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F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - ... This exciting whirlwind of 10 years ended with the crash of the stock market in 1929, causing the start of the Great Depression. Although this time period ended with such a low point in our history, it is important because it has shaped America to what it is today. It is only fitting that The Great Gatsby, a timeless classic, uses time in the past and future to improve the book as a whole. Foreshadowing and flashbacks are what gave the novel its unique structure. Flashbacks in the Great Gatsby were Fitzgerald’s way of introducing characters, and allowing readers to better understand the actions of the main characters (King)....   [tags: story analysis, the American dream]
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Farm Boy to School Disciplinarian - My dad was born on December 19th, 1967 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. He was the second kid of his two jubilant, affectionate parents, Marwood and Shirley Hunstad, and was given the name Shannon Jerome Hunstad and would soon be led into the life of a farming family. His childhood was anything but humdrum, and he relished it immensely. A person’s childhood has a colossal influence on them and continues to affect them for the duration of their life. This statement is one that is undoubtedly portrayed in my father’s life....   [tags: the story of my dad] 877 words
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Gingerbread: A Short Story - ... “I got Gingerbread Mrs. Lin, where is the carrier again?” Did he say carrier. “It’s in the closet behind some wrapping paper.” I can’t go in the carrier now. There is something wrong. “Okay Gingerbread I’m sorry about this.” Let go. Let go. Evasive maneuver squirm. “Come on play nice Gingerbread.” Private grips so tightly. Evasive maneuver squirm followed by a bite. “Ow Ginger stop that. In you go.” I have been defeated. I am going to the horrible animal smelling place. I am going to hurt....   [tags: cookies, view, investigate, private] 1283 words
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Short Story- Sexual Nature - Harry, fair hair a little damp, strode purposefully down the long brightly lit road towards Sardi. Orange filters on high street lamps cast strange shadows across elevated lean cheek bones. Cheek bones as lean as the rest of him. He could feel soft drizzle filtering through the shoulders of a thin jacket. Harry was perplexed, trying to remember something that had been at the edge of remembrance for the last half hour . ‘What‘!. It was a curse of frustration Dark eyes flicked up and across the road; arms and long legs swung, carrying him towards a night of drinking, dancing....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 2550 words
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Short Story: Bella's Pov - Bella's Pov We sat there for a couple of moments just staring at our phones. After a couple of minutes I said,"Ali is this the person you were getting texts from?" "Yes.",Ali said in a terafied voive. "Don't worry we will figure out a way to get us out of this mess.",I said as I wrapped my arms around her to hug her. I hope this person knows what their getting themselves into beacuse I don't like to be threatend and I really don't like it when people threaten my friends and family. Alison's pov I can't belive this pycopath has started going after Bella to....   [tags: fitzgerald, phones, text] 595 words
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Short Story: The Greenhorn - The Greenhorn The year was 1869; a well dressed, lanky, and pale William J Lloyd rode atop his horse with no life about him whatsoever. He was tired, hungry, thirsty, and wondered that if he ever got off this disgusting brute that he was attempting to ride he would never be able to walk correctly again; by the way his behind was treating him. He glanced over at his paid trail companion who responded with a scowl. William’s companion, a short, pudgy little man who owned an unsuccessful butcher shop and was desperate for money had agreed to lead the very, very famous (and not in good way) Mr....   [tags: William J. Lloyd] 1380 words
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Short Story: Ender Dragon - “Just leave him alone”, Zebul angrily reacted. “No”, Steve reacted, “he’s right, I know what my father expects of me. I just don’t know if I can do it.” Before any of them could respond to him suddenly Mr. Jaclac appeared, the dragon training instructor. “Today we are going to do something a little different, today we are going to actually hunt for a dragon.” This was a pleasant surprise for all of them but Steve was a little perplexed on as to how they were going to find the dragon. “I want you all to split up into pairs....   [tags: personal narrative] 1363 words
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Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis - ... Locking up his room in his own house suggests that he feels his home to be just as unhomely as a hotel. Norman Hollan states “Gregor’s repulsive appearance means he has to remain in his room, a prisoner, completely isolated.” This is true because he is not willing to leave his room because of what he is and so is basically a prisoner within his own home. Goldfarb also states “Gregor’s transformation is not an escape from his past loneliness but an intensification of it.” Gregor’s whole life has been basically devoted to paying off family debt, worrying about wasting an hour of his employer’s time and spending very little time developing his life....   [tags: character and story analysis] 1103 words
