Black Rose - Pedals - Prt. 1What an awful day! The sun is blinding me and a cold wind slashes my face. I'm sitting on a freezing cold park bench all the while I could be at home sprawled out along my makeshift beanie bag couch eating frozen pizza and watching House reruns.My name is Melinda Shields. I am thirteen years old. I work as a babysitter. I go to a high school in the middle of nowhereville in Southern California. I detest the color scarlet and can't stand children shows! My life is about as boring as one can get. Sometimes, I like to sit and think about my life. I realized that I don't know what I want to be or where my life is going. Most of my friends find this weird. I still have plenty of time to live! I can think about it when I'm six feet underground. I've been having a weird feeling lately that I don't have as long as I thought. I've been having nightmares that leave me screaming and waking up sweating. My sister wakes up before me now just so she can have time to brace herself for it.