Saturday, January 29, 2011


I looked out of the hospital window.

"What the- Fireworks?" I stared in amazement.

Low and behold, there was a huge colorful explosion shining in the January night sky.

Rita came up behind me and hugged me. Besides Charity, Pru's coma has hit her the hardest. She thinks she's our bad luck charm.

"Are you sure I'm not a bad luck sign?" She asked.
I nodded.
"If anything, you're a good luck charm." I smiled at her.
"How?" She asked, looking at me as if I were crazy.
"Because, you've brought Callie and Cindie closer, and you've helped everyone here realize that it's okay to be different." I beamed.
"But Pru...." She started.
"Will be fine. Don't worry." I re-assured.
She bit her lip, seeming like she was unsure.

She took a pause, but finally said "Okay."
"Hug?" I asked, putting my arms out.
"Hug." She smiled, then embraced me.

I looked out at all of the fireworks exploding in the sky.
There was a green and blue one, an orange and pink one, and finally, a big purple one.

Pru's favorite color.

It seemed like a sign, a sign from above that said that Prudence would get better.
I smiled into Rita's red curls and a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders.

'Every thing's going to be okay. Every thing's going to be okay. Every thing's going to be okay.' I chanted in my head.

And I meant it this time.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I was walking home with Sonali
and we were listening to Ingrid Michaelson's 'Everybody.'

Out of no where my phone buzzed.
"Hey" I smiled.
"C-C-Chrissa?" A Trembling voice asked.
"Yeah, Marisol?" I asked.
"Y-Y-Y-Y-" Marisol couldn't stop stuttering,
so I heard someone take the phone from her.

"Chris?" Molly asked.
"What's wrong?" I asked. Molly and Marisol BOTH sounded like they had been crying.
"" Molly informed me in between shaky breathes.

My eyes widened.
Coma's and I don't have a good track record together.
My dad got hypothermia and fell into a coma, but never came out when I was seven.

"Oh.....My.......Gosh........" Is all I said.
"Chrissa, get to the hospital NOW!" Molly yelled, then hung up.

I wiped my eyes, and Sonali looked me in the eyes.
"What's wrong?" She asked.
"Prudence.......Coma...........Hospital....Now....." I was too busy processing the information in my head to create real sentences.
"OH MY GOODNESS! LET'S GO!" Sonali yelled, grabbing my hand and we ran to the hospital.

When we got to the hospital, I experienced first hand, what a coma does to a family.

Marisol, Becca, Charity, and Molly were all in a corner crying.
Felicity had knocked over a chair and Callie kicked the wall.
Julia was hitting her head against a wall in frustration, and Jess had her head in her hands.
Cindie ran to the nearest doctor and begged him to make Prudence better, and Rita did the same with two other doctors.

To top it all off, as soon as Sonali walked in the room and saw Prudence's body laying on the bed, she went into denial.
"SONALI! CALM DOWN!" I yelled back.
"HOW CAN I?! THAT ISN'T OUR SISTER!" She retorted.
"Yes, yes it is, Ms. Matthews." A brown haired doctor informed.
"NO!!!!!!!!" Sonali cried out then started crying on my shoulder.

You see, Sonali is 5 inches taller than me, so this was a sight to see.
"There, There, Nali. Everything's going to be alright." I patted her back, and motioned for Cindie, the ray of sunshine, to make her feel better.
"Oh come on sis! Pru's going to get better. The doctor's won't let her die" Cindie smiled and hugged Sonali.
Sonali sniffled.
"Thanks Chrissa and Cindie, I feel a bit better." She gave a weak smile.
"Good, then you can write on Pru's blog, as Prudence, saying that you can't blog for a while." Jess smiled, pushing her laptop towards Sonali.
"How long should I say?" Nali asked.
"Make up a date, but make sure it's late in February." Jess offered a smile.
"Okay, thanks." Sonali smiled, then sat down and began to type.

The world wouldn't stop spinning for me. The walls were closing in, and all I could stare at was Prudence.

Or should I say, the shell of Prudence,
because Prudence would be consoling everyone.
Not just lying there.

I felt like I had lied to Sonali, because then, I wasn't sure if everything would be alright.

<3 Chrissa

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'll Get You In The End

"Chrissa?" Matt asked me after school.
I hurried over to his locker, which was directly across the hallway from mine.
"Yeah, Matt?" I asked, my eyes sparkling.

