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Carol


On Wednesday January 11th, my friend Carol Anne Stamper died in a car accident. My very close friend Ashely, was driving. My life will never be the same. After the incident, I wrote about it. Now I am ready to post this. I’ve tried to explain loosing a person to people, but the one word I always say is raw. Death is raw, and you don’t understand until it hits that close to home.

 

the crisp of fresh January gives me the metallic, regretful feeling

that arises

at the back of my throat.

 

I feel her wide eyes as she stops short

the empty expression forever plastered behind gut wrenching sheets

 

and I see her screams carved and scratched

with care

into the unforgiving earth

 

I stand beside you numb and silent

agape and raw

you can feel my heart on the tips of my fingers.

as you writhe and struggle for her

and realize, I am there with you

gripped by the chilled hand of a bastardous reality

who dares steal from us

 

he is cruel,

and smirks

teasing your insides, and tugging my windpipe.

it gives way and rips

and bleeds into itself,

my uneven tears sting what remains, after restless nights before

spent so painfully alone; that such fragile life cannot endure

and longing for true mourning and rebirth

that are truly not an option

 

the crisp of fresh morning gives me the metallic, regretful feeling

that arises

at the back of my throat, as I wake

the cracked salt on my cheeks and twisted blankets leave eyes swollen

and head sore

heavy with memories

I had never recalled until now

 

I no longer can appreciate things how they are

 

I want nothing

I only want the thing I am incapable of

I will never reach you

anymore

as I could before

 

The Black Parade in the sky

marches and plays for you

a tune of something you would like.

crushing charcoal beneith thier worn, gothic boots.

and here from below, the dead pine trees,

that easily sway in the wind;

creaking with age and exhaustion,

I tell you this;

 

I no longer smile at things;

they remind me of you.

and of your smile.

this endless verdigo

is too much for me now.

spinning on this cold, hard planet is no longer meaningful.

no matter how gentle a mockingbird may be

or how beautiful the song it sings

it is still only a mockingbird.

and is only capable of mere things

as it is only a mere creature.

 

I look up at the creamy blue sky

with no marbled clouds in sight

spinning slowly

light headed and disoriented

 

I missed you

that rainy Wednesday afternoon

the gloom and fog suffocating us all

I had no idea what I had

until it wasn’t there next to me

 

even if it was numb to begin with

even if you were numb to begin with

even if I was numb to begin with

 

I miss you

 

 

 

 

——–

This was a traumatizing event in my life.

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

I can’t stress how true this is.

I hope that people cherish the time they have on this planet and feel alive with those they love. Feel the breeze before it’s passed. And please, Remember to Love…

 

 

 

 

Rest in Peace, Beautiful Carol

5/10/96 – 1/11/12

 

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It’s the Best Time of the Year (Again)


Hey guys!

In the cool Friday morning I will crawl into the car and drive with my mom to the mountains of Brevard, North Carolina. I’ll be at all girls Keystone Camp for 3 weeks singing songs, eating delicious food, shooting targets, reciting lines from Macbeth, and fighting off vicious beaver-sharks that reside in the canoe lake. It will be my sixth time returning to Keystone Camp for the summer, and every year it only gets better.

However, like any other camp there are policies regarding electronics; phones, computers, ipads, kindles, headphones, (and now) ipods, or anything that can access the internet are strictly off limits to all campers. This means no computer.

Which means, no internet…

Which means, no Facebook, or WordPress, or Tumblr, or FF.net…

Which means, no fanfiction…

Which means, there is a small possibility I might collapse due to not getting enough of my internets. It’s horrible really…

Alas, my good shipping friends have sworn to send me all the fanfiction, fanart, and updates, so all is good in the hood.

I am planning to write mostly ‘My Sweet Sixteen’ based stories, because somebody won’t leave me alone about it. It’s okay though, I really should do chapters from that. I’m going to try my hardest to write at least, a rough outline of the whole entire plot, so I can have some rough line to run by when I try to go back a write it all.

Anyway, that is all, and I hope you all have an awesome summer!

