A Composition Class Project

The following novel is written in installments by the thirteen members of the Bevier C-4 Composition Class. The story is arranged as a novel, so pay no attention to the dates of posting, but follow the tale to its close. As of January 21, we are starting the third of five scenarios for our thirteen characters. You may email or leave comments if you like, and we will be happy to respond if you wish. Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Miranda Scenario II

After Miranda put her staff away, she decided to go out for a walk; she loved walking between the high buildings, with the noises of the crowd in the streets. She lived in the northern edge of Pentral park, and after an hour and a half walking she arrived to the 59th street, where Hell’s kitchen started. For Miranda, it was the most amazing part of the city.

She loved walked between those old buildings and noticed the different cultures of that neighborhood. It had a very interesting history. In the mid 19th century Irish people began setting on the west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River. Later Italian people arrived and at the turn of the century, gangs such as Gopher Gang or Owney Madden controlled the neighborhood. During 1950's Puerto Ricans appeared.

Miranda always had loved traveling and knowing new cultures, and that neighborhood allowed her to experience several cultures in the same place. She walked in front of the Windermere building, one of the oldest buildings in Manhattan. It was really beautiful.

While she was walking along Hell’s Kitchen, she started thinking that maybe her life in New York was not going to be that bad. She could walk in Central Park whenever she wanted; she could go to the theaters placed in Broadway every month. She could go shopping in the 5th avenue with her mom… There were a lot of wonderful things about living in New York she had not though about before, although she would miss her friends and her family.

Now she was walking in front of Manhattan Plaza hotel, at the 42nd street, she remembered the several times she and her parents had spent in that hotel during their trips to New York, they usually went dinner in one of the several restaurants placed in Hell’s kitchen and then they would go to Broadway.

She kept walking for an hour and suddenly she realized it was ten o’clock at night, she found herself at the Hudson River. Luckily her dad had given her enough money in the airport in case she had to take a taxi. By ten forty-five she was at home, but her parents were not at home, she went to her room, she put her pajamas on and in half an hour her parents arrived.

by Andrea

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