fiction short story
My life had been filled with bright
ideas. All the images of years gone by
were wheeling themselves through my
mind as I tried to figure out,
what next? I finished packing my
clothes for the trip home.
I noticed how worn out my suitcase
Beaten up with scuff marks all over it.
It's texture felt like thin,worn
leather. Even the hinges were a
bit rusted. Hmmm...This was the
mirrored image of me.
I was comparing myself to a piece of
worn out luggage? Yeah, that's was
me alright. Things are different now.
I left home at age twenty-one, gonna
make it big in Hollywood. I had some
high hopes of making it to
the top in a hurry. My parents were
totally against it of course . My
mother and father raised me in a
Christian home and Hollywood was not
the kind of future they wanted for
their baby girl.
I left for Hollywood with nothing
but a dream and piece of luggage.I had
plans to find a job once I arrived. I
would work and pay my way through
acting school. What a exciting future.
I thought that I had what it took to
become famous. Good looks ,sense of
humor and pretty good smarts too.
With all these qualities ,how could I
Two days later,I arrived in Hollywood .
My destination at last. It was
everything I expected far as people and
places go. I have to admit , I was
a little nervous. I didn't know anyone.
I waited for the traffic to slow so I
could cross the street. There was a
sign posted on a window that said,"need
waitress right away." What luck , I
thought as I hurried on into the
little Italian resturant and
applied for the job. I was hired
After working for several months , I
had made some new friends. I even had a
boy friend. Things were going great. He
and I shared the same dream of making
it big in the movies. Although our
relationship was going rather well, I
realized that there was something that
my boyfriend was not telling me. I could
Unfortunately, I found out what he was keeping
from me the hard way.
There was a local blood drive and I
volunteered to give some blood. They
took my blood and said thank you. I
felt like I had done my good deed for the day.
Two days later,I received a letter in
the mail from the blood bank. It read ,
"I am sorry to inform you,but we can not
accept your blood." "Your blood tested
HIV positive." I remember going numb
with shock. I nearly passed out.
I knew where it came from . It had to
be him. He was the only one that I had
been with. I was frantic and did not
know what to do. I cried all night.
The next morning, I didn't feel like
going to work. Why should I have gone?
I was dying anyway. I was thinking
That next Sunday morning,I wanted
to attend church. It had been some time
since I had been.
There was this little church down the
street . I entered in and sat on the
The preacher was talking about
forgiveness and how Jesus had died for
our sins. I had heard this all before,
but never took it seriously. I walked
up to the front when the preacher gave
an invitation for Salvation. I accepted
Jesus as my Lord and Savior that day.
I stayed on in Hollywood for another
couple of years .I had kept the news
from mother and dad.I was dreading it.
I managed until I became too sick.
Then I had to have someone to care for me.
I remember calling home, mom I have some
good news and some bad news.
She was heart broken when I told here
about my having Aides, she was soon
filled with joy when I told her that I
was saved. She wanted me to come home.
So here I am packing my piece of worn
out luggage. I was like this piece of
luggage, I had been used just like
it had been. I may be dying,but now I
know where I will be going. That is my peace in
all of this.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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