Forgotten What Could've Been

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Mari is ready to face the world of art and its wonders. She does not want to rely on her parents' name and power of persuasion to, effortlessly, get a job because she desires to establish her name in the art industry her way.
But, one fateful night after getting rejected by, yet, another job interview, her confidence spiralled down, and her short life of twenty-three years flashes before her eyes.
"Funny, I thought only the good die young."

References to real people, events, establishments, organizations, or locales are intended only to provide a sense of authenticity and are used fictitiously. All other characters, incidents and dialogue are drawn from the author's imagination and are not to be constructed as "real."

[[Word Count: 50,000-80,000]]

Table of Contents


Maybe this is my karma for being who I was; haunting me down like an angry ghost. “You can’t blame them, they’re just kids!” ... Read Chapter

“All my friends tell me I should move on.”

FIVE MONTHS EARLIER   Waking up groggily and confused, I remember having a dream just now. It was bizarre. I was with my hig... Read Chapter

"Why I stay strong?"

Ever got the feeling like you want to burst?! Like you want to jump and scream at the top of your lungs because of excitement, fright, ... Read Chapter

"Your face is like a melody"

Looking back at my college days, my favourite thing that I will forever cherish is the time when I was in Rome. It was only me who had ... Read Chapter

"I see you in my sleep"

We park near the Museum of the University. I remember in between classes and free periods, the girls and I always hang out in that muse... Read Chapter

"There's no you except in my dreams"

The commencement ends after the students from Tourism were called. We sang the graduation song, and then the University's hymn for the ... Read Chapter

Five Months Later

7:59 pm I thought that graduating with flying colours, and networking to respected names of the society would get you a reservation ... Read Chapter

"It's all immaterial."

The brightness of where I am standing seems to blind my vision. But I feel like the room is beautiful, with its high ceiling, greyish, ... Read Chapter

"Is this real life?"

I gasp for air. Oh, thank God, it’s a dream! I sigh with relief. While my eyes still closed, I search for my glasses on the... Read Chapter

"My mind sends me into oblivion."

We arrive at the school I used to hate and love, at the same time, Harrison Private Middle and High School. Our chauffer idle on the mi... Read Chapter

"The place that is laced."

The bell rings for lunchtime. So, Chandler and I head to the cafeteria. Decorating the board is almost finished. Just a little m... Read Chapter

"A dose of what could've been."

Chandler and I head fast and got in our homeroom for about 5 minutes. Our classmates are there already waiting for us. So, we sit on th... Read Chapter

"Let the future pass."

I didn’t notice that I fell asleep memorizing the lyrics I am ought to sing for the competition. Yup, I am still undecided about what... Read Chapter

"You've got me laughing while I sing."

If Chandler was bewildered yesterday, now I’m the one who is. Ros, April and our other classmates wish us luck, and then they find th... Read Chapter

"See this heart?"

The following events are back to decorating and preparing for Friday. But, as a reward, Ros let all of us off the hook for the day! I g... Read Chapter

"I can't set my hopes too high."

By the time I got into my homeroom, I noticed that most of our classmates went home already, except for my crew. Some students are wait... Read Chapter

"Every hello ends with a goodbye."

I got home by 10, or so, and while I was having the ‘date’ with Nate, I informed my parents that I’d be going to dinner with a fr... Read Chapter

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