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When I Grow Up
|�So Lynal, what do you want to be?�
I stood up to answer the question; �I would like to be a fireman when I grow up.�
Fireman, doesn�t every boy my age want to be a fireman. I am Lynal Newburt and I am a 3rd grader in New Post Elementary School. I have never been the strongest kid in my class or the weakest either. I guess you can call me normal. Right now in Mrs. Kimler�s class we are doing a project on what we want to be when we grow up. I�ve always wanted to be a fireman. It helps that my dad is a fireman at Station 102. He�s always been my role model but he isn�t too strong either.
I guess you can say that he is the �outcast� at his station. He is a short skinny man at the age of 35, about 5�5� and 120 lb. Compared to the 6�5� 260 lb. Station Captain he is a runt. Just like me, his dream, since he was little, had always been to grow-up to be a fireman too. It happened for him but not in any way he wanted it to. He was left at the station when an emergency happened, his co-workers picked him on, and he was ignored by most of them.
�Okay class that�s enough for today. Just talk amongst yourselves until the bell rings.�
I walked around to find someone I could talk to. Finally I spotted my best and only friend, Isis. Yep you heard me, Isis. SHE is a girl.
�Isis, what did you think about class?� I asked, �I pretty much wrote the whole time and daydreamed.�
�Eh, I actually listened. Unlike someone else I know.�
I guess I forgot to mention that Isis is the smartest girl in our class. Every time I see her, except during class, she is reading some book I�ve never heard of. Like War of the� what is it called again?
�Hey, Isis. What was that book you were reading yesterday during lunch?
�Oh, you mean War of the Worlds, By H.G. Wells. I love that book it�s about-�
�I only asked for the name Isis.�
That�s right, War of the Worlds. She always has her nose in a book.
�Oh, there�s the bell. I�ll talk to you tomorrow Isis. I have to go walk home today.�
�Oh, okay. I�ll see ya tomorrow. And Lynal, on your way home you should check out that new shop on Maerd St. I heard it is really cool!�
�Okay I will. See ya.�
I wasn�t really interested in that shop but what the hey. I might as well check it out. I started walking up at it. �Dream Works�, who in the word calls their shop �Dream Works?� Might as well look at it.
As I walked inside I was a little in shock. It looked like a tiny store from the outside but it was much bigger inside. That is about where the shock stops though. The store looked like an old Good Will: old, run down, and dusty. I started walking through the shop when a man about my dad�s age walks up.
�What can I get for you young sir? A watch a toy train. We have plenty of those,� said the man in the most over reactive tone I�ve ever heard.
�Sorry sir, I�m not interested in that. I just came here to look,� I was trying to get him away from me but he wouldn�t leave.
�I have a new shipment of Comics. They are brand new!�
Man. Did he have to say comics? Next to being a fireman, comics are my next love. I have shelves in my room full of them. From the Fantastic Four to a rare limited addition #666 Spiderman comic. I would do ANYTHING for comics.
�Sure, show me to the comics. I would like to see what you have anyway.�
�Okay, they�re this way,� I followed him to almost the opposite side of the store. Past the old NES games, the cheap clothing, the ratty appliances, and the messy furniture. We finally got to a giant rack of comics. I was looking around it, pretty much everything I had was here. I kept on muttering: �have it� have it�. have it�� When finally something caught my eye. A comic called: When I Grow Up. It had some boy on the cover and when you turned it sideways it changed into a super-hero. Sort-of like those cheesy trading cards you got from Wendy�s.
There were a lot of them though. Instead of them being numbered each one just had a different theme. One was Bodybuilder, another was computer geek, and there was even a carpenter one. Then finally I found the one I was looking for, the Fireman one.
�I want this one,� I said to the man. I thought about it and decided I could get a couple more anyway. I looked through them again and found two more, Football Player and Police Man.
�I want these two also.�
�Sure, that will be $1.50 altogether.�
�I dug through my pocket and finally scrounged up $1.50. I gave it to the man and he put the comics in one of those bags with �Thank You� written all the way down it and told me to have a nice day.
I was very anxious to get home. I really wanted to read the comics; I sort of looked through one but not well enough to see how good they were. Usually it would take a half hour to walk home but with my half speed-walking half running I made it home in 10 min. I took out the key from under the mat and unlocked the door.
When I got inside I ran to my room and lay on the bed. I couldn�t wait to read it. I opened up the Fireman one and started reading. I was really disappointed though. The story really wasn�t that exiting. It had nothing to do with firemen or fire for that matter. It was like a cheep Superman rip-off. When I got to the last page of disgustingly bad writing there was finally some talk about firemen. All it said was: �Fireman you can be� and it was done. I was really let down.
I was walking to the kitchen to get something to eat because I was really hungry. I made myself a sandwich but as I was eating it I felt a small pain in my stomach. Like a pin poked my belly button. I lifted up my shirt to see if there was anything there. I didn�t see anything though. I then felt a small twitch on my �Little Lynal.� It felt sort of felt good actually.
I ran back to my room and chucked off all my clothing because the pin poking had spread. I threw off my clothing and looked at myself in the mirror. Nothing looked different. I could still feel the pin pokes though. I finally fell into bed and looked at �Little Lynal� because he felt better then ever. There was the weirdest feeling though. Like I should stroke it, touch it.
After about a minute of resisting it I finally let myself go. I look �Little Lynal� and stroked and stroked. It was the best feeling I ever had. I looked up and saw that �Little Lynal� was much bigger. My body wasn�t any different though but �Little Lynal� had to be at least 6 in. long.
I kept stroking and suddenly a new word came floating into my head: penis. Penis, what is that? That is �Little Lynal�s� name, isn�t it? Yes, his name is penis. That is what he really is. I kept stroking my penis and finally fell a sleeping doing it.
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