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When I'm Gone

January 3, 2011
By unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
61 articles 11 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be" -anonymous


Claire is a 25 year old girl, searching for peace in her life. Her past is full of beatings, babies and hatred. She ran away from that 10 years ago and now is in New York City being what she has always wanted to be.

Enter Michael.

Michael is patient, kind, and understanding; everything Claire can't stand. When Michael rescues Claire from a fire, he falls in love. He decided that he would keep trailing her until she finally opens up.

Sooner than later, he wonders if she ever will share the story of her past. Then, one fateful Tuesday will change everything for them. Even their love for each other.

Kaitlyn S.

When I'm Gone

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This book has 29 comments.

on Jan. 22 2022 at 8:47 pm
Writtingisamazing BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Act as if what you do makes a difference because it does!

It's very hard to make me cry! Your story however made me cry. When they said that they weren't gonna make it an then tthey fell I started bawling like a baby! I would buy this if it gets published I don't care if it cost 10000000 dollars I will save my money! Congrats on making me cry! 👍🚒❤️

on Oct. 1 2013 at 11:00 pm
alwaysreal BRONZE, Harvey, Louisiana
2 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

This book is amazing. I hate to say this but the story made me cry. Before he died i was like he is gonna make. So when i found out he was dead i cried. You should get this book published. Its that good.

Countrystorm said...
on Dec. 13 2012 at 6:35 pm
This story is so good! You should post it on Wattpad so more people can read it, or look into getting it published!!!!!!

on Aug. 12 2012 at 8:59 am
witchchild1234, Wilmette, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only one link of destiny can be handled at a time." - Winston Churchill

Lov this book. It is soooo amazing... and sad.

Kay_Kay GOLD said...
on Jun. 21 2012 at 6:43 pm
Kay_Kay GOLD, Maclagan, Other
10 articles 34 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't dream your life, live your dream."

I love it I love it I love it I love it! You are such a beautiful writer! The way you have captured the pain and emotion and the images you have created with your descriptions are just stunning.
Just groovy :)

Aleeh BRONZE said...
on May. 16 2012 at 1:29 pm
Aleeh BRONZE, Wilkinson, Indiana
1 article 8 photos 6 comments
This was one of the best things ive ever read on here. Wait i lied. IT IS THE BEST. I am completely overwhelmed by everything this story told. I read it all today during school. I was way to into it to even pay attention to my teachers. Which is very hard considering i dont like to miss anything. This was AMAZING. i love it. well done.

on Apr. 2 2012 at 5:10 pm
Zuccini75 BRONZE, Chantilly, Virginia
1 article 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people wonder, than telling them yourself."

Wow... this is really good -

It was full of emotion, flow, and all sorts of other writing goodies, keep writing, we're expecting master pieces!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 3:14 pm
Musicescape BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 10 comments
This was absolutely amazing! I cried. I hope you continue writing.

on Dec. 14 2011 at 1:27 pm
i-love-cupcakes, New York, New York
0 articles 0 photos 27 comments
i loved this story i've alredy read it 3 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please write another

on Dec. 12 2011 at 9:26 pm
Don't be depressed! That'll make me depressed too. D:> Just cry for hours.

on Dec. 12 2011 at 9:21 pm
I agree! Of course, I would probably cry through most of it. This is so amazing. I wish that I could write like this. Of course, if I could, I would make myself cry in five seconds. But he died! Just when she finally fell in love! So sad. :'<

on Dec. 12 2011 at 9:14 pm
Beautiful. But you are an officially awful person. I cried. I wish that he hadn't died. :'[ Sadness. ;;

on Nov. 10 2011 at 5:56 pm
XxilybbyxX SILVER, Saginaw, Michigan
5 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes we build up walls, not to keep people out; but to see who cares enough to break them down.


on Oct. 24 2011 at 4:02 pm
Kev-Girl SILVER, Plymouth, Indiana
5 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is a maybe. Death is for sure. Sin is the cause. Christ is the cure. :)

Love is the breath of God, and prayer is the melody that makes it sing.

If you cant annoy someone, there's no point in writing.

Love is overrated, marry for money.

I am in  tears. :( This was so sad, but beautiful! I dont even know how to describe it, besides just beautiful. Aww, man...I am honestly at a loss for words. This is now one of my favorite books EVER. 


on Aug. 26 2011 at 11:00 pm
meleavvelenata SILVER, Seattle, Washington
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my freedom" ~ Harmony
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission" ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Sexy fun time shorts" ~ Emily Mae

OMG!!!!!!!! that was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this should be in the print mag. seriously. epically good job.

809. said...
on Aug. 6 2011 at 9:34 pm
Vanessasandra, you sure it's really good? Il start reading it since yousaid it's that good :)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 8:52 pm
vanessasandra GOLD, Bandung, Other
11 articles 1 photo 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.

I slept in castles and fell in love because I was taught to dream. ♥

this needs to get to the top... i'm not joking................. asiufydiauosxyous. k now i'll stop commenting. maybbe. this. is. just. too. good. i. love. it. 

on Aug. 5 2011 at 8:50 pm
vanessasandra GOLD, Bandung, Other
11 articles 1 photo 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.

I slept in castles and fell in love because I was taught to dream. ♥

So ummmmmmm, I JUST KEEP COMING BACK TO THIS!!! this is THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ AND I AM NOT KIDDINNGGGG. I was really sad about the ending though :'( :'( this should be made into a movie! just... wow. this is a masterpiece. just. wow. im sharing this with everyone :)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 3:45 pm
vanessasandra GOLD, Bandung, Other
11 articles 1 photo 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.

I slept in castles and fell in love because I was taught to dream. ♥

Okay. this. was. absolutely. amazing. it's. crazy. i. cried. 


this is honestly the most amazing story i have EVER read. don't know about you, but this changed my whole perspective about love. :)


PLEASSEEE write more :)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 9:53 pm
Autumn Corry-South, Tracy, California
0 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Oh my god.  That was amazing.  I cried so hard.  Just proves theres no such thing as happy endings.  Beautifully written.

Peace, love, empathy