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Titanic's Story - No previous vessel has captured the world's attention, quite like me ... Titanic. Assembled to be the ship that has a strong personality and is courage’s and will not sink, I, the initial class ocean liner set sail on Wednesday 10th of April, 1912. I heaved out of the dock, with black smoke billowing out of my glistening funnels. I was ready for my maiden voyage. The world has been pending the cruise of this sumptuousness liner for months. The White Star Line had taken great care to expose the extraordinary manufacturing of me and the world waited with baited for me to make my first voyage....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1073 words
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Relating the Story of Two Ottawa Valley Teens in Conflict with the Law to Different Sociological Theories - Youth crime has been a topic of major debate dating back to the 19th century. Laws have been continuously written to fit what society feels is th best way to handle youth in conflict with the law. What people sometimes fail to see is the true cause of there delinquent actions these teens commit these crimesthe focus of this essay is to relate the story of two Ottawa valley teens in conflict with the law to different sociological theories. First I will give a brief summary of the article and then connect it with theories such as cultural conflict, control theory, strain and labelling theory....   [tags: social theory] 1283 words
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Tora! Tora! Tora! and Prange's At Dawn We Slept - The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor - This paper will compare Gordon W. Prange's book "At Dawn We Slept - The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor" with the film "Tora. Tora. Tora!" directed by Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, and Toshio Masuda. While the film provides little background to the attack, its focal point is on the Pearl Harbor assault and the inquiry of why it was not prevented, or at least foreseen in adequate time to decrease damage. Prange's book examines the assault on Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American viewpoints to gain a global view of the situation and the vast provision undertaken by Japanese intelligence....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Short Story: Gravity - It was then decided. My family would finally be moving away. I know usually some people are depressed about moving, but not me. I couldn’t wait I hated this broken down town. Everyone was stubborn and no one liked each other. It wasn’t the happy small town that everyone expected. Sure I would miss some of the friends I made but I’m sure ill make more in such as big town as were my family will be residing in the maximum of 3 more days. It was all suddenly decided; my father’s job required him to move....   [tags: my mother, my father, town] 1935 words
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George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother - George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother In a written exerpt from a letter about the cremation of his mother, George Bernard Shaw recalls her “passage” with humor and understanding. The dark humor associated with the horrid details of disposing of his mother's physical body are eventually reconciled with an understanding that her spirit lives on. He imagines how she would find humor in the bizarre event of her own cremation. The quality of humor unites Shaw and his mother in a bond that transcends the event of death and helps Shaw understand that her spirit will never die....   [tags: essays research papers] 761 words
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Driving the New Car Without Parental Consent: Short Story - Fear the Power “Goodbye boys, I’m going to the mall for about two hours, don’t get into any trouble when I’m gone!” My mom yelled as she slammed the door and went to the mall. She took my dad’s 1997 Chevy that would be just perfect for everything that she would buy there. And my dad was asleep on the couch after watching three hours of wrestling. Me and Johnny sat there bored out of our minds, two twelve-year-old boys with nothing to do. “ Hey, didn’t your parents just get that new 2001 Toyota Corolla that they hardly ever drive?” Johnny asked me....   [tags: essays research papers] 541 words
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Romeo and Juliet as The Most Romantic Love Story of All Time - Romeo and Juliet as The Most Romantic Love Story of All Time The dictionary defines romance as sentimental or idealised love. I agree that some love is romantic but some isn't. I think that romantic love only occurs when there is nothing evil in it. So there is no Jealousy, hatred or competition between the lovers. It is also very romantic when love defies society like it does in Romeo and Juliet. It is like they are the only two who matter and they don’t care what anyone else thinks....   [tags: Papers] 920 words
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Finding Our Way: A Short Story - ... It was his alarm. Telling Nick he needed to leave and go to work. He stuffed the book into his bag. Before taking off, Nick signed the log at the cache and made his way back to his car. Seven A.M came quickly for Nick today. On the way back to his car he had many ideas of what could be in the book. Why was it hidden there, and who left it. All of these questions would have to wait until after work. He didn’t expect to have walked so far from his car. Being on time for work might be a struggle today....   [tags: gps, cache, book, walk] 931 words
