The Widowing Frog

Daylee, a frog, was juggling many emotions. Her house was practically falling apart, piece by piece. She had just lost a husband. This hit her like a tsunami. This frog was confused about how to feel about life––whether to be sad, okay, worried, surprised, or happy. It seemed as if she was going down a path, but she didn’t know where to go. Now that he had left, every time she took a step she was further and further away from home. She didn’t know her place or position as a frog. She didn’t know what to do or how to do it. It seemed as if the only thing that was keeping her together was the very skin that she was in. The path that she was going down had bumps and curves that she couldn’t handle. With every bump, the journey got harder, harder to a point that she couldn’t take control of it. It was hard to overcome her emotions and grab a handle of her life. This path became so overwhelming to the point where she was losing her form and was ready to give up. She didn’t give up. She overcame her emotions by trying to figure out what it was like to live life before she met him. She soon figured out that she had to start from the bottom and work her way up the ladder of success and pushed through with her last flower of hope. In the end, she found out that she didn’t need to depend on anybody but herself to be happy.

From the 826CHI Student Publication: The Moon Wrote a Song

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