Copyright Phenomenal One Press 2010
Published by Phenomenal One Press at Smashwords
SPECTRUM Short Story by F. Raushawn
Debut story by our first TEEN Writer, F. Raushawn.
Hello. My name is Damon Fitzpatrick, and I’m a spectrum. In case you don’t know what that is, to sum it up, it’s a super human given powers by sunlight. See, I wasn’t always like this. About year ago, my life was perfectly normal. I had tons of friends, a sexy girlfriend, and a great family. I guess maybe I should tell you what happened, but brace yourself… it ain’t pretty.
It all started my sophomore year in high school. I remember it was Wednesday. My brother Tony and I caught the bus to school. I was wearing my American Eagle shirt and a pair of shorts. Although it was winter time, it had been strangely hot for the past couple of months – so hot some days that we couldn’t even go to school.
Anyway, when we were getting on the bus, I noticed my brother wasn’t feeling too well. So, when we got to school, I took him to the nurse.
While she was checking him out, the bell rang, and the nurse told me to go to class. “You go on now,” the chubby, smiling nurse said. “It looks like your brother will have to stay here until your parents pick him up. I’ll take good care of him ‘til then.”