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Creative Story: The Chronic Swamp Murders - Creative Story: The Chronic Swamp Murders One day while Joe and Jill Hemp were walking through Chronic swamp they came across a trail of blood in the water. They followed the trail until it stopped at a dead body. The body was of a man who was wearing a camouflage outfit. They immediately ran back to their house, which was not far from the murder site and called the police. Their house was located right on the edge of the swamp. When the police got there they roped off the whole area so they could start their investigation....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Creative Story: Racing Along Walls - Creative Story: Racing Along Walls "Hey Joe, hand me the 3/16 socket," I mumbled into the underside of my car. I felt a nudge in my ribs as my friend, Joe, handed me the socket I asked for. Matching the ends of the hexagonal shaped socket with the stub on my wrench, I pushed the two together. A loud click signaled the two ends of the socket and wrench fit perfectly. Reluctantly, I went to work tightening the chassis of my car. I felt overwhelmed by the number of lugs I would have to check and tighten....   [tags: essays research papers] 3096 words
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It’s All About the Drive in Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell - ... Practice needs to be structured and focused so you can develop your strengths while improving your weaknesses. While 10,000 hours may not make one an expert, with proper practice it should at least make them better. Gladwell references Bill Joy, a cofounder of Sun Microsystems, as an example where his mastery of programming was dependent upon rare opportunity and being at the right place at the right time. He attended a university that had exceptional computer facilities during a time when access to such facilities was rare around the nation....   [tags: practice, hours, opportunity]
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The Writing style of Oscar Wilde in His Story: The Picture of Dorian Gray - ... The last line of the passage indicates that the ideas are supposed to be Dorian's, but the narrator's first person ‘I’ in the answer to the rhetorical question implies that they are the narrator's thoughts as well. But however, the narration is really thoughtful and complete, if nothing. The figurative language is one of the most prominent elements of writing style in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Symbolism, metaphor and allegory are the most common ones. The most noticeable allegory is the picture itself, which is an interpretation of Dorian's soul....   [tags: Language, Vocabulary, Narration] 594 words
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Drawing on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and the Character Development of Joseph and Mary in the Nativity Story - The 2006 film The Nativity Story, is a retelling of the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it. The film takes pieces both from the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke in order to create its narrative. The film takes some of its key scenes as well as aspects of both Mary and Joseph from the Bible. The advantage of using both gospels as a basis for the film is that it allows for the dual perspective of Mary and Joseph instead of being limited to one or the other, and allows for a more complete feeling narrative....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography, Christianity]
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My Antonia by Villa Cather - ... They were big and warm and full of light, like the sun shining on brown pools in the wood.” pg. 17. This is Jim’s description of Antonia. Her family has encountered many hardships. They immigrated from Bohemia, which uprooted them from their past lives. After they reached America, Antonia’s father committed suicide, leaving her family in poverty. Antonia is forced to work as a servant, but she somehow retains the independence and eternal cheerfulness that makes her stand out as a character. Through the story, Jim grows to love Antonia, although she can only love him as a friend....   [tags: story analysis] 1283 words
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A Volleyball Story - ... It was a perfect pass, going directly to the petite hands of our skilled setter, Erica. She sets me on zone 4. Leaping into the air like a graceful ballerina, I pull my right arm back to load. When my hand contacts the ball, I slam it at an open hard-angle, zone 4. My team and I cheer hysterically. I hear a loud, “Do it again!” in the crowd, and I turn to see my mother with proud eyes and a permanent smile plastered across her face staring intently at me. The score now shows 13-13. Everyone rotates, and Erica serves a fast, float serve....   [tags: personal recount] 556 words
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The Day I almost Died - ... After all, she was planning on paying me and I wanted to buy a new microscope with the new Swift Optical lenses. I desired to go on proving my theory that using a thermocouple would be more effective than applying a device in the solar collector. I don’t know if using a microscope will help, but the materials in them are relatively good insulators. What I do know is that to produce any kind of useful propulsion energy from heat requires a heat engine. My first hour period, science went by extremely slow....   [tags: personal story] 1086 words
