Summer to Autumn

School�s starting tomorrow. I didn�t really want to go, but I felt like I had to. I wanted to get the hell out of here so badly. I needed to. I had to. I stood in the backyard and looked around me. Nothing felt right to me anymore. I didn�t feel like my house or my neighborhood was real anymore. I couldn�t quite explain it at the time, but I felt like something was going to change pretty soon. In what ways, I had no idea. The very thought filled me with an unexplained dread.

Somehow, I knew that the summer of my youth was crashing towards an end. I couldn�t stop it if I wanted to. I wanted it to happen. I wanted something to take me away from this boring neighborhood I lived in day after day. I would get my wish, just not in the way that I expected.