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The Lost Generation

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Author's note: I've always loved history and thought of it as just one amazing (albeit long) story. WW1 has...  Show full author's note »
Author's note: I've always loved history and thought of it as just one amazing (albeit long) story. WW1 has always been an era that interested me so I hope this just shows you how much I really enjoyed learning about it.  « Hide author's note
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3rd August 1914:

There is quite possibly nothing I hate more on this Earth than school; I should think myself the luckiest man alive the day I walk from that wretched place for the last time. My headmaster’s threatening to throw me out after today’s fight, so I don’t see why I can’t just leave already, it would make everyone happier, to see the back of me. I’m a lost cause, always have been. Never the academic one, not like Johnny. I’m Just the 16 yr old, 6’2 thug with a quick temper. No, the only
Johnny (his older brother) Rosie (his younger sister)
thing I’m good for is getting into fights. After today’s battle wounds, my body’s starting to look more like a walking gallery of scars. No wonder that woman gave me a horrified look before rushing her child on today, what a sight I must have been! Mother’s given up on me too, I think, at least from the look on her face today when I walked through the door in bloodstained clothes yet again, the way she gave a miserable nod and rolled her weary eyes. My brother doesn’t understand either, he’s too much like mother, so patronizing always telling me how I let everyone down. Me, I’ve always taken after Father, I like to think he at least would be proud of me. The only one that still believes in me is Rosie; she’s always been there for me. Never complaining, patching me up without criticism. She has such a kind-heart, always knows how to cheer me up when everything else seems so hopeless; I sometimes think she’s the older sibling. I will try to be better, to not let down the one person who hasn’t given up on me completely. I will try.
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Vagabond said...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 4:20 am:
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