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Blue Rival, Yellow Bunny MAG

June 1, 2010
By Just_Another_Tree_Hugger BRONZE, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Just_Another_Tree_Hugger BRONZE, Wethersfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."

It’s staring at me again, the foul little temptress. It sits on the desk, cheap, smirking as if to say, “Yeah, your man spends more time with me, and he complains about you all day. What you gonna do about it?”

It thinks it’s so much better than me. Of course, it doesn’t know what I’ve been planning. It doesn’t know I’ve been practicing the skills to conquer it. All I have to do is bide my time and wait for the perfect moment.

I study its ugliness. It’s a repulsive shade of blue, as if powder blue drank a gallon of iced tea and puked … no, even that’s too good. It has my boyfriend’s name tattooed across its cover. I want to walk over and rip it off. Maybe then I could see beneath its exterior and into its abysmal soul.

“Hey, honey, I think I’m going to write for a bit,” my boyfriend says. He must sense the conflict between me and the blue demon. I would like to scream in protest, but I have no rational excuse for an objection. The trollop looks over at me, smug, because, once again, my sweet, wonderful Scott is choosing it in favor of playing with my hair while we watch a James Bond movie.

Yes, I’m filled with all kinds of doubts and insecurities and my arch nemesis is my boyfriend’s stupid blue notebook. But it’s really not as pathetic as it sounds.

You see, I’m dyslexic. I can hardly read Dr. Seuss. I could have gotten help and learned to read earlier like most dyslexic people, but my parents refused to believe there was a problem. Scott’s supportive and all that junk. He even convinced me to go to some special class for a little while, but I deemed it a lost cause and stopped going. I mean, I’m 16; if I was meant to read, I would be able to by now.

I had no regrets about this decision until last week, when Scott brought that thing home. Now, he spends all his time just scribbling away in his notebook. He doesn’t even say what he’s writing about. I can’t tell if it’s a diary or a poetry book. He could be a drug dealer, keeping records of his clients … or worse, he could be complaining about me.

There’s a possibility I’m just paranoid. He could just be releasing his inner writer. But he’s never even expressed an interest in anything like that before. Scott has always been a math and science kind of guy. That’s why my curiosity has grown to the point of near insanity.

“I’m going to go make a sandwich. You want anything, babe?” Scott asks, standing up.

“No, thank you,” I answer quickly. I wait patiently until the door closes behind him and then I spring to my feet. Finally, the moment has arrived to set my plan in action. I’m going to overcome this little monster once and for all. I’ve been practicing some exercises I learned in my old class and I’m absolutely determined to read this blue devil. I lift the notebook off its pedestal and smirk at it. It won’t be keeping secrets from me anymore. I turn the cover and read the first page.

At first, I’m absolutely dumbfounded. I have to wonder for a moment if these sentences are real, or if my dyslexia is messing them up. “The yellow bunny curiously roams the forest” is written over and over again on the first page.

Other peculiar phrases are written throughout: “Brian eats the marshmallows next to the campfire,” and “Lions sleep peacefully in the grass.”

I’m at a complete loss for words until I reach the last page. There’s a simple note scribbled in Scott’s handwriting.

“Hello, my love. I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist. Good job practicing, I’m proud of you.”

Oh, that little blue trickster ….

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AshTree SILVER said...
on Nov. 12 2010 at 2:57 pm
AshTree SILVER, Clarksville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Live your art" -made this one up myself. Simple, but true.

How adorable! He's a keeper.

on Oct. 28 2010 at 6:47 pm
fairbrat BRONZE, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
Better to ask forgivness than permission

oh its such a cute story! i love it!

on Oct. 27 2010 at 10:03 pm
elizabitty BRONZE, Not Aplicable, California
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Favorite Quote:
The glass is never half empty unless it started fuller.

This is a great story. I love the descriptions of how she views the notebook. And i apsolutly adore the ending! Keep writing you have seriouse tallent

on Oct. 20 2010 at 8:23 pm
toripantherwolfgirl BRONZE, Reader, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
'When ever i get money i buy books........then what evers left i buy twizlers with'

I just loved this little story its adorble and funny great writeing.

on Sep. 29 2010 at 11:55 am
WillHug4Money GOLD, Florien, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing is stronger than gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.

this story was so clever and cute!! i love it!!!!

on Sep. 6 2010 at 8:30 am
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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This is great! :)

on Aug. 24 2010 at 11:37 am
NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds as long as you don't get altitude sickness"

"Perhaps you are right,perhaps not. I don't know 110% either way.All I know is that Im in search of truth. If you are too, let us be friends."

cute story!

on Aug. 21 2010 at 12:27 pm
mudpuppy BRONZE, Orangeburg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of cheese and flower petal sometimes it's soft and sweet, sometimes it just plain stinks. - M.J.

One of my favorite stories!

on Aug. 4 2010 at 3:27 pm
acousticgurl SILVER, Lagos, Other
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Shoot 4 d moon. Even if u miss, u will land among the stars. Rock Out!


JMAG782 SILVER said...
on Aug. 3 2010 at 10:03 am
JMAG782 SILVER, Westlake Village, California
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Favorite Quote:
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love it!!!! This is a friend bty ;) but still LOVE IT!

on Aug. 2 2010 at 10:22 pm
imnotjaye SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities."
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Cuore GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 2010 at 12:40 pm
Cuore GOLD, Saint Augustine, Florida
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Be the change you wish to see- Ghandi

Everything in this room is eatable, even I'm eatable, but that my dears is called cannibalism and is highly frowned upon in most societies.- Willy Wonka

Bright lights often blind those who can't see. ~

That was so funny!!!! I loved it!

on Jul. 10 2010 at 6:19 pm
Fiction_Fairy BRONZE, Cork, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Love is simple, love is true, it means one thing to me, and another to you.

Oh i Loved it! So cute and quirky. (: 

on Jun. 23 2010 at 6:57 pm
ashkash95 SILVER, New Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:8

super super super cute! I absolutely love this piece!

CrazyMojo said...
on Jun. 17 2010 at 10:57 pm
Awesome Panda I loved it!!

on Jun. 17 2010 at 11:19 am
Amanda! This was amazing! I love it(:

on Jun. 17 2010 at 11:08 am
This is awesome!!! I'm so proud of you! I can't wait to read more!

on Jun. 13 2010 at 10:47 am
HidingBoy SILVER, Hartsdale, New York
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Favorite Quote:
The lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. -Ashrei

:) It made me smile, thank you, it is great

TheJust ELITE said...
on Jun. 11 2010 at 2:36 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

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I love this!! It's one of the only romance I like, and yet it's really not romance :/ but I love it!! It's great!! :)

HelloLove said...
on Jun. 10 2010 at 12:30 pm
HelloLove, Dexter, Michigan
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Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at.
Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

That's so cute =3 and nicely written :)