Tomorrow Thoughts darted through my head as I laid there paralyzed, everything hurt. My muscles ached as if they were on fire, mouth dry like the desert. I couldn't speak but heard voices. The beeping sound echoed through the empty tunnel, which my body was now portraying. My eyes. Sealed shut. Panic started to dig in. Why can't I move? Something was wrong, outrageously wrong. I just wanted to awaken from this cage, I wanted to- "Naya, I will always be by your side, I will always love you." Yesterday Saturday, October 18, 2022 After a horrible break up, I just wanted to hide out and die. Depression hit me like a bullet. I only dated Nathaniel to get my mind off of Chance. Yes, Nathaniel, living up to his name, a backstabbing scrub. I stayed in my room for weeks hoping to win the battle that was going on in my head. For years I've had Chance on my mind. He made me feel a way no one has ever made feel before. But he would never love someone like me, a girl of color. My skin, caramel .... my eyes, brown. Yet, I don't even know if I could tell you what love really is. *** "Naya, do you want to come with me to the game?" Chance asked questionably.
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- Fall '16
- Karen Applebaum