Standing Up

Synopsis: Johnny Kroftman, a 20-year-old, man encounters trials when his step-father doesn't approve of his sexual orientation and kicks him out of the only home he's known.
Genre: Drama, Short
Year:
2012
7 min
123 Views


I read about a monkey / i

the Russians sent into space. / i

They knew it would die after some / i

weeks due to the heat from the sun. / i

They said atrejsen was priceless / i

for spatial program's future. / i

I wonder what made them / i

to choose the monkey? / i

And if it was so unique, / i

why they put so its life at stake? / i

If the monkey had known / i

why they chose it - / i

- was it really so / i

behaved differently? / i

cry it when it realized / i

what they had done? / i

Ready?

Sometimes popular children / i

be very cruel. / i

They can get a person to / i

feel completely worthless. / i

Detprvede they with me / i

at Camp Tall Pine. / i

I thank God, / i

let anyone change mylife. / i

Hurry!

Pick up some wood for the fire.

I am looking for firewood.

Come on, Bryce!

Help me, boys!

- I do not really know Bryce.

- Do I have to do everything yourself?

Let go of me!

Stop it!

Let go of me!

Let go of me!

No, Bryce!

Stop it!

No!

- Look, he freezes.

- Can you believe it?

He does not display.

We run away.

- Is he doing?

- So what?

away! / i

- They left me ...

- Get out, I said: / i

They left me with no clothes on.

Let me inside.

Mosquitoes stab me,

and I'm cold.

Dumped also you?

Dumped also you?

Yes.

They left something for you?

Only a backpack with rubbish in.

Neither blankets or clothes?

- I'm cold.

- There are only a blanket.

I have.

We are certain this year's joke.

They will surely come back tomorrow

and laughing at us.

I hate them.

Really.

There is a candle

and a box of matches.

- I turn it on.

- Do not look at me. I mean it.

I thought we were grilling.

I'm so stupid.

What lured you out here?

They said that we should dump

Julia Christiansen.

We had to bathe naked,

and so we had to dump her.

Dumpty Julia Christiansen?

Is not she quite popular?

I thought they liked me.

Set we are gone,

when they come back?

Set we swim ashore, getting clothes

and show up for breakfast?

I will never see them more!

I will not talk about it anymore,

so shut up.

I'll burn to a fire.

We have to keep us warm.

They're coming back!

- They're coming back!

- Why is that?

They will probably shoot us

and force us to eat sand.

We go down to the water.

When they go up here, we take a canoe.

- Are you coming?

- I do not know.

- I go.

- Wait!

I'm coming with.

- Why do not we turn off the lights?

- If it burns, do they think we are here.

There are some kids down there.

What should we do now?

We swim.

Come on.

- I can not swim.

- And you say now?

You just hang on.

Can you do it?

Yes.

I can do that.

So sneaks we go there.

This flowing.

- Come on.

- I can not swim.

You do not.

I push you forward. Come on.

Come on!

It is so cold!

I'm losing grip.

No.

Hold on.

- They're not here.

- Are they swimming?

- She can not swim. Can he?

- He can swim, but it is 1.5 km.

Who think this is funny?

She wanted to go home, but I said,

that she would make good friends here.

She survives. This is

a tradition among the children.

An idiotic tradition.

I feel bad.

It is a cottage up on the hill.

Can you walk?

I think so.

Come on!

- Where are we?

- In the cottage. We broke into.

- How far is it to the camp?

- I do not know.

The power led us slightly off course.

Did you blanket over me?

On the beach?

If you talk about it here

I will kill you!

I found some new clothes.

Here.

Eat them here

you'll get better.

It does not work.

I fetch water from the lake.

- We should move to another location.

- Where to?

- I do not know. Somewhere.

- A place?

I have to call my mom.

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