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Drama High School Sad

July, 2018

Tia sat on the park bench, swinging her legs back and forth. There was no certain rhythm, but it still soothed her. Her head swirled with every possible situation. She only came out of her trance when she sensed someone sitting next to her. Without her noticing, Michael had sat down.

“Hey, Tia. How’s your father this week?” Michael looked at Tia with a curious look.

Tia’s father had stopped choking her, but was still abusive (slapping and punching her) and didn’t come home some nights. Tia had finally convinced him to go to therapy once a month as well.

“Better. He has come home from work every night,” Tia replied.

“That’s good, I guess.”

“Yeah, but I have awful news.” Tia’s voice softened, and tears threatened to start pouring out of her eyes. Michael leaned over and wrapped his strong arms around her without knowing what she was going to say.

“Now my father is shipping me off to Episcopal High School. It’s a boarding school in Virginia. I’ll be gone until my senior year of high school is over. But then I’m sure he’ll ship me off to Timbuktu,” Tia choked. The tears didn’t stop this time--they came rolling down her face, and Tia dug her face deeper in Michael’s shoulder.

“It’ll be okay. I-I promise. You’ll be okay.” Michael was now silently crying, leaving a small wet spot on Tia’s white shirt.

“I d-don’t th-th-think s-so. I-I’ll probably f-f-fail.”

“No, you won’t. Because you’re the strongest person I know.”

June 2019

Tia sat on the park bench, wringing her hands. A young man with blackish-brownish, curly hair sat next to her. He had his hands folded in his lap, and his bright blue eyes were darting from one spot to another. Tyler reached over slowly until his hand was touching Tia’s shoulder. He pulled her back and wrapped her in a hug. After all, he could tell when she was upset.

“I’m not ready. My father will be here any minute, and I haven’t seen or heard from him since, well, since the morning that I left for the airport to fly to Virginia. And now here I am, years later, back in my hometown, about to have a face-to-face conversation,” Tia worried. Her

breathing was starting to go faster, and every part of her body was starting to shake.

“Sh, sh. I will be right here with you the entire time. Don’t worry.”

August 2018

A loud knock on the front door made Tia jump and spill some of the coffee she was pouring into a travel mug. The hot beverage started dripping down the counter. Tia rushed over to the other side of the kitchen and grabbed paper towels. She wiped it up quickly and threw the towels away before she regained her composure and walked to the front door. With a deep breath, Tia opened it to see Michael.

“Hey, Tia. I, uh, just came to say goodbye,” Michael greeted. He had a sheepish grin on his face, his hands constantly moving. Tia just stood there.

“Um, hi. Come on in. I have to leave in ten minutes, though. So this can’t take long.”

“It won’t. There’s just some… things that I need to figure out before you fly away like a bird,” Michael sighed. His eyebrows were drawn together--almost like he was solving a difficult math question. Tia led him into the dining room and they sat down across from each other.

“Again, you gotta make this quick. I have to get to the airport.”

Of course, this was a lie. Tia still had an entire hour until she even had to leave the house. But she still was doing her best to get Michael gone as fast as possible. The fact that she was even in the same room with him made her sweat.

“It will be.” Michael took a deep breath before continuing. “Tia, I love you. I always have. Ever since that day you showed me your bruises on that high school playground.

“The way you smile, it makes everyone feel better, even if it is their worst day. The way you take care of any animal, it makes me feel assured that you would always care about everyone. Heck, you would sacrifice your life for someone. A-and I know that you are the best person in the world. I know that I will never find someone as good as you again, so I hope that you’ll remember me when you come back. ‘Cause I know I won’t forget you.” Michael leaned over and kissed Tia on the cheek before standing up and walking out of the house. Tia sat there, speechless.

Little did either of them know that that would be the last time they would see each other ever again.

December 2019

“Ty! Stop it! We’ve been together since our freshman year of school. Of course celebrate our anniversary! Some people are already married after how long we’ve been together!” Tia squealed. She was sitting on her bed, Tyler sitting at her desk.

“I’m just sayin’ that you’re only in college, and you’re celebrating anniversaries. Sarah and I don’t celebrate our anniversary.” Tyler crossed his arms and smirked. Tia just rolled her eyes and bounced once.

“Oh, yeah. Like that date in July wasn’t for your anniversary. Don’t lie!”

After that comment, the best friends busted out laughing so hard that they were shaking. Tia clutched her stomach as tears came out of her eyes and her laughing got even louder. Tyler was rolling around on the floor, laughing like a madman. Until they stopped abruptly.

“Tia! Come here, quick!” Joe (Tia’s father) shouted. His voice displayed worry clearly. Tyler and Tia got up and sprinted out to the kitchen, where Joe sat at the island. His face was pale, and Joe was shaking.

“Father? What’s wrong?” Tia walked over to him and placed her hand lightly on his arm. Tyler shuffled in front of them, confusion spreading across his face.

