Yellow | Teen Ink


January 6, 2009
By artofthedeath PLATINUM, Dothan, Alabama
artofthedeath PLATINUM, Dothan, Alabama
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"Tell me something amazing." Carly whispered. Sam wrapped his arms around her waste tighter, letting her head rest on his shoulder. The stars twinkled above them, lighting up the night along with the yellow full moon.
"What can I tell you that's amazing, when you are the only amazing thing I know?" His voice was barely a whisper in the night, barely reaching her ear, but she heard.
"Try. Tell me, what does the moon look like tonight, and the stars?" She asked this in earnest. Her pale blue eyes were open and watery. Unfocused though they were, Sam could see her emotion, her struggle.
"The stars are everywhere. They shine brightly down on us, making sure we are safe. The moon is down here with us tonight, big and yellow and comforting." He gulped back a sob, trying to gain his composure, for Carly.
"Sam, what is yellow?" She tried her hardest to understand, she always had. Her voice had grown a little louder, like she was no longer afraid for a second.
"Yellow is warm, Carly. Yellow is loving and inviting and special." He kissed her cheek. Her blue eyes blinked as a tear slid down her face. He felt his own tears, flowing silently.
"Sam?" She asked. Her voice was at normal volume, wavering, echoing on the rooftop they perched on.
"Yellow sounds like you." Her arms tightened around him, her eyes finally closing as she found an inner peace. "You are my moon, Sam. I don't need to see to know that."
Sam patted her head and kissed her cheek again. "And you, Carly, you are my amazing rose."
"Sam?" He held her tight as she spoke.
"What does a rose look like?"

The author's comments:
I wrote this on a moments notice. I personally love it.

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on Feb. 21 2019 at 1:39 pm
Hermione-Granger BRONZE, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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This is beautiful!

on Dec. 28 2013 at 11:47 pm
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

love this one too!  

on Mar. 10 2012 at 8:55 pm
DifferentTeen PLATINUM, Seaford, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"There’s no such thing as true love, just spurts of insanity—falling over and over again, thinking that won’t happen to me"

That was so sweet. The line, "I don't need to see to know that" was my moment of realization. I think thats how you planned it too, if I'm correct. Really emotional, and I honestly felt what the character was going through. Which I usually can't get from an article. Wonderful job, don't ever stop writing, for anyone! You have a serious, god given talent.

on Apr. 16 2010 at 2:33 am
christian.e SILVER, Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me --Pascal


on Nov. 22 2009 at 4:24 pm
SuPeRfLyy! BRONZE, Moore, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
I mean worse than usual

At first I didn't get it, and then I reread it over and over once more, and I think everything falls into place beautifully.

on Sep. 24 2009 at 8:29 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

That was so sweet. I loved it. The idea was really good. Keep writing!

kylove GOLD said...
on Apr. 12 2009 at 6:52 am
kylove GOLD, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Principles only mean something if you stick by them when they're inconvenient,"
- Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) in The Contender (written by Rod Lurie)

Great story, just love the idea. At first when I saw it was so short I didn't see it. But when I read it Great job, and hopefully you have some more spontaneous ideas; keep writing! :]

xcblue44x said...
on Apr. 11 2009 at 5:37 am
This is amazing. You can really get somewhere with writing, so keep on writing.

libby BRONZE said...
on Mar. 13 2009 at 11:22 pm
libby BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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i love it :]

on Jan. 19 2009 at 7:33 pm
OMG, this is so cool!! I love the ending! :]