Friday Fictioneers: Amy

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Her room was alive with what made Amy her really. The array of guitars she would have on her lap and the keyboard she would sit at writing songs for the school rock band she was in called Rock Stars. The wall decoration she found in a local thrift store which reminded her of the band, the teddy Alfie attached which her girlfriend Sonia gave to her for her sixteenth birthday …


For her last birthday. Standing in the doorway, the tears of a Mum roll down my face. Today she is dead because some people don’t like Goths. But I loved mine.


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37 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Amy

  1. KK Akiyama says:

    Wow… I love this prompt, but it breaks my heart…

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Sad story, kids can be so cruel. A similar story of bullying was in the news recently.

  3. Dahlia says:


  4. granonine says:

    Very well written, sad and evocative.

  5. So sad, but very well written; the detail is right on.

  6. Alice Audrey says:

    She would fit right in with the kids from Malaprop.

  7. Tragic and heart wrenching. Was she murdered, or bullied and subsequently took her own life? Sad to feel the room alive of all her things, and yet her mum can’t have her in person.

    • lisarey1990 says:

      There is many angles that it could be but in this particular story the idea was that she was just out hanging out shopping & getting her coffee & she was murdered by a group of people who didn’t like Goths & how she dressed who she encountered on the way. Thank you so much for reading Fatima. πŸ™‚

  8. Heart rending- a powerful story. Well done.

  9. So sad to grow up being different… there are those who never make it…

  10. Sandra says:

    How very sad. Difference sometimes makes a victim of us.

  11. Sarah Ann says:

    Such a sad and heartfelt ending. And a reminder that still difference cannot be accepted by some.

  12. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh what a kick in the guts. Well told

  13. Jan Morrill says:

    I could feel her pain. So tragic and sad.

  14. Lynn Love says:

    This actually happened here in the UK some years ago – a girl was beaten to death for being a Goth. Unbelievable. Makes you think there’s no hope for humanity when this kind of thing happens. A touching – heartbreaking – story

  15. notestowomen says:

    Heartwrenching story. I can feel the mother’s pain. So many reminders of her daughter whose young life was tragically cut short. I remember a story of a girl who was killed by two other girls because they didn’t want to be friends with her anymore. What a heartless and terrifying world we live in.

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