Was today going to be the day?

"Can I ask you something?" He asked.
I could have died.
"Yeah! Sure! Anything!" I squeaked.

I bounced up and down out of excitement and anticipation.

"Wil-" He was cut off.

"HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAH JULIA YOU'RE SO FUNNY!" Julie squeaked from all the way down the hall, she was laughing at something that Julia had said.

"You were saying?" I asked.

"Will Y-" He was cut off ONCE MORE.

"ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED!" Callie, Cindie, and Rita screamed at the top of their lungs while walking towards the door.


"Will yo-" He was cut off once again.

"Bye Matt! Bye Chrissa!" Elizabeth waved, then walked out with Jake, Prudence, Nathan and Charity.

"Bye!" We both called out, everyone waved to us.

"Yeah?" I asked.

"Will you-" He was cut off.

"Come on, Chrissa!" Sonali called out, then waited for me.

"Will you go out with me?" Matt asked.

I looked at him.
Time stopped.
I looked around, it was all so real.
Time went back to normal.

"Will you?" He asked.
"YES!" I smiled.

Then I woke up



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Magical Marita Tour

I was skipping around merrily, after Matt said that he might ask me out, I couldn't stop skipping around and whistling "Martha My Dear."

Wow, I really need to be put in a straight jacket.

Right as I was going to whistle the second verse, there came a knock at the door.

Melanie, who was sick so therefore, was home alone, answered the door.

I squinted my eyes to see what in the world it was.

"OH MY GOSH!" Melanie squealed, all stuffy. She then went to pick up the box, when I was rushed by Marisol to get into her room.

Marisol shut the door behind us. I looked around to see the faces of my equally confused sisters.

"Why are we here?" Charity asked.
"I thin-" Marisol was cut off by Melanie's voice.


We all stopped dead in our tracks.

Rita, Rita, Rita, Rita, Rita..........

"Rita?" Becca asked me, she apologized to me for being a total jerk on Friday, and now we're actually getting along well.

"Rita." I whispered, then it sunk in.

"RITA!" I yelled.

Then it must've sunk in to everyone too, because soon enough, we were all rushing out of Melanie's room and shouting "RITA RITA RITA RITA!"

We all watched as Melanie opened Rita and the outfits, then when Melanie turned to get Julia, Molly, Jess, and Becca, we bolted out of there.

[-:-] [-:-] [-:-]

Melanie was sleeping.

Her mom had come home and made her go to bed, to 'cure the disease.'

Rita was standing in a corner. Alone, and quite honestly, looking terrified.

Everyone was spazzing out about the new outfits that Melanie had got.
"You guys." I started, they looked at me.
"We have a new sister." I smiled.

We all made our way to Rita.

"Hi Rita" I smiled.
"...Hi" She whispered.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"It's so cold here." She shivered.

We all chuckled.
"Then come over here in the sunlight!" Sonali smiled, then guided her over to the main doll area.

Rita looked around.
"Wow, there are a lot of you, aren't there?" Her Sapphire eyes dashing from one girl to the next, but finally settling on Marisol.
"Yes, but trust me, you get used to it" Marisol smiled.

"Okay good!" She giggled.
"Do you girls have names?" She asked, looking around again.

"I'm Marisol Luna, the oldest doll here." Marisol smiled.

"I am Callie Monroe, Hippie Extraordinaire." Callie giggled.

"I'm Jessalyn McConnell, but you can call me Jess" Jess smiled, using her first name.

"Hi! I'm Chrissa Maxwell-" I started, but was cut off.

"From the blog, Missa Chrissa?" Rita's eyes sparkled.
"Yes, from the blog." I beamed.
"I LOVE YOUR BLOG" She squeaked, and I thanked her.

"I'm Julia Albright, I can make you laugh your head off before you can say my full name." Julia smiled.

"Juli-" Rita started.

"Lo-lo-lo-lo." Julia said in a funny voice, but with a straight face.


"HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA" She laughed, her blue eyes shut and she was giggling insanely.

Rita's one of those people who's laugh is contagious, because soon enough, we all were laughing hysterically.

"Told you." Julia smiled.

"I'm Charity Eastman, if you ever run for Class President, I will help make the signs." Charity smiled, wiping her eyes.

"I'm Sonali Matthews. I can design a dress for you and make it too" Sonali smiled.
"You can also rhyme anytime." Julia said.

