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Just a note: Hello! My Best Friend actually wrote this, and gave me permission to publish it :D Her name is Rosemary and she loves to write, she just does not have enough money to buy a computer. If I win, she will be getting the money, so that she can be closer to buying a writing device. Thanks! Juliette & Rosemary



As I stare up at the beautiful stars, and I remember when I was little, how I dreamed about having a prince. Little did I know that soon I would.

I woke up that day in the middle of the night, I think I had a nightmare or something. I check my Phone.Β 

2:26!?Β 

I decide that David is probably just a late sleeper all of the sudden and that my phone is broken. I mean, it is an iPhone 7 so it makes sense.Β 

I get out of bed, go down the stairs to the kitchen, and make some coffee. My husband must have heard me because he comes down the stairs and gives me a kiss on the cheek.Β 

β€œWhat time is it honey?” he asked, in a tired voice.

β€œ2:31” I say, groaning.

β€œI should probably get ready for work.”

β€œAnd I would like to get back to bed, or at least try.” I say, starting up the stairs.

He grabs my hand and stops me.

β€œMeet me at the Diner, at 5:00.”

β€œWhy?” I ask, curiously.

β€œIt’s a surprise.” He says mysteriously, and he walks out the door.

β€œI wonder what he’s planned now…” I think to myself.


At noon, I go to work. I own my own business, called Laura, were I sell childrens clothing, toys, and art supplies. We had a pretty good day, a total of 29 customers, which is pretty good. I check my watch. 4:42. I ask my Twyla, my fellow employee, if she can close the store today, and she says yes.

As I drive back home, I say to myself, β€œI think I have time to change…”

I open the door, and walk up the stairs, and I change into a nice summer dress, with little tulips on it. Tulips are a bit like me. Shy on the outside, Outgoing on the inside.Β 

I get back in my car, aand turn on the radio.

β€œReports of a car crash onΒ Elderberry Street, Do not drive near, or you could get hurt. I’m Jack Griffin from LBC News. Here is your daily weather report.” 

I turn off the radio. I check what street I’m on.Β 

Elderberry.

I decide that it is fine and I’ll be ok, just two more blocks until the diner.

All of a sudden my head bangs forward, Hitting the wheel. I slowly lift my head up to see the pile of cars in front of me. I was in the car crash. Suddenly another car crashes into my car, and my leg and hip twist in a way I don’t think they should. Everything goes blurry. Then Black.

I wake up in the hospital, with 3 doctors and 1 nurse around my bed. They are all whispering to each other. I look down.

β€œAhhhhhhhh!!!!” I holler in horror.

β€œYes, Laura, You dont have legs, we know.” Says one of the doctors.Β 

β€œWha...What happened?” I ask, nervous to hear the answer.

β€œIn the crash your hip broke, which led to your main bone structure in both of your legs to break. The only thing we could do was remove your legs.” Says a nice looking Nurse. She remiends me of a sunflower. Big and strong on the outside. Small and kind on the inside.

β€œOh no!! My David was waiting for me!” I say trying to get out of the bed.Β 

One of the doctors holds me back.Β 

β€œYou are not going anywhere.” He says.

β€œAt least tell him where I am docto-”

I’m interrupted by someone bursting into the door. It’s David.Β 

β€œLaura! Your Ok!” He says, relieved.

β€œYes, But I feel terrible about not making it to the Diner.” I say, looking down at where my legs used to be.

β€œThat is the last thing I’m worried about right now honey.” He says.

He asks the doctors and nurses to leave the room for a minute.Β 

I closed my eyes and when I opened them, I saw David, kneeling on the ground, holding the most beautiful ring you have ever seen.Β 

β€œLaura Brown, Love of my life, will you make me the happiest man on earth and be my wife?” He says, and I feel the butterflies from his stomach go to mine.

All the sudden the doctor rushed in, and pulled my bed out of the room. I am partly grateful, because, if I'm being truly honest, I don’t know what I would have said.Β 

The next day, I’m in a wheelchair. I call David and tell him to come to my room. Once he arrives, I simply say,

β€œYes.”

He beams at me. And I beam right back at him. He holds my hand, and I give it a little squeeze.

The doctor says I can finally go home. David pushes my wheelchair, and he helps me into the car.When we are driving home, he holds my hand the whole time, and the hand he is not holding, I find myself rubbing the ring. The ring is beautiful, it has a rose on it. Bright and bold on the outside. Pretty and loyal on the inside. We turn on the radio, and listen to the music. I realize how lucky I am. To be with David. To be alive. I am Grateful. I am Grateful for David. I am Grateful for the nurses. I am Grateful for the doctors. I am Grateful for myself and being who I am. I begin to realize, Maybe, just maybe, I am a rose. Bright and bold on the outside. Pretty and loyal on the inside.

