"They say a picture is worth a thousand words.... Sometimes it is worth so much more.

The photograph I'm presenting today is beyond just words, it is full of emotion and heartache. This photograph is of Hailey. My best friend, my girlfriend, my muse." I paused, pressing the button to reveal the photo.

"This photo was taken while we were headed to a concert. I loved the sky, so I wanted a picture of her with it. Instead, I capture the moment leading up to her death. As I took this photo, instead of a happy smiling Hailey, we were hit by a car, right against her door. She went into a coma, but never made it out.

So a picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes, it may cost a life." I folded my notes, wiped my eyes, and stepped down from the podium, back to my seat.
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So, I wrote this in about 20 minutes after deciding what I wanted to do with this story. I probably should have edited it a little more, but I enjoy the rawness of it too much.