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Whiling Away the Days

She graduated from fantasy and books to alcohol and drugs

Golden orange and pink streaked the sky as the sun began to set. A warm breeze whispered through the tall grasses and the hum of cicadas filled the air while a dull car engine could be heard every now and then in the distance.

There I sat in my dad's jeep on the side of a country road not too far from my house. I thought I didn't want to live anymore. I wished I could just fade away.

Within the next couple weeks, I attempted suicide and landed in the ICU. That is where the disease of alcoholism took me at the age of 16. Alcoholism does not discriminate due to age or anything...

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