Text Edit Drafts: Sneak Peak of What I’ve Been Thinking About…


This is some random crap that I will later write a more detailed entry about. Just some food for thought.

Story Ideas.

…a plumber, and his clients (slice of life)

…a girl who delivers news-papers, and encounters trouble with her bike (short film)

…scuba diver who suffers from lung cancer (slice of life, seinen, depression)

…a young musician, and his friend, getting into mischief (julie and ; boy meets tomboy, girl meets friendly hipster, comedy, adventure, random, 5cm per second, but with a PALE COCOON mix, with more colors and scarves, running around, parks, fireworks, concerts, rooftops, graffiti, ARTIST TALENT.)

…’criminal beats’ (piracy musicians, more like, copiers, who travel around and steal music, broadcast it other places, spreading knowledge of talented bands and individuals in an illegal way, genius, comedy, a combo of cowboy bebop and FLCL

…cell strums, Lucky Star on steroids.

…young lady who works at a carpet store, helps various people, and plays the piano

…in a time of war and poverty, boy meets boy, and something sparks. curious and innocent Julian/Julie, is swung along on a journey with cocky, adventurous, NAMEAHHHHHHH-NEEDANAMMEEEEEEEEE (possibilities; Jess/Jack, Jessie, JET AHHHH BUT ITS ALREADY—the copywriter people with butcher me if I use that name for a character with the same hair and attitude…..CALM YOUR ITTY BITTY TITS DOWN….he still has Zuko… <3 (dat mean I luv den moar than 3!….) kind of like No. 6 (SWOON), but more violence, and jumping on trains, and fighting with knives. mostly bluffing, but some hobo soup. Also, NAME is also fashionable. (olive green pea-coat, no hat, red, plaid hobo scarf, layers of shirts, long sleeve and short sleeve, greenish jeans? (or just dark rinse- Morgan, low hip rise, ruffled before the Madden Girl black boots, about 8 inches high up the leg. hobo socks, doubled up, with holes. gloves (fingerless) are purple. Very charismatic and witty, funny, almost like NEZUMI AND SHION……..but not that much (song-SHINee Girl by SHINee XD YESSSS)

…spin off of MY SWEET SIXTEEN— My Bitter Seven, or My Bitter Eight, sounds nice; really, any number that has one syllable. Showing the more bitter moments up close that were only touched up on in My Sweet Sixteen. It is from the perspective of a different character, and relives My Sweet Sixteen from their point of view. SOME SAMPLE WRITEN PIECES FOR DISCUSSION

—death of mom (cancer)

—beach, dying whale (can’t help dying creatures <–sad : (

—brother leaving for army

—totally ignored by a friend, bullying at school maybe?

—having another character show up completely in the middle of an emotional break down…

—Not being able to find the right spice for a recipe

—violence at school, a fight (someone called friend a faggot, fists prevailed)

—student commits suicide (leads into the last one….)

