The Last Love Letter

May 23, 2009
By Evvyon SILVER, Richardson, Texas
Evvyon SILVER, Richardson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.


"Cry as I may these tears won’t wash you away," it was the note that was left in my locker by one of the gullible girls who thought they could manage to make me fall in love with them. The letter itself was very congruous to the ones that the other girls that I have once dated left, and maybe if they didn't have a dearth of skepticism they would not have taken to rumors about me for granted.

"It's amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces," ugh why is she trying to make me feel bad? Seriously! They were the ones who asked me out! I never once promised them anything in return and yet they all demanded more from me.

"What happens when he's your prince charming, but you're not his Cinderella," this note was really getting on my last nerves. What was with this girl, and all her depressing love quotes? I know she can find someone better!

“When you're in love and you get hurt, it's like a cut, it will heal with time but the scars will never fade, you will always have a piece of my heart... I miss you more than you'll ever know, Thi," finally the note was over, so I crumpled it up and threw it away.

I hope Thi finds happiness, even if I'm not the one to provide it to her. I felt a tear slip out of the corner of my left eye. Knowing that I have hurt someone else made me feel grim, when will I ever be able to return the love that was bestowed upon me? Was I cursed to hurt people who honestly cared about me in Leon High School?
~~~


I witnessed the whole scene play out in front of me. Oliver Olin Olson cried? Why? He was the rumored heart breaker, whom girls couldn't help but fall in love with. A typical rebel, but one who was secretly smart, (he was the second of our class, top for the guys, because no one could beat Acelynn,) girls always flocked around him, begging him to date them, and he never turned anyone down. However, it never lasted over a week with anyone. On the seventh day of dating someone he always broke up with them, not showing the slightest amount of remorse.

Then why were his hazel eyes filled with such furtive pain? Was he really the person I thought he was? Does that mean the rumors weren't true? There was only one way to find out what kind of person he was... and that was to date him and find out for myself.

I, True Harmony, will find if he was really a bad person, because I can not stand to see such beautiful eyes in such pain.
~~~

“Dear Oliver, please go out with me, Love <3 True Harmony,” I burst out with frivolous laughter. True Harmony? What kind of name was that? What kind of person was she? Shouldn't she know better than to go out with me! Girls are gullible, always falling for looks. However, I can't say no, it's against my policy to never turn anyone down unless I had a girlfriend.

“Okay,” I left my one word response in her locker.
~~~

“Yes!”

“What is it True,” asked my best friend Acelynn.

“I'm dating Oliver Olson!”

“What!? Is that really a good thing? He is a womanizer after all!”

“But I think he is deeper than that,” I muttered.

“Well he is stunning, if your into that whole bad boy thing,” Acelynn pondered.

He was just that with messy, bed-head sandy blond hair, and very passionate hazel eyes. Not to mention he towered over the majority of the student body with his bewildering height, but he also seemed like someone I could relate to. Someone who was quiet, and unable to fall in love with just anyone.

“I'm not going to speak to him for seven days,” I said.

“What? But after seven days he always breaks up with his girlfriend!”

“I know, but I'm afraid if I talk to him face to face I'll fall for him.”

“Hellooo... I thought you already liked him!”

“I do, but I don't want him to know that I love him, yet,” I muttered.

“So how will you talk to him,” Acelynn asked.

“Love Letters.”
~~~

The first letter from True showed up the second day we started dating. It read:


Dear Oliver,



I know I'm far to much of a coward to look you in the eyes and tell you how I feel about you. After all I know that after seven days you will probably forget all about me, and looking into your eyes will only make that day hurt more. I used to think you were a heartless player, but then I learned that you and I are much the same... We are both looking for love but unable to find it, well I guess now I'm different from you because I fell for you. I know deep down you are kind and caring person so I hope one day you will care for someone as much as I care for you, even if I am not that person. I want you to know my feelings for you, and I will constantly remind you of these feelings for the week we date. So please reply to this letter.









