The Beauty Of Friendship

Hey guys,

I’m coming up for air from all that studying to share another short story I wrote for school. I personally love this one and had lots of fun writing it. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Here it is:

I will always love Katie. We were really close. I remember the first time I met Katie. She was not happy. She was really upset, she had a long day and she was tired. She was crying and I went to comfort her. She squeezed me tightly as tears ran down her cheeks. She slowly stopped crying and began to smile. She asked if I wanted to be her friend and I say yes. We’ve been friends ever since. We always got along, okay that’s not true. We mostly got along. We’re different, but the same. She’s funny, cute at times, very stubborn at other times. I’m a good listener and a great cuddle buddy. I don’t move a lot. I would sometimes spend all day in bed. It depended on whether I was spending time with Katie or not. Katie would always make my day brighter. I loved it when she would come over. We would stay up late and talk all night. We would talk about princesses and fairy tales. We would make up our own fairy tales. We once made up a story where my house was a castle and I was the prince and she was the princess. We had to save the kingdom from the evil fae sorceress Lulu. Lulu lived in the enchanted forest and she would turn people into animals, cupcakes, dragons or bats. Lulu with the help of her sidekick Pix, who was a fairy, wanted to take over the kingdom and make it her own personal playground. Together, Princess Katie and I realized that Lulu was lonely and she was only turning people into animals because she wanted friends. We became friends with Lulu and welcomed her into the kingdom and we all became friends forever. Having friends was really important to us. We would have tea parties with our friends. We would invite Marley, Gina and Gerard. We would eat cookies and drink raspberry tea. Things weren’t always perfect, but I was always there for Katie like when we would watch movies together, she would hug me tightly whenever she got scared. She would get scared easily. I remember the many times where we would watch The Little Mermaid and we were never able to finish it because she was always scared of Ursula. She was really proud of herself when she finally watched the whole movie. We had a lot of good moments like those.

As time passed by she started to distance herself from me. She made new friends and would spend most of her time with them. I felt like she had replaced me. We didn’t talk as often as we used to. When she would come over, she would either do her homework or listen to music. We would barely talk, when we talked she would mostly talk to me about boys. It was never as fun as our old conversations. I would see her almost every day and she would not talk to me. I didn’t know what I did wrong. It seemed like she didn’t care about me anymore or that she was embarrassed to be with me. I began spending most of my time alone. There were long periods of time where I was really sad and lonely. I didn’t have many friends besides Katie. So, I naturally got bored when she wasn’t spending time with me, which happened to me most of the time. It wasn’t a good feeling. I would get bored and that would turn into sadness. I would sometimes talk to our old friends, but it would make me feel sadder because it would remind me of the good times we had together. Now that they’re gone, it would make me sad to remember them.  Marley, Gina and Gerard also missed Katie. We would sometimes try to do tea parties, but without Katie it wasn’t the same. When I wasn’t talking to Marley, Gina and Gerard about how much we missed Katie, I would try to entertain myself by making up stories. It would work for a while, but I would get sad and lonely again. With time, things only got worse. It went from little communication to none at all. I miss Katie. I don’t see her anymore because she moved away and she’s doing other things now. I wish her well. It sometimes makes me sad that we don’t talk anymore, but I understand that sometimes people simply grow apart. Katie’s in her twenties now. She gone to University, which I why I don’t see her anymore. She met a guy and is happy, which makes me happy. I’ve come to accept that she doesn’t need me anymore. Even though she grew up to be a wonderful young lady, I have faith that she will always remember her first best friend; Me, Tibbers, her teddy bear.

© 2015, Lia, all rights reserved

I hope you guys liked it. I wish you all a great & happy holiday! 🙂

Lots of love,

Lia

The Loneliness of Being in Love

Hi guys! I apologize for not updating in forever. School has just been really hectic, I had no time. Anyway, I would like to share with you a short story I wrote for my creative writing class. As you can probably tell by the title of this post, the story is called The Loneliness of Being in Love. Fun fact, this is actually the simpler and shorter version of the story the initial story I wrote. I hope you guys like it.

“Jason?” I asked setting my pen down.

“Yes?”

“I know this is a stupid question, but do you love me?” I questioned nervously.

“Yeah, why?”

“I don’t know, sometimes I don’t feel like you do,” I said avoiding his eyes.

“What do you mean?”

“Well, we barely spend time together anymore and –“

“What are you talking about? I’m spending time with you now.”

“I know, but we don’t hang out like we used to. I mean I understand you’re busy with exams and the soccer team, but I feel like I don’t matter anymore,” I said looking down at my hands and playing with my bracelet.

“What are you talking about? You think I don’t love you? I’ve always been there for you. Just because we don’t spend time together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.”

“We haven’t spent time together in about 4 months! It’s either you’re too busy with school, the soccer team or your friends. And I’m not upset that you have those things. I just feel left out when they are your priority and not me,” I said trying to keep my voice steady.

He sighed, “Sarah, what do you want me to say? You –“

“Nothing,” I said getting up quickly and gathering my things, “I want you to say nothing. You know what, I have to go. My mom wanted me home for dinner,” I said as made my way to the door.

“You want to leave fine! Leave!” I heard Jason say.

It was pouring outside when I got in my car. It was really hard to see the road and to tell you the truth I had no idea where I was going. I was just driving. Driving and thinking. I was thinking about everything, about us, about the first time I knew I liked him. It was Thursday night and we were working on an English project together. We didn’t know each other well and I was nervous. We were working at Jason’s place. He kept pitching ideas and I would either nod my head in response or shrug. He was writing some notes down when his pen died and he snatched mine from my hands.

