Clementine & Michael

By: Leonardo Romero

 

Michael is from North Oakland and his family doesn’t like people from East Oakland because there is one specific family that lives in East Oakland. Clementine is from East Oakland and her family doesn’t like North Oakland families because they are fighting with Michael’s. One day, Michael’s family and Clementine’s family got in a shootout. When Michael was running to get safe and Clementine was running to be safe too, they bumped to each other. When they were on the ground and got up their eyes looked into each others’ eyes and they liked each other. Clementine gave her number to Michael and said meet me at my house. But little did she know that Michael was from North Oakland. When they met at her house they went to a nearby park and talked about each other and where they are from and who is their family. When Michael said that he is from North Oakland Clementine ran because she didn’t want to be seen with somebody from North Oakland. Michael ran after her, when he caught up to her, he said to her that he wants to get married with her and she said yes.

When they discussed where they want to get married Clementine got some news that her ex boyfriend is trying to get with her again. When she got the news, she was shocked and told Michael. He was also shocked so they decided to do something to trick him so she doesn’t have to get back with her ex so they came up with a plan. The plan was simple they just had to buy something that will put her to sleep but they couldn’t because that type of stuff is illegal so they had to scratch that plan. Clementine came up with a plan but she didn’t tell Michael, the plan she had was to fake her death in her house were her family is so  they think she is dead and she can be married with Michael. When she got the product that will put her to sleep it said only 1 but she didn’t follow the products rule to take 1 pill only  and took 2. The product was so strong and she overdosed and her family saw her on the floor and they called the paramedics so they can get her and take her to the hospital. Michael was going to Clementine’s house and saw the ambulance in her house and saw her in the paramedics’ bed to take her to the hospital and followed them to the hospital. Michael got the news that she passed away and tried to get revenge on Clementine’s ex boyfriend because he thought that he must of poisoned her. Michael got somebody to get him information about her ex and where he lives so he can kill him. Michael was noticed from some of Clementine’s family going to her ex’s house and creeped on him when Michael killed Clementine’s ex her family heard about the news and he committed suicide to not get caught by the police and get in prison with a charge of murder.   

 

  Artist Statement

 

My story is all about how people in 2017 are doing illegal things like popping pills and getting revenge/vengeance on other people that they killed their loved ones and that what Michael did but he didn’t know how she died and ended up committed suicide Clementine was trying to act dead but at the end she did really died from Overdosing on sleeping pills. My idea was to put that because people can Overdose on pills and that will take your life. Also my inspiration from my characters is that in Thanksgiving Break I played some games and I just took them and created them into my own Romeo & Juliet story but I change some things to do so it can be unique and one of a kind.

 

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  1. Quinton 8 months ago

    Dear Leo :
    I am happy by your Post, “Clementine & Michael Modern Romeo & Juliet Story,” because it’s like the Romeo and Juliet story, but it’s a lot shorter, and it takes place in Oakland.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Clementine is from East Oakland and her family doesn’t like North Oakland families because they are fighting with Michael’s. ” I think this is funny because this basically how real life is two different parts of oakland not liking each other for no reason.
    Another sentence that I liked was: “Clementine came up with a plan but she didn’t tell Michael, the plan she had was to fake her death in her house were her family is so they think she is dead and she can be married with Michael.” This stood out for me because this was the turning point of the story and because of that decision she made it cause more confusion and deaths
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of you too a story I liked and made it to one of yours that connects to people in Oakland. I want to see what more you can make.

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