By: Vance G.
Roadkill is a very common thing to see in the neighborhood I live in. Whether I am on my way to school or on my way to Target, there’s always something dead in the middle of the road. I hope that viewers will be able to see themselves in roadkill just as I have seen myself in it too. I hope that people won’t just see roadkill as nothing anymore. Roadkill isn’t just roadkill and people who [die by] suicide should not be just a number. I chose this point of view of an animal that might get hit or run over by a car because I wanted to make the reader feel as if it were happening to them too. I wanted them to feel scared for their life because that’s what it feels like when your mental health is not so good.
3rd Place · High School Writing (2022)