The Wondering Girl

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is just a story I've been thinking about writing for some time, about what it's like to not be accepted just because you're different from everyone, and more. This is part one, I would write the whole story but I unfortunately don't have enough time to. Stay tuned for part two!

There was once a girl by the name of Alice. She grew up in a troubled home, and she never felt loved by her family. She ran away multiple times, but was caught and brought back every time.

Everyone at school would bully her, whisper things behind her back, and never understood what she was going through. Alice pretty much knew why she was being treated this way everywhere she went; she adapted to a gothic style, and enjoyed every little bit of it. But the people around her never accepted her for it, she was bullied constantly and her parents never accepted her. She decided one day while in the woods that she absolutely hated life and was never going to feel loved, and wanted to commit suicide.

Alice ran through the woods and found a deep creek. She had decided to drown herself, she thought it would be quicker. She walked to the edge and was about to go in, when suddenly someone grabbed her arm from behind and said, "Whoa! What are you doing?" Startled, she turned quickly and looked to see a boy who looked about her age standing behind her with his hand gripping her arm. Alice studied his look; she thought it was amazing. Long dark hair, blue eyes, full lips, pale complexion, and dark clothing like she wore. She stared, unable to speak. He smiled and released her arm. Even his smile was perfect. Her heart started to race.

"So... What's your name?" He asked. She snapped out of her thoughts and struggled to reply, "A-Alice..." She stood nervously, and played with the ends of her long hair like she usually does when nervous. He noticed how tense she was and chuckled. "I'm Ethan. Nice to meet you. Oh, and... What were you doing about to walk into the creek like that? You know it's deep, right?" He stared at her, which made it hard for her to look back at him. She blushed. Then thought about his question, and immediately thought about her whole life and how she was treated so badly. Before she knew it, her eyes welled up and she started crying in front of Ethan. He noticed and put his hand on her shoulder. "Hey, wait... What's the matter? I didn't mean to make you cry, I'm sorry Alice."

She looked up at him quickly and stared into his bright eyes. No one has ever spoken to her like that, she felt her heart flutter. Feeling embarrassed, she wiped her tears away and said with a stuffy nose, "No, I'm sorry, it's not your fault... I was thinking about something." He blinked and with a smile he said, "Well, I know we just met... But, you want to talk to me about it? We can go to my house, since it's getting a little cold out here." She continued to look at him... And smiled, she felt very happy that she could finally smile about something. She nodded, and they walked out of the woods together and headed to his house.

Submitted: October 17, 2012

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This was very well written as it presents a serious focus on human drama and how some of us deal with issues.

You quick and effectively draw the audience into your storyline presenting us with a scenario that is deep and moving.

I have no doubt this writing will catch the attention of those who will most certainly find it useful. I congratulate you on your contribution.

Thu, October 25th, 2012 1:59am


Thank you.

Sat, October 27th, 2012 5:10pm

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