The Price

April 2, 2009
By -Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous


A while ago, I had a friend whose father was killed in the War on Iraq. Bill’s* dad was one of the very first people who died in the war in the area. His dad was the pilot of a Black Hawk Helicopter. Apparently, the helicopter was shot down. Bob* (Bill’s dad) chose to stay in the helicopter so that the other guys could have a chance to get out safely.
At first, nobody new for sure what was going on. The children were absent from school for a few weeks, and nobody heard from the mother. The veil of innocence would soon be lifted, however. Things started to happen very quickly once they actually started to happen. I was on the bus that day, and everybody seemed to know something I didn’t. My friends kept on looking at me with that look that you just know means catastrophe. It was. I knew something was really wrong when my mother met me at the bus stop. I asked her what was going on. She said’ “Bill’s father was killed in Iraq.” It was one of the two worst 6 word sentences I have heard in my life.
We went to the PX and bought the family little things that I am pretty sure they liked. It couldn’t have been any condolence to the family, but they really seemed to like the presents. Some few weeks later, the family moved to another state. I have never seen or heard from that family again.


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I have changed the names in this article out of respect for the deceased and their family.

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on Jul. 31 2015 at 12:16 am
Sisters indeed!

on Aug. 4 2011 at 1:15 pm
writerscramp01 GOLD, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Hola! I've been gone for quite a while, but it goes the same, you read mine, i'll read yours! (that goes out to everyone), and please comment on some of mine.

 

Keep writting til your hand gets sore, then pick up your pen and write some more!

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-Kal- GOLD said...
on Aug. 2 2010 at 1:18 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

No problem Sarah. I'll check it out for you.

on Apr. 25 2010 at 4:59 pm
writerscramp01 GOLD, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Kal, its me, Sarah, aka writerscramp, aka epic fail at writing. lol. i have some new work and id love for your opinion if u have a chance. UR AMAZING. KEEP IT UP!

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Apr. 24 2010 at 8:56 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

Not as much as you might think... Anyways, thanks for reading and commenting!!! :)

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on Apr. 24 2010 at 11:13 am
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
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--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

this is nice. im glad you could put it on paper and show all of us--it takes courage to tell ppl about things like this

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Apr. 18 2010 at 6:05 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

Thanks so much!!! :)

on Apr. 17 2010 at 10:03 pm
LostAngel DIAMOND, Jersey, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Just live your life, if people don't like the way you are doing it then they can get out of it" "if you can't stand me at my worst you dont deserve me at my best"

I am sorry for your loss of a friend as well as your friend's loss of his father. I am glad you found the strength to share your story :)

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Mar. 7 2010 at 2:40 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

I'm so sorry. It was sweet of him to do that though, I bet it meant a lot to you.

Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it :)

on Feb. 28 2010 at 8:27 pm
writerscramp01 GOLD, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Jatavion,

My cousin was killed over in Iraq. Its something that you don't ever get over. I was given a dogtag bc we have such a small family and im in teen rotc bc i want to be a marine so he put in his "last letter" that they all write he wanted me to have it along with a unshot silver bullet.

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 9:05 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

As they say missy, "Curiosity killed the cat." ;)

on Feb. 1 2010 at 7:20 pm
Michaela_Touch GOLD, Lake Charles, Louisiana
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God's got you on His potter's wheel. Jeremiah chapter 18.

wow. thats really sad. if you dont mind me asking, what is the other 6 word sentence. curiosity haunts me.

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Jan. 22 2010 at 3:11 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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Thanks Drama_Queen13 :)

on Jan. 21 2010 at 5:18 pm
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
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"Live Life Like A Song."

Very sad, but wonderful piece. 5 stars <3

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Oct. 23 2009 at 4:09 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
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-Anonymous

Hannah,

Yeah, it sucked but we all moved on eventually. I am upset about the posts too cause I was really enjoying talkin to you too, so im gonna set up a forum later today in the Random Thoughts section with your screename on it so we can continue talkin. lol. ttyl

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on Oct. 22 2009 at 10:47 pm
peach<3 GOLD, Portland, Oregon
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"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional."






- Unknown author.

That's really horrable. Something similar happened to me. When my best friends grandma died he was taking it pretty bad, and I tryed to help him however I could, but then he just stopped calling me, and ignored me. I haven't talked to him all summer. Then on called him on his birthday and we had a great conversation, and he promised to call back, and never did. Thanks a bunch for listening. I really had to tell someone. I don't know what to do about your friend. That's really sad. Good luck.

on Oct. 22 2009 at 10:29 pm
rAinDroPsdRip SILVER, Fairfield, Ohio
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\\\"never give up on something you cant go a day withouth thinking about\\\" \\\"carpe diem\\\"

awh...im sorry, that is really sad :(

You said that it was one of the two worst 6 word sentances you have heard in your life...if you dont mind me asking, what is the second?




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