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I Remember

Writing Prompt:

Start your story with the lines “I remember.”

I remember the night the owl landed on the pole near our house. It was the same night my grandma died, the same night my life changed forever.

My grandma was my everything, the one who I could always count on to help me when I needed it and guide me through the difficulties of life. She’d raised me when my father killed my mother and would spend the rest of his life in prison. The night the owl came, she was gone.

I was left alone, sent to live with my Aunt Lisa, Uncle Nolan, and uncle and their three boys, Landon, Gavin, and Ryder. I’d never felt so alone. They’d been a family longer than I’d been alive, and I didn’t feel like I fit in at all.

I remember the night the owl showed up again.

(To be continued…)

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