With devotion,












True Harmony


I never encountered this before. Kind person, me? She must be thinking of someone else. This girl must be really willful. However, I decided to humor her and picked up a pen...

~~~

Oliver left a note in my locker the next day, it read as follows:


True Harmony,


You must have some warped parents to get a name like that. I appreciate your honesty, but if by the end of this week I cannot return your feelings I will move on. You may think I'm a kind person but I must contradict you, I after all am quite the opposite of that. I do however, want to meet you face to face before the seven days come to an end. Please tell me what kind of person you are.











Oliver O. Olson

I replied.

~~~

Her second letter came on the third day, soon after my letter, it read:


Oliver,


Your curiosity makes me so happy! When I read you letter my heart skipped a beat. See you are a caring person! You didn't have to write back but you did! My name True Harmony is because my parents were composers of music, my dad plays the violin, and my mom was a piano composer until she passed away when I was eight. Well I guess I can be describes as a stubborn person, well thats what Acelynn says, she's my best friend! I am the kind of person who finds it easier to convey my feelings when people are not around to see them, but I really want to know about you too! Why do you only date girls for seven days?














True

No one ever asked me why I only dated girls for seven days before.

~~~

His letter arrived on the fourth day.


True,


You are actually the first person who ever asked me that, and the answer is because of my big sister Miranda. She passed away five years ago when I was eleven. She wanted me to fall in love and be happy and she told me, “You know it's love, if you can fall in love in seven days,” because she fell in love with her true love in seven days. He died, and she committed suicide. I never told anyone this before. I feel safe telling you personal things. You remind me of Miranda she was really stubborn too. Although, she was a bully, but I don't think your like that. In fact I think you a good person, and I think I may actually end up falling for you.









Oliver













Does that mean he likes me? That was the last letter I got until the seventh day.
~~~






I never had this feeling for anyone that was besides the people I shared blood relations with. Was it love? Did I love True? I felt such a strong connection to her. It was day seven, but I was doubtful if I wanted to break up with her of not. Did I love her? How was this possible I never even met her face to face. I decided to send her one more letter. It was short and to the point.


True,


I need to meet you face to face. Meet me at the Cafe on the corner of First Street and Lincoln Drive. Don't worry I don't want to see you so we can break up. I want to meet you and continue to date. Write back.











Oliver
~~~

I was ecstatic! I was going to date him! Was this possible? What should I wear? How should I do my make up? I was so happy I almost forgot to write back.

“Acelynn! I'm dating Oliver! He told me he's not going to break up with me!”

“That's great True, but don't shout so loud you don't know who can be eavesdropping,” Acelynn whispered.

“We have a date at the Cafe on the corner of First Street today,” I was so happy I couldn't even control the rigor of my voice! Later I wish I had.

“Well be sure to tell him your coming,” Acelynn muttered.



Dear Oliver,


I am overjoyed! My heart won't stop racing! I can finally say it I love you! I have loved you since the first time I saw you. I will defiantly come and see you.











True Harmony
~~~

I saw her cross the street. The way she looked at me confirmed it was her. She had really long and pretty, curly, black hair that went down to the small of her back, and elegant features that made her look like royalty. So this is True. She really was pretty.

She made it across the street and walked up to my table, with a slight blush on her pale cheeks, and when she stood directly in front of me she stammered in such an adorable way I really wanted to hug her.

“Hi... I'm True... We wrote letters together....”

“Yes, I know who you are, you are the girl who made me fall for her.”

She blushed a deep crimson color.

“OLIVER HOW COULD YOU,” a shrill shriek made my head pivot around. It was Thi. Whose heart I broke.

“Thi I'm sorry I wasn't able to love you, but I met someone I could love.”

“SO YOU FIND IT FUNNY TO PLAY WITH GIRLS FEELINGS? WAS I JUST A TOY!? I EARNESTLY LOVED YOU! HOW COULD YOU?”

She stumbled towards me, and I could smell the rank scent of alcohol on her breath.

“OLIVER YOU WILL REGET HURTING ME!”

“Thi, stop it,” it was True who spoke.

“SHUT UP OR I'LL KILL YOU!”

Thi reached into her pocket, pulled out a gun, and pointed it at True.

“THI STOP,” I ordered.

“IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU NO ONE CAN!”

BANG.

Sharp pain.

An angel's scream.

