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No expectations, no disappointments

March 8, 2013
By bloodwraith1 GOLD, Cape Town, Other
bloodwraith1 GOLD, Cape Town, Other
11 articles 51 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
time is what keeps things from happening at once.
i will show you fear in a hand full of dust.

The disapproving lights glared down on her as she sat there, cradling her baby in her arms. She distantly heard her mother's shrill voice telling her," You won't get any help from us with this child. You should've given it up!" She did not care though. she just dreamed of a bright future with this beautiful baby girl.
Mommy lit candles. I love birfday pwesents. Tha oder kids sat by tha tables. Their Mommys and Daddys stood by them. I looked at Mommy. I asked, " Where's Dadda?" Mommy looked like she was gonna cry. She said in my ear dat Dadda wasn't gonna come back. I feel bad. I don't want Mommyto cry. I hugged her. One day I want to be like Mommy. Mommy is nice. Dadda mustn't have liked me.
" No one loves you Emma!"
" Your dad doesn't care!"
" Haha! Emma is a loser!"
" What a dork!"
I ran. I'm tired of this. It isn't my fault I don't have a dad or that I work hard. I do it so that Mom will be proud. I do it so that one day maybe I will havemore. I don't want to end up alone. Most of them will never understand. They have more than they could ever want. I work so that one day I won't have to. I want to look after my family. I ran, not because I was scared of them. I'm scared that they are right.
We got into the car and we started driving. I remember when I was young I used to call these losers Dad. I guess I needed to believe in a happy family with both parents. I stopped believing long ago. Mom grabbed the CDs and threw them, there was a crunch as we drove away. Well we were always happier when we were alone, just us two.

I sat down on the chair and stared out the window. The faint, weak rays of sunlight gave very little illumination. The beep of the machines was the only noise that could be heard, yet the silence screamed louder than any patient here could. I watched her body lying there. She wanted to go so bad, but I couldn't let her. Then I would be alone. I had given up on believing in friends and boyfriends, in people staying. After finding her and calling the ambulance, I found the note. Even after reading it I still think that her expectations led to disappointments.

The author's comments:
I wrote this as a school essay topic. basically this story could be about any single mom and any daughter, in life we tend to expect more and i guess this girl just learnt early on not to get her hopes up.

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on May. 11 2013 at 12:00 pm
bloodwraith1 GOLD, Cape Town, Other
11 articles 51 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
time is what keeps things from happening at once.
i will show you fear in a hand full of dust.

hey. this isn't a true story, made most of it up, however the one part about the cd's did actually happen.

on May. 6 2013 at 4:16 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

dont tell me this is a true story? its so sad, but the writing made it sound so true. i swear i think you actually went throught this.....