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Adversity and Depression: Brief Personal Story - Adversity can be found on all faces of earth and in each society inhabiting it. Each individual, or society, faces their respectively great and small misfortunes with different attitudes, preconceptions, and tactics. Though each person faces them on a day-to-day basis, one person’s daily life may be filled with more adversity than the next person’s but because of this they may find each setback much easier to face than the last. The hardships I have faced in my life thus far have at times seemed the most menacing monster one could hope to face; however, after I have overcome them or passed them by I find that in respect to others I know I have faced nothing but the smallest of problems....   [tags: Teenager, Self-Esteem] 566 words
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Short Story About a Hurt Girl - Lily tried to open her eyes, but she just did not have the strength. Noticing the white blur hanging past her lids she guessed it was at least morning, or the bathroom light was left on. Either way, she blamed it on feeding the slow, but constant pounding in the back of her head. Even as she laid still, it seemed to be gaining the strength and curiosity to want to explore. Growing more aware she started to feel little whispers of pain popping up all over in little rhythmic beats. She moaned. Hearing herself seemed to cause the throbbing in her head to grow....   [tags: Violence, Pain] 592 words
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Ryan and Brian´s Trapped Story - The alarm sounded and Ryan’s hand hit the button at the same time his feet hit the floor. His excitement leaped him off his bed and into his clothes. He flashed down the stairs like a cheetah. It was his birthday and he knew his parents had something planned. While he was eating his big breakfast his parents told him that they were going to Gaming Galaxy, he almost fainted. Surprised, they also told him he could bring one friend. So then he rushed toward his phone and called his friend Brian. Brian was so excited he got dressed, brushed his teeth, and headed out the door....   [tags: games, birthday, zombie, safe] 853 words
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Power Rate Increase in the Philipines - First and foremost, electricity bills are very important for the majority of Filipinos. Electricity is the one essential commodity that makes life. Philippine Daily Inquirer, my own opinion, chose this topic as a banner headline story because all of us have an interest on it. We all pay electricity. Even rich people seem not to comprehend what could be the reason why they implemented the P4.15 per kilowatt-hour rate increase. What I am most concern is this power rate increase will greatly affect the lives of our fellow unfortunate citizens....   [tags: Phillipino Daily Enquirer headline story] 574 words
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Short Story: Sasha´s Lifestyle - ... Life was often secluded and challenging for Sienna and her mother. Although, Sienna and her father promised to keep in touch, he was no longer apart of her life, once he became an alcoholic. Sienna’s father’s loneliness often reminded him of the love he had for his daughter Sienna. As he is not long for this world, he seeks the love of Sienna’s only son, Sasha. Although, Sasha’s grandfather wants to connect with him, his life long alcoholism causes his condition to worsen resulting in the loss of his life....   [tags: obessesive need, perfection] 700 words
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - ... The food that the students must consume is often burnt and meager portions. Every girl must wear a matching straight cut dress, hair pulled straight back into an unbecoming fashion. Jane continues in further detail that Mr. Brocklehurst forced a young student to crop off her naturally curly hair because he claimed it was vain. This was oxymoronic because he and his family dressed in clothing of the highest fashion. Because conditions were poor at Lowood, Jane was often felt gloomy and discontent....   [tags: romantic era novels, story analysis] 1269 words
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A Story about an Abortion in India - “What have I done?” Julule screams. Julule is kneeled down in the dirt of her backyard, crouched over her blood stained hands. Scared. Too afraid to call her depressed husband. All she can do is cry and remember what the doctor promised. Julule and her husband Shamaul had sat in the cramped waiting room overwhelmed with joy and hope. Shamaul had performed all of India’s standard rituals and had prayed for a healthy baby. The waiting room was crowded with pregnant women, but Julule was next after already waiting for over an hour....   [tags: essays research papers] 870 words
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Patch: A Shorty Story of a Boy, a dog and an Uncle - PATCH This journey had been anything but amusing. I have never been in a truck. This old or this size. Ever. The whole experience seems to come with more pain and discomfort then necessary. I am young and here. I’m no expert in what we are about to undertake. It’s a combination of my uncles driving skills, the dusty roads, constant pot holes, cattle grids, silence and open space that’s making this seem strange. The radio is just static. My uncle is just stoic. My hand is resting on patch. We both like the contact, Patch the mongrel, Mitch the problem child....   [tags: Adventure, Truck, Pet] 1512 words
