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Be Sorry

July 10, 2010
By weebnini DIAMOND, San Diego, California
weebnini DIAMOND, San Diego, California
55 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

It was Saturday night and I found myself laying on the couch in pj’s and bunny slippers watching Romeo and Juliet.


Because Romeo seemed like a good opposite to my newly ex-boyfriend, James Anderson. Romeo was brave, caring, and- I guess- loyal. James was not. Anyway, I felt like crying and Romeo and Juliet made me cry- snot, tears and all. Mom said it wasn’t healthy to keep feelings inside. Crying helped and soon enough I sat watching them take poison. I felt the familiar warmth of wet tears streaming down my cheeks.

It did feel good.

I sighed when the movie when the movie ended and went to the kitchen for some ice cream. Mom raised her brow. She’s starting to think I’m depressed. It’d only been a day and she was diagnosing me.

I found Titanic and popped it in. Then I grabbed a spoon and ate from the tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream. The cold, creamy, goodness washed my worries away.

So, why Titanic? Jack dies.

Halfway through the movie I pretend Jack was cheating on Rose because it started to look like Jack was too good to die. It made me feel a bit better. Then, the doorbell rang.

“Erika! Get the door!” My mom called.

Nine o’ clock! Seriously? Who comes to my house at nine o’ clock? I swung open the door and it only took me a minute to recognize the face of the body standing on my doorstep.

“James? It’s late. What do you want?”

“I’m sorry, Erika,” he whispered, flinching at my clipped tone.

“For what?” There were a lot of things he could be sorry about. He could be sorry for running away from me when I needed him most, or not answering me when I said that I loved him. He could be sorry for ignoring me the next day and for saying goodbye.

But did I want him to be sorry?

The author's comments:
I always wanted him to come knocking on my door....

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on Feb. 24 2011 at 10:08 pm
Rainbowmadhatter, Reno, Nevada
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nt worry people she has plenty more where that came from

and if you havent read her other piecs do its a huge delite and brings me much happyness




on Sep. 13 2010 at 2:53 pm
freewriter_123 SILVER, Miramar, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried slamming a revolving door." ;)

wow this one is good. I love reading your stories

on Aug. 9 2010 at 10:11 am
WaterGirl23 BRONZE, Nutley, New Jersey
4 articles 5 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William Shakespeare

i get wher shes comin from...really nice piece[[:

on Jul. 30 2010 at 3:18 pm
LiveLife2theMax GOLD, Wicklow, Other
12 articles 4 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
-Robert Frost

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
-Kurt Cobain

kudos for this one :)
i love it

more please :)