On My Desk

August 15, 2012
By Laquera BRONZE, Sterling, Massachusetts
Laquera BRONZE, Sterling, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice - from Freewill by Rush
It's not the end that I fear with each breath, it's life that scares me to death - from Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated by Rise Against


On my desk,
A slew of papers.
Each a story
To be forgotten
Or left unseen.
To die
Before truly living.

The cutter girl
Left to fade.

The elements
Are obstinate,
Never to be wielded.

The rainbow-scaled mermaid
Will never defeat
The purple
Anarchist.

The girl
In the Alaskan forest
Will not escape unharmed
With help from
Her loyal husky.

But every tale
I will remember
And love.
Others will have
More success,
But these failures came first.


The author's comments:
In class we were put in groups and told to write a story using a vocab word. The story which was created was fairly stupid, but our word, slew, gave me an idea. A slew of papers on my desk, each holds a story. I made a suggestion having to do with this thought, but was quickly turned down. I liked my idea, though, so I chose to write this.

Each story mentioned is a real story I began writing.
They go from most recent to longest time ago.
Although none of these stories were finished, and I pretty much just threw them away, I will remember how they affected my writing. The failures are necessary, you must learn from them in order to succeed.

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