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The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise - A class trip to Aruba should be an unforgettable experience, something that the students will never forget. However, for class of 2005 at Mountain Brook High School, it will be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Natalee Ann Holloway was both blonde and beautiful. She was also very friendly and well known in her hometown. The class trip was supposed to be the best time of their life for some students, but it was also the end for another. May 29, 2005, seemed like an ordinary day of fun in the sun....   [tags: struggle, Van der Sloot]
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Trapped in Geometry: Life of Pi - Life is a repeating cycle of endless trials and unexpected changes. Whether the changes were the test in faith, belief or courage, the trials never end. This is very similar to the endless series of numbers that make up Pi. Faith, on the other hand, is the circumference which guided Pi along the circle of trials. The story Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, is a story about how the influence of geometry had helped a boy hold his faith in God and survive the incredible shipwreck that shaped his life forever....   [tags: Yann Martel novel, story and character analysis]
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Elizabeth Bishop's One Art and The Waiting Room - ... When her aunt cried out from the dentist office she felt her as a fullish women, but because she is reacting In a similar way to the magazine, she compares her aunts foolishness to her own. It was an unexpected realization that her reactions connected her to her aunt in a way she never felt before in her six years. “Lose something everyday. Accept the fluster/of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.”(48-49), The speaker wants to show us that theres nothing you can do but to accept you will lose things and to not let it get to you....   [tags: american poet, short story, writer, author]
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A Story About Wwf - "Welcome everybody to 'Raw IS War'. Tonight's main event is Sting verses Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. Before we begin, here is a little information on the challenger, Sting," announced Vince McCann."He hails from Death Valley, California. At 7 feet tall and over 300 pounds, he is the biggest wrestler in the WWF. He is the 'Man from the dark side'," Jim Ross stated."Ladies and Gentlemen..... here is your challenger........ Sting!"The crowd cheers as Sting walks down the ramp....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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The Tell-Tale Heart How does the author make his story-telling effective? - The Tell-Tale Heart How does the author make his story-telling effective. Edgar Allan Poe made this story special for the reader. It is a study of paranoia How does the author make his story-telling effective. Edgar Allan Poe made this story special for the reader. It is a study of paranoia and mental deterioration. First of all, he combines the narrator and the protagonist. Poe writes this story from the perspective of the murderer of the old man. When an author creates a situation where the protagonist tells a personal account, the general shock of the story is sharp....   [tags: English Literature:] 908 words
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Kissland by The Weekend - Kiss land by The Weeknd Abel Tesfaye known as The Weeknd released a new album called Kiss land. The album contains ten tracks that last over an hour and a half. Tesfaye is known for the dark and moody tracks produced in his last three mix tapes (Echoes of Silence, Thursday, and House of Balloons), and later repackaged from Republic Records as The Trilogy. His rhythmic voice is just stunning. Though most of his songs on this album are repetitive, the different beats mix it up. Tesfaye’s new album is honestly worth buying....   [tags: album, voice, songs, beats, buying, story] 636 words
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Superbowl Story - HERE BEGINS THE BOOK OF THE TALES OF THE SUPER BOWL: When the frigid air of January has blanketed every treetop and house alike with its gentle frost; when birds, squirrels, and the like are nowhere to be found close to home- then folks long to go on trips to temperate sites; and especially from every corner of the States they travel to Pasadena every few years, to watch The Super Bowl there; the finals for the great football season which has entertained them the past few months.One day in that season when I went to Landesman Travel in Teaneck, ready to reserve a seat on an airline for Pasadena no matter what it took, I saw a sign for a special offer, half the price of what I had planned on...   [tags: essays research papers] 1141 words
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Short Story - There was a girl named Kandy, she was 15 years old. Her life was extremely boring, all she ever did was go to school, go on her computer, eat and sleep. She spent all summer on her computer. She was really good with HTML and spent her free time making web sites. Kandy didn't have many friends and rarely talked to guys because she was shy and unconfident about her looks. That's why she went into chat rooms. She made a web site with pictures of herself on it and told people in chat rooms to go there....   [tags: essays research papers] 1557 words
