September 19, 2013
As I sit in my backyard, buried in the fumes of fresh cut grass, the world seems so perfect. The wind gently tickles the orange tree above me. The leaves below my feet- some would say dead. I would say… revived… Into a beautiful golden-brown.

I climb the old plum tree. The bark chipping, crackling as I step onto it. I lean back into the spot that I often choose. It is almost a bed to me. As I close my eyes, I slowly drift away into another world. I collect my thoughts in this world. In this world, I can dream up things I have never thought. Perhaps mom had needed me to wash dishes. Perhaps I had been expected to clean my room. But who cares? I was in my own world. Being ‘needed’ doesn't exist.

The wind searched through my hair, as if trying to find something it never would. Slowly, I opened my eyes. A new smell filled the air. The sweet smell of the sunset. I love the humidity. I thought to myself. Looking to the west, the wind blowing from the same direction, it was as if the setting sun was sending me a message. “Smile.” It seemed to say... Smile.

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TimexxFlies said...
Oct. 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm
I just want to say thank you all soooooo much for recommending on FB!!!! I never thought 12 people would ever recommend and of my writings!!!!! Thank you all!!!!!!!! :DDDD
nelehjr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2013 at 11:33 am
Beautiful! Wow! I wish I could write non-fiction like you! You've painted such a beautiful picture with words and all you were doing was sleeping in a tree! I love it! Five stars! I like your personification of the wind and the sunset. They do seem to speak and just the way you wrote of them it was as if I could see them both! Great job!
TimexxFlies replied...
Oct. 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm
Thank you so much! I worte it a couple years back in fifth of sixth grade. :)
JLEIGH96 said...
Oct. 4, 2013 at 10:19 am
This is really good, you need to keep writing. I am the one who wrote "funny How" Yeah. I put it as anonomous so try not to tell too many people  
SokkoSuper said...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Beautiful display of nature and great job at painting a picture. I visit teenink everyday, but so far yours is the only one I've complimented! Great work!
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