“Me?” Kelly screamed. “Everyone just does what you want because they’re scared of you!”
“Oh yeah? Well I’m never talking to you again!” Barbie snapped back.
“Good!” said Kelly, as she stomped off down the street.
Barbie finished her game of hopscotch before she went into the house. She went into the living room and turned on the television.
“Barbie, what’s the matter?”
Barbie’s mother walked into the room and switched off the television. Then she walked over and sat on the couch with Barbie.
“C’mon Barb, what’s wrong?”
“Kelly. She’ll never do what anyone else does. Today when we were playing hopscotch she started making up a bunch of new rules. So I told her how she wasn’t playing right and she got mad and went home.”
“Well, that’s not much, honey. Everyone likes to play their way sometimes,” her mother said, smoothing back Barbie’s hair.
“Wait, I’m not done. You know how we both have diaries? Well, sometimes we read each other’s and I wrote that I didn’t like Jenny too much and she went and told everyone that and a bunch more.”
“I just didn’t think Kelly would do something like that,” said Barbie’s mother, Ann.
That night, Barbie wrote this in her diary:
Kelly is a fink. She thinks she is really hot stuff. She is two-faced, too. She was really nice to me and then she turned around and told everyone all of my secrets.
I decided not to talk to her anymore. I hate her. Now I have a feeling she is going to take all my friends away and tell a lot of lies about me.
Barbie closed her diary and put it in her hiding place behind her dresser. She then went downstairs to have a glass of milk before she went to bed.
“Mom, do you think I was right in getting mad at Kelly?” she asked Ann.
“Were you really mad at what she did?”
“Well, what do you think?”
“Yeah, I guess I really am mad at her. Well, good night, Mom,” she said sleepily. “Good night, Dad.”
That night Barbie had a dream that she had fallen into the rapids of a river and called to Kelly for help. But Kelly just stood on the shore and laughed.
Barbie woke up just before she found out what happened to her in her dream Maybe she had drowned. Kelly always said that if you had a dream that you died, you would really die. But Barbie never believed her. Once she had a dream that she fell off a a cliff and the dream went through the whole funeral.
Barbie looked at her clock. It was 6:00am so she got up. Barbie had some cereal and then left a note saying she had gone to the park. She knew she had done the wrong thing when she saw Kelly there. Then she remembered that she and Kelly always went to the park early on Saturday mornings.
“Hey, Barbie, you’re so dumb it takes you an hour to make minute rice!” she yelled at the top of her lungs.
Barbie ignored her. But Kelly just wanted to make trouble. So without a word she sauntered over to Barbie and looked at her bike. Then she pushed it over.
Barbie just bent over and picked it up. But Kelly just knocked it over again. Barbie was getting mad, but she didn’t show it. When Kelly knocked it over for a third time, Barbie bent over to pick it up. But instead of picking up the bike, she stood up really fast and punched Kelly in the stomach as hard as she could.
Kelly grabbed her stomach and doubled over and fell on the grass. Barbie then picked up her bike and rode out of the park, kicking over Kelly’s bike as she left.
To be continued …