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Indian Ghost Story - It was February in the year 1991 when I had my experience with a ghost. I was 17 years old at the time. One Saturday evening in Phoenix, my high school was having a basketball game, and afterward my cousin and I left the school gymnasium at around 10 p.m. My cousin is from Tohono O’dham, and I was going to spend the weekend with my aunt’s family. Like myself, my aunt is Yaqui. She married a Tohono O’dham man some years ago and had two kids. One is my cousin. We got on Interstate 10 and then switched on to South Highway 15 for the drive to the town of Sells on the Tohono O’dham Reservation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1411 words
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Immigrant short story - It started like any other day up on the hills of Rhein, but that day had the scent of freedom floating in the air. The journey ahead of me had been teasing me for weeks, I was just so anxious to get away and start all over again. I had made certain arrangements before I left, our family dog was not allowed on the ship that we were going to be arriving in America, so I had my parents take care of the dog for us. It was a hard thing to do seeing that the dog had become more than just a pet to the children and I, for we almost would recognize him as a family member....   [tags: essays research papers] 1279 words
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My Short Story - “Private 062!” “PRESENT SIR!” Private Robert replied. “Private 063!” “PRESENT SIR!” Private Wallace shouted. Master Sergeant Olsen was taking attendance at the Base Camp Zan. He was in charge of a platoon of eighty Privates, fresh from the Recruit Camp. Soon, he had accounted for all his soldiers. Coming fresh from the mainland with no knowledge of the army, none of his soldiers could outdo him. Or so he thought… “Time for your short morning walk, Privates!” “YES SIR!” The privates started on their ‘short morning walk’ which turned out to be twenty kilometres long....   [tags: essays research papers] 820 words
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Edward Hopper-Story painting - In the small town of Charleston, an older, lonely man sits at the bar in a Diner. A young couple sat at the other end drinking coffee. The woman was dressed nice in a pretty red dress and the man looking dapper with his blue suit and hat. The older man is a regular at this diner. He arrives at the same time, sits on the same stool, and is always dressed nice as if he were about to meet someone. He never did though. The waiter knows the older man by name and says, "Hey Hopper, anything new today or just the same old, same old?" whenever he would walk in....   [tags: Personal Essays] 706 words
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My Best Friend since We Were 13 - ... He changed the subject knowing that I was uncomfortable. “So do you have a boyfriend?” he asked. “No, I broke up with him a couple months ago, I thought Tori would have told you.” “She and I don’t talk much, I bet he was a jerk, any guy who could have you would be a very lucky fellow, you’re smart, pretty, accomplished and not to mention your body is banging.” I didn’t know what to say. “Can I ask you a personal question?” “I guess, no guarantee I’ll answer,” I smiled....   [tags: short story] 2493 words
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The Cleanse Begins at 10 pm - Its 2025, unemployment, crime, and poverty levels are at an all time low; the lowest they’ve ever been. All crime is legal except for one day every year. That day, august 15th is called The Cleanse and all crime is legal. Emergency services are suspended for 14 hours and anything is legal whether you want to rob a store or kill someone. Inventors have created new types of home security systems for those who choose not to participate in The Cleanse and want to stay safe. Many people support The Cleanse because they feel like it lets everyone’s built up anger get out and since it has really helped the economy and bring crime levels down The Cleanse is supported despite the devastating conseque...   [tags: short story] 548 words
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The Violin and the Hardwood Floors - Quietly and carefully the young woman climbed into the car, she checked to make sure her long honey coloured gown didn’t get caught in the door, just like she made sure it didn’t drag on her way down from her apartment to the car. “Good evening Yara.” Joon-Ho spoke politely, when the car door closed. Yara looked at him and nodded to him as politely as he had spoken. “Good evening, how are you?” Joon-Ho smiled at his partner, they were going to perform for which ever charity Yara decided on for this month....   [tags: short story] 765 words
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The Other Side of the Door - I was conscious before I opened my eyes. The air I breathed in was fresh and clean. There was no noise to be heard. Eyes still shut, I shifted about. I was lying on a bed, or maybe a mattress. It was a significant improvement from the floor, but it wasn't really the most comfortable of beds, either. The first thing I saw after opening my eyes was a plain, white ceiling. I almost flipped out - I thought that I was back in Carl Cooper's prison cell. But then I noticed the lower, significantly larger window right next to me....   [tags: short story] 2281 words
