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Long Distance Friendship

August 30, 2009
By CarlyG GOLD, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
CarlyG GOLD, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." H. Jackson Brown Jr.

It was our last moment together before I left. It was just Daniel and I, looking at the clouds in the African sky. If there was ever a moment I wished to never forget, it was then. I can still see that one cloud that started it all...

"I'd say a firetruck," Daniel commented.
I looked at the clouds in the sky trying to find it.
"Nah, that is an igloo." I smiled at the thought of looking at clouds next to him. Just like we used too, when we were kids.
"In the middle of summer? I don't think so." He laughed. I looked around trying to point out anything obvious.
"Oh, hey look. That is deffinitaly a heart."
He sat up, and looked out at the odd shaped cloud in the sky.
"I think its yours."
I sat up along with him. Still looking at that same cloud.
"It's too beautiful to be mine." I plopped right back down on the grassy hill.
"I beg to differ." He said and laid back down next to me.
The silence between us grew. Untill he looked over at me, into my eyes. Words were not spoken, but we both knew what was being said. It was written all over his eyes. Even as the sun slowly fell, we stayed there exactly like that. Until I had to break it.
"My flight leaves soon." I stood up and just watched the sun change the sky from orange to pink.
"Please stay." He stood up and pleaded.
"I only wish I could. Even the sun has to leave each day."
"How can you simply deny that?" I asked in bewilderment.
"No, I...I don't want to forget this." He seemed torn.
"I won't be gone forever. But, I will leave my heart with you until I get back." I smiled gently.
The hardest goodbye I had ever had to give was to him right then at that moment. But I knew that I would see him again. Friendships like these never leave.

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This article has 22 comments.

on Nov. 23 2011 at 5:13 pm
Jappyalldayeveryday, Detroit, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye

This is cute :)

on Oct. 10 2011 at 3:32 pm
Very good story, I loved it!(: I wish there would have been more though.

on May. 21 2011 at 8:08 pm
Mojo4133 BRONZE, Tropy Club, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“It's all fun and games, until someone looses an eye...than it's fun and games you can't see anymore.”
-James Hetfield

Well done! I loved it!

on May. 9 2011 at 2:28 pm
lyric2014 BRONZE, Scotts Mills, Oregon
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it's kinda bruised and beaten. it may be black and blue. kind scarred by my past. it's held together by duct tape. it may not be much but please take care of it. i left my heart with you!"

i love this... i can totally relate to it... my friend and i haven't seen eachother in months it sucks

on Apr. 17 2011 at 2:49 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

This was really good I know exactly how this cause my dad's in the military. Every one can relate. :o


honeydipp23 said...
on Mar. 4 2011 at 10:38 am
honeydipp23, St.paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
yeah or kk

this is a really good story / article .! ,, please keep writing .!

on Jan. 19 2011 at 10:45 pm
smilesunshine PLATINUM, Puyallup, Washington
34 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you're lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don't change to be the same." ~Taylor Swift

This is really good. The ending made me think of something I always tell myself, "it's not goodbye, you'll see them again sometime, somehow, and somewhere". It's really good! I like it! Keep writing.

on Dec. 28 2010 at 3:35 pm
silent_reader BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson

 Sooo good! Keep writing!

on Dec. 13 2010 at 12:25 pm
the ending is very sad. =(  friendships are ment to stay forever.

GaelicC said...
on Oct. 23 2010 at 11:08 am
GaelicC, Longford, Other
0 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
No -Rosa Parks

That was sweet! Keep writing!

on Sep. 9 2010 at 6:15 pm
Woahalliee BRONZE, Kissimmee, Florida
2 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you will ever learn is to love and be loved in return" - Moulin Rouge!

Because it says they were looking into the african sky. that's how you know.

krzykrys GOLD said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 1:40 pm
krzykrys GOLD, Baldwinsville, New York
15 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
i have many favorite quotes

well whos to say she wasnt leaving america? but anyways brilliant, huh? i agree.

on Jul. 26 2010 at 6:35 pm
readergirl95 BRONZE, Hopedale, Illinois
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This story is so good. i think everyone has to leave a friend at some point and this shows what it's like

on Jul. 26 2010 at 8:53 am
Annabelle294 SILVER, Branford, Connecticut
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This was beautiful, and so touching! Loved it.

on Jun. 13 2010 at 7:58 pm
JamieStarr GOLD, Sevierville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
o! thats why i love you. :) i love you.

this was very good i enjoyed it. ummm i was wondering can you check my writings out. i just started and i need some opinions. PLEASE (:

on Jun. 10 2010 at 8:35 pm
CanYouSeeTheCrazy PLATINUM, Cle Elum, Washington
21 articles 0 photos 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know why everyone in this world is so desperate to find love."
"Oh yeah? Why then?"
"Because, it's the closest thing we have to magic."

brilliant. just brilliant.

i love how you didn't set it in america! :]

on May. 19 2010 at 10:29 pm
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
32 articles 0 photos 246 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

this was amazing!!! please keep writing!!!

on May. 19 2010 at 6:09 pm
chelseabelle BRONZE, Tampa, Florida
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This was really good. I have a feeling this story won't end in friendship! :) keep writing!! and if you don't mind, could you check out my writing? I'm new to teenink and would love some feedback!



on May. 19 2010 at 12:09 pm
My.Heart.Is.Yours BRONZE, L.A, California
3 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
-Marilyn Monroe

Jeezz! That Was Frickkin Amazingg!ILoveYour Writing skills(:I wanted moree to......sooo Keep Writingg!:)

on Apr. 5 2010 at 12:34 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Oh my gosh, this made me cry.  So sad, bittersweet.   Five stars for you!