Best friend

Best friend

A Story by Odaisha

You don't know how much you love a friend until you lose them.

I was never quite the ladies man, nevertheless I have had my heart broken a couple of times.  

Once was from a girl named Alyssa and my best friend Colton.  Like the rest of all the girls in my 

homeroom class, Alyssa was very pretty and kind.  Like so many of us who idolized the Backstreet 

boys, so too did Alyssa and apparently my best friend Colton looked like Nick Carter because he 

parted his hair in the middle that extended to bangs just above his eyes.  Not only was everyone 

ignoring me and paying attention to Colton but so too was Alyssa.  I thought that the girls in my 

class were all so immature and stupid for acting so strange, because whenever Colton arrived to 

class, some of the girls would always giggle at each other when they greeted him.  

During recess, Alyssa who had been once kind and pretty was beginning to act different and str

ange, she and the other girls in my class would call each other names and tease each other for liking 

Colton.  To me at that age I thought that Alyssa was acting so girlish and immature and it was all Col

ton's fault.

The next morning I decided that Alyssa will certainly notice me as I parted my hair in the bathr

oom mirror.  But that day at school was again all about Colton.  As my classmates were finally begin

ning to notice me, the teacher made an announcement that Colton would be changing schools and th

at today would be his last day at our school, and all of the attention once again diverted back to Colto

n and he once again was the center of attention.  

All of my classmates including, of course, Alyssa took pictures with Colton on his last day at our

school except for me and I felt very left out.  But the next day when I arrived at school, Colton who 

always noticed me and always said Hi to me was not in his desk and the feeling of being left out was 

nothing compared to how much I missed my best friend Colton.


© 2016 Odaisha

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I really enjoyed reading this, I think it expresses exactly what it's like to have a majorly popular friend, and what it's like to like somebody who's more interested in somebody else. It also explains how difficult it is to fit in and be a functioning member of society. But the bit that struck me the most is the feeling of loss and the 'missing' of Colton and how it feels. Lovely piece of writing, well done!

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6 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your kind words.
I think this shows how someone feels when they have a popular friend perfectly. Great job on this

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Madeline, Thank you for your kind words.
I like this story, I feel like you capture the idea of 'You don't know what you got 'till it's gone' very well here. I truly appreciate the message you are trying to say here.
I would also appreciate it if you read my poems, they are about emotional struggle, and i feel like you might like 'em, even If you don't, I like your story just fine.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Very well, Thank you and I'm glad you liked it.

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Added on January 29, 2016
Last Updated on January 29, 2016
Tags: friendship, jealousy, changing schools, dumb girls, sweet innocent elementary days



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