Little Orphan Emmi – ~part 3~

(You might want to read part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t already. The era is set in the early 1900’s but after the Victorian era, so African Americans were not equal to whites yet. It is also set in November.)

IMG_5045I was surprised to see a girl very different from me standing there. “You look like you’ve seen a ghost. I’m Naomi, who are you?” the girl smiled. “Sorry, I’m Emmi! What did you say about this place burning down? Do you know if the woman inside it was killed in the fire or not?” I asked. “I’m sorry, can’t be much of help there. Don’t rightly know.” She answered. “That’s fine.” I sighed, slightly saddened.

IMG_5046“Um, well like I said, I’m Naomi! What brings you here?” Naomi asked.

IMG_5047“I’m a runaway orphan, I suppose. Though I don’t believe I’m an orphan yet – I’m still looking for my mother. But I’m not getting very far, you see I’m cold, tired and hungry.” I answered wearily.

IMG_5048“Well, come with me to where I’m staying! I’m an only child, but my Papa’s two states away lookin’ for a job, and my Mama’s was put in jail two months ago jail for a reason she was too upset to tell me. So instead of going to an orphanage for colored girls I wanted to live free, on my own. So I’m here.” Naomi invited me. We talked while walking along, me talking about my family – how my father and older brother had died of some sickness and not knowing if my mother was alive or not, how she sent me to the orphanage since she couldn’t find any work or food, knowing at least I’d get decent food there.

IMG_5049So we finally came to where Naomi stayed. “Here it is!” she announced. “What I call, the Dirt Mountains!”

IMG_5050Naomi scrambled up to the top of the mountain, used to it, while I struggled to climb up. Naomi offered me her hand.

IMG_5052“WHEW!” I said, taking a breather. Naomi and I rested. I knew she didn’t need to, but she was too sweet to tell me so. I had NEVER climbed such a big thing and I was pooped, my heart beating fast.


IMG_5055 I looked on and on at the mountains. They were all so big and so many of them!

IMG_5056“C’mon,” Naomi said after giving me a few minutes to catch my breath. “I’ll show you where I sleep.”

IMG_5057“In a ditch-looking thing?!” I cried. “What about ants and spiders?!”

“I don’t know. I always wake up to them crawling on me and I just shake ’em off.” Naomi answered, shrugging.

IMG_5058We went up to the highest dirt-mountain. “It isn’t easy living here, but it’s someplace. I usually steal food from town or eat dead bugs if I find nothing. It’s only going to get colder, so we have to find some way to keep warm. But for now, what do you want to do? Would you like to stay with me? I would LOVE some company.” Naomi told me.

“I would love to stay!” I smiled. “Wanna be friends?” she asked hopefully.



Madison here! Not a cliffhanger, but makes you wonder what’s going to happen to Emmi next, huh? 🙂 What do you think?

2015-07-18T10:21:53-05:00 May 13th, 2014|22 Comments


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    Leah May 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    love it love it love it! can’t wait for the next part! <3 ~Leah

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Leah, I’m so glad you like it! 🙂

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        Leah May 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm - Reply


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    Mayah and Izzy May 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    This photostory keeps going and going…. I LOVE IT!! Emmi and Naomi are so cute! I can’t wait for the next part!

    P.S. How do you make a smiley face?

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      Sophie May 14, 2014 at 6:25 am - Reply

      You do : then ) but together and it becomes 🙂

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        Mayah and Izzy May 14, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

        Ok thanks 🙂

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    Sophie May 14, 2014 at 6:27 am - Reply


    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Mwahahaaaa! Just kidding 😉 The next part will be up soon hopefully, maybe this evening! I had my very first day of gymnastics today, so I’m pooped! 🙂
      Stay tuned! 😉

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        Blue May 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm - Reply

        Cool! Gymnastics! I’ve always wanted to do something like that.

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        NatKaya May 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

        Gymnastics is fun! We started doing it this last semester at theater. What did you do for your first class?

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison May 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm - Reply

          We warmed up, stretched, and did bar work! I can do a certain kind of backflip all by myself! Then there’s another back flip where my coach had to help me on it. Then we did some floor work. I’m learning how to do a tripod, plus I perfected my cartwheel. And I FINALLY managed to do a backwards somersault (on a sloping cushion thingy) and land on my feet! I can’t WAIT for next week.

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    Mayah and Izzy May 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I’v done Gymnastics before I had to stop because we got busy 🙁

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Aw 🙁 Did you learn anything cool before you had to stop?

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        Mayah and Izzy May 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

        Yes! Or thats what I think

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    Kelly♥ May 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Ooh, gymnastics! For my b-day I think I’m getting horseback rising lessons! I’M A HORSE FREAK! 😀 Oh, and going to NYC for Rebecca.
    Anyway, that reminds me of McKenna! Are you McKenna in disguise, Madison? 🙂

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Wow, horseback riding! That sounds fun! Happy very early birthday to you! 🙂 Wow, congratulations! Rebecca is so cute!
      Haha, i just might be *sneaky look* 😉 Nope I’m just plain ol’ madi 😀

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    Mayah and Izzy May 15, 2014 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Congrats on going to NYC for Rebecca!!

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      Kelly♥ May 15, 2014 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Thank you, Mayah and Izzy! 🙂 I’m so excited! 😀

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    Manta (aka Marcia;)) May 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    <3 this! I really like Naomi/Cecile's outfit! Did you make it? 🙂

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! Yes, I did! It was actually a long skirt i sewed that I just pulled up until it reached below Cecile/Naomi’s armpits, tied it with a green ribbon, and ta-da! Instant dress!

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        Manta (aka Marcia;)) May 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

        YW!:) Well, it’s super duper cute!! *runs to tell sis she should make one for me because I hate sewing stuff*;)

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