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She was the Thief Girl with no faith and half a heart, and she didn't care if they never ever saw her soul anyway. She was almost content in the half broken life she had created for herself. Her fingers were always drenched in ink, her mind was always preoccupied with her treasure. Words stolen from conversations, from homes, from mouths that didn't need to speak any more.

She found the Lost Boy somewhere in an alley of poetry and a war of lyrics, fighting for his life with a broken piano and a worn tuxedo. She stole him before the bass viols, the gleaming guitars and the thrashing drums could kill him.

He fought with her all the way, telling her that they would never hurt him, but she had seen their wooden hands outstretching to wring his neck. When he spoke again, this time, calmer, he asked her, "What do you want from me?"

"Just your words."

"I lost my words a long time ago."

"I will help you find them, then."

"I never asked for your help."

"But you shall have it anyway."


"Because you write songs that are always about hopelessness."

"And how do you think you can help?"

"Have you tried God lately?"

"Oh for- are you serious?!"

"What did you ask him?"

"Come on-"

"I already know you asked him something. Even the atheists asked once upon a time. It's how they became atheists."


"Say it."

"I asked him why I failed at everything I do. Why my music won't make anyone smile, why I can't play the lyrics I write, why my words disappear. Why I'm such a failure."

"And did you get a response?

"I…did, yes."

"What did he-"

"God said no."

"And what do you think He meant by it?"

"That I was too much of a failure to be worth His time eit-I'm glad that my pain amuses you."

"You misunderstood. That's why I'm smiling."

" have a better answer then."

"I do."

"Better than God?"


" it?"

"All failures at their very core are happy accidents just waiting to get you to the best thing that would ever happen to you."

And that is how a thief girl rescued a lost boy and found him his words again.
100 Themes: Failure

I write this in my darkest hour, hoping to convince myself that there is hope for someone like me out there. In truth, I found the beauty in loneliness, the empathy in defeat and the poignant way of sadness. And just when I knew what it was like to be alone...

God said NO.

EDIT: Minor sentence/grammar editing done.
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hammer777 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Is it bad that I always envision God saying no like the Engineer from TF2?
tiraluv Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I have no words for this. This is... amazing. I love this, so much. :D
MndaScott Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
God loves.
Tinkster95 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how this person feels, its an amazing topic choice.
novelist888 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I love this. Well besides that, I am creating a website about a sci-fi galaxy. The website will be a bookstore for books about this galaxy. Already, in a few months, I have about ten writers interested. I hope you also will be interested. Well if you are, contact me.
starshinexx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeoous as always, your so freaking lovely <3
dancingkat33 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Sana-girl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Im speechless over this story. Its poignant. Its inspirational. Its just so damn beautiful I cant comment.
PuniTotoro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
again your words are so beautiful!!!!!! i wish there were more words to describe just how great your works really are, and also i'm so happy to hear you believe in God too!!!! its so nice to see more believers out there ^^ and that throughout hard times you still acknowledge His existence :D and also, the rediscovering of a lost faith only makes you a stronger believer~ just as failures prepare you for special moments. Our pastor had a special sermon on this with the story of Peter - he failed Jesus many times but became one of the greatest disciples in all history :))))
Also if you have time have a listen to MercyMe's song "Homesick"~ i find its a great song to listen to if you have lost loved ones to death :hug:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That song is so stunningly beautiful. I sat here with tears streaming down my cheeks until my room mate came in and hugged me :lol:...thank you for sharing this with me. :heart:
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