Ad5- J5me Writing Competition ' I have a stone in my mouth'
A STONE IN MY MOUTH
I went to my cousin’s house. I was alone in her bedroom waiting for her, when I
heard voices in the room next to the bedroom. My aunt was having an argument
with a man who wasn’t my uncle (I know my uncle’s voice). A few minutes
later I went to the bathroom and the door of this room was opened. I could see
my aunt kissing the man, and she saw me! She asked me not to say anything, and
I accepted. Now when I see my uncle, silence is a stone in my mouth. (by Manuela)
The truth is that silence is a stone in
my mouth. Why? Because yesterday I saved a friend when my school's head teacher
was going to kick him out for setting a rubbish bin on fire.
The head teacher asked me if I knew who
was responsible, and I said yes, but that I wouldn't say who he was. They told
me that they were going to punish me, and nobody in our class would go on an
excursion during this year. We were sad, but our friend was more
important. (by Bautista)
I would like to say something but I can't, so I will write this top
secret on this piece of paper. I have a friend called Alexandra and she is in
love with a guy but before this, she had another boyfriend called Mariano. She
was madly in love with him, so she got a tattoo with his name on her arm.
The problem is that if her new boyfriend learns about this tattoo, she will be
in big trouble. There is nothing she can do about it, so I think she
should tell the story about her ex to her new boyfriend. Until this
happens, silence is a stone in my mouth. (by Natalia)
Sarah is my best friend but John is too! The other day I saw
him with another girl and I don't know that to do. I must tell Sarah but John
will get angry with me, and the same is going to happen if I tell John. Silence
is a stone in my mouth. (by Guadalupe)
One day I was sitting in the garden of my grandmother's house, when she
told me that she had a chest with letters written by her father, and a necklace
that her grandmother had given her when she was a child. She asked me for help
to bury the chest and she asked me to keep this secret. Silence is a stone in
my mouth. (by Camila)
"Silence is a stone in my mouth" I'm really in love with this boy. His
name is John and we go the same maths class. The problem is that he doesn't
know that I exist. I don't know what to do, because I'm really terrified that
he wouldn't feel the same.
My friends told me:- Go!!! Tell him. You
don't know the answer. But it's not simple, I'm very shy.
I guess, probably one day I'll tell him the
truth, but not today. (by Victoria)
There is a Stone in my mouth. I amsitting on a sofa, my eyes
are pointing directly to the box. And I blink, and then I understand something
is wrong. The same speech always; laugher, and no one cares about it, no one
does anything to stop it. It’s because they don´t understand, they even
like how it feels (being stupid). The secret is so big, so dark to make it
public. So what do I have to do sir? Do I have to be a hero? Do I
have to be a partner of the crime? I don’t understand.
There is a stone in my mouth. I
blink again and I wonder, I really do sir, is there anyone who knows that we
belong to the same sick puzzle created by the same
people who watch the show? I know that is everything about control
but, how do you do it? You know they don’t have good memory so you´ve
taken advantage of them and that’s why they don’t care about
it, it is because they don’t remember anything. Am I wrong?
There is a stone in my
mouth, so I´ve decided to throwit
away, to scream it if they let me. Crimes need to be confessed or that was
what I thought (yes, I was about to turn myself into a hero). So I
go to the police station to talk to an officer and tell him what I know, what
I’ve seen around all these years of my life. Crimes need to be confessed! I do
it, I tell the truth, I really do but you’re not going to believe what happens.
He points at me in the head with his gun; I am threatened by his
bullets to shut me up for the rest of my life. And then I notice(d)…
people have already taken their decision; that is the
reason. They are all partners of the box.
