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September 21, 2009
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

My dark blue eyes swept over the letter once again, checking for any signs of falseness. I paused at the word love. Tracing the block lettering, I realized that there are many ways to show love. Moving away wasn’t one of those reasons.

I glanced up onto the beach. One lone silhouette of a boy in his late teens stood at the water’s edge. I slowly walked up to him. Without making a sound I glanced up at his profile.

His shaggy brown hair fell in front of his eyes and his square jaw had a hint of stubble shadowing his mouth. He looked down at me and the corners of his mouth hitched up.

“I knew you would come.” His voice was hoarse as if he had been yelling all day. “You always do.” I reached for his hand and he took it, squeezing gently. I forced a smile at him.

“I love you,” I spoke, my voice breaking on the last word. He laughed; it was a low sad sound, unusual for him.

“As I love you.” Using his free hand, he stroked my cheek. I pressed my face into it breathing in his scent. He smelled lightly of soap and had on a hint of the cologne I bought him for his birthday.

“Then stay,” I pleaded. He frowned as if he were asked a difficult question.

“You know I can’t.”

“Then stay here with me tonight,” I argued holding tighter onto him. He hesitated and then nodded. He sat down, pulling me with him. Cradling me in his arms, he started to stroke my windblown hair. I closed my eyes; I was hoping that time would stop right there.

“I leave tomorrow morning,” he said to the air in front of him. I let a few tears trail down my face without speaking. For if I did, I knew I would weep. “Megan, look up.” I obeyed and he turned my face to the source of the dimming light. The sunset’s vibrant oranges, yellows, and reds painted the sky. I sighed, realizing that this was the last sunset I would spend with him. Reluctantly, I turned back to him.

“Don’t let me go,” I murmured before turning back to the sunset.

“I won’t,” he answered, but as he said those words we both knew they weren’t true. I took them to heart anyways. Tears started streaming down my cheeks and I let out a sob. Shawn held me tighter and I could feel his own tears falling into my hair. The sunset colors were turning into blackness and I could make out a few stars in the sky. The day was ending and so were our lives together.

The author's comments:
I am such a romantic. I love a good romance novel.

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on Oct. 27 2012 at 12:27 pm
Wordartist SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole thinking its stupid." -Albert Einstein

Ohhhhhhhhh. Don't you hate when there is a fantasically good piece and then when you're caught up in the emotion of it; it ends. Then of course you have to reread it hoping magically the ending will change. Well this is one of those pieces, definelty!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 9:22 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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This is really great!!!!! Keep writing!!!!

on Dec. 24 2011 at 9:06 pm
singingwriter14 BRONZE, Chester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Some days you're the statue. Some days you're the pigeon."

Oh this made me want to cry. I have to say, I'm kind of a sucker for some romance myself. Keep writing!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 6:50 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is really good! rather sad, but well written and good emtion. thank you


on Nov. 10 2011 at 1:06 pm
spiritgirl123 BRONZE, Powell, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you to the moon and back"

PLEASE WRITE MORE!!! this is incredibale!!

on Oct. 19 2011 at 8:19 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.

LOVE unwrittenlove she is my fave writer I love her romance novels, I check everyday for your writings! I love your writing keep it up your great!!!!!! :)

on Sep. 5 2011 at 4:24 pm
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

That was so wonderfully sad! I felt like I already knew the characters so it made it even more depressing! Please write more and give it a happy ending so I won't be sad!

on Sep. 5 2011 at 3:34 pm
Bookworm1998 GOLD, Brampton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Preserve your memories, keep them well; what you forget, you can never retell.

 this is so sad, but so good!

on Jul. 23 2011 at 9:08 pm
inkblot13 PLATINUM, Auburn, New York
41 articles 1 photo 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"

- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'

i really, really liked this. Good job! Also a hopeless romantic, yet I can't seem to write anything of the romance genre (go figure) Anyways, 5 out of 5 stars!!! :D

Check out some of my work?

on Jul. 1 2011 at 4:54 pm
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

This is great. You're an incredible writer. You have a very deep emotional intellect.  I am a hopeless romantic too so I can relate to this.  Could you check out my love story, "When Love Happens"? I have the prologue, chapter 1, and chapter 2 posted thus far. Thanks, and keep writing! :)

on Feb. 19 2011 at 8:44 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

amazing. it was so heartfelt and emotional. i love it. plzz keep writing:)

cheer1018 said...
on Jan. 6 2011 at 12:36 pm
cheer1018, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Beautiful.  This was very sad and reminded me of my boyfriend.  He goes to college now and im still in high school so i can completely relate to this!

on Nov. 23 2010 at 4:04 pm
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

Thank you so much! This literally made my day! I am so sorry to say that I will not be completing Innocent Kiss anytime soon. I know that a lot of people have loved it, but I just haven't had time to finish it. I will be posting this new novel that I am writing for a contest very soon. I hope everybody likes it. 

on Nov. 23 2010 at 7:40 am
amlee1212 BRONZE, Spotsylvania, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'll love you forever or find something better..."

Unwrittenlove is one of the writers who I absolutely adore. I always come to read what new work she has submitted. I am such a sucker for the romance she writes. Everytime I'm on teenink, I have to see if she has posted anything new because I just love her writing. I can't wait until she finishes Innocent Kiss, that's my favorite one. Keeeeep it upppp(:

ideaspazz said...
on Nov. 1 2010 at 4:01 pm
I enjoyed how you made it realistic and let him go instead of having the narrator change his mind.  Very good!  :)  Keep writing and I'm sure everyone will keep reading!

on Jun. 22 2010 at 10:14 am
Stargirl212 GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"No matter how dark the sky, you'll always have the stars."

Gorgeous. I love that it's not too long and rambley. Great job!

Reigyn said...
on May. 29 2010 at 2:44 pm
Reigyn, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt,sing like no one is listening,and live like it's heaven on earth."- William Purkey
As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose. ~Author Unknown

Beautiful piece.

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on May. 9 2010 at 9:34 pm
ZoeBrooke, E. Wenatchee, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn."

Wonderful! Short, but sweet. You are a great writer!

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on May. 9 2010 at 8:56 pm
Catiestar GOLD, Clayton, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground, I'll be the wings that keep your heart in the clouds <3

Absolutly beautiful. Great work.

on Apr. 30 2010 at 9:31 am
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

Thank you sooo much! :)