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“Oftentimes I wish I’d never met you.”
“Oftentimes I’d agree.”

*
*
*
“Sometimes I wish this war would
end.”
“Only sometimes?”
“It keeps the madness at bay.”
“Ah.”

*
*
*
“I’ll kill you if I see you on the
battlefield.”
“I know.”
“You don’t mind?”
“Why would I?”

*
*
*
“There was another lost today.”
“KIA?”
“Suicide.”

*
*
*
“We’re not as different as I’d like to
think.”
“We’re not as different as anyone’d
like to think.”
“So why do we fight?”
“Because I am me and you are
you.”

*
*
*
“I hate you.”
“Believe me, the feeling’s mutual.”
“Oh, I do.”

*
*
*
“Is there any particular reason you
keep coming to see me?”
“Who says I’m coming to see you?”
“The fact that you’re here.”
“Maybe I just like the view.”
“We’re staring at a rock.”

*
*
*
“I’m angry at you.”
“When aren’t you?”
“I’m serious.”
“What happened?”
“You killed them.”
“Yes.”
“My family.”
“I know.”

*
*
*
“I got married yesterday.”
“No honeymoon?”
“No.”
“There a reason?”
“Not particularly.”

*
*
*
“I don’t like fighting.”
“I thought you said it keeps the
madness at bay.”
“It does.”

*
*
*
“I got assigned a ship.”
“You’re a captain?”
“Admiral, actually.”
“That’s nice.”
“Won’t be able to sneak off.”
“Never mind, that sucks.”
“My point.”

*
*
*
“We’re not in love.”
“Then what is this, exactly?”
“Extreme hate.”

*
*
*
“I’m leaving tomorrow.”
“I’ll see you when you get back.”
“If.”
“When.”

*
*
*
“You’re back.”
“I am.”
“See? When.”
“Do you never forget things?”
“Never.”

*
*
*
“What’s on your mind?”
“Your wife divorce you yet?”
“Why would she do that?”
“You’re an idiot who is having
an affair with an officer from the
other side.”
“I wouldn’t call this an affair.”
“Don’t change the subject.”
“No, she hasn’t.”

*
*
*
“Anything new?”
“I hear our leaders are going to sign
a peace treaty.”
“I heard that last year.”
“Never hurts to hope.”
“Yes it does.”

*
*
*
“Oftentimes I wish I’d never met
you.”
“Oftentimes I’d agree.”

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dancer5678This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm:
This is really incredible, I hope you know that.
 
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leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 10:55 am:
I loveee this piece, I'm definitely favoriting this :) nice job!
 
leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm :
Okay, I just have to comment on this piece again. By far, this is my favorite article on TI and I have reread it many times. It's funny, but serious at the same time, and makes the reader crave more (but yet, the piece doesn't feel unfinished). Though I doubt this'll happen since you have yet to do it at all, I sincerely hope you'll continue posting your writing on TI, because they are amazing.
 
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CameandgonesmartyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm:

This is really interesting.

never read anything in this style before.

Pretty cool

 
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EvilElmo said...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 7:42 am:
Wow! Never seen anything like this before. It made me laugh AND want to punch something. It's pretty good. Definately have a like from me.
 
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Brittany<<33;;)))) said...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 8:50 am:
wow this is amazing!!(:
 
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PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 1:14 am:
this is really good!! and i love the style you used!! it's very original and very beautiful in your word choice!! :)
 
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Paige101This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm:
This is amazing. Keep up the good work.
 
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NothingButAli This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 8:50 am:
hmm, i enjoyed this, its a style of writing i havent ever seen before. good work and keep it up (:
 
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NobodyYouKnow said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm:
That is amazing.
 
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Xx_kishka_xX said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm:

Amazing! :)

Unique and interesting to read!

 
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Auburn-M. said...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 8:05 am:
This has to be one of the coolest, most original articles here. It's so much fun to read something truly clever and engaging. Thank for writing it.
 
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ImaginedangerousThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm:
Wow, that was good. A little confusing at first, but by the end you'd made it all make sense. The dialougue was realisitc and it was a lot of fun to read. Good job!
 
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