Darkness.
~~~

It has been six months since the funeral. Six months since I lost the person I thought I could spent my life with. Six months since Thi was sent to jail. Six months since I regretted talking so loudly to Acelynn about our date Six months since I felt anything other then remorse. Six months since the police gave me one last love letter.


My Dearest True,


I love you. You are my first and only love. I want to spend time with you and make you happy, but I know I can't. I'm too afraid to lose you, like I lost everybody else I loved. “When you are in love and you get hurt, it’s like a cut... it will heal, but there will always be a scar,” someone who loved me ones said this. You made the scar of my sister's death disappear. I know that you will object and say you want to be with me, but I'm not breaking up with you.

I'm asking you to wait. Wait until I become a person worthy of you. I will always be there for you, but I want to treat you like a treasure, I want to support you the way you supported me. Please say you will wait for me my precious True. I want to become the perfect person you can be with. I write this with the hopes that we will one day have a life together, and also because I am to much of a coward to say these words, so I must write them. I want you to have all of my heart.











Love,










Oliver



“When you are in love and you get hurt, it’s like a cut... it will heal, but there will always be a scar,” Oliver told me this, but I know that some wounds were never meant to heal.


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on May. 17 2011 at 11:57 pm
smilegrrl BRONZE, Eugene, Oregon
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I liked it, and I loved the story/plot. I would just suggest refining it a bit, and smoothing out the typos. Keep writing, and keep working on making your style your own. :)

on May. 17 2011 at 7:10 pm
ThisGirlWillMakeMistakes PLATINUM, Raymore, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over,
Smile because it happened."


-Dr. Suess

This is so amazing <3 it literally brought tears to my eyes. What a bitter sweet love story(:

rosie said...
on May. 17 2011 at 4:59 pm
okay, it was pretty good...just...write the way you'd talk. make it flow. and...how old are they? she had a gun? also, just one more thing, i promise, i thought it was kinda weird that she loved him but she'd never even talked to him. but it was good!

Cookies BRONZE said...
on May. 17 2011 at 4:06 pm
Cookies BRONZE, Willingboro, New Jersey
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William Wordsworth
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Voltaire


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Phaedrus
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Zulu proverb
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Harlan Ellison
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Ayn Rand
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William Shakespeare
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H.L. Mencken
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President Dwight Eisenhower
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Sigmund Freud
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Mario Puzo
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Edgar Allan Poe (this is from his poem, "Annabel
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Camille Paglia
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Tennessee Williams
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"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."
Stephen King
"To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself."
Dr. Burton Grebin
"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold."
Andre Maurois
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
Francis Bacon
"No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible."
George Chakiris
“I'm not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization.”
Booth Tarkington
“The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.”
Mahatma Ghandi
"It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt."
Exodus 9:9
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it."
Helen Keller
"If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity."
Flannery O'Connor
"Sometimes there are no words. No clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day... sometimes the day... just... ends."
Aaron Hotchner (Note: This is the first time that a quote used in the beginning or end of the episode had one of the main characters as its author.)

"A weak man has doubts before a decision. A strong man has them afterwards."
Carl Kraus
"One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place."
Emily Dickinson
"There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man."
Polybius
"Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical"
Blaise Pascal
"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice."
Abraham Lincoln
"There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness."
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
"These violent delights have violent ends."
William Shakespeare
"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around -- and why his parents will always wave back."
Journalist William D. Tammeus
"And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee..."
Matthew 5:29
"Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you."
Guru Nanak
"In all the darkest pages in the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of a vampire - a pariah even among demons."
Writer Montague Summers
"Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."
Writer Cyril Connolly
"Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it's an enemy."
Albert Einstein
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
Friedrich Nietzsche
"So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty."
Haniel Long
"It's love that makes the world go round. If that is true, then this world must have spun a little bit faster with Haley in it."
W. S. Gilbert
"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure."
Tacitus
