My own choice to die Essay

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my own choice to die





English Comp II February 4, 1999 One quiet summer afternoon I lay gazing into the big,
blue sky watching the clouds form into immense moving objects that catch my eye for a
second. I saw everything from birds to alligators and occasionally a car or bus. While
staring at the sky in a world of my own I heard a clamor coming from the front of the
house. I turned over on my stomach peering through the tall pampas grass that landscapes
our backyard. I lay gazing through the grass as if I was a jungle cat searching for its
next victim. I could not see anything so I faced the sky, once again, and enjoyed the
sights and sounds of summer. I was in a daydream when I opened my eyes to see a young
redheaded girl with skinned up and pig tails peering down upon me. Most of my friends
would have run off yelling, "girl alert or "cooties" but I just sat there in the soft turf
grass in a daze. From that second on I believe that both of would be friends for a
lifetime. April moved into the vacant house that was two houses to the east of my house.
It was a tall, two-story house in which I could see the entire house from my bedroom
window. We spent our days together exploring the woods, riding bikes, and catching bugs.
Our families were very close and often said that the two of us were like brother and
sister. One calm summer night April and I climbed to the top of the garage and lay on our
backs staring at the thousands of stars in the black summer sky. The garage wasn't tall;
in fact, it was perfect because we could sit up there without worrying about sliding off.
That night we talked about everything that was on our minds. I will never forget that
night because it was so beautiful outside. The tree frogs and crickets were performing
their evening melodies, and the man on the moon was looking down upon us. After talking
for nearly an hour we decided that it was time we should head home. I walked April to her
house because I she had to be home before I did. As I was leaving April guaranteed me that
she would be over first thing in the morning to start our day of fun. I was so excited
that I ran home, chasing fireflies and skipping through the neighbor's yard. After getting
'tucked in,' the process where my mother wraps my blanket around me and tucks them under
my body, I was ready for bed. The only thing I could think of that night was all of the
fun things that we were going to do that next day. I left my window open so I could listen
to the sounds of summer while trying to fall asleep. I awoke early that morning to hear
loud sirens and to see flames towering above the elm trees that grew throughout our
neighborhood. I jumped out of bed and ran through the living room bursting out of the
front door to see that the flames were coming from April's house. I didn’t even
bother to put shirt or shoes on; I was just worried about April. The neighborhood was lit
up by the fire trucks lights, and the flames emerging from her house. I sprinted towards
her house to see that it was totally engulfed by now. The fire fighters were trying their
hardest to suffocate the flames but the water was not working. The heat was almost
overpowering, but I knew I had to see if she was all right. When I started to run I as
tackled from behind by someone. I started screaming out her name, "April, April!" The man
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