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Reflections in the Basement
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It’s been a couple of years since I actually took a reasonable glare around the ravaged basement that had kept placid under my feet. I have always feared the dark that was kept under the depths of the wooden stairs, decorated in the... (more »)
It was one, cloudy, afternoon where I got a call. I had no idea where it was coming from, or who was calling me. The question is, how did they get my number? I stopped what I was doing which was taking a nap, and I answered the phone . I said,... (more »)
A Fantasy
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I believe in dreams. Not necessarily the kind of involuntary, subconscious adventures we embark upon during sleep, but rather a conscious fabrication of our desires; a fantasy. The kind of fantasy where anything is possible and the only limits... (more »)
The Age of Freedom
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The age in which a child has its complete freedom , the age when a child lives his or her the most beautiful moments of their life , the special moment that is experienced during this age somewhere down the line gets struck in our ocean like... (more »)
Changing A Life
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It was a warm sunny day in July as Faith Richards walked towards the huge white courthouse and towards the new life she might have in a couple hours or even less than that if she won this case.  As she got closer to the building she... (more »)
One Last Day This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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We used to walk on the beach, up to the lighthouse, telling stories and laughing. Every Fourth of July, we would eat plain turkey subs and watch the fireworks. She had been sick for as long as I could remember, and I always knew to be gentle,... (more »)
Changing Our World
     As a daughter of Hispanic parents, I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by a different culture growing up. This exposure to a different culture has led me to explore a different perspective than that of the... (more »)
Be Grateful This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Being in bed, and not being able to do anything for two whole weeks was completely awful. When I was in 7th grade, I had a disease called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (or ITP).  This is a bleeding disorder in which your immune system... (more »)
Every Fire Grows From a Spark
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Being a teenager is hard enough. You have your parents criticizing the way you grow up watching your every move, beating yourself up about your wonderful grades ranging from an 80-100, and of course your social life. Finding yourself is even... (more »)
Why I Do
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Questioning existence is a common philosophical and scientific theme; the curiosity teeming throughout history, intertwining Darwinism and metaphysics. As a young woman with general knowledge on both subjects, I would like to entertain the same... (more »)
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They all used to tell me that when you see a shooting star, wish upon it and that wish may come true, but the only catch is that you can not tell anyone you wish. If you happen to tell somebody about it, it will vanish into the night air like a... (more »)
Inside a Bamboo Dome This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Despite the large number of LED lamps hung from the bamboo pillars, this little dome that I am to call my home tonight is anything but bright. Full of scared faces and silenced sobs, the air inside is in a dangerous state of quiet unrest, and... (more »)
Up, Up, Up
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My stomach turned as if it was weighted with restless butterflies as I walked inside. There was an array of smiles, fake ones maybe, aimed at me, and I tried to reciprocate. But it was a little hard. Fingers pointed to the right, to the aisle... (more »)
Petals, Paper Cranes, and Pandemonium
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I’ve always found comfort in creating in the thick of chaos. In a city, within family, or back stage before a show, I feel most like myself when I am being creative in complete disarray. Perhaps chaos mirrors my thought... (more »)
Humanity. The Start or the End
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Humanity: Noun; ¨1. all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind. 2. the quality or condition of being human; human nature. 3. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.¨  The word humanity is always seen as... (more »)
Time for Good Bye
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Me: “ David, come here I need to talk to you about something before you leave to dads.” David: “What is it, aren't you going to dad’s house with me?” Me: “No David, I’m going to tell dad that I don’t want to come over again or... (more »)
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