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Continuing with Chapter 4 of “Internat Adventures” again this week.

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Preamble: [1968] Our UFO encounter that fall is an event I’ll never forget. Another time that remains strongly in memory also contributed to our collective maturing process; the night Angelika slashed her wrists. (She was the “poor little rich girl” who, neglected by her family, withdrew into a drug-addled alternate reality.)

It was about two weeks before Christmas holidays and most of us had gone to bed. Suddenly, a bloodcurdling scream cut through the silence.

We poured out of our rooms and milled about in panic. The plaintive wail of sirens drew near. Someone was either seriously hurt or worse! From downstairs, a voice cried out: “It’s Angelika; she tried to commit suicide!” Dead silence as we digested the news. Despite all of her problems, nobody expected anything this drastic!

Angelika did suffer occasional bouts of depression, but, she also had that “I don’t give a shit” attitude and seemed to live on a different plane from the rest of us. After a short time, she was loaded into the ambulance and whisked away.

bloody razor blade

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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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35 thoughts on “#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, JUL. 28/13

  1. Wow, the teen years are so volatile. You were exposed to so much at school. And I have to tell you, it’s interesting seeing this time in your life through your snippets. It’s so different from the world I grew up in. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Debbie! 🙂

  2. It’s never the ones who you think are close that topple over the edge. So many teens hide just enough of their pain, until they can’t anymore.

    You capture the helpless confusion of that discovery very well.

    1. We knew Angelika had problems, but, never thought they would lead to this! Glad you liked the excerpt. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  3. What a tragic school experience. I can almost imagine the scene in the hallways (I went to boarding school for my junior and senior years).

    1. Yes, it was a dark time, for sure. Did you enjoy your stay at boarding school? For me, it had its ups and downs, but what a unique life experience! Thanks for visiting, Millie. 🙂

    1. Well, the wounds were pretty deep, as I recall. Probably more a cry for help, but, who knows what she was really thinking? Thanks for visiting Sue Ann. 🙂

    2. Well, the wounds were pretty deep, as I recall. Probably more a cry for help, but, who knows what she was really thinking? Thanks for visiting Sue Ann. 🙂

  4. Very sad for Angelika and so traumatic for all of you! I hope things went better for her after this incident but am not too hopeful, based on your description of her circumstances. You all certainly had quite a time at school! Another powerful excerpt…

  5. Hi Debbie
    What a horrifying snippet. I can only imagine the feelings of the other girls. I certainly hope that Angelika survived and was/is ok.

    1. It was traumatic for all of us. Will be continued next week, or you can read the whole chapter by clicking the link. Thanks for visiting and offering your thoughts, Susan. 🙂

  6. Oh man, I feel bad even though this happened years ago! You get used to people, you just think about having fun with them and living day to day, you don’t think much about the dark side of life. When it’s thrown in your face like that you just don’t know what to make of it, and you can really feel at loose ends. Poor girl, to have had such trouble and apparently didn’t feel she could talk about it. Aw. This is a riveting series of posts, Debbie!

    1. Yes, Angelika was a troubled girl, for sure. We knew this, but, never expected her to take it that far! It was a sobering experience for all of us. Thanks for reading, Marcia. 🙂

  7. Terrible and you were all so young to witness this. Beautifully written. I didn’t make the list, Debbie but I did post. Please look at my website to comment.

    1. Yes, it was very traumatic, Cindy. Stay tuned for next week’s excerpt, (or click the link for the complete chapter). Thanks for reading. 🙂

  8. It must have been terrifying for you and the other girls. That’s very serious. I really hope she was OK.

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