—diagnosed with depression   BLAH BLAH BLAH

end; 10:21pm, Dec 29, THU

start; 7:08 pm, May 18 FRI

…BEAT OF MY SOUL- or -soul beat- or- Walk to my beat-…all about people’s hearts and their music that pulses through them. Each person has a ‘beat’ that is referred to as their ‘soul’ (MOTHA FUCKER. IF YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT GINGERS I SWEAR TO GOD). A person’s soul can vary depending on what kind of person they are, and how they act; their personality and style play a big part, and this reflects in their diction and their background as well as their goals, dislikes and likes. People can have a ‘jazz beat’, ‘rock beat’, hip-hop beat’, ‘loose beat’, ‘8-bit beat’, ‘sweet beat’, ‘marching beat’, ‘dark beat’, ‘solid beat’, ‘solo beat’, ‘packed beat’, original beat’, ‘clear beat’, or a ‘messy beat’. There are many different possibilities, and I will only include so many in my story I plan to do…or, ally he character bio’s I come up with XD with no chapters at all. SPEAKING OF CHARACTERS BIOS XD hehehehehe; I have already brainstormed several characters and I have a way I’ve been doing it. While Listening to Pandora, I imagine a story or ‘monologue’ with out words…so It’s more of a montage actually… I then draw a small picture of the person I envision the best I can by the time the song ends. I also make sure I write down the song and the artist on the top of the sticky note (what I’ve been using so far, sticking them all on one piece of paper: a drawing of my main character Julie, who is modeled after my good friend Julian) and then later name the character after the song, or the band. It depends most of the time. For example, I drafted a bio for a boy while listening to ‘The Middle’ By…Jimmy Eat World. I will either call him Middle or Jimmy-but probably Middle. (it doesn’t matter how strange the song….for example the song ‘Sexy And I Know It’ by LMFAO —>> name possibilities would be; Know, Sexy, LMFAO, I Know It…it’s meant to be different and unique. Another example would be ‘Electric Heart’ by SHINee, a korean boy band who recently released their second album and third ep; Sherlock. I would probably name the character Electric or…Electro, something like that.   This is still very different from what I sometimes do with my characters from my stories and relate their lives or life problems/events to a song. This is the other way around; I create a person from a song, I am not listening carefully to lyrics to see if a song relates to my characters I have already created.

end; 7:41 pm, May 18 FRI

start; 1:07 pm, May 31 THUR

MOVE – (Draft 1Drawing)   I want to use the basis of the song ‘ALL IS LOVE’ by Karen O & the Kids and ‘BELIEVE’ by The Bravery. There are four kids, and it’s kind of like a brushed up version of the music video ‘FEEL GOOD INC’ by Gorillaz (or however it’s spelled). The plot is loose right now…it will be organic, but not ridiculously organic like DREAM RUNNER. I think it should be more down to earth, slice of my shitty life, life rebuilding, with the times, after war/during war, something there, that’s raw. Their names are FOXY, MAX, AMERITH, and CHERISH. Cherish is a girl, the rest are boys. Max is the youngest, then Foxy, then Cherish, and finishing off with the oldest (and only girl) Cherish. Based on the photo I drew, seen here. This song is mainly focused around THE MUSIC. It could be my triply version of Studio 4-C’s Genius Party. I especially liked the 5th movie in the Genius Party Beyond set, ‘Dimension Bomb’. You can read more about the Genius Party here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genius_Party

and watch the 5th installment of the Genius Party Beyond films, ‘Dimension Bomb’, here:

Hope you enjoy!

My Sweet Sixteen – Song Choices (Thank the Mighty God Named Pandora) [Part 1]


These are some of the Songs that I have chosen out of, literally, hundreds; they are the songs that I feel most accurately portray the mood of the story at certain times. What of Whom the song speaks for can vary. It can be what a certain character is feeling after or during an event, or what one person feels towards another. It can also simply just fit the moment best. For example, When Tame, the main character from My Sweet Sixteen (I finally decided on her name! – this IS final.) plays the piano for her father, she plays the song Claire De Lune, and a series of scenes are shown, mostly consisting of nature scenery.

Anyway, here are the songs, and I would really appreciate it if everyone would go through and listen to these songs. If you can’t understand what the artist is saying, look up the lyrics and follow along. Almost all of them can be found on YouTube, or online elsewhere. If you have trouble finding a version with good quality, or have difficulty locating a version at all, comment and I will leave a link in reply.

If there is an asterisk ( * ) next to the song, it means I have a specific vision, or ‘music video’ made up of a series of clips that tells a story as the music plays. It’s in sync, and the lyrics are relevant. PLEASE NOTE – because I am a horrible author and updater, (and fail to do so even when I say I will more often…) I will create a PART 2 with all the songs marked with an asterisk, telling what exactly is happening during the song.

