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On Crank and Glass
Hi. I’m Orion. I’m eleven years old, and I just started sixth grade. You might know me as Hunter, the baby from Crank and Glass. That story isn’t one I wrote for myself, and my mom didn’t write it for me. It’s one I lived, but not one I chose.
My mom, by the way, is really my grandmother, but as long as I can remember she’s been “Mom” to me. She says I used to call her Gamma, but that was so far back that I don’t remember it. She and my dad (Scott in the books) have raised me since I was a baby. They adopted me when I was four, so they really are my mom and dad. Adopted parents may not be your biological parents, but they are your real parents because they take care of you and are there for you.
I do know “Kristina.” Over the span of my lifetime, I can remember her visiting maybe ten times, mostly at Christmas. My aunt Kelly has been a much bigger influence in my life. In the books, she is “Jake.” Mom says she changed some characters to allow them privacy. I don’t think that worked out so well, because so many people know the story now.
The story is my mother, Kristina, left me with my grandparents and aunt so she could go out and use drugs. The drug she liked best was crystal meth. I don’t know that much about meth, except you can get addicted to it after using it one or two times. It must be expensive because one time Kristina …
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