Stella and the Boxer

Stella and the Boxer

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The Wattys 2014 "Undiscovered Gem"   

Stella Henry is afraid of a lot of things. As a child, her simple, comfortable home life did not prepare her for the sort of people whom she would meet as a younger teenager. Now eighteen and a freshman at Clemson University, Stella meets Charlie, who, like her, has long been keeping others at bay. 

Though his disposition is kind and gentle, Charlie is a boxer, and his world only reminds Stella of elements of her past she would like to forget. When both realize that they have a safe place in one another, they start to overcome their fear of other people, and of letting them get close enough to matter.

In many ways, this is a story about allowing people to matter to our lives, and about meaning something to them, in turn. 

At some point in your day, in your routine, in your life, you will matter to someone. That is a special kind of power, do be careful with it.  

"We love people not so much for the good they've done us, as for the good we've done them." Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

patience_qutie patience_qutie Aug 08, 2016
I am a student. I train to live. My life is at stake. I am at war.
gramirez24 gramirez24 4 days ago
A friend of mine recommended me that song...😍😍thanks to him😘
charityunknown charityunknown Aug 26, 2016
The few words written here just described a year of my life... I loke it already
sociallyawkward27 sociallyawkward27 Nov 11, 2016
oH MY GOD THATS MY FAMILY NICKNAME WHAT THE HELL IM IN A BOOK WOOOOOOOT
WannabeCandySinner WannabeCandySinner Nov 14, 2016
Im at this stage right now I don't know if I'll be a cat woman when I'm older or living the dreams with a wattpad styled hottie though I doubt it's the latter 😩😭😱😜😂👵🏻
rrysgrimes rrysgrimes Oct 31, 2016
I'm a lazy ass mdfk who spend most her time watching TWD and eat