Please comment if you have any questions, or if you’ve got a good song you think I should listen to in regards to any sort of situation or controversy in the story. (For example, Suss, a song that explains the relationship of Paece and Hoth might be ‘I LOVE YOU – BUT ONLY WHEN NO ONE CAN SEE US’ whereas a song expressing Mac and Charlie might be….. ‘EXCUSE ME WHILE I SLIDE MY HAND DOWN YOUR PANTS WHILE THE SMALL CHILDREN WATCH’…..if you…know what I mean XD. Anyway, enjoy, and as always, I PROMISE TO UPDATE MORE – and I’ll try harder this time around… = __ =

*Northern Downpour – Panic! At The Disco

*Paradise – Coldplay

Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez

*NaNaNa – My Chemical Romance

We Are Young – Fun

*Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars

Lisztomania – Phoenix

*1901 – Phoenix

Float On – Modest Mouse

The World At Large – Modest Mouse

3rd Planet – Modest Mouse

Black and Blue – Miike Snow

Song for No One – Miike Snow

Time to Pretend – MGMT

*Kids – MGMT

I Can’t Stop – Flux Pavilion

*Safe and Sound – COVER by Thank You and Goodbye (amazing, but very different, I love this version just as much as the first.)

>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dJ5fuvEo7s << (here)

*Last to Know – Three Days Grace

I Just Wanna Run – The Downtown Fiction

*How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox 20

*Dear Prudence – The Beatles

Falling Up – DillonFrancis

>> http://soundcloud.com/dillonfrancis/dillon-francis-falling-up << (here)

*Mad World – Gary Jules

*I Don’t Wanna Be in Love – Good Charlotte

The River – Good Charlotte

Crystal Clear – Opus Orange

*Mercy Street – Emy Reynolds + Opus Orange

In Your Shadow (I Can Shine) – Tokio Hotel

Boyfriend – Justin Bieber (Please don’t shoot me, it has purpose, I swear)

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4JqBrC-EAM << (here)

*Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

*FIRE – The Program (This is my best friends band – they can be found on facebook here>> https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Program/120684314701207 << and you can listen to their new ep here>> http://theprogramband.bandcamp.com/album/shes-trying-to-kill-me << . Unfortunately, they have yet to record FIRE, so there is no way for you to experience the amazing eargasm until I record it and upload it.

Dare – Gorillaz

Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz

Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles

Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

Slide – The Goo Goo Dolls

*Hey Jude – The Beatles

I am the Walrus – The Beatles

Just Can’t Get Enough – The Black Eyed Peas

*Aru Machi no Gunjou – Asian Kung Fu Generation

Yesterday – The Beatles

*Rolling in the Deep – ADELE

*My Same – ADELE

Back in Black – ACDC

Shoot to Thrill – ACDC

*Fell in Love With a Girl – The White Stripes

*Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

*We’re Going to Friends – The White Stripes

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People

*I’m in Here – Sia

*My Love – Sia

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri (I know this is from Twilight….God it really pains me to put this here, let’s just say it’s temporary)

*Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles

Bebop – The Black Eyed Peas

The Bad Touch – The Blood Hound Gang

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

*Young – Hollywood Undead

Hey Soul Sister – Train

*Drop of Jupiter – Train

Alligator – Tegan and Sara

Turn Me On – Nicki Minaj

Hatchet Girl – The Akira Complex ( An original Song by my friend, who is an amazing composer.)

(here) >> http://soundcloud.com/akira-complex/hatchet-girl-original-mix <<

Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes

Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park

Fireflies – Owl City

Facedown – The Red Jump Suit Apparatus

I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy

I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At The Disco

Shadow of the Day – Linkin Park

All Over You – The Spill Canvas

 

 

 

[p.s. – My Exams are coming up, at the end of May and the beginning of June, so expect less updates around that time.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Here on Out


So, the end of the school year is approaching, and I know I haven’t updated like I said I would….> . <
But, I'm going to make sure I whip myself into shape, and do ALL MY WRITING.
I'm planning to work mainly on My Sweet Sixteen; song themes, song fics, spin-offs, monologues, chapter-by-chapter updates (hopefully), and maybe even some 'behind the scenes' crack for laughs.
I will be attending summer camp for 3 weeks, and during that time I will not have access to any computer, phone or the interent at all. However, I will bring my notebooks and my pencils as well as my dirty mind, and every night I'll write some juicy scenes that I will enjoy typing up later when I return home. I might actually try to have my laptop during the ride home so I can type things up and get a head start.
I'm hoping to really try and develop a good portion of the My Sweet Sixteen series, because a certain someone really wants me to write about it…
I've also developed a new story…I understand nothing. It's super trippy though, and i feel like everyone in the show is on crack- and GET THIS! NO GAY COUPLES!!!! (wow, that's a huge break through!)
I hope that everyone continues to check the site once and a while during the summer, and puts up a comment when they do, letting me know how their summer is going.
(I will post the dates of my camp session later)