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love."
Washington Irving
"Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness, possesses you. And in this materialistic age, a great many of us are possessed by our possessions."
Mildred Lisette Norman
"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."
Isaac Asimov
"Life is a game, play it....Life is too precious, do not destroy it."
Mother Teresa
"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn."
C.S. Lewis
"If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who then am I?"
German Psychologist Erich Fromm
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
Sir Walter Scott
"Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when his son gives to his father, both cry."
William Shakespeare
"Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man."
Friedrich Nietzsche
"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."
Emily Dickinson
"We're all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life."
Tennessee Williams
"The family is a haven in a heartless world."
Christopher Lasch
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
Mother Teresa
"A lions work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together."
Chuck Jones
"Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
Helen Keller
"A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing."
Painter William Dobell
"I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul."
Mohandas Gandhi
"Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man."
John Morley
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength."
Ralph W. Sockman
"The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw
"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had."
Eric Schmidt
"And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men."
Alfred Lord Tennyson

"A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one other it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden."
The Buddha
"A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
Jean Racine
I'm thankful for my years spent with this family; for everything we shared, every chance we had to grow. I'll take the best of them and lead by their example; where ever I go. A friend told me to be honest with you, so here it goes. This isn't what I want, but I'll take the high road. Maybe it's because I look at everything as a lesson, or I don't want to walk around angry. Or maybe it's because I finally understand. There are things we don't want to happen, but have to accept; things we don't want to know, but have to learn, and people we can't live without, but have to let go.
AJ Cook
"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were."
Marcel Proust
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying, now, and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the latter. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it."
Mark Twain
"Whatever you are, be a good one."
Abraham Lincoln
"We all wear masks and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin."
André Berthiaume
"All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul."
Mahatma Ghandi
“But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep.”
Robert Frost
"If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."
Niccolo Machiavelli
“Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility, for it thinks all things are lawful for itself and all things are possible.”
Thomas A. Kempis
"The herds seek out the great, not for their seed, but for their influence and the great welcome them out of vanity or need."
Napoleon Bonaparte
"Without heroes we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go."
Bernard Malamud
"Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live."
Marilyn Monroe
"I believe humanity
was born from conflict. Maybe that's why in all
of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. And in the end, it's as natural as the air we breathe. Some point, we're forced to face the truth...ourselves.
Penelope Garcia
"I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."
Ralph Ellison
"Evil endures a moment's flush and then leaves but a burnt up shell."
Elise Cabot
"When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability, to be alive is to be vulnerable."
Madeleine L'Engle
"Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older they judge them, sometimes they forgive them."
Oscar Wilde
"There is no such thing as part freedom."
Nelson Mandela
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
Galileo Galilei
"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
Helen Keller
"What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering."
Frederich Nietzsche
"What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today."
William Glasser
“Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game.”
Paul Rodriguez
"Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it."
Vladimir Nabokov
“It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.”
Sally Kempton
“There's no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today."
James T. Mccay
"Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most people of thought believe in providence."
Honore de Balzac
"When I Let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
Lao Tzu
"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence."
Dorothy Dix

You are an excellent writer, I am in love with your writing. I honestly think this is better than some of the books I have read, that are published. I cried and I so badly wanted to read more about what happens. I so do love your wirtting and I hope you don't give up writting. You have a gift for writting, a gift many people would love to have. Keep on Writing!!!!

on May. 17 2011 at 3:39 pm
ScubaDiver GOLD, Billingham, Other
13 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
When Life gives you a hundred reasons to cry show life you have a thousand reasons to smile
Work Like you dont need the money love like you've never been hurt dance like theres no one in the room
You have enemies, good, that means you've fought for

It's really good. You should make it longer. I want to read more

