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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: 'The Odd Ones'
what is happiness?

Submitted: January 27, 2016

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Submitted: January 27, 2016



Growing up, I used to think that happiness was materialistic. As a little girl, I used to want a lot of things; fairy wings, tutus, pop-up books, and etcetera.

But when I face other obstacles and problems as I grow up, I realized that I don’t even know what happiness is.


Is it an object? A person? Or is it just relief?

Like when you have a lot of homeworks. After all the homeworks are done, you felt like a lot of weight has been lifted off your shoulders.


Is that happiness?


A lot of people has always had a similar type of life; a smooth road, with a few bumps on it.

I, however, has the opposite; my life is a bumpy road, with a few smooth surfaces. Sure, I laugh and smile, but do I know what happiness is?


 “Lorry, where the hell are you?”

A voice slurred.


Then there he is, with his red eyes and evil smile.

“Oh, there you are!”


I gripped the thing on my hand as I swallowed my saliva hard. What should I do?

How much does happiness cost?


He walked closer and slapped me across the face.
“Don’t dress so slutty again!”


I am not. I’m wearing sweatpants and a tank top.


I gripped it tighter. What is happiness?

Think, Lorry, think…


“Speak up, are you deaf?”

He yelled, slapping me harder. I didn’t do anything. I kept my hands behind my back.


“What’s that behind your back? A journal? What, you miss your mother? The one who left you? You miss that bitch, huh?”


That does it.


Before I knew what was happening, I stabbed the knife right on his chest and thrust it deeply before I twisted it. The blood gushed out, and his face looks like he’s in so much pain. At first I was a bit scared, but soon, I started to smile.


I felt like a huge boulder was being lifted off my body.


Is this what happiness feels like?

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