Our Boys Of Fall

September 5, 2011
By sweetness78 SILVER, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
sweetness78 SILVER, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
6 articles 3 photos 5 comments

He stared down the twenty-yard line with hard eyes. As the thumps and thuds of a fresh tackle sound around him, his nerves begin to swell in his chest. The thirty-six on the back of his black and red jersey stood out upon the field of green like a lighthouse on foggy beach. The mound of leather in his hand felt like a dead weight. With fourteen seconds left in the fourth quarter, he made darted towards the goal post: His gateway to glory. His senior year was suddenly alive before him. The slide show in his mind treated him with images of the booze, the girls, the good times, and the long nights. He thought of the life that was lying before him. He aspired to write, though he would never admit it to his "boys". He had a true talent. His first love was the field, but his best friend was the notebook that lay on his nightstand. He was ready to lay the ball down, along with the party life and pep rallies, and drift off into adulthood. As though he was taking the first step into the rest of his days, he took one final step into the end zone, scoring the headline-making touchdown.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by my boyfriend. The high school team is his family, but his future lies in literature.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Sep. 11 2011 at 9:50 pm
sweetness78 SILVER, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
6 articles 3 photos 5 comments
Thank you all so much! I was really worried this one wouldn't be all that good. Thank you!! :)

on Sep. 11 2011 at 8:32 pm
suprgrl_21 GOLD, Newton, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13

I love this!! The discription really made it come alive, it felt like i was really there.

on Sep. 11 2011 at 6:04 pm
tht was realy cute i loved it keep writing ur good

on Sep. 11 2011 at 1:49 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Great description very good job keep writing!!!:D

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