Molly laughed, then smiled.
"I'm Molly McIntire-" She was cut off.

"MOLLY!" Rita yelled, then ran and hugged her.
"Hi" Molly giggled.
"I LOVE YOUR MUSIC! YOUR COVER OF 'WE CAN WORK IT OUT' WAS AH-MAZING" Rita yelled, hugging Molly with all she had.
"Thank-you" Molly smiled, then gently pushed Rita off so Cindie could introduce herself.

"Hi, I'm Cindie Boswell, and if your ever down, I can show you the bright side of things." Cindie smiled.
"So, really, she's the human version of the song 'Getting Better' by The Beatles." Callie joked. Cindie giggled and Rita laughed.

"I'm Prudence Farrow. If you ever need to know anything about the show, 'Glee', come straight to me." Prudence smiled.

"Hey, I'm Felicity Merriman. If anyone ever gives you a hard time, I'll handle them." Felicity cracked her knuckles, then cracked a smile.

"Hi there! I'm Becca Rubin, remember that name one day, you're going to see it in SHINING LIGHTS" Becca put her arms up.

"There, we all have names. Do you?" Prudence asked, with a playful smile.

"Yes actually. My name is Martia Kenley Pilchard, but you can call me Rita. I came from the BEST AG Factory IN.THE.WORLD. I had 4 friends there, Annabelle and Mikayla Martin, Sonny Harrison, and Kenna Applee." Rita smiled.

"I KNEW SONNY AND KENNA!" Prudence squeaked.
"Yeah, I knew that! They wanted me to tell you that they say 'hi' and that they miss you." Rita smiled.
"Awww. I miss them too." Prudence smiled.

"Anyways, I'm pretty much OBSESSED with The Beatles-" Rita was cut off again.

"WELL HELLO THERE MISS RITA" Callie yelled, then appeared by Rita's side.
"Favorite Beatles song?" Callie asked.
"Lovely Rita, duh." Rita smiled.
"Favorite Beatles album?" Callie asked again.
"Sgt. Pepper's." Rita smiled again.
"Hmm, favorite Beatle?" Callie asked.
"MACCA" Rita squealed.
"Huh?" Callie asked.
"Paul McCartney, you know Macca." Rita explained.
"I understood, I just didn't understand why RINGO ISN'T YOUR FAVORITE." Callie exclaimed.
"Because Paulie is too cute" Rita got an awkward smile on her face.
"Cindie, her favorite album is your favorite, you two can be friends." Callie sighed.
"I want to be your friend too, Callie" Rita smiled.
"Oh Okay, then we will be friends." Callie beamed.

"I LOVE to write-" Rita was cut off AGAIN.

"ME TOO!" Prudence exclaimed.
"Is that all?" Rita asked.
"Yeah." Prudence sighed.

"And that's pretty much it. OH, and I'm kind of shy." Rita finished.

"Well Miss Rita, Welcome to the Randomly Retro Girls." Jess smiled.
Then we showed her around town.

She seems sweet.


Check out Rita's blog;

oh and Julia's blog too;

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snuggly Wuggly

-Randomly Chrissa-tastic Title-

"I'M GOING OUT!" Becca yelled up to Marisol.
"OKAY HAVE A GOOD TIME!" Marisol called back, from her room.

I was hiding in the closet by the door.

She was wearing a short glittery silver dress with no sleeves. She put on her black North Face jacket and her silver high heels and walked out, shutting the door behind her.

I knew where she was going.
She was going on her date with Matt.

All week, ever since the big fight, Matt has been CONSTANTLY ignoring me and CONSTANTLY with Becca.

I opened the door of the closet and fell out, covered in coats and scarves.

I got up, took all the coats and hats off and checked my outfit in the mirror.

I was wearing black Ugg boots, white skinny jeans, a white shirt, a black leather jacket and a wig cap.

Yup, I am going to crash their date.

"Where are you?" I asked, searching for the Curly red wig I bought at Wig World the day before.

"AHA!" I found it and put it on.

"I'd be a cute redhead." I smiled to myself in the mirror and put in the green contacts I bought the day before too.

I prepped my hair, grabbed my purse, and left.

I shut the door and saw Matt and Becca walking down the street to go to Icie.

I grabbed all of my pride and ran to Icie.