on May. 17 2011 at 11:36 am
A.PaigeTurner, San Antonio, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
You think that everybody hates you. You should really stop that.- A Good Friend

I wanted to cry.  This was moving and very well written.  Thank you for posting this.

on May. 17 2011 at 9:50 am
xXxForgottenAngelxXx, Alamosa, Colorado
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You cry and i wipe away the tears i cry and i hope you'll do the same"

I love this the bell rang for my class to end and i just kept reading:) i LOVE this:) Oh my gosh if you EVER stop writing i will be SOOOOOO mad:)

on Apr. 26 2011 at 9:36 am
Dark_Angel95 PLATINUM, Hickman, Kentucky
25 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
A simple minded person can understand the most complicated things.

oh mi gosh. i cried. right in the middle of class. thats great!!

on Apr. 25 2011 at 9:37 pm
booklover104 BRONZE, Stockton, California
4 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have a couple of quotes i like... \"Success is not a doorway it\'s a staircase\"
2. \"Everything happens for a reason\"
3.\"Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have\"-Thomas Edison

It was a good short story. I liked it! At times it seemed a  bit rushed, but it's good!!! Nice plot and the ending...nice...sad...=)

on Apr. 25 2011 at 6:59 pm
iL0v3him BRONZE, Alamosa, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Pain is temporary pride is forever

If I could i would give this 6 stars!!!(: Very well orginized and completly original. Keep up the great writing because it can most deffinitly take you somewhere in life~ awsome job!:)

IRUEHL SILVER said...
on Apr. 25 2011 at 6:27 pm
IRUEHL SILVER, Deland, Florida
5 articles 2 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those who start wars, never fight them
And those who fight wars, they never like them
And those who write laws, can recite them
And those who fight laws, they live and die by them

kept me on the edge of my seat and i loved it i would fix the ending a tad it seemed rushed but other than that 5 stars!!

on Apr. 25 2011 at 7:36 am
ClaraRose SILVER, Glasgow, Other
7 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not what we are born, but what we grow to be."

"you think that because I am Poor, Obscure, Plain and little, that I am Soulless and Heartless. I have just as much soul as you and full as much heart"

Wow .....................

on Apr. 24 2011 at 1:37 am
Dango-chan BRONZE, Digos City, Other
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Writing is my escape from reality.

This is a good one.. Though I got confused from time to time with the characters' P.O.V.. The twist in the ending surprised me..

 

*thumbs up*


normgrl GOLD said...
on Apr. 4 2011 at 6:28 pm
normgrl GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
13 articles 11 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do we eat to live or live to eat?

I'm sorry to have seemed rude, Evvyon. It wasn't my intention at all. I apologize.

Evvyon SILVER said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 10:59 pm
Evvyon SILVER, Richardson, Texas
9 articles 3 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

It doesn't really bother me. I wrote this over a year ago when I was 15, and I do believe I am a much better author now, although it still suprises me how many comments I get on this work. I don't mind constructive advice, but please don't be rude, especially about something I wrote so long ago. It was just a silly story I wrote in under two hours, it wasn't as though I was trying to write a classic like The Great Gatsby, so I apologize if my characters are not timeless, and if it is cliche. Thank you for the comment of how I can approve. If my work appeals to human emotion and people can't stop reading it, it makes me feel like I have done my job, even if it is poorly written, and/or has an awful plot, although from the comments prior to yours it seems as though the majority does not agree. Nice try though, and I would love to read some of your works just to give you the same advice.

normgrl GOLD said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 2:04 pm
normgrl GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
13 articles 11 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do we eat to live or live to eat?

Nicely said, soccergoalie6. And I agree. Plus, there's a huge difference between being harsh and giving the author Creative Criticism which they should - like you said - consider later on for their next article/novel.

Criticism helps the author later on by allowing them to see their mistakes and helping them mold into a much better writer.


Keeper6 GOLD said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 1:16 pm
Keeper6 GOLD, Buffalo, Minnesota
16 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak, sometimes it just means you are strong enough to let go.

actually its good to comment if you dont like something. because if you do and you say what you didnt like the author can take that into consideration when writing the next story!

Sunshine01 said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 11:43 am
that is not very nice at all... you don't have to comment if you dont like it :) I like it though

crlygrl13579 said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 10:39 am
crlygrl13579, Savage, Minnesota
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments
I agree---I thought the plot seemed repetitively attracting rather than legitimately interesting. Not a favorite in any circumstances.

Zwidon said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 10:23 am
Zwidon, Encinitas, California
0 articles 0 photos 14 comments

This is one of those stories that is badly written, cliche, has hardly any plot and awful 2D charactors but that you cants stop reading because it appeals to human emotion.

This relationship just seems so silly both of them only like each other in the most superficial of ways, and when she pulls out a gun? Who does that? there is no motivation.

1 Star



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