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"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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:iconhennalucas:
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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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Writer
Thank you very much! And yes, I try my hardest to incorporate real-life scenarios and emotions into my writing to make it believable and relatable. I'm glad I've succeeded, so far! :)
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Lansoh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awwwww!!!! thats mega depressing :c

benjamin was my favorite too :'(
love your writing style! and your artwork!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Writer
Aw, I'm sorry!
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twirkle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
aw, you can't just give them a happy ending?!?!? after all they've been through??? sigh* jk. :B but i am heartbroken. I'm just letting you know.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Writer
I'm sorry D: I wish I could, but if I did it wouldn't be as realistic and the symbolism wouldn't be as powerful.
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GoochForLawls Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I seriously cant stop crying at this ENTIRE concept. ITS SO SAD.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Writer
awwh, I'm glad I was able to get the emotion right
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is so incredibly heartbreaking and beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Writer
aw, thank you! :cries:
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! =)
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Kurai89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is so sad I want to cry. :(
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Writer
awwh, I'm sorry :(
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Kurai89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
No, its wonderfull! It means your work has a lot of emotion in it and this is a really wonderful thing! Be proud! :D
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Writer
Aw, thank you!
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Kurai89 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Your very welcome :meow:
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Caleighrg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    :icontt-ttplz: That's so sad! :+fav:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Writer
D:
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Caleighrg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    As soon as you start to sell the novel, I'm buying it.

    I'm going to sit in a quiet room in my house, and read the whole thing. The bigger the book, the better.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Writer
I hope I don't disappoint you! I've kind of hit writer's block, but I'll try to finish it as soon as I can.
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Caleighrg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    How could you disappoint!? You're phenomenal!! :clap:
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Spelling-Counts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm...the drawing strangely remind me of :iconb1nd1:'s one comic...

Love this!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Writer
hm, I don't know which one you're referring to; but I do love her art. :) And thank you!
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