“Hey! Give it back!”

“No.”

I went to grab it, but he kept it out of my reach. I was getting frustrated and after a while he put the pen down and started tickling me.

“Stop it!” I yelled laughing. He stopped and helped me up.

“Come with me, we’re going somewhere,” he said.

“What about the project?” I asked raising an eyebrow.

“Forget about the project for now.”

“Where are we going?”

“You’ll see,” he simply said with a smile.

We arrived at a board game cafe, “What are we doing here?” I asked puzzled.

“You know, you ask a lot of question for a girl who doesn’t talk much,” he said lightly, “and we are here because we are going to get to know each other and have some fun.”

“Hum, okay,” I said nervously.

Jason picked out the game Othello and set it in front of us.

“Othello?” I asked.

“What’s wrong with Othello?”

“Nothing, I’m just curious as to why you picked that game.”

“It’s a good game to play and talk at the same time.”

“So tell me about yourself Sarah,” he said while setting up the game.

“What do you want to know?” Was my response.

“What are you scared of?”

“Easy, spiders,” I said.

“No Sarah, what are you really afraid of?”

I sighed, “Of being alone, I’m afraid of being alone and that people won’t like me if they get to know who I really am.”

“So what about you? Tell me something about Jason.” I said trying get the focus off of me.

“I make it a point to be honest, because I was hurt by people who weren’t so honest with me.”

What he said struck me. I love his honesty and the way he was comfortable with talking about his feelings. It made me trust him and open up to him more. We spent the night playing board games and telling each other stories until it was time to go home.

“Thanks for dropping me off,” I said to Jason as we walked up to my house.

“It’s my pleasure.”

“Thank you for taking me out. I have got to admit that it was the most fun I have had in quite a long time.”

“I’m glad you did because I did too,” he said smiling, “Have a good night Sarah.”

“You too.”

I couldn’t sleep that night. I was too busy thinking about Jason. He was so honest it made me want to be that honest. It made me want-

A honk pulled me out of my thoughts. I swerved off the road trying to avoid the car that was heading towards me. The last thing I remember was hitting a tree before everything went black.

© 2015, Lia, all rights reserved

Feel free to tell me what you think by posting a comment below :).

Lots of love,

Lia

Nothing Is Set In Stone

Hey guys,

I finished my first draft of my latest poem. It’s not perfect or anything. But since my poem is about being imperfect, I thought I’d share what I’ve been working on with you guys. This poem is called Nothing Is Set In Stone, I hope you guys like it.

Yesterday is gone

And tomorrow hasn’t come yet

Today is a brand new day

A chance to erase the mistakes from the past

The things we do, don’t stay with us forever

Our mistakes don’t define who we are

We are all doing the best we can

We have to see past our imperfections

We have to let go

Let go of the past

And not worry about the future

But focus on the present

Because today we can change

Today we can make the changes we want

A chance to make things better

A chance to be better

We have to forgive ourselves to move forward

We have to love ourselves to be able to love others

We have to be open to new possibilities

We have to take a leap of faith and embrace the unknown

Everyday is a new beginning

New mysteries

New challenges

A stronger you

© 2015, Lia, all rights reserved

So what do you guys think? Do you like it? Let me know by commenting on this post. 🙂

Lots of love

Lia

Taking Control

Hey guys!

So the reason that I don’t post any of my stuff on my blog is because of how easy people can steal what you write. But I’ve seen a very brave girl do it, so why not give it a shot. This poem is about struggling with depression and the darkness that’s inside some of us. Well I hope you like it.

I sit on the sidewalk

Watching the world pass me by

Not completely understanding how they do it

It seems so easy for them

I’m confused and angry

I want to scream

But not a sound comes out

I’m sitting on the sidewalk

Wondering how I got to this dark place

I thought that everything was going to be okay

They kept saying that life would get easier someday

But it’s hard to see the silver lining

Around walls that are closing in

I feel everything getting darker

My fears getting bigger

My stomach getting tighter

My parents saying try harder

My friends don’t have a clue

My family doesn’t know

That I’m suffering inside

But I don’t mind

I enjoy feeling this way

I don’t know who I am anymore

I lost interest in the things I used to love

I’m afraid

I’m afraid of who I am

Of who I am becoming

A part of me wants to give in

Wants to embrace the darkness

That is calling my name

I don’t know what else to do

I want to be happy

But I forgot how

I want to break free

Of the fears that control me

The harder I try to get out

The harder I try to fight

The deeper I drown

The fire inside of me is slowly burning out

I’m feeling so tired

Tired of running

Tired of fighting

Tired of hurting

I want to give up

When I am about to surrender

A voice inside my head

Keeps telling me to get it together

To try harder to get better

Not just for me

For my family

Because I know it’s hard for them too

So I pull myself back up every time I fall

I’ve stopped running away from everything that I fear

I don’t have to be afraid

I can choose to fight

I can choose to stay

Just when I think I’ve won

I see a bigger battle ahead

Because the thought of going back

Is always at the back of my mind

But now I am stronger than I ever was before

Now I am taking control of my fears

I’m slowly breaking free

Of the battle inside of me

I am finally choosing to let go

I am choosing to shine

I’m going to paint my world in colour

I’m going to make it my dream

I’m becoming the person I want to be

© 2015, Lia, all rights reserved

Feel free to let me know what you think by commenting on this post. 🙂

Lots of love

Lia