“Tia. It’s Michael. H-he, um… Tia, Michael’s gone. O-of his own a-accord,” Joe admitted. Tears silently rolled down Joe’s face. Tyler put his head down, closed his eyes, and clasped his hands together. Tia’s body shook uncontrollably as she fell down to the ground, tears gushing

out of her eyes like a river. Her heart pounded a million times faster than normal. A mix of screams and sobs escaped her mouth.

Her one true love was truly gone.

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136 comments

B. W.
17:25 Oct 23, 2020

hola

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20:29 Oct 23, 2020

Hola.

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B. W.
20:31 Oct 23, 2020

amiga

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20:32 Oct 23, 2020

Um... Hola, amiga.

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B. W.
20:33 Oct 23, 2020

that's all the spanish i know :/ i suck at it

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20:46 Oct 23, 2020

That's okay. There are some things that we aren't good at. We're humans, after all.

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Yolanda Wu
05:48 Oct 23, 2020

What a well-written and heartbreaking story! I was hooked the entire time by your wonderful writing and that ending was just so, so sad - like sad isn't the right way to describe it. Alas, as writers, we love torturing our readers. Yeah, anyway, I loved all the interactions between the characters, which just makes the ending all the more heartbreaking. Amazing work, Brooke! - or should I say Gruesome Ghost - I love that name and your Halloween spirit!

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20:29 Oct 23, 2020

Thank you so much! And thanks about my Halloween name/spirit!

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Yolanda Wu
21:34 Oct 23, 2020

You're welcome! Halloween isn't that big in Australia, but I still love the holiday since I love all things horror.

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02:47 Oct 24, 2020

Oh, that kind of stinks. Do people still trick-or-treat there? Yeah, I love horror, too.

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Yolanda Wu
02:51 Oct 24, 2020

Yeah people still trick-or-treat, but it's not that big of an ordeal I suppose. I've personally never been, too socially awkward for that, lol.

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12:34 Oct 24, 2020

Aha, that makes sense. Haha, yeah! I personally go every year with my family.

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✰ Jennie ✰
22:51 Dec 13, 2020

noooooooooooooooo so sadddddddd

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22:53 Dec 13, 2020

XD Thanks for reading!

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B. W.
22:30 Nov 03, 2020

Hey, i think that i could use some more help with something, I think I'm gonna make another new novel ^^

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23:03 Nov 03, 2020

Hello. That would be exciting! But don't you think that's a lot for one person to take on? I mean, if you can do it, go for it. But I personally wouldn't be able to do three (or four?) novels at a time.

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B. W.
23:22 Nov 03, 2020

I think im doing like 4 at the moment with the addition of the new novel, though I could use some help with it ^^

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01:31 Nov 04, 2020

Okay, give me a list of some things to help you with.

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B. W.
01:37 Nov 04, 2020

well its with the new story i got out, did you ever read it?

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11:46 Nov 04, 2020

No, not yet.

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Avery G.
14:38 Nov 03, 2020

Heyyyy Brooke! How are you doing?

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15:39 Nov 03, 2020

Hi, Avery! I am doing good, thanks for asking. How are you doing?

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Avery G.
22:37 Nov 03, 2020

Cool! I'm doing good.

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23:02 Nov 03, 2020

Good! :D

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B. W.
16:02 Nov 02, 2020

heyyy

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20:24 Nov 02, 2020

Hello.

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B. W.
00:38 Nov 02, 2020

heyyy

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20:25 Nov 02, 2020

Hello.

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B. W.
20:29 Nov 02, 2020

how are ya amiga? ^^

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20:30 Nov 02, 2020

Bien. Como estas, amiga?

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B. W.
21:06 Nov 02, 2020

ive been good i guess, sorta half and half

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22:01 Nov 02, 2020

That's better than just bad.

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Echo Sundar
17:39 Nov 01, 2020

So I realized I need to post a comment for this, its is absolutely amazing, so fun to read such an interesting story and I wouldn't be surprised if you won!!

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19:51 Nov 01, 2020

Thanks so much! I seriously doubt that I would win, but it means the world to me that you think so! :D

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B. W.
03:16 Nov 01, 2020

heya, how are you? ^^

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13:07 Nov 01, 2020

Hello. I am good, thanks for asking. How are you? How was your Halloween?

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B. W.
17:14 Nov 01, 2020

I'm good ^^ i just kinda stayed home eating candy and watching ghost shows for it :/

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19:54 Nov 01, 2020

Oh. I went trick-or-treating.

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B. W.
19:55 Nov 01, 2020

ya did? was it fun? ^^

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19:55 Nov 01, 2020

Yes, very.

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B. W.
00:59 Oct 31, 2020

so, what do ya think of the new prompts now? ^^

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01:34 Oct 31, 2020

Um, I don't know. I haven't looked at them yet.

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B. W.
01:37 Oct 31, 2020

ya havent?

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01:43 Oct 31, 2020

I have now. They're okay. But I am for sure going to get a story out this week because I am dedicating a story to Megan Sutherland as my birthday present from me to her.

