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A Sour Mood
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 Maria pulled off her jacket with a huff and threw it at the coat rack. She dropped her backpack on the floor with a thud and stomped through the kitchen. She passed her mom without a greeting, plodded noisily over to the refrigerator and forcefully opened the door. Mom could see her long blonde ponytail swinging back and forth and hear her muttering something under her breath.
2 "My goodness," said Mom, "you're in a sour mood this afternoon."
3 Maria peeked around the refrigerator door at Mom with a grimace. "No, I'm not!" she cried.
4 "Then why are you stomping all over the house?"
5 Maria turned back to look in the refrigerator. "I don't know."
6 "Maria, 'I don't know' is not an answer. There has to be some reason for your sour mood."
7 Maria slammed the refrigerator door shut. "I just had a bad day, that's all. Why is there never anything good to have for a snack?"
8 "There are plenty of good snacks in the refrigerator and in the pantry. You're just in such a sour mood that you can't see them. Now, I want you to tell me what happened. You were in such a good mood this morning."
9 Maria sat at the counter and put her chin in her hands. "I don't know if I want to."
10 Mom put her hands on her hips. "You don't have a choice."
11 "Oh, all right!" said Maria. "I may as well relive the worst day of my life."
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