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Happy: My Sixth Grade Experience - ... They were usually interesting but when I told my mom she was concerned I wasn’t learning enough in class. Infact, my mom dislikes her to this day. My teacher also didn’t have much control over the class. There were some kids named Robbie, Jesus, Payson and Brendan who were always messing around or not doing something. They also liked to tomak pencils at each other all the time. For half of the first quarter in what I call “The Tomahawk Wars” pencils were always almost flying. One of the fun parts of class was that two or three weeks a year someone would be assigned the task of grading the homework and some of the school work....   [tags: personal story] 766 words
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Plot in the Story "Happy Endings"by Margaret Atwood - The game almost over, several seconds left, score is equal and suddenly you receive the ball right under the basket, you are not the best player of the team but you won't miss for sure. Everyone's eyes on you. What would I feel in this situation. Opportunity. Chance. Responsibility. Blood pressure. Stress. Tension. Writing "Happy Endings", Atwood uses the standard plot, characterization and point of view to make the reader think nonstandard. I feel the same way after reading Happy Endings. I feel like the reading is not over and is going on in my head....   [tags: American Literature] 766 words
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Response to Speech Titled An American Success Story - Dear Mr. Nakasian, Your speech has been capable of showing people your thoughts and ideas on “An American Success story”. In “An American Success story“, you tell your audience that forty years ago you entered America through a U.S. District Court in New York. I believe that the U.S. District Court is in the same area as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You spoke of applying and receiving your American Citizenship, then going through an honored ceremony. Also you spoke of the meanings and feelings that this Certificate has expressed on you, which showed your public viewers....   [tags: Nakasian] 1428 words
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Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death - Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham is a complicated story that explores life and death. Cunningham attempts to distinguish his writings from author Virginia Woolf's by characterizing sanity and insanity while each protagonist contemplates their own life and suicide. Each woman in The Hours wrestles tension and confusion throughout the novel giving a sense that these issues transcend time. By introducing issues of homosexuality, infidelity, and suicide the reader is invited to think of life's experiences within the context of daily life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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Love story set in World War One - Love story set in WWI A shell struck near the trench, forcing debris towards Robert. He awoke with start. His friend laughed at Robert's startled expression. "Are you still not used to that?" Dougie said wryly, knowing that no-one could ever overcome the shock of the trenches. "Here, I saved you these." He handed over some biscuits. Robert thanked him. He tried to break the biscuit to see how hard it was. He found it very difficult to snap so he wet it and smashed it to small pieces with a brick....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 4964 words
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An Unlikely Holiday Tradition - An Unlikely Holiday Tradition “People look forward to this,” Ward said. “It’s become a Christmas hit for us. People just keep their TV’s on.” Walter Ward is a spokesperson for the television station TNT. In 1998, TNT called it a “Ralphie marathon.” According to Ward, it was only a “stunt” but, when TNT saw how much the viewers liked it, it became a sort of tradition. Each year TNT runs a twenty-four hour marathon of the movie, A Christmas Story. That’s seventeen times from seven o’clock on Christmas Eve until seven o’clock on Christmas Day....   [tags: A Christmas Story Essays] 913 words
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The End of The World: A Short Story - The dying light of the sun nipped against your shoulders, beaming upon your cotton back like a spotlight, promising a drowsy blissfulness that would diminish as the day-blind stars sprouted from their hiding spots among the cosmos. The gentle huff of the breeze dappled over the rolling hills, causing the foliage on the sparse collection of trees surrounding you to ruffle. And it was a wonder to your eyes to watch such a phenomenon. However, you couldn’t help but allow your eyes to drift towards Farrah, who sat next to you in haze of blonde hair and skin like the glow of the moon....   [tags: Meteorite, Love, Life] 1180 words
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Stacy's Story: There is Beauty in Aging - Stacy* and I met with each other in her office on a Friday morning in February. She owns a small, quaint flower shop in a city about an hour south of Houston. Her shop, which has been in her family for almost a hundred years, had not yet opened for business that day. While Stacy prepared herself for our interview, I occupied myself by admiring the thick piles of paper on her work desk. She had invoices, emails, check stubs and letters of appreciation covering the surface entirely. Empty and half-full coffee mugs were placed strategically about the room in places ranging from the printer, to the floor, and I even spotted one six feet above the ground on top of the dark, wooden cabinetry that...   [tags: living life fully]
