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It Always Comes Back to You
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And I wonder why it always comes back to you.   The licks of warm brown in your eyes, liquid and soft. The way your face can be gentle and your lips parted slightly and your gaze concerned, your dark hair falling just above your eyes as... (more »)
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We call her Froggy. She doesn’t know that of course, but my husband and I love that nickname. We call her that because she is around fifty and a smoker and she has a deep froggy voice. We don’t call her that to be mean, it is just what we... (more »)
The Most Important Dance of My Life: Music and...
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The smell of Nautica floats through the air as I bend down and press play on the small black stereo we brought with us. Frank Sinatra:Take Me to the Moon floats through the air. My hips sway as the long black dress I am wearing swishes around... (more »)
I'm Sorry Mom
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You know those moments when you think about how much you can't stand being around your mom? How you want her to just leave you alone because she is making your life miserable? What kid doesn't think that, right? My mother and I... (more »)
I Pledge Allegiance
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“And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free….”  As we stood in a crowded room in a Columbus Courthouse, those words drifted over the loudspeaker.  The waiting, the ceremony – it... (more »)
My Endless Act of Bravery
By , Mesquite, TX
Looking back to the start of things reminds me how far I have made it in this life. That is so nice to me, and I am sure anyone could relate. When I look back, all the hard times come rushing into my head, and that is when I realize I made it... (more »)
The Walnut Seraph
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“Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since.” ~Josh Billings “The elephant can survive only if forests survive.” ~Mark Shand Memory is a funny thing isn’t it? So... (more »)
She Came from Nowhere...
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As I sit down to begin with my homework, my mind quickly drifts towards all those unanswered doubts that exist within. My focus is subconsciously diverted and my priorities begin to change. At this momentum I can visualize my conscious... (more »)
These Feelings So New
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Could this pressure inside my chest be more than just the heavy beating of my heart? Could I be feeling something so new and so unknown to my existance? Could I be... feeling? Could these tears mean something and can these words stuck in... (more »)
A Letter to My Depression
By , ormond beach, FL
Dear depression, Right now I sit in the halls of the psych ward wondering what I'm doing with my life. And they asked me to write this letter to you and maybe I could go home tonight . So how do you make me feel? You make me feel... (more »)
Safe Haven
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I walked through that house again and my immediate thought was that I needed to get the hell out of there. The house that I grew up in. Where I laughed, cried, and played with my family. The house where my mom was once living. The house that... (more »)
Counting Stars This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The sun had set, and the darkness of night settled like a blanket over my room. My eyes were heavy, but I refused to allow myself to think that I was tired. I had stripped to nothing but my undergarments; a seemingly indecent, yet ironically... (more »)
Mother Knows Best This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln   My mother had been sick for as long as I could remember. When I lived in Austria, I remember visiting her in the hospital after school.... (more »)
You Don't Know
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I was in the living room with my sister Cierra when he came home. His eyes were red and he had been crying. He usually left for work early in the morning but instead he was here at nine. I looked at my father and knew that something was... (more »)
How Did We Get Here?
By , Canoga, CA
We were friends for two years. We weren't the best of friends, but we were close at one point. He was a few years older than me, and we bonded over similar interests like hiking and our love for animals. I can look back to the first time I met... (more »)
Five Letters From Tae This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The air isn’t cold enough for a jacket. Fall is tiptoeing in, but the summer breeze still advocates for mercury’s presence in the thermometers. It doesn’t matter anyway. My younger sister’s volleyball game is located... (more »)
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