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The Road to Hell

September 22, 2010
By OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch


I tried hard. I really did. But no one effin’ cared.

That money was supposed to go to him—it’s not my fault it never made it! The mail service must have gotten something wrong. They made me break my promise.

I swear I didn’t know the T-shirt I gave away to her had I’M A DONALD D*** written on the back. Maybe someone wrote it on after I gave it to her. Maybe I never looked at the back.

I tried to catch her when she fell off that bicycle—my bad for wanting to give my friend some riding lessons! But she’s so much heavier than me—how was I supposed to support her?

Hooking the two of them up was an act of benevolence and kindness. She’d wanted a guy, he wanted a girl—where was the problem? Oh, right, he was abusive. Well I didn’t know that!

I told the guidance counselor about her because I wanted to help her, not get her in trouble. And there I go being called a tattle-tale, a blabber mouth.

I said he was stupid because if he knew, then he’d be able to do something about it. I know I wouldn’t want to go around acting like an idiot and have no one tell me! So why would he?

I only drove while drunk as an experiment—to see if what they all said was true. And besides, I’m very dexterous. It was the tree’s fault, not mine.

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. That would explain why I’m in Hell.


The author's comments:
I just...got this one. I don't know, I felt like writing it and I did.

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on Dec. 19 2010 at 6:19 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks;D This was a piece meant to be both a joke and serious at the same time.

AshTree SILVER said...
on Dec. 19 2010 at 3:59 pm
AshTree SILVER, Clarksville, Tennessee
7 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live your art" -made this one up myself. Simple, but true.

HAHA! "And besides, I'm very dexterous. It was the tree's fault, not mine." HAHAHA. Okay so... I like this. I can't find anything wrong with it to point out. I would say not to start a sentence with and but I think it is okay in this situation. It adds voice to the narrator in my opinion. Good work.

on Oct. 17 2010 at 7:27 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!  

-Missy- BRONZE said...
on Oct. 16 2010 at 11:52 pm
-Missy- BRONZE, Ahhh, South Dakota
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This was a great story. Its short and smiple, and it get's to the point. Good job, and good write.

on Oct. 9 2010 at 9:40 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks Healing_Angel:)

on Oct. 9 2010 at 9:33 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 513 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Nice ending. Well done. Like it. Keep writing.  

on Oct. 7 2010 at 6:41 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks! Sure!

on Oct. 6 2010 at 11:36 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 246 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

I really like this! soooo true in so many ways...i love the ending! a.maze.ing. thanks for posting! check out my work!

on Sep. 26 2010 at 10:19 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Haha yeah it was rather abrupt.  I think I was inspired by hearing the quote "The road to He.ll is paved with good intentions."

on Sep. 26 2010 at 10:14 am
PussnBoots GOLD, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"When life hands you lemons, make apple juice. Then sit back and watch the world wonder how you did it." -Unknown
"The world is my pineapple. I just have to figure out a way past the prickly parts." -Me

Oh, jeez. I guess I should have seen it coming, but the end still surprised me. ;) Out of curiosity: what gave you the idea?


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