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Short Story: The ‘Syntaxers’ and the ‘Codewielders’ - Legend has it that there is a DVD located in a brown building on an obscure street, unknown to the public. No one knows how the DVD got there in the first place, but there are two gangs who looked into the matter for decades. Since the year 1992, these gangs gave up, seeing that their search is hopeless. They decided to let it rest for 50 years. The gangs were disintegrated, but now, in the year 2042, each gang was reestablished and the members of both gangs found the route to one another, all with the aim of finding this intricate, complex and miraculous pinnacle of code, ‘REACON.EXE’....   [tags: gang rivals, trojans, mgl] 776 words
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Music of the Night: A Short Story - ... As soon as the music began a surge of energy flowed through her. She forgot her problems; she closed her eyes lost to this world. Heaven seemed open to her. At the end of each piece, she reluctantly opened her eyes. It was custom for the performer to receive applause at the end of each piece. In Denver she broke with tradition. Instead of rising she remained seated. Unsure of what to do the conductor started the next piece. The newspapers reviews tore at her, calling her erigent, snobbish, unclassed ....   [tags: stage, hands, clean, piano, play] 1899 words
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Liam Was Not a Hero, Story Excerpt - ... Noises he could ignore, but not scents-he was too aware of the surrounding, and knew that the scent of the smokeless powder he sensed belonged to a gun. The screams weren't too encouraging, either, but as the building was full of busy offices, no one usually paid them any attention. Disgruntled, Liam left his office to step into the other one, forcing it open with his inhuman strength when he got a chance to pass unnoticed. He closed it behind him and when he saw the gun pointing at him, other than a person resonably terrorized, he mutated into his hybrid form....   [tags: liam, human form, current job] 537 words
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The Story of a Holocaust Survivor - When I was a child, a very close family friend of ours from Israel, Joyce Kleinman (now Wilner), and her sister Reisi Kleinman (now Greenbaum) entered the Auschwitz concentration camp at the ages of 15 and 12 years old. Years later, Joyce’s son Mike Wilner composed an interview that included his mother Joyce and Aunt Reisi outlining the significant events that led to the survival of both sisters and illustrated the events that took place during the Holocaust in which an estimated 6 million Jews were killed....   [tags: auschwitz, jews, nazi] 1397 words
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Short Story: The Legend of Tamriel - ... Wolf meat wasn’t as tender nor as flavorful as deer, but it would do just fine. You slowly string an iron-arrow, and take aim at your next meal. You release the arrow, when an ear-splitting roar pierces the area around you, the wolf darts into the forest as your arrow flies, hitting a tree behind it. The ground beneath you begins to shake, and you look around but do not see anything. An enormous shadow engulfs the ground around you. Your heart sinks as you look up to see what caused such a disturbance....   [tags: Nords, Dragon, Quest] 1054 words
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Frankenstein Frankenstein, the classic novel written by English author Mary Shelley at the young age of nineteen, contains heavy influences of the Christian religion, which played an imperative role in European culture during the early nineteenth century. Shelley's novel is replete with biblical allusions and parallels as it tells the story of a young, knowledge-seeking scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his human-inspired monstrous Creation. Throughout Frankenstein, connections to Christianity through biblical references such as Paradise Lost by John Milton are evident, as well as the overwhelming and undeniable notion that God will undoubtedly punish those who threaten his superiority....   [tags: story analysis] 829 words
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Story of a Foreigner's Education - Where I am Today It was a beautiful sunny day in the summer; it was my mother’s birthday. There was a lot of people and food. My mother was turning thirty nine. She works for home health aid agency as a homemaker. Taking care of disable and old seniors at their house or one of the homes that the state provides. Also she’s stylist, doing peoples hair, nails, and waxing. August 2006, my mom asked me if I wanted to go to a sickek house. I’ve said to her okay. A sickek person is someone that is born with natural, spiritual gift that can read cards, hands and tell your past, present and future....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 1414 words
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Short Story on Love Relationship - I can spot his mistake. Previously, he would confess to being wrong before anyone could tell. Now she is making him so happy he forgets to notice his own faults. She shows him the features she loves, and he must believe her, because he loves her more than he could ever hate himself. So now he is happy, he is loved. He no longer dwells on what he's done, but rather what he does. So he puts all he is into being everything she needs and wants. Now she is the only thing he cares about. Yes, he is happy....   [tags: Creative Writing, Fiction Writing] 1197 words
