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A Moment in Time

November 9, 2008
By QS724 SILVER, Carpentersville, Illinois
QS724 SILVER, Carpentersville, Illinois
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Dear Abigail,

I know I haven’t written in a while, but it’s hard out here in ‘Nam. They don’t fight fair. They wait in the bushes like a lion eager and ready to pounce. They do not care for my life like I do not care for theirs. I look at myself and wonder how I will be when I come home. Today, I heard something in the bushes and I reach for my gun without thinking. Without thinking! Remember the guy I was telling you about, Bud? Well, he’s gone now. Bud got shot in the leg. We said the Lord’s Prayer for him, we try to say it for as many of the fallen, but we know we can’t. I wonder how you’ll look at me. If I have seen and done too much to ever be me again. Most of all I wonder if you still wear my pin. The one I gave you before I left. I think this with the heat from the locket you gave me against my chest. I wonder if you found someone named Harry or Greg that will make you forget all about me. The way we would walk under the stars after sneaking on the McDonalds farm still linger in my dreams. How our fingers would intertwine and your blue eyes light up. I think of you often and I hope you think of me. I am writing in the hospital right now. Surprise guess who’s coming home?

Love Always,

Maxwell Anderson

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on Nov. 15 2018 at 6:14 pm
Hermione-Granger BRONZE, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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This is amazing, great job!

on Jan. 9 2015 at 3:53 pm
a3writer SILVER, Sylvania, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
There is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you. -Christopher Robins

this is an amazing letter!

on Oct. 25 2009 at 3:28 pm
WOW! so sweet :)

QS724 SILVER said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 3:38 pm
QS724 SILVER, Carpentersville, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 3 comments
thank you so much i love hearing feedback

on Sep. 23 2009 at 6:36 pm
Emma.H.96 DIAMOND, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better. -Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.

This is AMAZING!!! I absolutly loved every second. I felt like I was actually in the situation. Keep writing!!!!!