Amazing Things by Amazing Authors to Distract You While Waiting on My Crap…


Sooooooo, since I update really slowly, I thought I might give you guys some other stuff to look at and enjoy, because they’re much more experienced writers than me. I’ve been reading this stuff, hoping their skillz will rub off on me or will be magically transferred through the computer screen into my sick, fangirl crazed mind to me.

So, here are some good stories I think you should check out, and I’m going to be honest, it’s not much of a variety, because when I find a deliciously smexy OTP an OTP (One True Pairing) I stick to that ship, and that ship only for several months.

My current OTPs:

-Shizaya [Shizou Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara From Durarara!!]

-Nezushi [Nezumi and Shion From No. 6]

-Jetko [Jet and Zuko From Avatar: The Last Airbender]

-Soriku [Sora and Riku From Kingdom Hearts]

-Akuroku [Axel and Roxas From Kingdom Hearts]

-Figgy [Fang and Iggy From Maximum Ride]

So basically…the same as 6 months ago, save the Jetko, which was a sudden recent realization, which lead to a severe phase of shipping; involving but not limited to: browsing fanart on various sites, joining Livejournal communities, reading every fanfiction involving the two, actually reviewing decent fics on ff.net for once, Following several new tumblrs, excessive reblogging, RPing, reading the RPs, downloading gifs and stamps, downloading ridiculous amounts of doujinshi, and downloading as well as actually playing WOW…

[That’s World of Warcraft, incase you didn’t know]

Anyway, back to the fanfictions. I highly recommend checking these out. As long as I had been on Fanfiction.net, [that’s 4 years], I didn’t review a single piece of writing. Then one beautifully written story slipped its way into my unsuspecting heart, and I wrote a review. It was beautiful because it was simple, but raw, and most of all, it felt real. That’s the kind of stuff I appreciate. These are my real favorites, because they are real

***DISCLAIMER*** I don’t own any of these stories, and they were not written by me. The author’s stories are based on the canon of the actual stories, which are sadly, also not owned by them.

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SHINee – Sherlock


SHINee – Sherlock

From ‘SHINee’s new album titled ‘Sherlock’

The track is called Sherlock.

Enjoy!

S16 – Into the Sails and Sheets


My favorite color had always been white. It seemed calm, but still managed to draw wandering eyes of strangers who passed by on the cross walks. The stripes to cross walks were also white. They showed awareness, and protection. But white is also a very plain and vulnerable color. It keeps hold of things that splash and rake across it, like jelly, and paint, and stray bits of kelly green Playdough. I think that’s why my dad never got me any of the white clothes that I would ask for. We would leave the store with the same shirt in musty yellows or blinding pinks. White could also be blinding, if it was sunny outside.

That was why my eyes moved on their own, to that boy walking towards me.

He was staring back at me too, but I didn’t know why.

I felt a tugging in my gut, like I was being dragged by something, but not in any direction that I could make out.

I didn’t blink; or at least I resisted against the twitching of my eyelid, only the have my mouth peel open in awe instead. The light flickered black and white, and then black again, then back to white. Was I going to faint? No. Was I going to stop staring? No.

I realized I was almost half way across the street. My legs had been moving save my thoughts. Thank you legs, for having a mind absent from the mush that subsided in my skull. Maybe you can help me with my math homework…

‘What was I doing again? Oh yeah, that guy, where’d he go?’

My eyes had glazed during my semi-conscious dwelling, and refocusing sent a sharp pain to my head, above my eyebrows.

