Goodbye old friend

Diego L


Goodbye old friend. How I’ll miss our long talks about nothing and everything. How I’ll miss the countless days we spent at each other’s houses playing video games and drinking gallons of mountain dew to stay up all night. How I’ll miss the days we told each other our darkest secrets. How I’ll miss the days we comforted each other from the dark things that were happening in our lives. I should have not taken advantage of the time we had. If only I could see the future. How we both thought we were invincible and could do anything we wanted without getting hurt. The first question I asked when you left me was, how could something as small as a phone do so much damage to you and to your friends and family. Your parents showed me the text you were just about to send and when I saw it, I couldn’t help but break down and cry. I felt the same way about you for so long, how could I not tell you felt the same way about me? I wanted to go home and strangle myself out of pure frustration. I am angry, mad, furious, guilty, and sad. I don’t know why I feel like the one that caused your accident. If it wasn’t for me, you would have still been alive. I wish I could have said the words, “I love you” back. I wish I could have said I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I wish I could have spent every waking moment with you. I wish I was there to stop you from using the phone.


The story is about two high school teenage boys that were torn apart by technology. They felt the same way about each other for so long, but just never said anything. The boy in the car accident was about to send a text message to his best friend, saying, “I love you more than anything in the world and I’ve felt like this for so long.” Before he could click send, he swerved onto oncoming traffic and died instantly on the scene. The two could never personally tell each other how they truly felt because of texting and driving.