First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for reading this story.
It's my longest finished poem yet, and I'm really proud of how far it's come and how much farther it can go.
I've never written acknowledgements before, so here goes.
I want to especially thank @bookowl13 for her unwavering, continuous support of this project.
Lucy, every time I posted a chapter, I would wait for your comments. I genuinely appreciate every single one of them, because I know you care and you were always dutifully waiting for my next update. Sometimes, when I got into writing ruts and I couldn't figure out what to write, or I was thinking about giving up, I would go back and read all of the comments you've left for me and I knew I was doing this not only for myself but for someone who genuinely enjoys reading it. That kept me going through 38 chapters, and I'm grateful for our Internet friendship; without it, this story would never be finished, and I would never be writing this.
This story, in its entirety, is dedicated to you.
RIP Robin Williams. He was a great man; and it's so sad that someone who can bring such joy and light to others could not find it in himself. This story is also dedicated to his memory.
Now, because I don't own any of the songs I've put in each chapter (and in case they spark interest with any of you), here's a complete list of them, in order, from chapter one to chapter thirty eight.
The Smiths - Asleep
Bastille - Icarus
Bastille - Skulls
Coldplay - Atlas
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay - Trouble
Imagine Dragons - Demons
Snow Patrol - In The End
Imagine Dragons - Monster
Five For Fighting - I Just Love You
3 Doors Down - Here Without You
Five For Fighting - Superman (It's Not Easy)
Imagine Dragons - My Fault
OneRepublic - Secrets
Imagine Dragons - Bleeding Out
Snow Patrol - You Could Be Happy
Coldplay - Fix You
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Bastille - Laughter Lines
Imagine Dragons - Curse
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Imagine Dragons - Darkness
The Fray - How To Save A Life
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty
Eminem - Mockingbird
Imagine Dragons - Destination
Ed Sheeran - I See Fire
Imagine Dragons - Hear Me
Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire
The Neighbourhood - Afraid
Imagine Dragons - Round & Round
Imagine Dragons - Clouds
OneRepublic - Good Life
Switchfoot - Meant To Live
U2 - Beautiful Day
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I Told Him (Wattys 2014)Poetry
She told him not to do it but he took his life anyway. Told in free-verse poetry with sparse limerick/rhyming qualities, you don't know their names, but you'll forever remember their story. #Wattys2014