• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

“If only…” – The two saddest words in the English Language. Write a story in which the above words are included.

Extracts from this document...


English Language Coursework - Third Draft "If only..." - The two saddest words in the English Language. Write a story in which the above words are included. [Target - 500+ words] Her only thought throbs against her shattered heart, as she held onto her only child, still warm despite the fact that its own heart no longer beats. - "If only..." She knows, that no matter how many tears she shed, her own kid will never return. However, she still sobs daily, lamenting over her own foolishness, selfishness perhaps. Everyday, she experiences the floods of emotion, the worst emotion - regret. Her own soul, her own conscience, torments her, sending her flashbacks of her own wrongdoing. She's free, yes, free from the long arm of the law, but her own essence, traps her in guilt, guilt that refuses to let go. ...read more.


In fact, anything - as long as the it lives to see the day. Anything. In the end, however, she played God, trying to take the fate of the child into her own delicate hands. Perhaps, the child was never meant to be born...its destiny, decided within her womb. Nonetheless, in exchange for her freedom, she is cursed with her own thoughts. Those two words - "If only", are persistent - they inch themselves into her vocabulary, refusing to depart from every sentence she utters. "If only..."...she trails off, recalling the event once again, in the theatre of her mind. As she held the baby for the first time, she resisted the instant connection - the child seemed to know everything about her, staring into her spirit with her closed eyes. ...read more.


Those beads of sadness mixed with the streams of blood, which soaked her severed wrist as she kneeled on the floor. She knew that she could only forgive herself through her own dead body. A life for a life, which is the mortal rule. As she slowly lost her consciousness, she felt more and more at peace. Her last breath signified the forgiveness of her soul, the release from her sin. The authorities turned up eventually. The news of her death splashed all over the papers, with twisted stories and revelations overshadowing the truth. By then, she had already left the world for good, to perhaps reunite herself with her child. They found drowned in her own pool of blood, where she laid limp with her arms to her side. Those arms, hopefully, shall embrace the child on the other side. Name: Christin C Class: 11M Subject: English Language Date: 10th March 2002 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Compare the use of fantasy in 'The Poor Relation's Story' and 'Superman and Paula ...

    He used to pull the wings from flies and the legs of grasshoppers, and keep the broken insects in a jar under his bed where he could take them out in secret and watch them struggling.". From here, after the introduction of this evil to the narrator's life, she experiences


    Children and adolescents whose parents are uninvolved perform most poorly in all domains. 3. Children and adolescents from authoritarian families (high in demandingness, but low in responsiveness) tend to perform moderately well in school and be Authoritative Parenting Style 15 uninvolved in problem behavior, but they have poorer social skills, lower self- esteem, and higher levels of depression.

  1. Children and the Law.

    states that the child should be returned to its home as soon as it appears to the local authority that it is safe to do so and this can be before the EPO comes to an end. Seventy two hours after the EPO has been granted, Ruth also has the right to apply for a discharge of the EPO.

  2. An analysis of language features present in

    A feature which further substantiates my theory is the narrative viewpoint. Although "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is written in the third person the reader still sees "Wonderland" through Alice's eyes because of the careful attention paid, by the narrator, to Alice's thoughts and feelings; this allows the child to relate to the protagonist.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work