Blue Rival, Yellow Bunny MAG

June 1, 2010
By Just_Another_Tree_Hugger BRONZE, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Just_Another_Tree_Hugger BRONZE, Wethersfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."


It’s staring at me again, the foul little temptress. It sits on the desk, cheap, smirking as if to say, “Yeah, your man spends more time with me, and he complains about you all day. What you gonna do about it?”

It thinks it’s so much better than me. Of course, it doesn’t know what I’ve been planning. It doesn’t know I’ve been practicing the skills to conquer it. All I have to do is bide my time and wait for the perfect moment.

I study its ugliness. It’s a repulsive shade of blue, as if powder blue drank a gallon of iced tea and puked … no, even that’s too good. It has my boyfriend’s name tattooed across its cover. I want to walk over and rip it off. Maybe then I could see beneath its exterior and into its abysmal soul.

“Hey, honey, I think I’m going to write for a bit,” my boyfriend says. He must sense the conflict between me and the blue demon. I would like to scream in protest, but I have no rational excuse for an objection. The trollop looks over at me, smug, because, once again, my sweet, wonderful Scott is choosing it in favor of playing with my hair while we watch a James Bond movie.

Yes, I’m filled with all kinds of doubts and insecurities and my arch nemesis is my boyfriend’s stupid blue notebook. But it’s really not as pathetic as it sounds.

You see, I’m dyslexic. I can hardly read Dr. Seuss. I could have gotten help and learned to read earlier like most dyslexic people, but my parents refused to believe there was a problem. Scott’s supportive and all that junk. He even convinced me to go to some special class for a little while, but I deemed it a lost cause and stopped going. I mean, I’m 16; if I was meant to read, I would be able to by now.

I had no regrets about this decision until last week, when Scott brought that thing home. Now, he spends all his time just scribbling away in his notebook. He doesn’t even say what he’s writing about. I can’t tell if it’s a diary or a poetry book. He could be a drug dealer, keeping records of his clients … or worse, he could be complaining about me.

There’s a possibility I’m just paranoid. He could just be releasing his inner writer. But he’s never even expressed an interest in anything like that before. Scott has always been a math and science kind of guy. That’s why my curiosity has grown to the point of near insanity.

“I’m going to go make a sandwich. You want anything, babe?” Scott asks, standing up.

“No, thank you,” I answer quickly. I wait patiently until the door closes behind him and then I spring to my feet. Finally, the moment has arrived to set my plan in action. I’m going to overcome this little monster once and for all. I’ve been practicing some exercises I learned in my old class and I’m absolutely determined to read this blue devil. I lift the notebook off its pedestal and smirk at it. It won’t be keeping secrets from me anymore. I turn the cover and read the first page.

At first, I’m absolutely dumbfounded. I have to wonder for a moment if these sentences are real, or if my dyslexia is messing them up. “The yellow bunny curiously roams the forest” is written over and over again on the first page.

Other peculiar phrases are written throughout: “Brian eats the marshmallows next to the campfire,” and “Lions sleep peacefully in the grass.”

I’m at a complete loss for words until I reach the last page. There’s a simple note scribbled in Scott’s handwriting.

“Hello, my love. I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist. Good job practicing, I’m proud of you.”

Oh, that little blue trickster ….



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on Dec. 6 2014 at 2:15 pm
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Amazing ending and great description!

on Sep. 26 2013 at 10:55 pm
Athena19 SILVER, Central Point, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
'Love people. Cook them tasty food.' -Penzey's Spices

I loved it! The imagery about the book was very funny! I loved the ending too. 

elites5 SILVER said...
on Sep. 25 2013 at 7:47 pm
elites5 SILVER, Langley, Other
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Omg this is amazing! Can you read some of my work? :)

on Jan. 5 2013 at 11:07 pm
In_Love_with_Writing GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

That was soo sweet! I loved it :)  Comment on some of my stories?

on Sep. 29 2012 at 9:19 am
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."
-J.K.Rowling

Very creative...I wasn't expecting that ending at all!! Love it! 

S-Wolfe BRONZE said...
on Sep. 3 2012 at 6:20 pm
S-Wolfe BRONZE, Stansbury Park, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, make chocolate milk and leave life wondering how the heck you did that." :)

I really loved this. :) Makes me smile. So much better than the combusting, unexpected love stories. It's my little smile story for the day.

on Jun. 3 2012 at 10:59 pm
KateLovesMusicAndArt BRONZE, Mesa, Arizona
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Very clever!

on Apr. 24 2012 at 9:13 am
_ella_herondale BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"...If the Thames that ran beside them...recalled a night where the moon shone as brightly as a shilling on the same boy and girl... and thought to themselves, 'at last, the wheel comes full circle,' they kept their silence."

AHHHH!! I LOVE this!! The description of the notebook and all her jealousy and EVERYTHING!! So gooooood!!!!!

kyrireese GOLD said...
on Apr. 23 2012 at 11:46 am
kyrireese GOLD, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything will absolutely be all right."
"Hold fast to dreams." - Langston Hughes

I re-read this and showed it to my Teacher and she loves it too! You have amazing writing skill that I am jealous of so that is a compliment!

kyrireese GOLD said...
on Apr. 23 2012 at 11:46 am
kyrireese GOLD, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything will absolutely be all right."
"Hold fast to dreams." - Langston Hughes

I re-read this and showed it to my Teacher and she loves it too! You have amazing writing skill that I am jealous of so that is a compliment!

kyrireese GOLD said...
on Apr. 4 2012 at 3:04 pm
kyrireese GOLD, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything will absolutely be all right."
"Hold fast to dreams." - Langston Hughes

This is my most favorite stroy I have read ever in my entire life! I love this so so so so so much!! Do you actually have dyslexia? I have it a little bit. This is so so brilliant, oh I love it so much.

on Feb. 18 2012 at 10:43 am
BabyBlue04 BRONZE, Mauk, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
If you think I am quiet, then you are not good enough to hear my voice XD I was voted most quietest in my Senior Class. c/o 2012!! Woot woot!

Few errors in writing. and I loved it. very well put together. very simple and awesome end :D

on Jan. 27 2012 at 8:32 pm
Iggy_Fang112 BRONZE, Daytona Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.

And

Pain is inevitable; Suffering is optional

AWWW thats so sweet!!!

on Nov. 22 2011 at 4:49 pm
Jappyalldayeveryday, Detroit, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye

This is really cute :)

on Oct. 12 2011 at 7:17 pm
_emilia_ SILVER, Somers Point, New Jersey
9 articles 3 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."

AMAZINGLY AMAZING.... and sooo sweet!!!!

on Oct. 7 2011 at 9:01 pm
austenite77 GOLD, Appleton, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Die my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do

Oh my gosh, this is my favorite story on the website, I love how different it is. Great Job!!!!!!!!!!

on Oct. 2 2011 at 12:04 pm
singinginthegardn GOLD, Cowell, Massachusetts
16 articles 2 photos 158 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin

YOU WILL FIND SOMEONE, MY DEAR<3 Be patient..love will find you :)

on Sep. 6 2011 at 12:12 pm
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

That was so cute and creative!!! I love it!! New favorite;)

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on Aug. 26 2011 at 7:25 pm
-Duckie- GOLD, West Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Your heart is a weapon the size of your fist. Keep fighting. Keep loving.
-Anonymous

Agreed on both... I go to a small school, so no one perfect like that at all :(

on Aug. 26 2011 at 10:29 am
singinginthegardn GOLD, Cowell, Massachusetts
16 articles 2 photos 158 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin

The picture is absolutely perfect, btw :)




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