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A Falling Leaf

November 2, 2018
By KindKame BRONZE, Cupertino, California
KindKame BRONZE, Cupertino, California
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  The girl walked outside for another day of work. Everything was the same in her life except for the four seasons that had seemed to come each year. It was the beginning of the month August and everything was at it’s ending point from summertime. She smiled happily when smelling the full blooming flowers and the air and bright colors of nature. Across the patches of grass in her neighbor’s yards, you would be able to see see the bright pink and purple peonies and sunflowers blooming with joy.


   She could smell that the trees had small flowers and the fresh smell of ripened fruit that were ready to be picked and peeled and eaten with delight. Everything had a purpose and if something didn’t, it now would. The dog she had with her was twitching when noticing a bird,whimpering at the sight, but instead still kept it’s obedient demeanor. A few months had passed and it became fall. As she walked outside she noticed that she stepped on a half torn leaf by the crumpling sound and let her dog bring it to her. She felt it and realized it felt like crumpled paper. She knew that leaves in this time were said to have tinted shades of brown, yellow, orange, and more fall themed colors. Everyone this year either grew pumpkins in their frontyard, or had bought them from a local store for the children to decorate and take part in this months holiday. This made her smile even more. This was the only thing she could enjoy and occupy herself with.


  Even if her ability to be able to see all of these wondrous things was non existent, she knew she had to use the other senses she had in life like any other day. Till the day she died, she vowed never to forget these 4 seasons again, she won’t forget her happiness from it. She lost what she thought she needed to be able to experience this as she did when she was a young child. She walked with her dog again, letting him lead her to the place she needed to be, Letting this moment settle in, for the last few days of her life.



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TheeChEese said...
on Oct. 23 at 11:43 pm
TheeChEese, Surrey, Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
"Not all those who wander are lost." -- Bilbo, Lord of the Rings

Very good. I love it.

on Sep. 20 at 6:14 pm
WoodlandFairy BRONZE, Angels Camp, California
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Favorite Quote:
"That there's some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and its worth fighting for."





























Samwise Gamgee

That was such a beautiful story! I enjoyed it very much. I am so excited for fall, and this story made me even more excited!!!

on Sep. 20 at 10:46 am
natalie06 BRONZE, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"yes" - anonymous

nice job

on Sep. 20 at 10:46 am
natalie06 BRONZE, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"yes" - anonymous

nice job

on Sep. 20 at 10:46 am
natalie06 BRONZE, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"yes" - anonymous

nice job

on Sep. 20 at 10:45 am
natalie06 BRONZE, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"yes" - anonymous

nice job

on Sep. 20 at 10:45 am
natalie06 BRONZE, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"yes" - anonymous

nice job

on Sep. 20 at 10:45 am
natalie06 BRONZE, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"yes" - anonymous

nice job

on Sep. 14 at 6:29 pm
B0n3s_th3_3nby, No, Alabama
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i love this story, it's way better than anything i could write! could you maybe give me a lesson on how to write something like this?

fmokbel12120 said...
on Dec. 1 2020 at 1:06 pm
fmokbel12120, Dearborn, Michigan
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I LOVE THIS STORY! I loved how you used imagery! it's amazing

tiler1053 said...
on Oct. 5 2020 at 10:22 am
tiler1053, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before." - Neil Gaiman

I liked the use of imagery. While there is no real plot or character, this is definitely a nice way of showing of your skill with imagery.

on Jun. 25 2020 at 5:50 pm
ForgottenEcho BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Awesome! I loved it!

amana said...
on Jun. 24 2020 at 11:27 am
amana, Dallas, Texas
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amazing @amana

Manu2008 said...
on Jun. 21 2020 at 1:47 am
Manu2008, Sharjah, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not happy people who are thankful,it is thankful people who are happy"

Wow your imagery is amazing

Robert214 GOLD said...
on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:03 pm
Robert214 GOLD, Guangzhou, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Make the best of what is within our power, and take the rest as it occurs. -Epictetus

Amazing story! I love the imagery!

on Dec. 20 2019 at 2:07 pm
TheaFelvic BRONZE, Herndon, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Up up and away

Oh wow! I love this it's so very creative. keep doing what you're doing, never give up on yourself!

on Dec. 19 2019 at 1:48 pm
aniyawright BRONZE, Sacromento, California
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I really like how she used imagery in this story because that gives the reader .

on Oct. 17 2019 at 11:37 am
olivermymoniker BRONZE, Jackson, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"The one thing that makes me hazy, am I or the others crazy?"






















-Albert Einstein

This had a lot of promise. I enjoyed the imagery, but this could flow a little better. The piece has great potential, it just needs some more reworking.

on Apr. 1 2019 at 12:55 pm
erssssssssss000, Plano, Texas
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didly didly doo

on Apr. 1 2019 at 12:53 pm
erssssssssss000, Plano, Texas
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