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Always together, we even looked alike. People thought us sisters. We decided to hitch-hike to her grandma's funeral. At the last minute, I chickened out though, she said it was ok. Jokingly, she added if I didn't see her on Monday, she'd be dead. We laughed as only eighteen year old can laugh at death.
Monday came and went. No Natalie. I was frantic. On Tuesday, the headmistress called me to her office. A drunk hit and run driver hit Natalie in the fog and she died instantly.
My fault, my lifelong guilt. I should have gone with her.

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    Frenchie over 5 years ago

    This is actually a true story. I lost my best friend that week end.

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    Horrorshow over 5 years ago

    Very powerful.

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    Frenchie over 5 years ago

    Thank you @ Horrorshow.

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    Bryan Thomas over 5 years ago

    Tragic circumstances, Francine, but Natalie lives on in your thoughts.

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    Elizabeth O. Smith over 5 years ago

    Wow. Hit me just right and sorry to hear about your lose! Great drabble.

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    Drew Martyn over 5 years ago

    Great drabble, very powerful even before I read it was true. A nice tribute to your friend, well done.

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    Frenchie over 5 years ago

    Thank you all. I was thinking of her lately, so, I decided to tell her story.

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    Che bk201 over 5 years ago

    you're always elegant with your amazing drabbles . i'm sorry for your loss .

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