Donkey Wild

Avatar Author: ElshaHawk (LoA) "Read, Reply, Ficly, or Die!" -Krully Ficly Blogger-In-Chieftess I am a self-proclaimed member of the LoA (League of Awesomeness): Mistress of Well-Intentioned Indecision. Special Needs Teacher, wife, mother of ... Read Bio

Dear Diary,

My host family is great. Spain is a beautiful place. They promise to take me to Italy later this month. My host sister is insane! She takes me out to parties every night. I told my parents I would never drink, but I find myself hungover almost every morning.

I remember snippets of the night before, but each club looks like the last. Bodies gyrating, clothes coming off, people laughing, smoking, drinking, dancing, and fornicating. It’s hard to stay strong under such peer pressure! Are college parties like this in the States? I’ll never get any studying in.

My host sister has many friends, most even wilder than she is. My host mother seems to think it’s okay, like some sort of rite of passage. She smiled as she handed me a box of condoms and said something about a donkey. Was she talking about the boys’ sizes or a real donkey? It’s kinda freaking me out.

I’ll have to look it up in my dictionary.

andar como burro sin mecate To be wild; out of control.

Oh.

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  1. Avatar 32 ^2

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    It’s nice seeing this side of you.
    I have to ask: Why isn’t the host sister named? It’s an odd juxtaposition, she’s like a travel guide helping the visitor set down milestones. Any reason?

    Great job with establishing age through word choice, I see this person as a junior/senior in high school. I mention this because some volunteers, such as Peace Corp, have host families too as do college students.

    It may have been unintentional, but one I appreciate: this visitor may be a boy, it would be a far stretch to assume the host family is that open. When a student is placed, the entire family is brother, sister, mother, father etc. So it works for me, a nice gender guessing game.

    Thanks for entering. Can you put :Redux after your title? Thanks.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    It’s not a redux… it’s the idiom challenge.. I’m confused. Did I mess up?
    I was writing on the fly and didn’t come up with a name. :)
    I knew you’d appreciate the gender neutrality. :)

  3. Avatar BiC

    ‘It’s kinda freaking me out.’ – Knowing Lady Elsha wrote this… my sentiments exactly. :) This coulda been in the ‘Risk’ challenge too, I think.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    True, BiC.

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    You don’t usually write ‘mature’ pieces so I just had to read. Funny little journal entry and rings true of that time period of life.

  6. Avatar 32 ^2

    @Elsha

    Phew, smell that brain fart?

  7. Avatar Over the Precipice of the Unknown; Into the Frontier of Uncertainty

    I like this a lot, but is it weird that when I discover awesome Ficly’s are the result of a challenge i wind up somewhat disappointed?

    Otherwise, I think this would be great sequeled or prequeled…it feels genuine or at least inspired by true events —-which I like very much

  8. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    You shouldn’t feel disappointed because some of my favorite ficlies of all time are challenge entries. Challenges are meant to push us to awesomeness.

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