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  • I'm off to college and the world.

    Last night, I left parents. I got in a car and waved goodbye.

    When my parents were beyond sight after we rounded the bend, my brother said, "Well, you're on your own." Everyone laughed. It wasn't funny, even though I forced a smile.

    The sun set over the watery horizon as we drove away. It was too bright to watch, but it peeked through trees ahead. I watched these trees, thinking that I would brave them in darkness. I looked back to those on the other side of the road, whose golden hues faded fast. I'll remember the colour forever.

    We cleared the trees and reached a road that kissed the sea. Once the sun sat like a ball on the water, it sank in seconds.

    It was gone, but its fading orange splashed the sky pink. With a teary smile, I turned to the sun-lit, rising moon.

    I'm off.
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