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My Reflection

September 26, 2009
By Maddie Hearn SILVER, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Maddie Hearn SILVER, Lake Oswego, Oregon
6 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Music blasted loud, me jumping around my room, singing crazy songs and dancing like no ones watching. Welcome to my days home alone. I sing, dance and dream in my room. I fantasize about things that may never come true. I play with my hair in the mirror, crazy styles that only social suicides’ would wear. Shirt after shirt, I try on; mixing and matching outfits. I come up close to the mirror and inspect every millimeter of my face. Connecting the dots from freckle to freckle and staring deep into the pools of blue I call my eyes. Backing up, I twirl around gleefully. I see the girl in the mirror make silly faces back at me, tongue out, lips to the side, cross-eyed. Snap. Snap. Snap. I catch them all on camera. I step backwards, like a drunken sailor, and fall into the safety of my bed. I drop my camera to the floor and jump, jump high to touch the ceiling. I hop over to my book shelf and snatch up my yearbook. There he is, the boy I’ve wanted for so long. That hair, those eyes, that brilliant smile, I give him a kiss on the cheek and resume my fun. I crank the music up another notch and rock out, completely un- phased by anything else in the world. I find myself by the mirror again, this time I smile, but the girl in the mirror does not smile back, she frowns. I stick my tongue out, but the girl in the mirror snarls. I put my hand up to the mirror and she grabs it.

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This article has 7 comments.

on Feb. 19 2012 at 9:56 pm
CoreyVernot SILVER, Hamilton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

More please!!!

on Aug. 18 2010 at 11:30 am
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

The begining never even suggested the ending! How unexpected! It was great, this would make a great full-length story. 5/5!

By the way, can whoever sees this read some of my stories, rate, and critisize? I'd appreciate it.

Violets said...
on May. 22 2010 at 11:31 am
Violets, Emmett, Michigan
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great detail. i can imagine it all happening. love it. great twist at the end.

on Dec. 29 2009 at 12:11 am
Maddie Hearn SILVER, Lake Oswego, Oregon
6 articles 0 photos 14 comments
thank you!

dule05 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 21 2009 at 6:17 pm
dule05 BRONZE, Kraljevo, Other
1 article 1 photo 102 comments
Oh I think this is for a Nobel prize, so extraordinary, never read anything like this before! I'm glad this is a top-voted article, I'm sure it will stay for a long time starting from now!

on Dec. 20 2009 at 10:39 pm
pandaLICIOUS SILVER, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

Wow Maddie! Love it! Really realistic and very cute, keep writing!

love.v said...
on Dec. 19 2009 at 6:17 pm
love.v, Branchburg, New Jersey
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wow this is really good. i love all the details and the character is likable and easy to relate to. A wonderful twist at the end! such a cliffhanger!