Chapter One: A Proper Lady Does Not….

Complete this sentence:

A Proper Lady Does Not…Because…

Ah…I loved these games. I wrote my answer in full capital letters:

A PROPER LADY DOES NOT TALK BACK BECAUSE IF SHE DID, SHE WOULD NOT BE A PROPER LADY. A PROPER LADY DOES NOT TALK BEFORE BEING SPOKEN TO BECAUSE IF SHE DID, SHE WOULD BE SCOLDED FOR NOT BEING A PROPER LADY. A PROPER LADY ALWAYS HAS LONG HAIR BECAUSE GIRLS WITH SHORT HAIR ARE CONSIDERED TOMBOYS, LIKE ME.

After that, I mailed in the form. The winner was supposed to be sent to some super-cool castle and live like "a proper lady should" for a few weeks.

Of course, I knew I wouldn't win because I don't have a clue how or why people would want to be "proper ladies". After that, I went into my room to sleep for a little bit.

That noise woke me up right away.

A Monster? No, monsters didn't exist…did they?

Then, I saw it. It looked really weird. I watched it try to go into rooms, but the doors were locked. Why didn't I lock my door tonight? Then it saw my door. Wide open. I ran to the door and shut it, but the thing had made it to the door first. I pushed all my weight against the door and it finally shut. I then locked the door and paced in my room. What should I do? I thought, I'm scared.

But I'm never scared! I opened up my window. Okay, it wasn't that far down. And there was a small pool of water right underneath my house. Okay, I could do this.

My door splintered as the monster's hand/claw flew through. I saw it's red eyes. Just to be funny, I thought, A proper lady does not jump out of two story windows to escape an angry monster.

After that, I jumped.