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The Moment: A Fictional Story - This was it. This was the moment he was waiting for. The moment to step up on the green, hard court and show everyone, what he was really made of. This was his chance to prove his doubters wrong and make his parents proud. The bright summer weather, and the luscious green trees in the background welcomed Max onto the court. He slowly ambled toward the court with its freshly painted lines, seeming calmer than he was really was. The only thing that separated him from his opponent was the net, looking as high as it had ever been....   [tags: tournament, tennis, goals] 2105 words
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Teen Wolf: A Love Story - His hands. He couldn’t steady his hands. Wring, wring, wringing them between each other, trying to massage the blood from his skin, from the caked up red in every nail bed. Every fidget, every shuffle felt like he was exacerbating the situation. Inhale, exhale. This wasn’t a lacrosse game. This wasn’t Scott crawling home embarrassed and bloody from his fledgling lycanthropy’s accidental rabbit massacre. This was serious, and he couldn’t focus. Stiles willed himself to pick up his feet to tread in the direction of the window in his dormitory room, only to circle back and wear down the floor one more invisible increment into the track he’d been pacing for the latter part of an hour....   [tags: hands, blood, dirt, rabbit] 609 words
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The Knife: A Short Story - Revenge. Desire. Death. These first three words entered into me the instant the man grabbed me inside his pocket. His thumb rubbed against my ornately designed handle. His body felt tense as he crept forward. Although I had no eyes I could sense we were in a large building. The man, a thief, slowly pulled me out of his pocket as he entered a dimly lit, but largely furnished room. I felt excited and nervous, the man’s energy pouring into me. The only other person in the room was a richly dressed man who loafed on a red velvet couch....   [tags: theif, man, boy, master] 766 words
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DR Smelly: A Short Story - ... That's understandable ,maybe even a good thing sometimes but it makes U a very difficult patient to treat ..you really should come see me on a more regular basis rather than just every few months when someone says you are driving them nuts and they are about to strangle you ... In fact .It is NOW the law according to Obama .I have to see my patients that i prescribe regular medication to on a once a month basis and prescribe the same thing for at least six months and if it appears to be working ,document every thing very closely ..what this means for me when you don't is TONS of paperwork ,unfortunate as that is .....   [tags: travel, doctor, medicine] 1375 words
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The Caller: A Short Story - Hello led to a Big Mistake Hello, can I talk with deli, please. The answers was, “yes sure”, but she is not here right now, and do you want her personal number to call her. She said that yes, please. This yes change her life forever; if, she could stop that all her life would be different and better than today. I was a student in a high school. After two weeks one of my classmates asked me to take my math notes because I was a good student. Deli was the student who asked me to take my notes. I gave her the notes, and I gave her permission to take it, and she would return the notes next day....   [tags: Girl, Student, Unmarried] 1268 words
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The Story of IN-N-OUT Burger - In-N-Out Burger, Quality You Can Taste Today what is known as In-N-Out Burger was first founded by Harry Snyder and his wife Esther Snyder in 1948. The first location was in Baldwin Park California (ReferenceforBusiness.com). Now with over 200 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas it has been ranked number one in many polls (ReferenceforBusiness.com). Today its headquarters are in Irvine California. As you may know In-N-Out’s menu consists of the double-double (two patties with two slices of cheese), the classic cheeseburger and the basic hamburger....   [tags: Fast food, Hamburgers] 1021 words
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Creative Writing: A Love Story - "Ok, now let's see what you can do with this pistol alright" I gave her five shells to load and told her, "always leave the hammer on an empty chamber for your safety" I stood behind her and watched as she took aim not expecting her to hit any of the targets. Boy was I wrong, with every shot a target flew through the air with a hole dead center. After she unloaded the pistol she motioned for me to give her more ammo. I gave her five more shells, she loaded the gun, aimed and fired with the same results....   [tags: firearms, cabin, parents] 673 words