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My Twisted Sisters and I - Loving and caring. Dedicated and hard-working. Passionate and motivated. Trustworthy and responsible. Yes, my sisters are pretty much the precise perception of perfection. These are the characteristics that we all, as people, strive for. These are the characteristics that every parent tries to instill in their child. Any parent would describe them as a dream. Any parent would love the blessing of raising them. And I know my parents do. Their accomplishments keep building and building and building....   [tags: personal story] 1234 words
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The Toughest Job in Town - On November 20, close to Tacloban’s airport, the view is ghastly: in an open space in front of the Chapel of Saint Michael Archangel, next to a semi-destroyed building, bags containing over 50 corpses lie on the ground. The victims died 12 days earlier, but given the initial rush to clean up the streets they had to wait for almost two weeks before being taken care of. We have come here after joining a mission directed by the Fire Department in collaboration with Scene Of the Crime Office (SOCO), the forensic unit of the police....   [tags: short story] 914 words
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None Yet, Just Wandering Along - I was hearing my father’s voice in the background while he was driving along the University Avenue. I could not clearly hear each word he was saying, but one thing I was sure of, was that he just kept on saying the same things to me. Of course, I would react in a “normal” way: like a grumpy child rolling her eyes with every statement I believed was useless for him to say. He clearly knew what he was saying to me, and he also clearly recognized how I would react to it. But I think those were just because, first: he was a professor, so he must be used to getting things reiterated to his students, and second: I was just his only child, and so I was the only one who was getting all the reproofs...   [tags: short story] 2206 words
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A Way to the Past - Anne was a simple child who was always looking for a way out of everything. If she was told to do the dishes, she would find every possible thing to do besides the dishes. She was a perfect angel before her mother Clairabeth ‘had an accident’ last year in 2012. Now she is perfect at resisting. That’s where I come in. I have come to tell our fantastic adventure. She was in the kitchen and her dad was making toast. “Anne darling, will you please get the butter?” She shook her head in disagreement to what her father ordered for her to do....   [tags: short story] 717 words
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The Agony Aunt and Trip - I opened my sleep-filled eyes, rubbing the underside of each one as I yawned. At first, I was surprised as to why I was in a moving vehicle, before remembering a few seconds later that I was on a coach, and had gotten off a plane from London to Savannah, Georgia four hours ago. Glancing out the window at a passing shop's clock, I was surprised to see that it was already 5p.m. As a natural instinct, I turned round to speak to my best friend, April, before remembering that this bus, unlike usual ones, were single seaters....   [tags: short story] 1736 words
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A Girl Named Paige - ... It’s as if she stayed up too late last night. I picture her out at a party then immediately brush away the though. She looks more like the type to stay up until two or three in the morning reading or studying. She looks sunken, deteriorated. I wonder how much time she took to ready herself this morning. Not a trace of make-up is present and her hair is so bedraggled it looks like she literally woke up not even five minutes ago. Her entirety seems to change completely when her friend, Amber I think, walks in and takes a seat next to her....   [tags: short story] 853 words
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Never Be a Bully - Lousy never did fit in at magic high school. As far as Lousy new, everyone had a group of friends but her. She always just hide in her own skin but they all found her no matter how much she tried to hide herself. Every were she turned there was another human looking at her a laughing. Lousy would just stare at them with a shy look and wondered why they always did this to her. She didn’t even know any of them. She never new a single name in her high school and here’s why. Lousy’s worst nightmare was when her parents told her she was going to be moving to Franktown....   [tags: short story] 1380 words
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A Dream Come True - Wellcome to ponyville “so what time are they geting here applejack said twilight. “yay i cant whait to see nighty and rainy angin said pinke “they sould be here soon now i want yall to great him that means you rarity. “well darling if he did not dye my cot that dreadful color i would not be mad at him. i mean red who wants the coat color of a barn something that is ci unclothe no offence Applejack said rarity. “a come on reality it was funny said spike and why are we up at this hour spike you should not call people names and we are up this early to great Rainboom and NightWitter said twilight....   [tags: short story] 577 words
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