The Morning of the Dolphins

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The Morning of the Dolphins


Taryn awoke to the buzzing of the alarm beside her bed. As her eyes adjusted to the
morning light, she saw the tacky flowered wallpaper and smelled that smell of a room that
had been cleaned thousands of times with the same Lysol cleaner. At first she couldn’t
recollect where she was. After a few moments, Taryn remembered, she was at the Seaside
Hotel. Her mother, father, and she had arrived at the little lived in hotel the night
before after a 4-hour plane ride from Connecticut. Taryn loved Florida. She loved the
heat, the sun, and, most of all, the ocean.


The sound of Taryn’s mother’s voice brought her out of her sleepiness.

“Taryn! For god’s sake, get up. You are on vacation, a good child would definitely be up
and showered and ready to go by now,” Taryn sighed at this remark. All through her child
hood she had listened to that same phrase “a good child would…” It was just one of her
mother’s ways to get her motivated, but it never worked.


“I’m going, I’m going. What is the rush anyway? I thought dad said we weren’t doing
anything special, we were just going to be spontaneous today?” Taryn replied with a smirk.
Her father always tried to make their family vacations more exciting, but it NEVER worked
out.


“You’ll see.” Her mother said, with one of her own little smirks. “Now get out of bed!!!”
With a melodramatic sigh Taryn rolled over the side of the bed and drudged into the
bathroom for a shower. She wondered to herself what her mom was up to. It was probably
nothing, as usual. Taryn shoved the idea out of her mind and finished her shower and
changed. Her dad walked into the hotel room as Taryn was brushing her long brown hair.


“You ready yet kid?” he asked. He had a look on his face like he was up to something.

“Okay! Tell me what is going on!” she shrieked with impatience.

“Just get in the car and enjoy the ride,” he said, the look growing stronger. Taryn
eagerly but cautiously obliged, throwing looks of curiosity at her father as they walked
down the hall and got into the car. Her mother was already waiting, doing her makeup in
the visor mirror. Taryn received another mischievous glance from her mother as she buckled
her seatbelt.


They drove for about 15 minutes, looking out at the glistening gulf water. Taryn strained
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