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The Patient
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I remember it like it was yesterday. I want so badly to forget it, but it’s so deeply etched into my mind that I’d probably need to hypnotize myself to make it disappear. There was one day that I’d had an unusual appointment... (more »)
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In a Backpack
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Most of everything they carried needed to fit in a single backpack. Their boots carried their feet and their arms carried sleeves but everything else was small. They carried trail mix, cashews, KIND bars, Five Hour Energy, grape Gatorade, water... (more »)
Frozen in Time
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A village is larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Out of all the people to meet, I met him. I was 5 at the time, inquiring Rabindarnath, my father of why the sky is... (more »)
Nothingness
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I'm okay. Almost every day is great and there is nothing wrong. But then some days I feel like there nothing. Actually, that is more like most days. I feel like there a great hole inside me that is filled with nothingness and I'm not sure what... (more »)
Runaway
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"Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out." she thought to herself, until her thinking was interrupted by the splitting ring of her ears. Her bare feet smacked against the scolding pavement. The wind was whipping against her soft face. She... (more »)
Mosquitoes, Trees and Hidden Places
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I see mosquitoes everywhere. They  latch onto those who look good enough to pierce into. They are not bad people, these mosquitoes. But, I cannot stand them. I will never repeat my past, but it will come back to haunt me.   My name is Hanna... (more »)
The Air I Breathe
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“It takes a minute to find a special someone, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.” —Anonymous His fur was bright gold and his eyes a hazel brown. His right lip curled up... (more »)
Curiosity
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Curiosity was a terrible kid. He would always get in trouble for never keeping his mouth shut. As a child, Curiosity loved Astronomy. He would always have endless thoughts on the topic.  Curiosity ignored the fact that some of his questions... (more »)
Barren Wasteland
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I can feel the sun blazing down on me. I’m where no one else wants to be alone, On a battlefield. I’m wearing a headdress to protect my face, only my light blue eyes can show through. I have a long sleeved army s*** on, army pants, and army... (more »)
Made of Glass
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“They’re saying this is the most rain we’ve gotten since the 1940’s, isn’t it crazy Cal?”    Silence    “Cal?”    Stray wisps of dark hair brushed her face, dark blue-gray eyes were far-away, gazing out the window. The... (more »)
What I Learned From A Grouchy Old Lady
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Most teens would recoil at the idea of looking after a grouchy old lady. But I was desperate for a job. Ok, desperate for the money that came with the job. So as I climbed up the  creaking porch steps I reminded myself why I was there. Money... (more »)
A Symphonic Surprise
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     She set off at a brisk pace down 4th Street Avenue, wrapping her coat tightly around her in an attempt to block out the cold wind stinging her skin.  Her mother hurried along behind Elise as best she could, for it is dreadfully hard to... (more »)
Life Itself This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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She felt the teeth and tongue and screeching halt of desire snarling in the core of her heart. Limbless and visceral, it crawled inside her lungs and bit with the ferocity of gods. Want like a growl, climbing the white dunes and the crest of the... (more »)
A Getaway
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The TV flashed several colorful characters across the screen as James blankly stared at it. James was sitting in his usual worn out, red leather armchair eating a bag of chips. “There is never anything on. Nothing has ever been on and nothing... (more »)
Untitled
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I don't like it when people sit down right next to me. Most days, nobody does, warded off by my cup of coffee and my newspaper, covering my face. I make sure of it. I don't like talking to people, especially not ones who actually want to talk.... (more »)
Hollow
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Her eyes radiated light. Like the sun, like the moon, and like all the stars in the galaxy. Yet, she, herself, was hollow. She was empty to the core and had nothing to offer, for she had given up everything she had, to satisfy others. Not once... (more »)
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