Once we get home, It is 10:52 and I go outside to look at the stars. David comes out and hands me some tea. I stare at my prince, and I think to my self that I really am a rose. I look at my ring on my finger, Bright and bold on the outside. Pretty and Loyal on the inside.

July 23, 2020 16:19

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12:09 Nov 15, 2020

Great story

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12:09 Nov 15, 2020

Hii, juliette Sorry to intervene, in this brutal manner, I have a request for you would be kind to give a single glance over the vehicle which my team had been working over months. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHX5VUPBJOp/?igshid=5f72nb3cgg30 Sorry to take your time and If possible like the post.Because this would help team to win

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B. W.
22:34 Sep 28, 2020

Uh, hey?

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B. W.
15:34 Sep 18, 2020

hey i finished a new story ^^ could ya go check out "Crossover: the plan" and tell me what you think?

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14:31 Aug 06, 2020

This story was heart-felt, and heart-breaking. Her car crash was tragic, and the fact that the news was saying there was a crash and then she was actually in the crash was an amazing addition to the story. The relationship between David and Laura was beautiful, as was the way you had flowers weaved throughout the enter story. Outstanding job. -Brooke

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15:56 Aug 06, 2020

Awww, thank you Brooke! Flowers are one of my favorite things to write about, so I just had to incorporate flowers in some way. Stay Safe and Healthy, Juliette

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17:16 Aug 09, 2020

You're welcome and you too!

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B. W.
14:15 Sep 16, 2020

hey? are you still there, i thought you wanted to try and do the thing with me yesterday

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B. W.
14:23 Sep 12, 2020

Wait so what prompt are you wanting to use for our thing? i kinda already used two of them since yesterday i made two stories but there's still a lot i can use for it

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Avery G.
16:53 Sep 11, 2020

Wow, this was good! I could feel all of the emotions! Great job!

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17:32 Sep 11, 2020

Thank you so much Avery!

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Avery G.
18:36 Sep 11, 2020

You're welcome!

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B. W.
17:09 Sep 02, 2020

Hey, i was wondering if you could maybe help me with something?

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15:16 Sep 08, 2020

of course, what do ya need?!

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B. W.
15:27 Sep 08, 2020

I was wondering if you could maybe help me with this idea i've had for a while because i'm not sure if its good enough to make it some type of story? The MC (main character) gets taken to an au where Au MC is evil and wanted so when MC arrives they'd be mistaken for the au version and MC runs off and meets someone who knows they aren't the Au MC and want's to help them get back so the two of them hide somewhere while trying to plan to get MC back to their universe while the two start to become friends.

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14:59 Sep 09, 2020

ooooo I like that! I had an idea as well.....

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B. W.
15:01 Sep 09, 2020

Oo alright then whats your idea then?

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15:26 Sep 09, 2020

I thought you and I could do a story about two characters who are best friends. but the two of us would be on either sides of it. You wanna try!?

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I re-read this for the third time, and every time, I enjoyed it. Keep writing, I would love to see some more stories from you! Also, are you French or do you speak French? Or did you just include "bonjour" in your bio because it's cool? (because it is). -Peachy

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15:55 Sep 02, 2020

I am French! My parents were born there and I moved to New York when I was just 2 and then when I was 5 I moved to Portland, OR. Also, your storys are AMAZING! Have A Great Day :D

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15:15 Sep 08, 2020

>u<

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B. W.
17:14 Aug 28, 2020

hey i made another story a few hours ago and i was wondering if you could go and check it out and tell me what you think? "The camp" is its name

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B. W.
16:53 Aug 25, 2020

i really like this, im going to give you a 10/10 for this. i was also wondering if you could maybe check out (if you haven't) "goddess child" and "legend of Evie" i'd love to see what you have to say

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15:54 Aug 27, 2020

OF course :D

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B. W.
15:54 Aug 27, 2020

Thanks ^^ i'm a bit excited to see what you think

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Deborah Angevin
10:26 Aug 18, 2020

The car crash was tragic. However, I liked both characters and their relationship! P.S: would you mind checking my recent story out, "Gray Clouds"? Thank you :D

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17:45 Aug 18, 2020

i'd love to!

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