The American Dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
Two teenagers try and accomplish their dreams, but there are some obstacles in their way. Will they be able to make it in the finish line? Find out in "The American Dream"

Submitted: September 21, 2013

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The American Dream

(Story by Kavi Harjani)

(Edited By LeonRT)

 The American Dream. The word itself says the meaning. No dreams come true on its own. Either you work hard or you see it getting buried and move on. Everyone has a dream. Everyone. There isn't a single person who hasn't dreamt of anything and if there’s one, he\\she doesn't deserve to live on this planet.

 

Living in a town in the United States, two kids, Blake and Mathew both had a different dream which would eventually coincide with the path of becoming rich at a rapid speed. Both of them took birth in a Christian family. Blake was a clever, agile and a brave kid. He had the kind of confidence in him that was seen very rarely. He could amuse people by his writing, and his manner of conversation was tremendously enjoyed by the people around him.

On the other hand, Mathew was a person that enjoyed sports and outdoors. He was lighthearted and carefree. Blake and Mathew met because of the deep friendship in between their families. They first met as kids and shared their ideas. They used to find it entertaining to spend time together. And no sooner did it take them to grow from kids to teenagers and as they grew up, people used to talk out about them. The people of their age used to say, “Look at those annoying kids”. Whereas the grown-ups used to say, “Ah! Such well-behaved teenagers!” Blake and Mathew have never been affected by the people who talk about them.

As the time passed by, Blake started writing and desired to be a writer. He wrote his first story at the age of 16 and at that moment, he wasn't supported well enough by his family. But, he never let down his dream and here, took the birth of Blake’s American Dream. He found himself delighted to write and soon after, his stories were out. The overexcited teen wanted someone to read his stories and he asked his grandfather to do so. He was really astounded by the work his grandson did and they had much more in their relation than grandson and grandfather. They used to share their personal things, laughs and spent a lot of their time together.

Mathew on the other hand often played football and thought of creating his career in the game. But Mathew, he too wasn't supported well enough by his family and his grandfather had expired due to cancer. He envied Blake for having such a good and friendly grandfather. But Mathew wasn't certain about his dreams as he knew that it was going to be tough to make it, so he dropped the idea and concentrated on his education. And so, he sat and wondered what his dream would be? Will he be reckoned among the scum or the leaders? And so, he went on and on and finally decided that he would go to Blake and ask him if he could talk to his grandfather. Blake agreed and they went to see his grandfather. He started to narrate to them the way he lived his life and after a while when Mathew got comfortable with him and could finally share his plan of being a footballer.

“There’s a lot of competition. Will I get my chance or will I just be struggling like the others?”

The grandfather took a deep breath and calmly replied, “The universes greatest was also once a competitor. Never give up on your dream, my child.”

Soon after, Mathew made up his mind of being a footballer. And here took place Mathew’s American Dream. As the time passed by, Mathew and Blake met, spoke and worked every single day to achieve their dream. At the age of 17, Mathew successfully made it to the local football club that would pay him enough to make his own living and Blake completed his second book but unfortunately, when he arrived to the publisher to publish his hard written two books, he said that he wanted to sell the first one at 50,000$ and the second one at 100,000$.

The publisher answered “They aren't so special. Why should I pay you such a high price when I can buy a better book and that I feel is worth more? “

But Blake refused to lower the price saying, “Ok sir, as you wish. Thank you.”

Though Blake was upset and deeply hurt by the words said to him, he never gave up. While, Blake was struggling, Mathew was working hard over his football career and one fine day, Blake went to another publisher. Finally, he found the man and published it from “Sterling Publishers”. The results did not take much time to come and it went on to become a huge success. The ex-publishers he went too regretted not publishing his book. By the age of 20, Mathew was signed by a player’s dream club. Chelsea.

Two years later, Blake’s grandfather passed away and his death wasn't easy for Blake and Mathew. But, they knew that they had to focus on their career and they couldn't afford to stop. Mathew and Blake were now 22. Blake was a successful writer. People often asked him to publish a book from their co-operation. Mathew signed for Real Madrid and is now, a very successful player.

In an interview that was done with Mathew, he was asked “How do you feel living such a fortunate and prosperous life?”

 He replied “It wouldn't have been possible to be where I am without Blake’s grandfather. He made us realize that hard work always pays off and with no pain, there’s no gain. If you want something, go out and accomplish it. Never give up on your dream. If you have an idea, try it out. Don’t let it get fuzzy and disappear”.

This is The American Dream.

 



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