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Sid's Silent Whisperings - ... There were times when she gaze my way and mutter a question now and then. I would tell her about my life, wandering to places trying to escape the abusement at home. “That why you bruised up?” She asked as her opal eyes beamed at me. “Yes, my dad would be damn glad I left, but he might miss beating me all the time,” I replied after a long silent moment to myself. There was only one thing my dad loved, and that was my mum. But when she left us for another bloke, my dad grew to love two things: drinking and beating me till all of the damn blood I got covered me....   [tags: short story] 610 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: Grocery Employee - ... A cashier only has to be at the registers and clean the registers. The hard worker goes for that extra push to make them just one step above others. For example, an employee was at work since eight that morning and was suppose to leave at three. Because of the weather, an employee calls into work. This employee offers to take his shift which was a three to nine. He was at work from eight A.M. to nine P.M. Determination and will power to step up makes an employee a hard worker. In a grocery store, a hard worker is the best employee to hire....   [tags: personal narrative] 754 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: The Boat - ... Although obviously irritated by the intrusion into its watery domain by the fired pistol rounds, it never lost track of why it had been attracted to our boat in the first place, an easy meal that’s why, supplied by a large shoal of gaily colored smaller fish, who were greedily feasting on a cloud of debris coming from the propellers as two of the Zippo’s crew hacked away with battle knifes at the seaborne trash, which had screwed itself tightly into a rock hard ball on each of the propellers....   [tags: royal marines, china, tempest]
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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 - ... Marika and Steve, it seemed, were having a heck of a time finding a dragon. Night came and they made themselves a fire as they ate baked gerbil that she had killed just an hour earlier. “You’ve been here before”, Marika remembered, “where are these things?” “In the area.” “Gee, that’s helpful.” “Look”, he said with force, “I know you don’t want me here, you or anybody else, so lets just get through this. “ “Take it easy, you’re not that bad.” “You try be the town joke and see how you feel.” Despite the fact that he was attracted to her he couldn’t help but tell her the truth....   [tags: personal narrative] 1363 words
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Short Story: Beautiful Disaster - ... What did I get myself into this time. Trying to hold it together, I then heard the Miranda rights and I was under arrest for felony trafficking of a Schedule W Drug. Steve was no friend of that girl, he was a detective on an undercover investigation of the drug overdose that had happened the night before, and I was their only suspect. Over the next six months, I was in and out of juvenile district court. The Judge liked me, he thought I had potential and that I wasn’t some ordinary teenage screw up....   [tags: personal narrative] 2021 words
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Short Story: Last Breath - ... When he arrived at the back of the Blackburn’s mansion, he quickly sprinted his way down to the half faded, green door which led to the kitchen. Being mindful of the noise he was making, he creaked open the door, “Miss Smith… Miss Smith are you there” He hissed. Rome heard a crack in the timber floor, the maid came forth to the door, “oh dear Rome you startled me, I have terrible new about your wife” she paused, “well she isn’t in the best shape, she is on her last breaths.” “No. This can’t be true, who would do such a thing to my beautiful star?” Rome questioned....   [tags: personal narrative] 660 words
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Short Story: Witchy Witch - ... Abby was dark like caramel, while Luca was white like snow. “Did you hear about Rebecca Nurse, daughter of William Towne?” He asked. “No, what happened?” “Becca was accused of witchcraft, they found her doing some kind of spell.” Luca said this in a whisper because you couldn’t speak of witchcraft in public or you would get hanged. (“Salem Witch Trials 1692”) Abby was not surprised at this. She was not excited that this happened even though Becca was a little weird. When they finished talking Luca went with Abby to her house because it was what he did since he was nine....   [tags: abby, luca] 613 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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Analysis of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe - Imagine the sight of an old man's eye, vultures, pale blue, with a film covering it. (Farooq). Could this make one’s self so insane that one would murder a man because of it. This is the event that occurs in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". Every night at midnight, the narrator, ventured into the old man's room without making a sound, to observe the very eye at which made his blood run cold. The old man did not suspect a thing. During the day the narrator continued to go about his daily routine, and even went so far as to ask the old man every morning if he slept well the night before....   [tags: symbolism, murder, to the point story] 946 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - ... The mother’s desire for money is the cause of her mental anxiety, and anxiety attacks. Even after receiving Paul’s anonymous winning she remains unsatisfied, making it evident that there is no end to the desire of money. Hester’s want for money brings her to state of depression. Depression is defined as, a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal (Dictionary.com). Leon Lewis’s critique on “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, describes Hester’s depression, “She herself is deeply troubled by what she feels is a ‘hard little place’ at the center of her being that prevents her from loving anybody.” (“The Rocking-Horse Winner’’)....   [tags: short story analysis]
