"Friday, December 21st, 2018"
by Victoria Richardson '21
Yesterday was Friday, December 21, 2018...the day Autumn got murdered. Autumn was the type of person to add a bit of magic in your day with her imagination. She knew she was gonna die on Friday, but she didn’t care. I, on the other hand, did. She was able to add just enough color to my life. She would try to do the same for others, but they just didn’t give her the time of day. She showed me something that made me look at the world a different way. I never thought I could see such beauty in the trees, or in the leaves as they fall elegantly. She loved the colors red, orange, and yellow. Soon enough, she made me love them too. As soon as you saw her, you felt as if the sun gave you a hug and the wind gave you a light kiss. When Thursday, December 20, 2018 rolled around, she went on a walk. She wanted to enjoy her last day here. She looked up at the trees and frowned. All of the leaves fell off the tree and turned into brown dust. Her heart began to slow down as she looked up at the sky. A single-unique, white flake of snow fell from the sky and landed on her nose. Then...BAM! A car hit Autumn and she fell to the ground with a great force. She was hit at 12am on Friday, December 21, 2018. The air became dry and cold. More snow fell from the sky. A man came out of the car and rushed to her. He wasn’t at all concerned about her. This was all apart of his plan. He moved her out of the road and continued to drive away. She laid there as the snow began to pile up, covering her up until you couldn’t see her. No one ever found Autumn again. No one found out the man did it either. In fact, they all enjoyed when he was around. He brought them magnificent gifts and even created a well celebrated holiday. I, on the other hand, knew what he did. No one believes me. I hear the manipulation in his words and the lies in his eyes. The people don’t see that his heart is as cold as his hands. He even...Oh wait, you don’t know this man? The man who murdered my friend? Well I’ll tell you...his name was Winter.