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The Usual

March 31, 2014
By freeday15 GOLD, Paramus, New Jersey
freeday15 GOLD, Paramus, New Jersey
18 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is Blind" i truly believe in this it is in all of my pieces, and if u read between the lines then u will find it there...


Carroll sat in her usual spot with her usual book, with her usual pencil, with her usual bag. It was a usual sunny day in the suburbs; the perfect day to sit by the fountain in the square and do her usual reading. She would follow her usual plans: read for a bit, then watch the people stroll by on a usual Sunday afternoon. Nothing unusual. It was what she did on Sundays.

Carroll crossed her legs and began to read her book. She was only able to read a few sentences before her mind started wandering. Today was the day. She could feel it. Today was the day that she would meet him and he would forever be hers. She glanced up from her book, which she usually didn’t do, and looked around. Just women and children were walking, having a nice stroll in the park. Some of the families she knew by heart. Sometimes, they would even smile at her. She always smiled back, because that is the usual thing to do.

Behind the playground where numerous kids were playing was a family of ducks. Carroll reached inside her bag to obtain the usual 24 pieces of broken up bread to lovingly feed the ducks. Her hand groped around the bag, but it wasn’t there. That wasn’t usual. Carroll knew she had packed them, she always did. Her mind went blank. She didn’t know what to do. Carroll directed her attention to the middle of the park, watching children jump rope and play games, giggling as they came up with silly games, and saw him. His brown hair parted just right, almost effortless. The way he walked on the path made her skin have goose bumps. His plump lips parted as he sucked in a lungful of wonderful air. His forehead held no signs of stress. His eyes light, sparkling with freedom. It was him, the one she was waiting for. Carroll saw the first boy she would ever kill.


The author's comments:
This is just an intro to an idea that I have, please, leave a like or comment below to let me know if I should keep going! thanks!

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on May. 19 2014 at 6:17 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Love this! Keep writing! CX

dmr770 BRONZE said...
on May. 19 2014 at 12:18 am
dmr770 BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only a world with depth could feel empty. If there was nothing to be found, we would feel no need to search"

I really like it, definitely not the usual :) it makes you wonder, and I felt connected with the narrarator, really beautiful! For sure will read the next one...

Psychedelik said...
on May. 18 2014 at 10:30 pm
Psychedelik, Urbandale, Iowa
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I love all the details and the precise language.  Good cliff-hanger ending!

freeday15 GOLD said...
on May. 1 2014 at 9:41 am
freeday15 GOLD, Paramus, New Jersey
18 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is Blind" i truly believe in this it is in all of my pieces, and if u read between the lines then u will find it there...

thanks! I'm currently writing a second part. It should be up soon. Hopefully.    

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Apr. 30 2014 at 10:52 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 392 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

You should really continue this! Very dramatic, I'd love to read more. Also the ending caught me off guard


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