Welcome to another instalment of Weekend Writing Warriors’
8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop
Today’s post is a continuation from two weeks ago, Chapter One of “Internat Adventures”, my Swiss boarding school memoir.
Setting: Sept. 1968, day one. I was “13 going on 30”, independent and rebellious. Left on my own after moving in, I went for a walk, only to be stopped and escorted back to the dormitory by a stern-faced matron.
Back at the house, I noticed the bars on the ground floor windows for the first time and asked her what they were for. My stomach was in knots and my mind in turmoil! Was this some kind of a fancy prison?
“The bars, my dear, are to keep you girls out of trouble”, she smugly explained, “to make sure there’s no funny business between you and the boys!”
(This was a co-educational school, with several different buildings and segregated dormitories.)
By now, my level of despair was overwhelming and I threw myself on the bed, sobbing.
This was a jail sentence of my own making!
What have I done?!
Pretty bad, yes? Caging a free spirit! Stay tuned for Chapter Two in the subsequent weeks.
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