The One That Slipped Slipped Away

The One That Slipped Slipped Away

A Story by Broken Reality

                I saw her sitting under the willow tree where the leaves split and the lake could be seen. I walked up to her, almost instinctively, wondering if she was okay. When I reached the tree, I hesitated. The view was so magnificent that its beauty made me stop and take in the sensory. I almost froze when I heard her whisper as if she were talking to herself.

                “Some people really don’t understand, do they?” My eyes opened wide when she looked up at me. I didn’t even think she knew I was there. “They don't understand what I go through. Everything comes with a cost. Does anyone understand that the things I get some with a tag? That they aren't given to me without something in return? I wish I didn't have these things. Does anyone understand that?"

                Then I noticed the way her eyes sparked under her glasses. She had been crying. “I do.” It was the only set of words I could form. She struck something that I didn’t think anyone could even see. It was like she could see straight through me, because she felt the same way as I did. Not many people understood that.

                She smiled as more tears fell from her eyes and I could tell she was just as robbed of words as I.

                That was the moment I fell in love with her.

                I promised her afterward that I would never let her go. So why did I let her go when she was silently screaming for help? She hid from everyone under those glasses. Even sometimes I was a culprit to her sadness because she expected me to see something, but I never noticed, because I never looked hard enough.

                Now it’s all my fault that she let go of me.

© 2015 Broken Reality

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Awesome job! Very easy read. I probably shouldn't have read this after watching The Fault In Our Stars, because now I'm even more teary eyed. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Broken Reality

7 Years Ago

Oh I'm sorry. But I'm glad you liked it.
*sobs* Dang man, this shot an arrow through me. It was worded very smoothly, easy to read, and expressive. You did an amazing job =D

Posted 7 Years Ago

So sad, but still, it's a beautiful way of conveying the story.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Broken Reality

8 Years Ago

Haha thanks. It's my first start a writing.

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Added on March 20, 2015
Last Updated on December 25, 2015


Broken Reality
Broken Reality


I'm 22. I just graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. I have been writing stories for most of my life. I started writing a collection of short stories in 3rd grade and have been workin.. more..

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