23) A Tragic Note

23) A Tragic Note

A Chapter by Kelly M.

It was hard to believe that Kanika was getting married, and in only two months!
Karter was just as happy as she was.  His face never expressed a doubt of how much he dearly loved her.
"Oh, there's just so much to get ready!" April's mother exclaimed over and over again.  "We have no wedding dress yet-- or--"
Kanika calmed her down.  "I'm going to wear my mother's wedding dress, but I think it may need to be altered some.  Would you mind--?"
"Why, of course not!"
Everything was chaotic, rushed, and fun all at the same time.  April sensed the thrill of how Kanika was feeling.  She had to force herself to slow down, and begin breathing again.
"Dear Jenny,"
I'm sorry it's been a while since I've written.  
Everything has been chaotic with Kanika's wedding and all.
How have you been? Have you still been seeing 
James? He sounds real nice. Did you say he grew up and went 
to the same school we did? I wonder why we had never seen him
before then. If I'm ever able to visit, I hope to meet him.

An answer to your question. No, I don't have any
beaus. Will was the first, and, to my reasoning, the very last. 
I think I'll become an old maid. 

I've taken up writing, and find myself enjoying it.  
I write about you, Drew and me. I record our adventures, and 
foolish antics. And by doing this, I find myself remembering 
more and more memories.

I miss you ever so much, and hope of one day seeing 
you again!

Your friend,

April read over the letter, and made sure not to cry as she 
quietly slipped it into an envelope for it to be mailed out.


"Any mail, mother?"

"April," her mother said, setting down her broom. "you 
asked that yesterday, and the day before that."

"I know, and I'm sorry. It's just Drew nor Jenny have written
in weeks."

Her mother smiled mysteriously, and then pulled out a small

"Well, looks like today someone has," she answered, 
handing it to her.

April smiled to herself, then hurried to her bed. There, 
in her own privacy, she began ripping it open. Receiving letters-- 
especially from home-- were what she looked forward to each 
minute of the day. But she would soon be disappointed for this 
letter was different. It was short, and scribbled in a quick fashion.
Jenny is terribly sick. Please come home. I'm afraid 
she won't make it.


April read it over again, not believing her eyes. The last 
time Jenny had written she had sounded fine. What sickness 
could she have? Certainly it wasn't serious-- or was it?

© 2012 Kelly M.

Author's Note

Kelly M.

This is where everything turns around! So, what will her choice be? Will she go home-- and keep her promise-- or will she stay home for Kanika's anticipated wedding?

I know you have dozens of questions, and I already have the next chapter written up on my notebook paper, but I want to give you a good cliffhanger for now.


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Oh dear me what a choice. well perhaps Kanika will postpone the wedding for her Maby she will come with April to meet this Jenny and Drew that she has heard so much about. i reckon she goes "home" if you havent figured that out and honestly i would too.

Posted 9 Years Ago

OH NOES. Drama, drama, drama. Her friend is dying, so she must go home. But her new friend is getting married, a onceinalifetime thing! This is an intense situation, but if she truly knows what she wants, the decision will be easy. I think she'll return home to Jenny, because she's DYING. And that's a bit more important than a wedding.
Awesome! The drama, the suspence, is more interesting. This is the best realistic fiction book I've ever read!

Posted 9 Years Ago

JENNY!!!!! DREW!!!! OMG!!!! this is getting really intense...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow! This chapter gave me goosebumps! I reall hope she returns home and that Jenny will be ok! Plus, she will get to see Drew again!


Posted 9 Years Ago

Oh my Jinxx! I didn't see this coming! :O I usually see these things! Dangggg. You're good. D: Wahh, lemme know when you get the next chapter up, I gots to know what happens next!

Posted 9 Years Ago

OMG!!! Great chapter!!! WRITE MORE!!!!!!!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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