Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting the winning entries from the 2010 Darien Library Teen Writing Contest. This first entry is 100 Years by Isabella D'Agosto, who won First Place for Fiction Grades 10-12.
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By Isabella D'Agosto
She's 15 for a while; 85 left. It's just one brief moment. Past ten, coming on
twenty. She's waiting. I guess I should tell you that. Waiting and envisaging an
emancipation of sorts. Don't dare to ask me from what, because I don't know. I really
I do know though that it is at this crude age of fifteen that you walk the unrefined,
splintered plank of life. It's so wet. All you can do is dream of what it'll be like once you
finally slip. It's so wet all I can do is dream. She'll see the fish beneath her living and
dying. She'll muse of death, covet life, and maybe-just maybe-once she dreams
enough, she'll slip. Slip on this boardwalk of sorts, and fall. Maybe I'll-she'll, I mean take
the hazardous plunge into the air; into life. Plummet into the overindulgent ease of
the constant metamorphosis of doing; maybe she'll stop dreaming.
See the attachment for the rest of the story.