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I want to be an author when I grow older or when I write material that is good enough to be published.
I really want to get better and show that I can do this. The stars started to appear, gleaming and twinkling overhead in the nearly pitch-blackness of the night sky surrounding us. You could hear the cicadas and crickets chirping away in the woods that encircled us.
The smell of melted chocolate and burnt marshmallows lingered in the air long after we finished. A tent sat behind the campfire we sat at, ready for us to come bunker down into.
It was inviting, yet none of us were ready for the fun to end quite yet. Another lovely night in Riverdale Woods; we could all tell. He was still toasting a few more marshmallows in the sparking fire. We were camping out in the woods again that night like we did nearly every weekend.
At the time though, my only concern was my girlfriend Josey sitting next to me on my log. Occasionally she would glance up and seem to want to say something for a split second before she seemed to decide against it and look back down at her hands.
Every time Josey seemed to think about it, her eyes would get slightly larger, her heart sped up, and her sweaty hand would grip mine tighter. All four heads turned towards her, and I saw her gulp nervously.
I figured that if Lilian, who had known Josey the longest, could shake it off just like that even though she knew her the best, I should be able to too. Me, Braden, and even Josey laughed at her struggles. Her excitement was nearly palpable that someone was actually volunteering to play her game.
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Josey took a deep breath before she started again, slower this time. I just wanna leave this world. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Braden dropped his marshmallow into the dirt. So I was diagnosed with cancer on Friday.
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