The boy was gone, and all that remained was the few other people I had left the curb with, and the cracked sidewalk I was approaching. I guess he had passed me.

Stepping up onto the curb I was determined not to look back; for some reason I felt he was looking for just that kind of unexplainable satisfaction. Something someone does that makes you unconsciously want to smirk. For me, it’s the feeling of knowing someone has fallen for a trap that was perfectly planned; you were just waiting for the first victim.

Stepping up off the asphalt but not out of harms way, I held my head a little higher, and my strides became slightly steadier.

Was he my age? Was he with someone else? 

I didn’t remember if he was with anyone…his family, a friend, a girlfriend…meh. It didn’t really matter anyway, I would probably only stay here for 6 months, no more than a year and a half. Making friends would be easy but dealing with leaving would be the opposite. I don’t know if I wanted to deal with that.

The longest I had been somewhere for one stay would probably have to be in South America; either Chile or Brazil. One of the architects my dad was working with had a her kid with her, and I guess we became friends. We had kept in touch after I left, mainly through postcards. But they weren’t real postcards, they were actually just pictures we had taken (usually of a site our parent was rigorously uncovering) with a sentence or joke scribbled on the back.

But whatever. I only stayed for 16 months, and we never actually unpacked, but it’s not like we ever do. I don’t mean that in a bitter way, it’s just how things are. If I unpack too much, I’m bound to forget where I put something, and then end up loosing it. Either that, or I fool myself into thinking there’s room in my suitcase for more. When it’s time to pack, I realize there isn’t room.

When it doesn’t fit, I don’t try to stuff it in, so I just leave it instead.

That’s how I am. There’s no room inside myself to fit others. I’m not really interested in other people, and if I only know them for months I don’t see the point of even trying to make friends. I can preoccupy myself with other things, like I always have, and this stay won’t be anything different.

I climbed the concrete stairs to our average apartment that we have been provided with during the duration of my dads’ assignment. Searching my pocket for the key, I shifted the bag of groceries that was getting heavier and heavier.

Nothing special, just another couple of months, in a different apartment, with a different bed to sleep in, and a different school with boring, tacky, tile patterns.

Jiggling handle, the door pushed open, and I made my way inside the complex, and began my accent to the 7th floor.

There are plenty of different people just like always, but different does not mean interesting.

And if something is not interesting, you just leave it be. Just leave it be.


Reality Reflects in my Stories


I found an AMV (Anime Music Video) that’s not half bad that features one of my favorite songs. It could be called a ‘theme song’ for some of the characters I have created. Also, incase you were wondering, the characters practically create themselves out of thin air, and then I build on them. I conjure up a whole back story and weave it into the plot at the same time. When I think I’ve got something solid, I’ll make sure that it doesn’t contradict any of the other things in the story, or if it just doesn’t make sense. One of the things I’m hoping to accomplish in my stories (and that I want to show through to the readers) is for things to not be over dramatic. I want them to be real, and the emotions that my characters feel will reach out of the pages (or screen, I guess) and engulf the reader completely. I’m hoping that by making things more realistic and ‘down to earth’ that people will be able to connect better with characters.

By saying I aim for my stories to be ‘realistic’ I mean that, not everyone will be beautiful. Not everyone will look like a model, with  no acne, and a perfect body: boobs or abs. People will be tall, short, frail, buff, skinny, and pudgy. No no is perfect in reality, which I why no one will be perfect in my story. I’m hoping that all my readers will be able to connect to at least one of my characters. There are other ways I hope to express a more ‘real’ story. For example, during fights in Vortex and Forever Forgotten, I won’t have the characters verbally explain how their powers work, and what their attack did to their opponent. That is the one thing I absolutely despise about watching anime.

Soooooo, instead of continuing to rant on this post, I should probably actually go write some crap..I’m working on My Sweet Sixteen, and I’m trying failing to write a super SMEXEH scene between Charlie and Mac, but it’s been a while since yours truly has written a lemon. However, I will try my best. Please believe in me!!! I PROMISE TO UPDATE MORE!!