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B. W.
21:26 Oct 29, 2020

I finally finished one of my novels :D

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10:25 Oct 30, 2020

Yay!

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B. W.
15:33 Oct 30, 2020

yep ^^ would you read it if I published it?

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20:34 Oct 30, 2020

For sure.

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B. W.
20:36 Oct 30, 2020

ya would? :D

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20:40 Oct 30, 2020

Yup. As long as it isn't too much to pay for to get.

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B. W.
01:18 Oct 29, 2020

Brooke :D i think that im almost done with one of my novels ^^

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10:29 Oct 29, 2020

That is great!

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17:44 Oct 28, 2020

OMG WHYYY😭😭😭😭😭😭 This was soooo sad but it was so beautiful. It was beautifully sad. I can't even- I don't even know what to say. I teared up..even though I knew something will happen. This was just soooooooo good! And so emotional. I really really enjoyed it! I like how you split up the story by chapters and I really enjoyed the narrating in the background and I could feel the regret Tia felt. Just amazing! Great jobb!!!!! Brooke? Right? I've heard about you and I wanted to check you out but only got the chance too right now! But amazing!

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19:14 Oct 28, 2020

Thank you so very much, Ugochi! It means so much to me to hear someone give my writing such high praise. Yes, I am Brooke D., I just changed my name for Halloween. Once Halloween is over, I will probably make my profile name Brooke D. again.

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19:14 Oct 28, 2020

Also, I can't believe you've heard about me around Reedsy! That means the world to me!

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19:22 Oct 28, 2020

Of course!! it was great! Yeahhh I have! your name just sorta lingered in my mind I guess, and I clicked on your page on accident and just chose a random story. So I guess something really wanted me to read your stories😂

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22:24 Oct 28, 2020

😂

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Megan Sutherland
17:18 Oct 28, 2020

Hey, Brooke!! This was amazingggg! If I had a nickel for every time I commented that on one of your stories.... I miss you sm! I'm busy with school and stuff, so if that's why you're busy, I gets it. ;) Talk soon! Great job! Your bestie, Megan S.

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19:16 Oct 28, 2020

Thanks so much, Meg! Seriously, though. You would be rich and on a yacht. I miss you so much, too! I (definitely NOT purposely) wasn't active for two days! When I realized that, I was so surprised. School (and now bullet journaling) has taken up so much of my time lately! Thanks again and talk soon! Your bestie, Gruesome Ghost AKA Brooke

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Megan Sutherland
01:32 Oct 29, 2020

Of course!! What's bullet journaling?? :D DO YOU KNOW WHAT THURSDAY IS BUHRCBQB Your bestie, Meg

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10:28 Oct 29, 2020

YES! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bullet journaling is where you take a plain journal that has dots on all of the pages and draw weekly, monthly, and yearly planners. That's pretty much it. You can use one to keep track of anything. Your bestie, Brooke

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Megan Sutherland
17:09 Oct 29, 2020

Cool! Thank you so much!!!!!

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10:26 Oct 30, 2020

You are welcome!

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Amaya .
17:37 Oct 27, 2020

hiii (bored)

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00:03 Oct 28, 2020

Hello!

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B. W.
22:49 Oct 26, 2020

Heya, i just made a new story a bit ago ^^ could you check out "He isn't real...or is he?" and leave some feedback please?

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00:07 Oct 28, 2020

Sure.

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B. W.
00:12 Oct 28, 2020

:)

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B. W.
19:00 Oct 26, 2020

Heya, how are ya? ^^

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00:07 Oct 28, 2020

Good.

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B. W.
00:12 Oct 28, 2020

ive been having some bad days

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19:18 Oct 28, 2020

Aw, that makes me sad to hear. What's going on?

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B. W.
04:12 Oct 26, 2020

Hey, i think i could use some help with something, have you ever written in second person?

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00:08 Oct 28, 2020

Yes. There are two or three stories on my page that are in the second person.

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B. W.
00:11 Oct 28, 2020

Oh- well i kinda made a new story that's in second person and its my first time doing it. could ya check out "he isn't real...or is he?"

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10:36 Oct 28, 2020

I will when I get the chance. I have been really busy lately.

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B. W.
02:18 Oct 25, 2020

hey, would you describe me or something? I know its a random and possibly strange question, but I'm curious.

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14:54 Oct 25, 2020

Um, what? I'm confused.

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B. W.
16:13 Oct 25, 2020

Like how would you describe me as a friend/person in general? ^^

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00:09 Oct 28, 2020

Well, you are clearly kind, funny, friendly, giving, caring, and mindful of others.

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B. W.
00:11 Oct 28, 2020

aww :)

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B. W.
20:11 Oct 24, 2020

I got a new story out ^^ so could you check out "A strange night" and leave some feedback for it?

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20:58 Oct 24, 2020

Um, sure.

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B. W.
21:25 Oct 24, 2020

thanks ^^ remember to leave feedback

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22:36 Oct 24, 2020

You're welcome. I will.

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B. W.
22:37 Oct 24, 2020

:)

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