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Speechless Moment
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On a warm sunny afternoon, I visited my Grandma and Grandpa Flory’s house.  After I had spent some time with them, I decided that I would go down to my aunt’s house to visit with her for a while before my grandparents took me home.  I... (more »)
The First Time
It was a crisp rainy October day.  The sound of my horse’s hooves clomped against the wet pavement as we walked up to the warm up arena.  It was my first time showing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress down in Columbus,... (more »)
The Crash
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A few years ago when I was eleven years old, my dad was on his way to Fort Wayne to pick up the new golf cart we were getting. In the morning he asked me, “Do you want to come with me to get the golf cart or go to grandma’s... (more »)
My First Guitar
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On a cold one but somehow cozy Christmas Eve at my Grandma’s pleasant house in 2008, her house was crowded with all of my relatives around the family room.  The room had a festive look to it from the tree and decorations.  When... (more »)
The Chicken Sandwich
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The cold wind blew as people rushed into the building to get away from the wintery air.  Inside were the sounds of the referees blowing their whistles and basketball shoes squeaking as fifth and sixth grade basketball ran up and down the... (more »)
The Icy Barbie House
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Sitting in the toy room at eight years old, I could hear their deafening words. Crying, cursing and crazy are all words that describe the seemingly endless fights.  I felt protected on the bottom shelf of my giant blue and pink Barbie... (more »)
My Uncle's Car Accident
 I thought that day was going to be a normal and cheerful day over at my parents’ friends house in Fort Wayne.  We all went to the huge mall, and then we went to Casa Mare, an Italian restaurant, to eat.  When we went back... (more »)
Worst Sunday Morning
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I stepped out of my house at 7:00 on a Sunday morning. But in less than 30 seconds my heart sank, I started feeling dizzy. I saw a mother with untied hairs and with a child of maybe 1 year in her lap both crying. The child was crying maybe... (more »)
My Experience with the Ebb and Flow of Language This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
To most, language is just a collection of sounds arranged in a pattern, absent of any beauty and used solely for the purpose of communication.  Yet, from just a few "sounds," one can take another to the bustling streets of... (more »)
Boarding School
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Boarding school fascinated me. I had read about the adventurous Hogwarts’ and had imagined spending my spring term at Camp Half-Blood. This was my adolescent view of the boarding school world. With nine years of Catholic school... (more »)
Dear Seventh Grader
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Dear Sevie, Congrats!!!  If you are reading this letter, it means you survived getting to this class!  Don’t worry, I promise it will only get easier from here on out.  You will make an AMAZING seventh grader! ... (more »)
That Smile
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A radiant sun such as we desired in the harsh winter, that day my smile was true. To mention this is of utmost importance for it has been but a failure at a mask to the excruciating pain the past month. Be as it may, that day I smiled because... (more »)
A Second Chance This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
I remember having this crazy dream when I was about six years of age that was so enigmatic, I couldn’t even fathom what I had just dreamed of. My dream consisted of these eerie aphotic figures that almost appeared to be hands. These... (more »)
Grandpa
Just an ordinary day after school, at home with my little sister waiting until our mom got home from work. We were lounging on the couch in comfy clothes, watching t.v. The phone started ringing so I got up to go answer it. The caller ID said... (more »)
My Life
By , Lakeside, IA
Hey, I don’t know who’s going to read this, but I'm going to tell you a story about a boy who's life has him questioning many things. That boy is me, I'm a 15 year old teen living in a small town over in Iowa. This is how I see life,... (more »)
Unprepared
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As a child I was warned by the adults around me about overactive hormones and the heartbreak that comes along with getting older. I wasn't warned about the unseen things in life that take hold of you and refuse to let go. One day I was happy and... (more »)
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