I was having a nightmare about an old witch who cursed me for life when I screamed myself awake. I heard my father, coming to check on me as usual, but what I saw was myself, and I don’t know what myself saw, but we started screaming in unison. From my side it sounded like a dog barking. I dragged some unusually long feet to look in the mirror, and the horror I felt was expressed on my father’s face. I had become him, and he had become me! True, I hadn’t been on my best behaviour lately. I got a D in maths, skipped classes … perhaps I needed to learn a lesson. Somehow, we agreed not to tell my mother what happened, so breakfast felt like I was auditioning for a part in a comedy. We both tried and failed to act like one another. The climax was when my mother asked me to drive her to work, and ended up crashing the dustbin. I walked to work, spent enough time there to fire the staff, so that my father would have more time to spend with me, went to a fancy restaurant and then shopping. I bought clothes for my real self, but in a bigger size, in case I ever became myself again. I felt like I had triumphed when my father came home from school and told me that he remembered how difficult maths was and how mean other students were at the age of 13. But then he told me that my boyfriend broke up with me because he refused to kiss him! I was so upset that I went to the hairdresser’s and gave my father a modern look. He’s going to stay blonde for a while … Then I bought mother flowers for no special reason, just to show him how a husband should behave. Next day, everything went back to normal. I can’t say that I miss the freedom or the money. It’s better to live my own life, but I regret not having had enough time to make more changes.? Acest eseu este castigatorul premiului oferit din partea juriului in cadrul?2012 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 11-14 ani.?Premiul a constat?intr-un voucher de reducere in valoare de 200 de lire pentru o tabara de limba engleza ?de 2 saptamani in Anglia oferit de Mirunette International Education, carti de la Fischer International si de la Carturesti si materiale promotionale de la Vitastal Consulting.?O?felicitam pe Alexandra pentru eseul ei care s-a evidentiat din alte mii de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!
/ / Eseu castigator 11-14 ani ? Premiul Juriului (Alexandra Ioana Mindirigiu)