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The Gift of the Magi Theme Analysis - ... It begins at Christmastime and focuses on the couple`s poverty. The author provides a description of the small flat in which they live: “There was nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. ... A furnished flat at $8 per week. It did not exactly beggar description, but it certainly had that word on the lookout for the mendicancy squad” (O`Henry 1). O`Henry explains that all Della has is one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy a present, and it makes her very upset to think of how little she has to spend....   [tags: story by O. Henry analysis] 720 words
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And No Birds Sang By: Farley Mowat - And No Birds Sang is the story of a young Canadian man, Farley Mowat. The story begins September 2nd, 1939 with a young Farley painting his parents porch when his dad pulls into the driveway and excitedly claims the war is on. Farley was an eager eighteen year old with the aspiration of joining the air force and becoming a fighter pilot. In one month he presented to the Royal Canadian Air Force, he was rejected due to his young age and slim build. Instead he was enlisted in the 2nd Battalion called the Hasty Pees, with the expectation of being transferred to the 1st Battalion and active service....   [tags: story and character analysis]
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates - Although I grew up with both my parents, my dad was working a 12 hour shift, so he could provide for all his children. Even though I had the love of both my parents, I chose to hang out with my neighbors most of the day. The neighborhood I lived in was full of drugs, violence, and money. I wasn’t really into the violence part. My dad was working all day just so we could have the things we required. I didn’t want to waist our family’s money so I would never ask my Mom or Dad for any. I started hustling anything I had or could get my hands on....   [tags: story/biographical analysis]
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One's a Heifer by Sinclair Ross - ... Although Vickers clearly told Peter, "They're all mine," (Ross, Page 443) referring to the calves and even showing him, Peter still did not believe him. Peter kept thinking about the appearance that Arthur hid his calves and wouldn't think about the reality that those calves do belong to Vickers. Peter gives off an appearance that he is trusting him when he "nodded as if I believed him and went back tractably to Tim." (Ross, Page 444) accepting the kind offer to allowing him stay for the night....   [tags: story and character analysis] 765 words
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The Wrong Turn down Slang Hollows Lane - ... As the noises increased the car slowed down. Several seconds later it finally came to an abrupt stop right in front of a sign. This brought shivers down Arissa’s spine; it read: “You have successfully reached half way through Slang Hollows Lane.” It was then Arissa knew that they had entered the wrong lane. Slang Hollows Lane was well known in the area for all the wrong reasons. Rumors were that this was the same lane Slang Worchay, an Amish farmer, had killed his daughter on, with an axe, for making a grave mistake....   [tags: fictional short story, suspense] 839 words
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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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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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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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My Personal Story of Tragedy in the Family - ... It was as if rain had fallen upon me when she had told me and all my feelings were gathered and thrown in a hurricane causing major disaster inside of me. I hugged her and let her musty tears stream down on my shirt, I needed to stay strong although it hurt inside, but I had to for my mom. Just when my tears were beginning to fall she got up wiped her tears away and said “Get ready for church”. I did as she told me too and while getting ready my tears streamed down like the never ending water of a waterfall....   [tags: creative writing] 610 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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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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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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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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Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve As I entered our car, a fear came over me as if it were a wet blanket, cold as ice. I remember just last year, Christmas Eve and my grandparents, the happiest time of my life. The feeling of love, as if it were everyone's day. But today something was different. The Christmas Eve, just one year ago today started out at my father's house. It is a large house, but old, the windows leaked and if you were to sit in the livingroom chair you would almost always need a blanket. The chair was next to the window and every time the wind blew a little would come in, not enough for a problem just enough to know it was there....   [tags: Personal Narrative Short Story] 1319 words
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