July 21 Short Story

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The day of July 21, 2014 I learned a very important life lesson that will stick with me until the day I die; my eyes were opened to a new way of living. I remember the day clearly, as if a movie screen was perched in front of me and that treacherous day was playing in a loop. The morning air seeping through the cracked window before my bed was chilling. The vision of waking up to my mother sobbing will forever be engraved into my mind. It was very early in the morning, and I found myself feeling very confused why my mother was mourning, as I had only seen her cry once in my 14 years of age. Still drained, I made myself to her bedroom. The second I saw her I knew that something horrible had happened; her eyes were bloodshot and puffy,

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