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Dear Nate....

November 30, 2010
By Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 509 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Dear Nate

I don’t really know what to say or how to start this, but I guess I’ll start from what’s happened to me since you left and go from there. So many things have happened and so much has changed. I’m not so defensive anymore and I’ve got friends now: Harriet, Olivia, Gervais, Jamie and you, of course! I’m now studying at the U. I got the acceptance letter a few weeks after you left. Thanks to Gervais, I got 91% on my Calc test! A few days afterwards, I opened that gift you gave me on Valentine’s Day. I love the earrings, but it feels strange without my necklace. I miss it, but that life is in the past now. I’m moving on.

I handed in my English research project. You know, at the start I thought, “Great, I picked something I neither want nor have” but I’ve leant that there are many definitions of family. I brought in two pictures: One showed Jamie’s extended family and the other was taken at my 18th birthday. I didn’t want anything, but Cora insisted on organizing a party anyway- you know how she is! I wish you had been there, but you’ve got your own life with you Mum in Arizona now. The photo of the party isn’t great, but it’s the perfect thing to capture that moment. In it, we’re all standing by the pond: Me in the middle, Cora and Olivia on one side, Harriet and Reggie (who is staring at her) on the other. Gervais is the only one eating cake and finally Jamie, who is slightly blurred from rushing back into the photo.

I hardly recognise myself as the same person from all those months ago: Defensive and unwilling to trust anyone for fear of being abandoned. I used to think I could handle everything on my own, but now I’ve learnt that sometimes you have to reach out to someone else to really accept the past. That’s why I came after you that day you vanished. I’d already realized it was OK to accept help and I wanted you realize that too.

You won’t believe this, but Cora’s pregnant! I found out the last week of school. You have to come visit us! I really miss you- Ume and email aren’t the same.

Take Care. I love you.


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on Aug. 3 2011 at 11:26 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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~Hope. Faith. Love~
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I really liked this !

My only criticism is that in the sentence " with you Mum"

it should be "with your Mum".

Otherwise , awesome job!

on Aug. 3 2011 at 8:06 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
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"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Great article!  You just capitazlied 'Care' in the sentence 'Take Care', that's my only criticism.

I have to say I'm not familiar with the book, so I can't quite give you a full critique.

on Jun. 26 2011 at 8:52 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

BrokenInocence: Thanks! That truly means a lot! :)

on Jun. 26 2011 at 8:49 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

on Jun. 8 2011 at 10:58 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

This is really good! By the way, what novel is this story based off of?

on May. 30 2011 at 11:30 am
RFrocker23 PLATINUM, Ballwin, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

I don't know what this was based off of, but coming into it with zero knowledge about it, I still really, really enjoyed it. I just love your style and it flows extremely well. Keep it up!

on Dec. 15 2010 at 8:28 pm
this is great. you should write fanfiction for these books :)

on Dec. 6 2010 at 9:50 pm
Ellawind PLATINUM, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
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Dream like you will live forever, live like you will die today.

I love this- it's personal, it's sweet, and it goes just enough into Ruby's history to leave you wanting more and satisfied at the same time.