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Aviana- A Warrior

February 26, 2014
By AvianNudge SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
AvianNudge SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
7 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a

Aviana, her name of freedom she strives for. She walks straight and tall with her pear-shaped frame. Her long fingers gracefully brush her long wavy brown hair. Her tan skin compliments her hair, yet contrasts against her pale plump lips. The common brown eyes of a 15-year-old Hispanic girl are replaced by her deep black eyes, holding a life she is trying so hard to forget.

She grew up in a house where arguments always lead to her mom slamming the door, and her dad leaving for two days, coming back with roses and eyes of guilt. Even when she was seven, she always remembered watching the silent tears fall from her mother’s face after she found out her dad was cheating on her mom. From that moment on, her mother kicked her dad out of the house and started to come home drunk every night. Her brother is another silent witness of watching his mother become a monster since the age of five. She is 15; her brother is 5, both growing up learning never to love again.

Aviana became cold hearted after her parents divorced. She became a distant person, just relying on her school, work, and brother to keep her distracted from her dark life. She was always reading books, to get a better future, as well as taking the mother role for her brother. She had to be the mother her brother didn’t have, she would work part- time, and tend to him. She pushes away the people who want to help her, who want to be let in her life, but she is afraid getting hurt like her mother did.

She hides her fear behind a mask of the good student, always getting straight A’s in all her classes, and acting like the toughest of the tough. She writes poetry to let out her feelings, and memories. Her only gateway is music. She writes songs and sings them to herself so she can always stay connected to her sanity. She is staying strong for her family, she is fighting through all this, she is a warrior.

The author's comments:
This is a character Sketch of a novel I will be writing soon, and I just want to give a background on the main character Avaina, who is just like me. Well we may have completely different physical appearance, our internal war is the same. I really hope you will enjoy it.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Nov. 6 2014 at 1:14 pm
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

very good. I like this character. She reminds me of Ivy...

on Sep. 16 2014 at 1:01 am
Crystallite BRONZE, Santa Elena, Other
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omg i had no idea. Beuatifully written, keep strong, keep your head up high and never give up. XOXOXO

on May. 29 2014 at 12:29 am
PoetLaureate274 PLATINUM, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
20 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have not even begun to scratch the surface of how important your life means to not only me, [y]our friends and [y]our family, but your life, which is a gift for the world that is waiting for you." - Brent Smith.

A very inspiring tale of enduring when all else would fail. Sometimes, this is the only way to get through things. Keep writing, I want to see more from you.