Fable Narrative Essay
When I heard the story of a young girl that almost got herself into a serious situation I
thought of how as a child I was taught to always listen to my mother and not to talk to
strangers. Janet was a sweet young girl on her way to becoming a teenager. She was very
beautiful with long brown hair and green eyes. As with most girls her age, she thought that she
was all grown up and didn’t like to listen to her mother’s advice.
One morning her mother asked her to go across town to take her grandmother a space
heater because the weather was getting colder. “Be sure you go straight there on the bus and
don’t talk to strangers on the way, baby” her mother told her. “Okay mom, I already know that
and you have told me a million times” Janet responded. “Be sure to wear your jacket
sweetie!” said her mother as Janet was heading to her room. As Janet was getting ready she
said to herself, “Why is mom always telling me the same thing over and over?”
As Janet got off the elevator and walked through the front lobby of the building she
noticed that it was windy outside. As she stepped through the front doors she felt a chill and
said to herself, “Wow, mom was right, I did need my jacket!” Janet only had about a block
to walk to the bus stop and noticed a man staring at her as she approached the bus bench.
“Hello young lady,” the man said as she sat down to wait for the bus. “Hello.” Janet said to the
man. Then the man sat down right next to her and struck up a conversation with her. They
talked about all kinds of things: school, where she lived and where she was headed with the
heater that day. Janet thought how nice the man seemed as she reached her stop and stood
up to get off the bus.
Janet only had a few blocks to get to her grandmother’s house and didn’t notice that
the man had gotten off at the same stop that she did. As she looked back and saw the man
walking behind her, she felt the skin on the...