Lovesick Lunch MAG

November 15, 2010
By buzzlikebea GOLD, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
buzzlikebea GOLD, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
10 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon. For, even if you miss, you'll still land amongst the stars.


“Pizza or turkey burgers?” my friend Emma shouted over the restless din of the lunch room.

I shrugged, contemplating which was worse. I stumbled as the kids behind me began rough-housing.

“Turkey burger,” we agreed at the same time.

We switched lines, and as we waited impatiently for the slow pokes to hurry up, I began glancing around, as usual.

My eyes landed on him. The fluorescent lights suddenly shined ten times brighter, the noisy chatter faded to nothing, and it was only us. My heart thumped in my chest, and my cheeks flushed despite the draft from the open windows.

His blue eyes narrowed as he debated the lunch choices. I pleaded and prayed to every greater force I could think of that he somehow had a love for turkey burgers and sweet potato fries.

My thoughts became fuzzy as he took a step in my direction, then another.

This is it. It's finally going to happen.

But my own thoughts were a lie.

A hand extended, locking onto his arm and tugging him back into the pizza line. A perfectly manicured hand. Its owner stood on her tiptoes and brushed her lips against his cheek. And he smiled brightly at her.

The world crashed down around me, and the lunch room suddenly seemed extra loud, crowded, and hot. There wasn't any room for “us” anymore.

The sweet potato fries were soggy. And so was the tissue I tossed in the trash as I left the cafeteria 30 minutes later. Soggy with silent tears.


The author's comments:
This is about the first boy I ever really fell in love with. He took my heart a piece of my heart without knowing it, and I never had the strength to tell him.

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on Mar. 12 2011 at 7:28 pm
WritingJulia SILVER, Binghamton, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Kind words can be short and easy to say, but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Theresa

Reminds me of my past ...I needed this, thanks.

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on Mar. 12 2011 at 10:23 am
Hover BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school, so it's up to me,
But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.
~Taylor Swift
*Defy Gravity!*

I can't believe that only one person commented on this!!! It is so good!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3  *click* Favorites!!!!!

on Feb. 14 2011 at 8:02 pm
buzzlikebea GOLD, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
10 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon. For, even if you miss, you'll still land amongst the stars.

thanks so much! that really means a lot!

on Feb. 5 2011 at 6:11 pm
magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

This is so sad! You do a wonderful job of portraying the scene. You really deserved to be published. Amazing job!




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