I blink. There is a stone in my
I’m “between the devil and the blue sea”, that is how I’ve been feeling since I saw my
friend Joey in a romantic situation with the girlfriend of another friend of
mine (Chandler). I went to a bar
with my office’s mates anditwas there where I saw them. Fortunately it was
full of people and they didn´t see me.It´s difficult for me because ofmy friendship with both of them. Doing or not
doing something I will harm one of them. I can talk to Joey and tell him to stopseeing the Chandler´s girlfriendbut that doesn´t change. And if I talk withChandlerto tell him thetruth maybeithecan break the Joe´s relationship with his presentcouple. Apart fromthat I have to
consider how to continue my friendship with them. I wish I hadnot gone to the bar
that night. Everything would be easier. I wonder if I take any decision will I
feel better? Maybe the less committed decision is
don’t do anything (like “nothing has happenedhere, I haven’t seen anything”). In this way no
one can blame me, only my sense of guilty will punish me and of course the
feeling of having a stone in mouth for the rest of my days. (byAlfredo)
send me a letter today. She wrote me to tell me one of her secrets, and this is
what she wrote about it:
"I love a guy, but he loves
another girl. I met her many years ago and we never talked, but this year we
fought a lot about diferent things. Three months ago this boy appeared and I
know he really likes this girl, so I don't know if I have to tell him about my
feelings. You know this guy and I think that you can talk with him about me.
Can you help me?"
decide that I'm not going to help her with him, because I love him too, but I'm
not going to tell her, because silence is a stone in my mouth. (by
I was on my way home when I saw a girl ,she was tall, blonde
and very skinny I was watching her and I could see a boy who was going towards
her, I thought he was her boyfriend but the situation started to be
awkward when he took her from her arm and made her walk to a car. I
tried to follow them but the man saw me , he screamed to me : “Go ,she’s
fine,she doesn’t need your help” while the girl ,with tears in her eyes told
with her lips “HELP”. I decided to go to a further place but I could still see
them from there .I saw the boy taking the girl into a car; I tried to follow
them but the car was too fast for me . I run as I had never done before and the
car stopped. The guy opened the door and made a sign to me ,when I approached
them another guy was behind me and said “If you don’t go now you will have a
bad ending…like her” the guy behind me left and I was in shock ;Lot of
questions were in my mind. I came back home and my mom was there I hugged her
very strongly and I went to my room. I decided to remain silent until today silence
is a stone in my mouth. (by Agustina)
“Silence was stolen on
my mouth” I thought. I need to tell the truth. That’s why I’m writing this.
Last Sunday I was smoking in the park as every Sunday night. I was feeding
birds, when suddenly I heard a shot. The birds flew, I couldn’t see very well.
Afraid, I ran to my house, very confused and decided to sleep.
The following morning, on my bed there was a letter with blood: “You didn’t
see anything or you are dead!” I started to shout. In the worst moment my
brother appeared and said: “don’t cry girl, happy innocents’ day”. (by Pedro)
was talking with Claire on the pone. Claire was so happy because she had seen
John about one hour before the call, while Jane was thinking about what had
happened last week in the new pub “Zebra”.
Jane started to remember John ( Claire´s boyfriend) kissing and dancing with
another girl, and she began to feel concerned about Claire´s relationship with
him. She was her best friend and she had the obligation to tell her what she
had seen. But John was her friend too, and for that reason, she really didn´t
know what to do. Jane remembered what John had said: “Please, don´t tell
anyone, my relationship with Claire depends on you. Silence!” And what she had
said too, that she had a stone in her mouth and that she wouldn´t say anything.
But now things had changed and Jane didn´t fell so well with her decision... (by Leila)
AND THE WINNER IS….
AILÉN, from J5me. Congrats!
I’m not the kind of girl that is always saying what she thinks, that is
always standing up for her rights and beliefs. I tend to keep my emotions and
thoughts in silence, expecting for the day when they will finally come out. I’m
not afraid of being judged, and I’m definitely not afraid of disappointing
people. I just think that my ideas are much greater inside my mind and I also
believe that sometimes people are just not ready for knowing them.
My worst fear is that this magic moment may never come, I can’t help having
this dream at night, it always happens there, during my dream, that when the
time of speaking arrives, “Silence is stone in my mouth”. (by Ailén)