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Before the Morning

Before the Morning

81.4K Reads 3.6K Votes 13 Part Story
ashley By TaintedRain Updated Dec 31, 2016

Before his parents were killed in a gas station robbery, Nolan had accepted the existence of God with a steady nonchalance.  But two years after their deaths, Nolan has decided that God probably doesn’t exist—and if He does, he hates Him.  To Nolan, a god who lets horrible things happen to people who don’t deserve it isn’t worthy of love.

Nolan is now going through life ignoring the world around him.  He doesn’t want to get close to anything or anyone—what’s the point if he’s just going to lose them?  But after a perky girl by the name of Nora decides to sit with him at lunch one day, it becomes quite clear that Nolan’s life is no longer going to consist of trying to get through school without punching something, staying at home with his brothers, and shutting out the world around him.

At first Nolan doesn’t know what to make of Nora.  He doesn’t understand her love for Jesus or her unwavering faith.  But as they get closer, and he gets to know her, he begins to understand.

[I'm using this story for "The Reality Challenge" by interrogative!  Credit goes to her.]

myLIFE_XO myLIFE_XO Jun 19, 2016
Did they get run over by a car? Should I be more sensible? Probably...
StormingSacrifice StormingSacrifice Sep 26, 2016
I'm slightly disturbed because I was imagining a 12 year old
Random-RedPanda Random-RedPanda Dec 23, 2016
When you're reading The Giver in English and all you can say is, "You died a year ago."
-winchassters -winchassters May 28, 2016
Idt my parents would every talk about them having sex in front of me and my brother even though we're in high school lol
StormingSacrifice StormingSacrifice Sep 26, 2016
When the got milk commercial plays at the wrong time 😭😭
kevinhog kevinhog Nov 17, 2016
Well written piece, with a little surprise at the end when I was just about to get bored. Now I'm intrigued. Carry on...