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One Beautiful Mark

June 25, 2010
By JessieB SILVER, Elkton, Maryland
JessieB SILVER, Elkton, Maryland
7 articles 1 photo 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
an eye for an eye, and the whole world goes blind~Ghandi

Mark. It's such a strange name. No creativity what so ever. Just mark. Like a pencil mark on a note pad. or the birthmark on my thigh, shaped like a wilting daisy. Mark. I originally thought it was short for Marcus. No, just Mark. I whisper the word repeatively to myself, and find it sounding more odd every time I pronounce that one syllable.

One syllable. That's all it takes to make my heart skip a beat. To build pearls of sweat on my forehead. One syllable, and I have to control the silly giggle building up in my stomache. I have to calm the pitter-patter of my fingernails tapping. One syllable. and everything goes haywire.

I see that Mark everyday in school. everyday in third-period, world history. I see him, but he doesn't see me. In the blue seat in front of mine is where he sits. Everyday. His brown hair blocks the chalkboard. but I don't mind. I'd rather see the back of his head anyway. His dark brown curls.

I'm such a chiché.

I fell asleep in that class once. I remember waking up to my name being called. Not by my teacher though. I opened my eyes to see those dark brown ones, squinting with a smile. I heard his laugh. echoing though me.

"Caisie" he laughs.

I can barely control myself when I here someone say that one syllable name. When that one syllable person says my two syllable name, it's that unidentifyed figure that derscribes esactly the feeling inside my stomache. It's just... Just a Beautiful Mark.

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This article has 4 comments.

mocha GOLD said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 8:30 am
mocha GOLD, BSB, Other
17 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And the unspoken truth reverberates in the silence for eternity..."

OMG! Its so cutesy!!! Enjoyed it a lot. Makes me feel like hugging Caisie :)

on Aug. 17 2010 at 7:21 pm
Lover_that_Hates DIAMOND, Reynolds, Georgia
76 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She was fascinated with words. To her words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combinded with other words to create powerful spells." From: Lighting(By: Dean Koontz)

This story is very cute, very sweet! So different from If You Really Knew Me, but still really good!

on Aug. 17 2010 at 4:11 pm
FreakShow818 PLATINUM, Longmont, Colorado
23 articles 15 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never Let The Fear OF Striking Out Keep You From Playing The Game."

I loved this. The use of words were great! I was in raptures at your way to make such a simple story not so simple anymore.

on Jul. 10 2010 at 3:30 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1752 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

I loved this, love the language and use of words, very interesting and well-written.  Great job.  Keep writing!

Btw, will you check out and comment on my work?