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Today, I made a boy out of pillows and old clothes to look like you.
I told him that I liked his eyes, that they were a spectacular shade of blue. He did not ­compliment me back.
I read him my poetry. He did not offer me a ­critique or wild exclamations of how much he loved my writing. Instead, he stayed quiet.
I walked with him in the woods behind my house. He did not try to hold my hand.
I baked him a lovely chocolate cake – your ­favorite. He did not flatter my delicious ­baking skills.
And when he grew tired I set him down next to me on the bed. He did not caress me, he did not kiss me, he did not whisper sweet nothings in my ear, and he did not tell me that he loved or needed me.
Yes, I made a boy out of pillows today. He doesn't just look like you; he acts like you, too.

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mkgirl395 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm:
haha, i honestly thought you'd be all typical and say, "i made a boy out of pillows, and he had nothing on you" or something... but that was much better!
 
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EverLastingLuv said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 10:23 am:
Wow! thats is so powerful!
 
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Shelly-T said...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 10:07 am:
Powerful ending!
 
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gracielikerain said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 10:05 am:
sad but well writen :)
 
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TerraTAZz said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 11:13 pm:
love it!!! its amazinggg!!
 
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Macx14 said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 6:20 am:
Very creative and kind of funny at the end. Sad, but funny in kind of a dark, dry way, haha. Very well written!:)
 
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V-ballChick said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 1:24 pm:
i reallly like that and the way that you used comparasons or well metaphors
 
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Gabriella.MM said...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm:
very unique and creative. I love the matephors:)
 
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Babylufin said...
Jul. 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm:
Very creative! Short, but too the point. Very good, keep it up.
 
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SealedWithBlood said...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 9:33 am:
Wow. I did not expect that ending! I really like it :)
 
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Alibee said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm:
that was funny. It's too bad alot of boys really act like that
 
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Lanier42 said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm:
jeez. some boyfriend. great writing.
 
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courteycat said...
Jul. 3, 2010 at 11:47 am:
That was really good and well-written. I liked it alot continue writing!
 
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autumntate2015 said...
Jul. 3, 2010 at 10:38 am:
wow. that was really well-written. i love how the end has a twist.
 
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socrchik33 said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 1:38 am:
at the beginning i thought that this was kind of weird...but the ending was amazing!! so powerful!! i love this story :) i kno wat tht feels lk too; i can relate
 
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XxSaraDxXThis 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...
Jun. 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm:

Oh I just LOVED this! One of my favorites ^_^

Check some of my work out : )

 
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ashkash95 said...
Jun. 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm:
love love love! so powerful :)
 
stickslikevelcro replied...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm :
love the ending
 
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madilyne said...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm:
this was so sad, it mad me cry, and the more times i read it, the more i cryed, i had no idea somthing so forward could be filled with so much...
 
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Savvy_ said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm:
This was great! 5 stars<3
 
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