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Come Home by HennaLucas Come Home by HennaLucas
"Slowly, I gathered the pieces of paper and made my way over to the overturned bed, trying not to look at our paintings on the wall. At tour hot-air balloon or the stars or the flying fish or the rabbits and the blackbirds. I carefully set the papers on one of the crates and began cleaning up. I righted the cot and pulled the mattress back onto it, laid the quilt across it, swept up the broken glass, set the frame back up, re-set the tarp so that it made the little tent around the bed. I crawled under it and onto the bed, covering myself with the blanket, which smelled like him.
How proud he'd be of me when he came back. He would come back to a clean room, organized sketches, clean floor. Just the way it was. I took one of the pillows and set it next to me and covered it with one of his shirts, then curled up into myself next to it, pressing my face into the cotton, trying to remember what it was like sleeping next to him. But before I closed my eyes and let the tears come, I reached over and grabbed his sketchbook and hugged it to my chest. "Goodnight, Benjamin," I said. "I'll be here when you come back."

-Excerpt from "The Paper Stars", my WIP novel.

So this is Sara curled up on Benjamin's bed wearing his old sweater, after she comes home from Dachau, waiting for him to "come home", even though she knows he's dead.
everything (c) me
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andiree Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WHOAWHOAWHOA, WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN????
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Writer
haha this is a very old piece of writing- it never really made it into the actual novel.
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andiree Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
PHEW---i thought i missed out ^^;
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littlemissmaturity Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
he's dead? i just discovered your characters a couple minutes ago, and i feel like crying anyway!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Writer
:iconsadfaceplz:
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littlemissmaturity Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
BUT! that's becuz i love your characters!
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Capara123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Writer
D:
-is depressed; but kills the fav button with rapid clicks-
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Writer
:ohnoes:
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Capara123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Writer
It's true ;D;
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graustier Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
*Sigh*
Poor girl. She's definitely had it rough.

You are exceptionally talented at giving your characters a life. There are many things affecting them that just... happen, for better or for worse. What I think I like best about your cast is how they cope, adapt, and move on. That is just like life, isn't it? For better or for worse, it just keeps plodding on, heh. :shrug:
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