ROMEO AND JULIET TRIAL SCRIPT


ROMEO AND JULIET TRIAL SCRIPT

Sirisha, Katie, Walter, Isabel, Nick, and Sanjay

 

BALTHASAZAR

 

Testimony:

L: Would you please introduce yourself to the court?

B: I am Balthazar.

L: What was your relationship with Romeo?

B: I was his life long servant, but I was also his friend.

L: What were you doing on the night of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths?

B: I was hiding, waiting for Romeo to return from the tomb.

L: Could you show the court where you were hiding on this diagram?

B: I was hiding here, in the bushes right in front of the entrance of the tomb.

L: Did Romeo ask you to wait for him?

B: No, he paid me to leave him alone, but I hid instead. I was worried about what he might do.

L: Did you see anyone else enter the tom that night?

B: Yes, Friar Lawrence showed up right before the Watchmen did.

L: And no one else entered the tomb that night, you are absolutely sure?

B: Yes.

L: Thank you, no further questions.

 

 

LADY CAPULET

 

Testimony:

L: Please introduce yourself to the court

LC: I am Lady Capulet, the wife of Lord Capulet. Juliet was my daughter.

L: What was your husband’s state of mind after Juliet’s faked death?

LC: He was distraught; Juliet was our only daughter. He wouldn’t come out of our room all night.

L: Who are the people in you house that he trusts the most?

LC: Myself and Juliet’s nurse.

L: And what were the two of you doing the night of Juliet’s actual death?

LC: We were comforting my husband, trying to get him in a better mood.

L: Was there anyone else there besides you and the nurse?

LC: Yes. Peter was there as well. He hardly ever leaves the nurse’s side.

L: How long did the three of you tend to Lord Capulet?

LC: All night, until we were informed that Juliet and Romeo were discovered dead.

L: Thank you, no further questions.

PETER

 

Testimony:

L: Would you please introduce yourself to the court?

P: My name is Peter.

L: What is your relationship with the nurse?

P: I have worked alongside the nurse for many years, I know her very well.

L: What do you have to say about the nurse’s character?

P: She is the sweetest old woman in the world and she loved Juliet very much. She wouldn’t hurt a fly; all she did was defend Juliet. She wanted to help her recover from her mistakes, and watch her grow up.

L: Where were you the night of Juliet’s death?

P: I was with Lady Capulet and the nurse; we were trying to get Lord Capulet ro come out of his room.

L: Did anyone leave the house that night?

P: No. The only time anyone left was when Lord and Lady Capulet were notified that Juliet had killed herself.

L: Thank you, no further questions.

 

 

CORONER

 

Testimony:

L: Please introduce yourself to the court.

C: I am coroner, I examine dead bodies and determine cause of death.

L: How did you become involved in this case?

C: I was called to the scene to examine Juliet’s body.

L: What was your determined cause of death?

C: Juliet bled to death from a knife wound.

L: Would you please read what you wrote about how Juliet came to her death in the certificate of death you issued.

C: Yes. (Peter reads the report)

L: Are you positive that Juliet did in fact kill herself?

C: Yes.

L: Thank you, no further questions.

 

NURSE

 

Testimony:

L: Please introduce yourself to the court.

N: I am… was… Juliet’s nurse.

L: What was your relationship with Juliet and the Capulets like?

N: I loved Juliet like I would have loved my own daughter, if she was still alive. I did not have as much of a relationship with Lord and Lady Capulet like I did with their daughter.

L: How did you discover Juliet that Thursday morning when she should have been married to Paris?

N: I went to wake her, but she wouldn’t wake up. Oh my dear sleeping Juliet! She just wouldn’t wake!

L: And where were you on the night of Juliet’s actual death?

N: I was with Lady Capulet and Peter, we spent the night tending to Lady Capulet while he was grieving over the death of his daughter.

L: How did you feel when Friar Lawrence told you the truth about what happened to Juliet?

N: I was shocked… Juliet never told me of her plan to fake her own death. I thought she was really dead. I wish she would have told me so I could have helped her!

L: Thank you, no further questions.