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running away

January 4, 2015
By The_DoctorDonna PLATINUM, Anytown, Iowa
The_DoctorDonna PLATINUM, Anytown, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm Possible'"

run. run as fast as you can. never look back. don’t ever turn around. run. just run.

These are the only words I can remember from my childhood. Actually, they’re the only words I can remember at all, and it’s all I can remember doing. Running, I mean. My whole life I’ve been running, and I don’t even know what I’m running from. Hi. The name’s Esmirelda. Normally, now would be the time for introductions, but there’s just one problem. Other than my name, I don’t know anything about myself. I don’t know who I am. Running is all I have ever known, all I do know, and, I suppose, all I ever will know. Only those words echo through my head, over and over, day and night.

run. just run.

So I do, and I will keep on running forever. I am Esmirelda, and now, you must excuse me, but I have to run.

run. just run.

The author's comments:

This idea just sort of came to me. It seems to me that there are people out there who are constantly running, so I decided to write a short piece about one such person. Though Esmirelda is fictional, I hope that a lot of people can relate. Please let me know what you think. Thanks, and enjoy!

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