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Rumination is an experimental work I did for my Interactive Narratives class. The story plays out like a choose your own adventure book, but no matter what you choose, it all leads to the same ending.

The story is not meant to say that we have no choices in life, but that there is no point in ruminating about a past that can't be changed. I use to waste away my days dreaming about what I could have done to save my parents' marriage, only to wake up to the realization that the past is gone, but I still have a future ahead of me.

At the Garden of Forking Paths I made a choice. No regrets. I look ahead.

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GOOEYBEARinDaHouse Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think i died a little on the inside....
*cries in the corner*
elie2000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
that's soooo sad these kids suffer so much through their life without anyone's just so horribleEnju Crying Icon  Sayu Crying Icon Futaba Crying Icon 
i just... ... forget it
isune Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Although I am positive that you are well on your way
isune Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
I hope that your works save thousands and inspire millions.
auliaputri Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
New Bonnie mustache New Bonnie mustache New Bonnie mustache  thanks for make me cry... it's true...
HorseWar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
it made me almost cry Cry emote but they music is beautiful Really Sad Heart Love So beautiful :) thing you made ^^ i love it !!! a very big + for it 
Crainfeather Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Writer
this made me cry oh my gosh thank you for making this its just beautiful QAQ
animegirlMLP Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
All my life my parents fought. I'm sure there was a time when they loved each other, but i had never seen it once. At first, all i wanted was for us to be a family and to be happy, but as time passed i could see that nobody was happy. Eventually, i began to look at the situation in a different perspective. My parents could live under the same roof, but would they really be happy? no. They would only fight, and i had to live with that fact, knowing that nothing could be done to change it. I actually wanted my parents to get a divorce, i wanted them to be happy and to hopefully find a person in there lives who could make their pain better. i knew i might end up with a knew mom or dad, but i never would treat my step parents better then i would my real parents. For anyone who is suffering through a parents divorce, just know that thousands of people are suffering as well. I live in two homes now, it's hard, but much easier then dealing with screaming every day. And please, please don't ever think that it's your fault, because it's not.
1acaulis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heart breaking ! 
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