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Just Like You MAG

October 20, 2009
By doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Book are a uniquely portable magic." -Stephen King

Today, I made a boy out of pillows and old clothes to look like you.
I told him that I liked his eyes, that they were a spectacular shade of blue. He did not ­compliment me back.
I read him my poetry. He did not offer me a ­critique or wild exclamations of how much he loved my writing. Instead, he stayed quiet.
I walked with him in the woods behind my house. He did not try to hold my hand.
I baked him a lovely chocolate cake – your ­favorite. He did not flatter my delicious ­baking skills.
And when he grew tired I set him down next to me on the bed. He did not caress me, he did not kiss me, he did not whisper sweet nothings in my ear, and he did not tell me that he loved or needed me.
Yes, I made a boy out of pillows today. He doesn't just look like you; he acts like you, too.

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on Sep. 14 2011 at 10:00 pm
prettylittlewriter BRONZE, Villa Park, California
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Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends.

wow, that was good. very simple and to the point. lots of boys are like that! :) i know ur exact feeling. 

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:28 pm
rosaposa BRONZE, Orono, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Slow down, this night's a perfect shade of dark blue" Jack's Mannequin

this was so good! I wasn't expecting the ending to be like that at all. so GOOD!

on Sep. 9 2011 at 7:58 pm
1224L0v3 SILVER, Richmond, California
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on Aug. 1 2011 at 9:11 pm
atimm2013 SILVER, Hartselle, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

i love this! i love how at the end, you did the opposite of what i was expecting!

on Jul. 30 2011 at 4:28 pm
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

oooo...Me like:)

BrittyBroo said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 3:18 pm
BrittyBroo, Birmingham, Other
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be forgotten than remembered for giving in"

At first I thought that it was a bit creepy but then it turned out REALLY good :D

Steph0804 said...
on Jul. 18 2011 at 11:13 pm
I thought you would say something about how this pillow-boy looked like you but would never be you and yada yada, but the sort of ironic twist at the end is EXCELLENT. :)

TiwiniS SILVER said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 8:31 pm
TiwiniS SILVER, Springfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
\"You must to things that you can not do\"_Eleanor Roosevelt
‎\"I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it\'s not the answer.\" Jim Carrey
\"Love all, Trust a few, Do wrong to none\" Shakespea

Very interesting!! I like it


on Jul. 8 2011 at 7:59 pm
prettylittlewriter BRONZE, Villa Park, California
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Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends.

that was clever. i liked it

on Jul. 7 2011 at 6:24 pm
singingwriter14 BRONZE, Chester, New York
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some days you're the statue. Some days you're the pigeon."

Oh that was clever. ;-)

on Jul. 2 2011 at 6:42 pm
beautifulmudblood BRONZE, Grovetown, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful." -John Green (Looking For Alaska)

This was positively brilliant. The way that you managed to have the heartbreak cut deep into the last line of your story was amazing, because the formers were so light... it was fantastic. This took true talent. I really enjoyed this. 

on Jun. 10 2011 at 8:59 pm
katherinetwizzee BRONZE, New York, New York
3 articles 1 photo 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't have a boyfriend. I have a dog.

Thats so cute. Cause I acctually tried that once!

jazzy13 said...
on Jun. 9 2011 at 10:03 pm
tht was....AWESOME!!!! u totaly blew my mind!!

on Jun. 2 2011 at 12:07 pm
writerstar12 BRONZE, Rockville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Good friends are like stars, you dont always see them but you know they are always there."

wow  that was very good :) l really liked it!

on May. 31 2011 at 10:42 am
star2brite SILVER, Amherst, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul."--Aldous Huxley

Funny in a way and sad too. I really liked it!

on May. 28 2011 at 11:27 pm
estherhoran__ GOLD, Bell Gardens, California
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Favorite Quote:
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

wow this was amazing

Chasya BRONZE said...
on May. 25 2011 at 7:28 pm
Chasya BRONZE, Markham, Other
2 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Maya Angelou

lol dry. kind of sad, but true.

on May. 25 2011 at 11:35 am
Mortie PLATINUM, Oak Run, California
31 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whats The Point?

i really liked this. its sad, but in a... good way? lol, idk, but i like it. good job            =)


Mango19 SILVER said...
on May. 25 2011 at 5:06 am
Mango19 SILVER, Secunderabad, Other
5 articles 2 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If Winter comes , can Spring be far behind ?"
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going"

One of the best closing lines I've read on this site :)