"The Risk" by Katie Richards

“The Risk”

Katie Richards 4/21/14

Today was the day.

I was finally going to talk to him.

My hands shook; my heart was thump thump thumping out of my chest. He sat over by the pop machine, reading a book, the book I had placed carefully in his locker a week ago signed, “From your secret admirer.”

In my head amongst the chaos The Beatles sang songs of love and peace. Love birds circled my head; the world was spinning as I moved closer. I was finally going to tell him.

I would tell him that he was my everything,

if the world hadn’t stopped.

 

Her name was Julie.

She wore flowers in her hair and red lipstick.

How could a girl like me compete with a girl like that?

She looked at him with ocean blue eyes and glistening golden hair.

She was everything I wasn’t…

So I walked away.

I didn’t see his eyes on my back, or the way he looked at me walking away. His eyes were sad, they called out to a girl he never knew.

He was going to tell her.

He was going to tell her she was his everything. 



bookmania:

Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Portugal (Photo by Eduardo Guerra)

ugh I want to go so badly!!!

bookmania:

Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Portugal (Photo by Eduardo Guerra)

ugh I want to go so badly!!!


sassfeathers:

The snow glows white in the South Pole tonightNot an avatar to be seen.A tribe of isolation,And Katara is their Queen.
The wind is howling like this swirling storm insideCan’t restore my honor, heaven knows I tried.
Don’t let them in, don’t let them seeBe the Fire Prince you always have to beConceal, don’t feel, don’t let them knowWell, now they know
Let it go, let it goCan’t hold it back anymoreLet it go, let it goTurn away and slam the door
I don’t careWhat my father’s going to sayLet Sozin’s Comet rage on,Azula never bothered me anyway.
It’s funny how some distanceMakes everything seem smallAnd the fears that once controlled meCan’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can doTo test the limits and break throughNo wrong, now right, new rules for meI’m free
Let it go, let it goI am one with the dragon fireLet it go, let it goI’ll reclaim my empire
Here I standAnd here I’ll stayLet Sozin’s Comet rage on
My power sizzles through the air into the groundMy soul is spiraling in flaming embers all aroundAnd one thought engulfs me like a fiery blastI’m never going back,The past is in the past
Let it go, let it goAnd I’ll rise like the break of dawnLet it go, let it goThat honorless prince is gone
Here I standIn the light of dayLet Sozin’s Comet rage on,Azula never bothered me anyway.

sassfeathers:

The snow glows white in the South Pole tonight
Not an avatar to be seen.
A tribe of isolation,
And Katara is their Queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Can’t restore my honor, heaven knows I tried.

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the Fire Prince you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door

I don’t care
What my father’s going to say
Let Sozin’s Comet rage on,
Azula never bothered me anyway.

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No wrong, now right, new rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the dragon fire
Let it go, let it go
I’ll reclaim my empire

Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let Sozin’s Comet rage on

My power sizzles through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in flaming embers all around
And one thought engulfs me like a fiery blast
I’m never going back,
The past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That honorless prince is gone

Here I stand
In the light of day
Let Sozin’s Comet rage on,
Azula never bothered me anyway.

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-diagonalley:

miss-darling-clementine:

simplyalexandermason:

I feel like they just conspired together…

THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.

This is so adorable!! 

-diagonalley:

miss-darling-clementine:

simplyalexandermason:

I feel like they just conspired together…

THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.

This is so adorable!! 

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groffs-girl:

So I definitely just hardcore creeped through the Here Come the Mummies tag and liked most of the post.

I regret nothing.

hahaha this is me. I can’t help it. They’re addicting. 


dapperdesigns:

This is a poster I designed, with guidance from Red Square Agency, for a show at Hard Rock Biloxi. Had a lot of fun designing this one. Had no idea they would keep the tagline at the top too. I don’t normally work with a blue and yellow color scheme, but this combination really makes the headline pop. 

Can’t sleep. So here’s my favorite band. 

dapperdesigns:

This is a poster I designed, with guidance from Red Square Agency, for a show at Hard Rock Biloxi. Had a lot of fun designing this one. Had no idea they would keep the tagline at the top too. I don’t normally work with a blue and yellow color scheme, but this combination really makes the headline pop. 

Can’t sleep. So here’s my favorite band. 


My Man in Black and Red.

I awake in the dead of night,

alone and sweaty. My face covered in fresh tears.

He is constantly there. Pulling at my heart, inside my dreams. 

How could this stranger ever feel such a silly thing as love towards me. 

ME. That ugly girl everyone avoids, that ugly nobody he’s probably long forgotten. 

WHY GOD?! Why must you taunt me in this way? 

Make the heart yearn for something it can never have. Taunt the unloved girl who’s heart was the world’s play thing. 

I can’t take it anymore…So much hurt. So many tears. It’s not just a phase..or a stupid little crush. 

My feelings are real. my emotions are real. 

Isn’t there at least one…just one man who could ever love me? A man in black and red.


channybravo:

sevenlittledevils:

whatever you’re expecting I promise it’s not what you’re expecting

i’m barely breathing

bwahahahaha this is fantastic

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