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TITLE (EDIT)
Punk Club Saturdays -- A Memoir
DESCRIPTION
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[444 words]
AUTHOR
Hayley Burdett
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm a sixteen year old student. I live in a suburb outside Philadelphia. My hobbies consist of writing, reading, going for walks, being with friends, listening to good music, and researching colleges. Eventually, I hope to be a published author.
[July 2004]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (71)
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Advice (Poetry) - [106 words]
Apology On Answering Machine (Part One: September's Tragedy) (Poetry) - [118 words]
Artist (Poetry) - [58 words]
Beach Love Found In Cafeteria (Poetry) - [101 words]
Beach Memoir Of Unrequited Love (Poetry) - [47 words]
Beach's Memories (Poetry) - [27 words]
Black Hole (Poetry) - [50 words]
California Night (Poetry) - [104 words]
Cloud Watching From A Romantic's Point Of View (Poetry) - [93 words]
Cold Hearted Love (Poetry) - [49 words]
Collapse (Poetry) - [61 words]
Coming Of Fall (Poetry) - [92 words]
Daisy Chains (Poetry) - [95 words]
Death Of Happy Sunday (Poetry) - [81 words]
Dusty Blonde (Poetry) - [34 words]
Early Morning (Poetry) - [96 words]
Every ... (Poetry) - [113 words]
Exploration (Poetry) - [35 words]
Fall's Arrival (Poetry) - [73 words]
First Month Hesetation (Poetry) - [71 words]
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Love From A Pyromaniac's Point Of View (Poetry) - [26 words]
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Punk Club Saturdays -- A Memoir
Hayley Burdett

It was the summer of innocence. The season, scorching with heat, before we would leap from junior high school to high school. We were barely teenagers, divine in our adolescence, spending afternoons writing to our favorite music groups and planning trips to the local coffeehouse.

"There's this place we should go," she said. "They have coffee and local music."

We nodded our heads in agreement. Something different from piling into the car to head to the mall. This time, we headed into instead of out of town to a place called Fennario's. Smoke seemed to be billowing out from the front door. It was a sanctuary for young hippies and punks in town.

When we stepped over the threshold, our days as eighth graders left our hearts. We were adults, breathing in the carcinogenic air. We made a pact that day, our sweaty palms touching -- no drugs, sex, or pop music. This was our haven in our straight edge summer. The music became our punk rock lullabyes.

That summer defined us as a whole, a group of three young girls in a town of drunk college guys, Mary Tyler Moore mothers, and soccer playing baby faces. We were different, sinking deeper into the local music scene.

Rebecca* was cold and untrusting of the world. She knew it was a virulent place. Her hair was dyed varying shades of chromatic hues.

Mattie* was quiet anfd enjoyed the music with a silent bob of her head and a solemn smile.

And me - what can I say about myself during this time? I squirmed during tests, fidgeted with the curly ends of my hair, and watched the clock with enthusiasm in Pre-Algebra class. My heart was infused into the literature my eyes would greedily gobble up.

Sweeping by as fast as the coming autumn wind, our summer ended. High school started, calling us to walk down different roads. A friendship waned, until only a fraying sliver remained of what had once been a glistening and glorious whole. no more saturdays spent wasting our childhood breathing in second hand cancer from the tobacco the shop sold.

Now we are gone, cold and distant from the summer land that used to be. Rebecca fell into the darkest pits of the drugs and sex we had pacted to stay away from. Mattie took charge to turn the enviornment back to what it should be. I am here, writing the explanation of whatever happened the pulsing punk heartbeats of our summer Saturday evenings. It has not flat lined. We are still here. Extremely anemic and cold, but the heart still faintly pounds within the chest of an ancient thing.

* - names have been changed!

 

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July 2004
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