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Forgetting Jake

Short story By: wisegirl
Young adult



one girl tells her story on her brother who died suddenly and how skateboarding was the only way to get her mind off everthing that had been happening
(TOTALLY NON FICTION!)Thanks to my cousin Eoin (the boy in the image) I wouldn't have thought this story up.


Submitted:Nov 29, 2009    Reads: 60    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   


His picture was in my hands. i broke down into tears. It was a few months ago from that day but the tears were as heavy as the first ones. I missed him so much. our house is so silent with out a wise craking ten year old. I couldn't let him be dead at first, now i see it as the dissapointment of the universe. mom and dad tell me he's in a better place but he's favourite place ever was at home with my so it's not fair. It isn't like he actually got a good long life or was in a major heart attack. We just found him not breathing one morning, we think he might have thrown up in his sleep. He was such a joker with a new way to make you laugh every day of the year. I couldn't let this happen. I remebered one thing he loved most in the world. Skateboarding. The guy spent Christmas Day on his stakeboard. He skipped school to go to skating events. I had never joined him for fear of falling (I also have fears of spiders, school and knees!) but this time, for him I needed to do this. It was summer, the blistering heat was almost mind-numbing. I was wearing my shortest shorts and slieveless t-shirt and I had sweat to my eyeballs. Once I hopped on the skateboard, for some reason i was cooled down.I did stuff I'd seen Jake (my brother) do alone sometimes. It wasn't to bad. I constantly thought i would fall and suddenly I felt like he had his arms around me, guiding me the whole way. I flew down a huge ramp and he slowly let me go, so I let him go too, I have never been held by him again but I entered Tenesse State Skateboarding Competiton (TSSC) and won $70,000 plus a really big trophy. I even got Tony Hawk to sign Jake's skateboard, it's what he wouldv'e only dreamed of when he was alive. Sometimes I wonder if the reason he is dead is so i can be a good boarder, but then it makes me feel like it's my fault so I stop thinking of it. I got over all my fears except two 1) Throwing up in my sleep 2) Forgetting Jake




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