is 15 years old and my little sister who is 12 years old. The blessing of not having to wash clothes for everyone, cooking, and spending every second of my free time watching my brother and sister. Sometimes I really think that something is wrong with my college boyfriend for even sticking around for a complete year. My mom has but my poor Gregory through hell. Just because he has a car and we go places, she has a errand for us to run every time we go out some where, and curse us both out if we wasn't able to do it. I have been embarrassed in front of him so many times to the point it doesn't even bother me anymore.

Gregory talks about us getting married after he graduates college all the time. He doesn't know that I have not one intention on ever getting married. Everyone in my family who is married has either cheated, or been cheated on in their marriage. Marriage is very very important to me, because it is a promise to God that you want to be with the other person for the rest of your life. So many in my family, in my eyes have no respect for God. If it wasn't for the love of God I would of ended my life a long time ago. So many times I would cry in my room for hours because I didn't feel loved, only used. When I began reading the bible I came to the understanding, that all the things that have happened in my life was just a test of my my faith in God that he would get me out of my situation.

I talked to my guidance counselor Mrs. Darlene about everything that have been going on in my life since freshman year. So many times I just wanted to ask her if I could go home with her and never look back. Even though I know that it would of never happened like that. I would of ended up in a group home battling every day with the other females that actually where in group homes in my school. West wood Tigers is the name of my high school and a lot of the girls out here try to act like tigers, especially over a guy that probably just wants to see two chicks fighting over them any way. I see it all the time at that school. I'm thankful that during my last year of junior year Gregory made it his mission to find me again. I say again because when I was a freshman he approached me not knowing what grade I was in when he was a senior. When he found out he didn't want to talk to me until I became older. You see guys that talk to freshman in our school who are seniors only want two things from them, to have sex and then dump, or to have complete control over. We kept in contact when he went off to Charlotte to start college, he really kept me sane. I told him everything that has happened in my life, he really couldn't believe it. I thought it was like a fairy tale when I saw him standing on the outside of his escalade truck, looking all dark and cute. Gregory's parents was loaded with cash. His father was high ranked in the special forces. Every since then he has been by my side making sure that I was ok.

Me and my best friend Heather got jobs at the local Pizza Parlor down the street from the school. On my off days sometimes I would lie to my mom and tell her I had to work just to spend time with Gregory. He lived right on the other side of the Pizza Parlor. I had so much respect for him because he never not ever ask me to lay down with him. He would say, “I want our first time together to be special, when where married”. I loved him so much, but wasn't sure if it was because he kept me from the drama with my mom, or if I really loved him for being him.......To be continued


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