Short Story Narrative by: Eli H.

Stuck in the Mall

I’m locked in the mall, I don’t know what to do, I’m scared my phone's dead so I can’t call. But there's one good thing about being here, it’s the mall so there's free anything. At least i’ve got Jax with me.

It was December 22, last day before winter break. My best friend Jax and I had plans to go to the mall and eat and get some video games. Oh yeah, my name's Reece. Anyway let’s get back to the story, my mom dropped us off here at 7:00 pm and Jax’s brother was supposed to pick us up at 9:00 pm, but he never came.

“What do we do?” Jax said pacing back and forth.

“I don’t know I would call someone but my phone's dead,” I said.

“Mine’s dead to. Maybe they have someone in the stores.” Jax said, walking over to the store section of the mall.

“Wait up, I’m coming with you, I said, almost tripping on my own feet.

“Which store are you going to?” I asked.

“Probably Dick’s,” he said walking towards Dick’s.

We got to Dick’s about 5 minutes later, and we went to the checkout first. When we got there, we saw a phone, but to use it you had to put in $1.

So after that I had an idea of going through all of the vending machines and looking for extra change. Jax and I both split up. I went right and he went left, and I said to meet back here in 15 minutes. So we both went off and I found two vending machines at the intersection, and there was 25 cents in one but not in the other. Then I was searching for more and it took me 5 minutes to find another one, and I found 75 cents in it. Then I sprinted back as fast as I could, and waited for Jax to get back. When he got back, I could see a faint smile on his face. He said he found $2. That was enough to get 3 calls. We went back to the phone and we put in $1. First we called Jax’s brother but he didn't pick up. Then I called my mom and she picked up.

Works Cited

Dicks Sporting Goods. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <'s_Sporting_Goods_Exterior.jpg>.

Mall. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <>.

Phone. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <>.

Vending Machine. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <>.

Winter Break. Digital image. Web. 2 Feb. 2017. <>.

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