August 2022 Fiction Contest: The Seashell | Teen Ink

August 2022 Fiction Contest: The Seashell

August 28, 2022
By Disneygirl_1 DIAMOND, Tenafly, New Jersey
Disneygirl_1 DIAMOND, Tenafly, New Jersey
50 articles 14 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever" - Walt Disney


Seashells...

    The strong ocean waves crash against my legs. With a simple slice, a broken pink seashell cuts into my knee. I stare at my blood staining the ocean water. I bite back a whimper as I stumble out of the water, clutching the shell tight in my hand.
    I turn to Mom, fighting back hot tears, “This stupid shell cut my knee! I hate it!”
    Mom shakes her head, gazing at the ocean, “No, it’s worth something. It cut your knee, after all.”
    I frown, looking down. “But it’s just a shell.”
    Mom nods as if that explained everything.“Exactly.”


The author's comments:

When I first started this piece, I felt like it wouldn't mount to anything. However, I still worked hard to finish it, thinking about all the people that it might help.

This is a piece that underlines that everything has a value no matter how small they are. If any of you talented writers or anyone else who's reading this piece is feelling down or small, this piece is here for you. You're important no matter what others say. You're talented, strong, and brave. This is a frequently used, overlooked saying but it's the best-just be yourself. You might feel small at the moment but you aren't. You never are.


Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 3 comments.


on Aug. 30 2022 at 11:30 am
LiteraryMe PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
41 articles 17 photos 370 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The earth has music for those who listen.” —William Shakespeare

Wow, I really love this! I often have moments like this in my family as well

on Aug. 29 2022 at 12:18 pm
Disneygirl_1 DIAMOND, Tenafly, New Jersey
50 articles 14 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever" - Walt Disney

@Afra Thank you! 😁

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 29 2022 at 12:13 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
89 articles 7 photos 1800 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

This is fantabulous!!!😊😊😊