Walks with Augustus - A Story Shares Original

  • Chapter 1

  • Sofia

    I stood in front of the brick row house and grumbled.

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  • I was alone on the sidewalk.

  • There was no one to hear my complaining, but I did it anyway.

  • I thought maybe grumbling would make me feel better.

  • It didn’t.

  • I pushed my long black hair out of my eyes.

  • I stared up at the building.

  • Sofia

    This was Grandma Lollie's place.

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  • Lollie wasn't actually my grandmother.

  • I don't think she was anyone's grandmother, really.

  • But everyone called her that.

  • Sofia

    Lollie lived in a quiet part of Jersey City.

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  • It was a ten minute bus ride from my house up the hill and not too long a walk from Morse High, my new school.

  • I had just started there as a freshman in September.

  • Sofia

    The cold November wind blew hard and pushed me sideways.

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  • I regretted the holes I'd cut into my new black jeans.

  • My mom had been pretty mad at me for cutting into the new fabric.

  • I was beginning to agree with her.

  • Sofia

    Another gust of wind hit me.

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