"Oh Mattie, you're SO funny" Becca smiled, ruffling Matt's hair.

They were sitting at a table, and where was I?

Hiding behind the counter.

"Um, excuse me miss?" A girl asked. I looked up and was staring into Sonali's eyes.


"Yes?" I used my Brooklyn, New York accent.
"You can't stay here." Sonali stated.
"Well, too bad. I have to stay here, alright, Hon. Comprendo?" I rolled my eyes.
Sonali looked at me a little closer.

"Chrissa?" She whispered.

Well, there goes my cover.

"Is it that obvious?" I whispered back.
"No, I just know your Brooklyn accent when I hear it." Sonali smiled.
"Oh." I smiled back.
"Are you here for Matt and Becca." Sonali nodded to them.
I nodded.
"Wow, I know you too well, girl." Sonali chuckled.

"You don't GET IT!" I started.

"Actually I do." She interjected.

I just looked at her, shocked. She went on.

"You think you're 'In Love' with Matt. Honey, honestly...." Sonali trailed off.

I knew what she was going to say;

'it's just a crush. Remember Ryan Cambers in 5th grade?' then we'd laugh, but I'd be heartbroken.

I blinked my 'green' eyes and prepared for the worst.

"I think you actually have real feelings for him. I mean, you never did this to any of your other crushes." Sonali finished, giving me a small smile.

I could have squealed with delight.

"You mean it?" I asked, smiling.
"Yes, and even if he didn't say what you wanted him to on New Year's, doesn't mean that it's not possible." Sonali hugged me.
"Thanks, Nali." I smiled.
"Anytime, Chris." She patted my back.

"WHO ARE YOU?" Mr. Valahi, Icie's owner, came out of his office and pointed his finger at me.

"Oh, Mr. V, this is my new friend, Michelle Owens." Sonali winked at me.

"Sonali, you know this is no place for your friends and you to hang out." Mr. Valahi's thick Italian accent laced every word.

"I know." Sonali sighed, looking at the floor.
"I was just leaving, actually. Bye Sonali and thank-you" I waved to Sonali, then walked from behind the counter and sat down at a table right by Becca and Matt's.

Sonali walked from the counter and wasn't in her uniform anymore, but she had a Strawberry Smoothie and a Chocolate Shake in her hands.

"One Chocolate-y Goodness for my best friend." Sonali handed the shake my way.
"And one Strawberry Fields Forever Smoothie for mine." I beamed, motioning towards her drink.

"WHAT?" Becca yelled at Matt.

Sonali and I exchanged a glance and hushed down to hear their conversation.

"Why are you yelling?" Matt asked.
"Because, you said that you DON'T LIKE SPARKLY THINGS!" Becca's face was red.
"Because, if you haven't noticed, dearie, I'M A BOY!" Matt yelled.
"YEAH BUT I THOUGHT YOU WERE GAY!" Becca yelled back.

I almost choked on my shake. That's why she asked him out?

"BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BECOME MY BEST FRIEND!" Becca yelled, then got up and left.
"AND I'M NOT GAY!" Matt called out to her direction, then slid down in his seat.

"Go." Sonali smiled.
"No." I refused.
"GO!" Sonali pushed me towards Matt's table.

"Hi." I whispered in my Brooklyn accent.
"Hi?" Matt asked.
"Have we ever met?" He asked.
"No, but I go to your school, AGPPA. I was just wondering, since I know you're friends with that Christina Maxwell girl." I said, purposely messing up my name.
"Her name's Chirssa." Matt corrected.
"Oh! Yeah, well, are you two friends again? 'Cause all of my friends and I have decided that you two MUST go out." I beamed.
He looked at me.
"Heh, you know what....... Ms. 'whatever-your-name-is,' I think you and your friends won't have to wait any longer." Matt smirked, then got up and left.

My eyes grew about 40 sizes bigger than normal.

Sonali ran up behind me, spun me around, and hugged me.


"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOSHHHHHHHHHHH!" We jumped up and down, then grabbed our shakes and hurried home.

It's Getting Better All The Time


Monday, January 10, 2011

While My Heart Gently Weeps

"I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping.
While my guitar gently we-" I sang, then was cut off by Matt's abrupt entrance into the Auditorium.

We always do this, we skip Lunch and come here and talk.

"MATT!" I exclaimed, hopping off stage and giving him a big bear hug.
"Hey Maxie!" He greeted, returning the hug.

