Dead End MAG

By Carrie-Beth Beall, Deale, MD

We sat in a drowsy daze, blowing cool air on each other’s necks. That’s when we heard the jingle. I jumped up, my thighs sticking to the deck, grasping a dollar in my sticky summer hands.

Together we ran, our bare feet slapping against the hot tar of our dead-end street. Seeking refuge in the shadows of leafy trees, the truck whizzed past. That was our game.

Our hair billowed as we ran. I stopped. He had won again. Some days he would let us win, but when he didn’t, the ice cream tasted that much sweeter.



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on Aug. 23 2011 at 1:10 pm
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

nightstalker part three, four, and five is now out! Go check it out if you liked the first and second! :)(:

on Jul. 12 2011 at 5:36 pm
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

what is your work called?

on Jul. 12 2011 at 5:35 pm
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 773 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

Great story! It was simple but still  great! keep writing! I just posted two new stories called the beast and nightstalker. if any of u read my storied make sure u post comments if u liked it or not or if i should change anything. Thanks! :D

on May. 5 2011 at 12:18 pm
Mz.Tinkerbell13 BRONZE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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i like this story.

on Mar. 16 2011 at 7:30 am
scrabblebabble BRONZE, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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i loved it

asofnow GOLD said...
on Jan. 15 2011 at 9:47 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

its short sweet and simple. i luv it so. check out my wrk if you can. Thanks

on Jan. 15 2011 at 7:16 pm
MidnightRoyale SILVER, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"True terror is when you wake up and realize that your high school class is running the country."

Haha! This is great! I love the description and the fun little twist - very cool! I love it!

ErikaK SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2010 at 5:50 pm
ErikaK SILVER, Villa Park, California
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I love it!!

on Nov. 10 2010 at 12:40 pm
MeanPeopleDead SILVER, Rouseville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"i yam what i yam and that's all that i yam" -popeye, the sailor man
"it's better to burn out then to fade away" -kurt cobain

blacktop! ah, blacktops..

on Oct. 19 2010 at 10:10 am
CrazyKid56 BRONZE, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reminds me of getting ice cream in my old neighborhood. Good memories. Keep writing!

on Oct. 3 2010 at 8:02 pm
xAllegria BRONZE, Singapore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ça fait tellement du bien d’aimer les gens qu’on aime, que ça finit par faire mal. Je sais pas comment on survit a ça. Non franchement, je sais pas. LOL (laughing out loud) ®, Lola.

One of the best pieces I've read in a while... good job! :)

on Jul. 23 2010 at 8:26 pm
Avidreaderandwriter GOLD, Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
People are like quicksand, regular at first, tricky next, the end, you sink. -Annoymous

This just says summer.

on Jul. 23 2010 at 3:02 pm
THIS IS AWESOME!!!! I love it!

on Jul. 1 2010 at 3:19 pm
writerinfinity PLATINUM, Arlington, Texas
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good job, you can picture an ice cream man being nice and doing that

 


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on Jun. 10 2010 at 10:11 am
reesha SILVER, Rawalpindi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney

"Hakuna Matata!"
Lion King

"The British policy was 'unite and conquer'. But I say 'unite and conquer'."
Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea)

hahahah nice one!! Very nicely written!!

on Jun. 9 2010 at 11:23 pm
J-HOCKEY-DOG BRONZE, Sethsdfg, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
do to others as you would them to treat you

This was awsome some sad part but very intreging

on Jun. 9 2010 at 10:12 pm
starfishgurl BRONZE, Dgsdfh, Mississippi
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amazing. i am not suprised this was published in the magazine! i love it! please write more!

on Apr. 4 2010 at 9:49 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

this is really good!

on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:24 pm
fathertime22 BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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very good story

on Dec. 15 2009 at 9:18 pm
CanYouSeeTheCrazy PLATINUM, Cle Elum, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I know why everyone in this world is so desperate to find love."
"Oh yeah? Why then?"
"Because, it's the closest thing we have to magic."

short, sweet, still really descriptive, and since it begins as quick as it starts, the story wraps itself up nicely. i love it.


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