Dear Diary

Today was a busy day. I made a new friend. He lives down the road and he is called Michael Johnston, he says everyone calls him Mickey. He calls me Eddie. Surprisingly I found out that we were born on the same day. Mickey says some smashing things such as p***ed off and f**k off. I tried to look them up in the dictionary but I could not find them so they could be spelt wrong. I really wanted to know what they meant so I could tell Mickey because he did not know either. Mickey asked me to be his blood brother, he said that it would hurt, it most certainly did!

He cut his hand with his penknife and then he cut mine in the same way, we clasped hands and said out loud, “I will always defend my brother. ” Later on I met his mother who told me to never go near his house again or the “bogey man” would get me. I looked up the word in the dictionary but couldn’t find it; I asked my Mummy what it meant? She said it was supposed to be something bad but that there was no such thing anyway I still can’t spell it. Later Mickey came to my house to see if I could go out and play, but my Mum said to Mickey that it was my bedtime – it was not!

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When Mickey had gone she asked me his name and where he lived, she told me never to talk to him again. I thought she was being really mean and I told her I hated her and that I liked Mickey better than her. – It’s true Mickey is much nicer than my mum. Suddenly she hit me, it really hurt, it hurt so much that I thought I was going to cry. My Mum really scared me; I didn’t know what to do. I felt like running away but instead I called her a really rude word, the one Mickey had told me earlier. Mum grabbed me and shook me, I was terrified, I didn’t know what was going to happen next.

Mum looked shocked as well, then she gave me a hug, it was rather confusing and I was still really angry. When Mum was back to normal I went to play outside. After I had been playing for some time I heard Mickey’s voice, it was coming from behind the fence. I really wanted to go to play with him so I crept under the fence when my Mum wasn’t looking. Mickey was with a girl called Linda, she was about the same age as me. Mickey said it would be fun to go to the park shoot at the statue of Peter Pan.

I didn’t think we were allowed to do that so I said, “What if a policeman came? ” Mickey and Linda said if that happened the policeman would ask you your name and that you should say something funny like “Adolf Hitler” and when they ask you what you are doing you should say ” waiting for a number ninety-two bus. ” Mickey had his brother’s gun with him and. Linda said that last time she had nearly knocked Peter Pan’s thingies off! We each took two turns Mickey and I both missed but Linda hit it both times.

We stopped shooting after a while because Mickey said it would get broken if you played with it too much. Then he said it would be great fun if we threw stones through some windows on the other side of the park Linda had to go for her dinner so the two of us walked across the park and stood just below the windows. I was just about to throw my stones when a police lady came around the corner. She shouted, “What do you think you’re doing? ” I blurted out “Adolf Hitler”, she then asked me my name and I said, “Waiting for the ninety-two bus,” – I really confused her, it was so exciting.

Mickey and I were about to run away but she grabbed hold of us and said she was taking us home. She told Mickey’s Mum what had happened whilst I waited outside. Mrs. Johnston did not see me. The police lady then took me home and told my Mum what had happened. She said that Mum should stop my pocket money. After the police lady had gone Mum asked me if I wanted to move house? “Where to? ” I said, she said “Anywhere”, she said she wasn’t very well but I said I wanted to stay here… with my best friend Mickey!