Bessy Black came home, after a long day at school. "Mom!" she shouted, "I'm home."
Bessy's mom looked up. "Oh, hi. How was school?"
"It was all right," Bessy said thinking about her boring day.
'You know Bessy, I don't like your attitude towards school. Can't you get more enthusiastic about it?"
"No, I'm sorry I can't. History lessons about the past, hard calculations and experiments just don't interest me. It's all a waste of my time. I don't have the energy or the wish to study any of them. The only class in that school that I enjoy taking is Physical Education because at least I get to free my mind and dance."
"Dancing," her mother said in a disgusted tone. "What's good about it? Why is it always about dancing with you? Is that what you want to do? Why can't you make something more of yourself in the future."
"Mom, can you stop nagging me about what I'm gonna do. I don't know what I want to be! All I know is that dancing is more interesting than schoolwork and I'm much more talented at dancing than studying."
'You just don't try," Bessy's mom replied dully.
Bessy didn't reply. Every day Bessy and her mother had the same conversation about the same topic. Bessy turned around and left the kitchen.
Her mother called out after her, "Oh good, you're going to do your homework?" Bessy stopped, her back turned to her mother.
"No," she answered plainly.
"Then where are you going?" her mother asked.
"Out," Bessy replied simply and ran out of the house leaving behind her mother's angry and disappointed face.
As soon as Bessy stepped off the stairs that connected her house to the Arizona sand, she spread her arms heading deeper and deeper into the desert. There, Bessy ran around practising the different dance steps she had learned at school. Bessy moved in rhythmic motions to imaginary music playing in her head.
Hours passed by and still Bessy danced, kicking up the sand behind her.
1 Bessy spent a lot of time at school.
2 Bessy found Math very interesting.
3 Bessy's favourite lesson at school was dancing.
4 Bessy wanted to be a dancer.
5 Bessy's mother was not pleased with Bessy's interest.
6 Bessy didn't like talking about her school.
7 Bessy and her mom understood each other very well.
8 Bessy's house was in the city centre.
9 Bessy and her mom liked to talk about Bessy's future.
10 Bessy spent a lot of time dancing.