The Road to Hell

I tried hard. I really did. But no one effin’ cared.

That money was supposed to go to him—it’s not my fault it never made it! The mail service must have gotten something wrong. They made me break my promise.

I swear I didn’t know the T-shirt I gave away to her had I’M A DONALD D*** written on the back. Maybe someone wrote it on after I gave it to her. Maybe I never looked at the back.

I tried to catch her when she fell off that bicycle—my bad for wanting to give my friend some riding lessons! But she’s so much heavier than me—how was I supposed to support her?

Hooking the two of them up was an act of benevolence and kindness. She’d wanted a guy, he wanted a girl—where was the problem? Oh, right, he was abusive. Well I didn’t know that!

I told the guidance counselor about her because I wanted to help her, not get her in trouble. And there I go being called a tattle-tale, a blabber mouth.

I said he was stupid because if he knew, then he’d be able to do something about it. I know I wouldn’t want to go around acting like an idiot and have no one tell me! So why would he?

I only drove while drunk as an experiment—to see if what they all said was true. And besides, I’m very dexterous. It was the tree’s fault, not mine.

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. That would explain why I’m in Hell.





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AshTree said...
Dec. 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm
HAHA! "And besides, I'm very dexterous. It was the tree's fault, not mine." HAHAHA. Okay so... I like this. I can't find anything wrong with it to point out. I would say not to start a sentence with and but I think it is okay in this situation. It adds voice to the narrator in my opinion. Good work.
 
OfficialApprover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Thanks;D This was a piece meant to be both a joke and serious at the same time.
 
-Missy- said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm
This was a great story. Its short and smiple, and it get's to the point. Good job, and good write.
 
butnotacrime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 17, 2010 at 7:27 am
Thanks!  
 
kmarie17 said...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 11:36 pm
I really like this! soooo true in so many ways...i love the ending! a.maze.ing. thanks for posting! check out my work!
 
butnotacrime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 6:41 am
Thanks! Sure!
 
Day-Dreamer17 said...
Sept. 26, 2010 at 10:14 am
Oh, jeez. I guess I should have seen it coming, but the end still surprised me. ;) Out of curiosity: what gave you the idea?
 
butnotacrime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 26, 2010 at 10:19 am
Haha yeah it was rather abrupt.  I think I was inspired by hearing the quote "The road to He.ll is paved with good intentions."
 
Healing_Angel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm
Nice ending. Well done. Like it. Keep writing.  
 
butnotacrime This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Thanks Healing_Angel:)
 
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