GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
The cheap motel room was starting to feel more claustrophobic the longer I sat on the bed flipping through stations on the TV. Why is it that there are more Spanish speaking channels than anything else here? Better yet, why is it that I'm sitting here alone doing nothing while Mom and Dad lived it up at the Miami nightclubs? Huffing my bangs out of my face I looked around to see if there was something else that I could find to do, but there wasn't anything that I wasn't already bored of.
Dad had come home several weeks ago all excited, at work there had been a sales competition and he'd been the top salesman that month. This was nothing new of course, Dad was usually top salesman every month. This time his bosses had put up a prize, an all expense paid trip to Miami. As with anything that's free, there were strings attached. We were here in the middle of October, not exactly a month that you'd think, “Hey, let's all go to Miami!”
Mom had insisted that I leave my cell phone at home as well as my laptop. This didn't make sense to me before we left, and it certainly didn't make any sense now. After all, this was the second night in a row
they've hit the town and left me behind in the room. It was as if they were trying to relive their honeymoon days since they hadn't had one because of my unexpected conception.