"Whatcha got there?" I asked, peering at the brown bag he held behind his back.
"Just some CHOCOLATE GOODNESS!" Matt exclaimed, showing me the Icie's Ice Cream Logo on the bag.

I laughed, then looked at him.
Did he think we were dating?

Maybe what happened on New Years was just 'in the moment?'

"Hey, guess what?" He asked, pulling out the Chocolate Shake and handing it to me.
"What?" I asked, sipping the Chocolate-y goodness.

"Your new sister, Becca asked me out." He announced.

I started coughing on the shake.

"CHRISSA!" Matt said, trying to calm me down.
"WHY DID SHE ASK YOU OUT?" I yelled-asked in between coughs.
"What do you mean?" He asked.
"You told me you LOVED ME on New Years" I stated.
"WHAT? No I didn't!" He exclaimed.

My eyes grew wide.

"WHAT?" My face got red, I stopped coughing, but I WAS MAD.
"Yeah, I didn't! I wished you a Happy New Year and hugged you" Matt clarified.

I stared at him.

"Oh.My.God." I paused in between the words, having trouble taking in all the information he was sending out.
"Chrissa, are you feeling okay?" He asked.
"CHRISSA! CALM DOWN!" He yelled back.

He sat there, probably waiting for me to calm down.

On the other hand, I sat there fuming.


I just stared at the doors, then rose up, walked on stage and finished singing a
sob-filled rendition of The Beatles' 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.'



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lovely Rita

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE!" All 12 of us chorused.
She rolled out of bed, and rubbed the sleep out of our eyes.
"Thanks, girls." She said, sleepily.
Then she walked out into the living room.

Marisol sent Cindie and I out to see what she got.

"OOH! BEATLES STUFF" Melanie beamed.
Cindie and I exchanged a look that said 'She-is-going-to-have-a-million-Beatles-things-by-the-time-she's-fifteen-isn't-she?'

She got a George Harrison CD
[Cindie - *squeals*]
A Beatles DVD.
A Beatles Book.

"Open the first few pages" Melanie's mom said with a knowing smile plastered on her face.
"Um, okay" Melanie said, then opened the first few pages.

5 green pieces of paper flew down.
"ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS?" She asked with wide eyes.
Melanie's parents nodded.
"THANK YOU SO MUCH!" Melanie hugged them then ran into her room to listen to her CD.

-6 hours later-
A knock came at the door.
"REBECCA, JULIE, AND ELIZABETH ARE HERE!" Jess announced, before opening the door.

We all greeted each other with "Hey!" or "Hiya!" or "Heyla!" or "Hi!" or "Hello!"

"Girls. Oh hey, Lizzie, Rebeckie, and Jules!" Melanie greeted.
"Happy Birthday, Mellie Bean" They all greeted.

"Well, anyways, I have some news" Melanie explained with a smirk on her face.
"What is it, Mel?" Prudence asked.
"Yeah, spill it!" Julia urged.

"Well, I have enough money, so I think I will....." Melanie trailed off.

We all inched closer, waiting to hear the news.

"Buy another doll!" Melanie exclaimed.


We all erupted in cheers, much like we had on Christmas.
"Who?" Marisol asked when everyone cheered down.
"A Just Like You Number Thirty-Three" Melanie announced.

Julia, Prudence, and I all shared a look.

"Does her name happen to be Marita Kenley Pilchard?" I asked.
"Yes! It is, how did you know?" Melanie asked.
"She has a blog, Mel" Prudence said, grabbing her laptop and typing in;

Melanie's mouth formed a perfect 'O.'
"T-T-That's incredible!" She exclaimed.
We all nodded our heads.
"She has a really fantastic blog" Rebecca smiled.
"Oh so everyone knew except me?" Melanie asked in a playfully-hurt voice.
"Oh build a bridge and get over it, Mel" Julia playfully rolled her eyes.

Melanie chuckled.

"Well, GET ON WITH IT!" Charity exclaimed.
"YEAH! ORDER HER!" Becca smiled.
"Okay!" Melanie pulled her laptop down so we could all see it.

"And confirm order" Melanie said, clicking on the button that bought Rita.

"Girls, Rita Pilchard has been ordered." Melanie announced.

We all erupted in cheers and hugged each other and Melanie.

Will Rita like me?