On That Day...

On That Day...

A Story by Chloe..Across the Universe

we were one


Tuesday, September 11, 2001 America is waking  to the last day of innocence as she knows it..
Those staunch New Yorkers busteling down city streets on foot, bicycles, subways, taxis, in
automobiles- Some are at work, some on their way...some just shopping or running errands 
They all have something in common , something so horriffic so vile and evil, unbelievable....
All will share the same nightmare , as will all of America and most of the world , a never ending  
nightmare that still is with us all....

We know what happened. We saw it first hand or on TV....The Twin Towers held people from all
walks of life from all over the world..Husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, 
sons and daughters. friends  and lovers . I can only imagine their fear and too, courage...some making 
frantic phone calls to loved ones they had said goodbye to just hours before not knowing it was
the last....heartbreaking....Those firefighters not caring of the risk try so hard to get the people out.
Police officers, all the first responders do the same. 

Did you not feel the most sickening feeling as the first tower toppeld... then the second?  
Did  you like me  see what looked to be monstrous, evil faces in the smoke that consumed those towers, or was that just me? Did you feel a burst of pride and sadness for those on flight
93  who decided  trying to over power those evil men rather than die at their plan  was a better alternative? 
Sadness does not convey the emotions of that day...No word in my vocabulary does...
For those in the World Trade Center , The Pentagon, Flight 93 , we remember ...

For the way New Yorkers and  Americans from all over the U.S. came together to lend helping hands and shoulders
to lean on made us (most of us) proud to be Americans ,  and though we were anxious and just a bit afraid to go
about as usual we decided this was not going to stop us , they were not going to win  in such a manner, showed 
the world we were United, we were one, all Americans shedding our tears together and holding each other
up, forgetting our differences for awhile , such a shame it took this tragedy to make us one...

I, we will never forget all who perished on that infamous day- I love you, rest easy.

© 2013 Chloe..Across the Universe

Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
my memories and respect I wrote this in honor of those who fail day I did not mean for it to be a rated point only in respect of those and for others who read to share their memories also thanks fell not fail pesce

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Had you been a little more light-handed in the usage of ellipses (...) by substituting them with other appropriate punctuation marks, this story would have been perfect in creating its intended effect.

Otherwise, it's a nice read. Respect to the deceased.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Chloe..Across the Universe

10 Years Ago

Thank you I don't know why but I have a fondness for the… But you're right punctuation is all I di.. read more


Wars, rumors of wars, and things like this are a few cherries on the cake of destruction that awaits this world. Yet, my most fervent quesstion is: where was God when all this was going on?

But my questions go unanswered daily. God is not obligated to explain why He does or doesn't do something. It's just something we have to live with. But what of the families that have to live without the ones they love?

Is it not better to remain safe and alone than to love and lose? I believe it is.

On topic, tragedies like this will continue until the world ends, but even if I end up in Hell with him, I can laugh at Satan's torment in Hell while he laughs at mine in return. Thus, if push comes to shove, we will laugh at each other while burning forever. Scant consolation...

Good piece. Good job.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Beautiful. I was only seven when 9/11 happened, but I remember seeing it all over the news. This was lovely to read and I applaud you for writing it!

Posted 7 Years Ago

so sad...I live in New York, and that was a horrible day. Great to read about someone involved

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is very heartfelt piece of work. I do think that lessening the use of ellipses would improve it, and I also think it could work very nicely in a poetic form, if you wanted to do that. Also punctuation and typos could be addressed as well, such as "toppld"

Otherwise, its always nice to know somebody still remembers that day, and it's sorrowful implications.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This piece did exactly what you wanted it to--honored the memories. I feel like so often we get lost in imagined worlds that we forget what happens around us. Thank you for keeping the memories vivid.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I don't know if you've ever read Seamus Heaney's Poem "Anything Can Happen," but I was instantly reminded of it when I read this. It's pretty short and I think it would help you! But this is really good. Beautiful.

Posted 9 Years Ago

moving. heartfelt. and heart breaking. no, not only America woke to the last day of innocence. the whole of humanity did. will Man ever eradicate evil or are we doomed? yes, it's good to be optimistic and look on the bright side of life but when I look around me and see the devastation in every corner of the world, I'm so disheartened. we bloody need a miracle.
many have written about that fateful day and many will.
you did well. what's astounding about your piece is there's no hatred here. you simply wrote to mourn those people who died simply because they were there.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very touching :) I just wish that there's a world of happiness, without robbers, and "evil witches". Please keep writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Chloe this was written with great empathy. That day did change the world and we will never forget or forget where we were. New Yorker's and American's did indeed come together that day. I hardly can believe how fresh and surreal it can still feel.

Posted 10 Years Ago

No one can forget when they heard the news...what they were doing, where they were, and the feelings it caused. It was a day we were all patriotic...a day we must remember no matter how difficult it is....in order to make sure it never happens again. Written from the heart, Chloe. Good one. Lydi**

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on September 11, 2013
Last Updated on November 12, 2013


Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

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