Orphaned | Teen Ink


April 22, 2010
By SwallowedByInsanity PLATINUM, Hillsdale, New Jersey
SwallowedByInsanity PLATINUM, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is a poison, but it is also the antidote."

I could feel the intensity of the heat on my back as the fire roared behind me. It wasn’t my fault the fire started. It wasn’t my fault my little brother, my mom, and my dad, were all trapped inside right now. I sat here on the curb outside my house. It seems like I should have done something, but there was nothing I could do.
The screams of my family burning to their deaths was not something I had wanted to hear, so as selfish as it seemed, I pulled out my ipod and tried to let my mind wander. I couldn’t face my house, look at my life as it burned to the ground, saying goodbye to every hope for a decent future.
There was no way to avoid the concept I simply couldn’t grasp. The truth was buried in the back of my mind, I did my best to escape every emotion I was feeling. I didn’t not cry, I didn’t scream, I didn’t even pray to god. I sat in silence contemplating the very truth of my new life.
I was an orphan.

The author's comments:
this story was really depressing to write, i suppose i was feeling sad at the time.

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This article has 4 comments.

Amiee said...
on Sep. 11 2010 at 9:17 am

wow, this is so powerful, it descirbes a lost person's feeling so perfectly


on Jun. 19 2010 at 10:02 pm
elfiewrites BRONZE, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart."~William Hazlitt
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."


SandyC SILVER said...
on May. 9 2010 at 8:49 pm
SandyC SILVER, Concord, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"In the end it won't matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away"

rly well written....and DestinysAgent is right, i wuldnt believe that yu r new @ this...this article is incredible....great work!

on May. 6 2010 at 11:27 pm
.Escape.From.This.Afterlife. GOLD, Short Hills, New Jersey
10 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"bad blood is more satisfying to spill across the floor..."

This is really good... and actually made me shiver a bit :).  It's hard to believe you're new at this! Keep Writing!