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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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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - ... God gave Victor the ultimate punishment of death for such an unbelievable threat. On page 269, when Shelley says, "About half an hour afterwards he attempted to speak, but was unable; he pressed my hand feebly, and his eyes closed for ever, while the irradiation of a gentle smile passed away from his lips," she implies that Frankenstein continued to be punished during death, as his smile faded when he died. Before his eventual death, however, Frankenstein again, in page 206, attempted to be greater than God was, and chose not to create a female mate for his original male Creation....   [tags: story analysis] 829 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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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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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 - ... Fuck. It had been months since he left for college, months since he’d been accepted, months since he left Beacon Hills and the memories of a past war zone he’d all but abandoned there. He thought he’d pushed himself far enough away where no ghosts would follow him. He figured he’d be free, buried in textbooks and research papers and shoddy dining hall food. He followed up with Scott with the occasional Skype call, texted Lydia offbeat facts during class, and tried to forget all but the people he cared for about the horrible place....   [tags: hands, blood, dirt, rabbit] 609 words
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The Knife: A Short Story - ... The thief. He slipped me out of the bag and exited the lab through a window. It was dark and murky outside; I felt the chilly air rush on me as my owner rushed away from the building. I was once again filled with excitement. What would my owner accomplish next. I hoped it would be something just as thrilling. The man slowed down as we reached the edge of a cliff heading off into the sea. There was no one else around but us. What was my owner planning. He then lifted me in the air and tossed me hard into the deep ocean....   [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 - ... Unfortunately, I knew that after two years his name was unreal. When he asked me about my name, I do not like to lie, so I told him that I could tell him my first letter in my first name. “My first name starts with L” I said that. Then, I took a nap, and in my high school, we had always a lot of assignments. In the night, I was thinking about the boy; and what does he want from me. Does he know me. I like to stay in my room all the time, and we live in a big house. I usually did not see my father for a week or more....   [tags: Girl, Student, Unmarried] 1268 words
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The Story of IN-N-OUT Burger - ... “In-N-Out that’s what a hamburger is all about.” In-N-Out is very unique in its own ways. In-N-Out University opened in 1983 where new managers are in training, standards and tenets are reinforced, and methods and uniformity are ensured. It’s located in Baldwin Park. In-N-Out is also said to be the first drive-thru restaurant. Which during at the time customers had employed carhops to serve their food in their cars. That was during the World War 2 era. They also had Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen Chef) wanting for more when he came back and got take out 10 minutes later after he had ate there and ordered the double cheeseburger....   [tags: Fast food, Hamburgers] 1021 words
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Creative Writing: A Love Story - ... She cocked the rifle, brought it up to aim and fired. Sure enough that target went down. "You are amazing and is there anything else I do not know about you smiling" "Oh there is a lot but that would take the mystery of of it wouldn't it", grinning. "I suppose and we have plenty of time to find out those things my dear" As we walked back to the cabin we held hands like two lovers that were sneaking around behind their parents back. The rest of the day we just sat on the porch and made small talk with one another....   [tags: firearms, cabin, parents] 673 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: 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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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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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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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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Relating the Story of Two Ottawa Valley Teens in Conflict with the Law to Different Sociological Theories - ... The teens then abandoned the third vehical and tried to evade the police by jumping down the side of and embankment by the carabask river, where police finally aprehanded them. The two teens were then taken to the hospital because of the injures they suffered from jumping down the embankment not from the gun shots. The police were very surprised that the two suspects they had been pursuing were teenagers. One police officer stated that he couldn’t belive that two teenagers could cause so much commotion in just three hours and has never seen anything like it in his thirty years on the force....   [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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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 - ... The other Wes Moore was stuck in the same violent and drug infested streets, which he grew up in, so he had a lot of pressure to do bad things to get money, for stuff he wanted. In The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, the author Wes Moore shares his memoir and a similar story of another young man with the same name, who ended up on a different route. The Author Wes Moore, ended up receiving one of the most prestigious awards in the world, making him a Rhodes Scholar. He’s also a White House Fellow, a decorated veteran, and business leader....   [tags: story/biographical analysis]
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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 - ... I asked my dad about this specific subject and he replied, “ I was perfectly fine with these morning practices, I feel that early risers are more productive.” My dad has held true to that from his high school days to today. I don’t know if I can recall a moment when he wasn’t up by eight at the latest. His time as a football player for the Argyle Eagles has influenced him throughout his life. Then came school, “It was good and pretty easy as long as I was always doing my homework and studying.” School wasn’t something that came effortless without any of work and dedication for my dad....   [tags: the story of my dad] 877 words
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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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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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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 - ... It lasted approximately a year and could probably be counted as even slight depression or a very early midlife crisis. The core of the problem came from not being who I wanted to be to my friends. I want to be a person that everyone wanted to talk to or hangout with. I am sure plenty of people my age (17) have had the same desire. But mine grew and grew without retreat or repose on any front. People were always “busy,” claiming this or that and of course I started to think too much about weather they were making excuses or being truthful....   [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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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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Ryan and Brian´s Trapped Story - ... Once they finished there was a continue button they thought they had beat the game. So wanting to make sure they won, Brian hit continue. As a black dot appeared on the screen, they stared and watched it evolve until it took up the whole screen and they found themselves in a new world. Brian and Ryan looking around at themselves and each other wondering where they are and why are in these grey and black outfits. Then they had their guns in their hands wondering still where they are. Finally, a man in a red jacket with a small mustache and gold jewelry....   [tags: games, birthday, zombie, safe] 853 words
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Short Story: Call Me Ginganord - ... “I thought I died!” I exclaimed. Vladicus quietly turned towards me and said, “Of course that’s what happened. You should’ve known to avoid descending the 1,000 Stairs in such conditions. You didn’t think someone like ME wouldn’t know any tricks of necromancy, did you. You were lucky I was here, and that I know who you are. Usually my memories don’t bother remembering the trifles of such a man as yourself, but I do know about your ancestors, so I’ve kept an eye on you. Your worries are done though, as Ginganord is the true man of the hour here....   [tags: personal narrative] 1445 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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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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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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