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  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    The sound of laughter hung amid tendrils of smoke and the biting scent of tobacco in the balmy air of the long summer’s night. As time flowed with the viscosity of thick honey, the sound of their murmurs and shouts rushed and slowed, twisting together in a spiraling symphony of unenlightened nirva...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Little did I know that when I, at the tender age of two, first walked into preschool, dug my waxy red crayon into the blank face of a piece of construction paper with a bit too much zeal, and painted that cheesy, socially awkward smile across my face for the first time, I was signing a figurative co...
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    I’ve been moving for as long as I can remember. I’ve moved between houses, states, beliefs, interests – countless aspects of my life have been colored by movement. Motion has defined me. Childhood saw me moving between favorite Disney movies, adoring Beauty and the Beast at one moment and p...
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    Staring dejectedly at the still-empty text box before me, I shake my head in frustration. Yet another “About Me” section to fill out – yet another surge of uncertainty. What can I write that will make me sound confident, but not pretentious? Will people think I have self-esteem problems if I u...
  • College
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    A horizon line cut by the edges of red mountains, a clear expanse of sky that extended beyond the eye’s domain, a parched, dusty landscape dotted by sage and yucca plants, thriving in an oppressive heat – this vision has grown dear to me. This was not always so, however; when the move I had drea...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    Tuesday is a cold cup of coffee – rather, a cold half-cup of coffee. Much of it is already gone, consumed while it was still warm and its scent carried the intrigue of a new week’s beginning. The week’s beginning is over. But the middle of the week has also not arrived. The coffee in that mug ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    He comes and goes leaving tightly clenched fists and picket signs in his wake Change is in his footsteps a change that rattles with the echo of one (million) shouting voices and a gun's report His eyes speak of Time lost and returned He has come to save the world....
  • Opinion > Spirituality / Religion
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    It’s a normal weekday afternoon. I’m kicking back in the computer chair, relaxing after a long day at school. I open up my amazingly speedy internet browser (Firefox, of course) and initiate my daily visit to Facebook. I glance at my news feed long enough to notice someone’s reposted chain mes...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    a man who always had his head in the clouds walked down the Street one day thinking of Dreams of great grandeur for himself I Shall Rule Many People Someday And I Will Improve The World he decided as he crossed at a busy Intersection. but he did not look Both Ways b...
  • Opinion > Points of View
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    Ah, fear. It takes most everyone not a minute to recall some instance where he or she felt that horrible, subconscious feeling of dread that all too often manifests itself within our thoughts, words, actions, and impulses. Who doesn’t remember even their earliest fears: the dark, the monsters in t...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    In those days, my disposition was most often one of great melancholy; on those long, tedious days of the summer, I sought a meaning and a purpose for myself, and despite my continual searchings, found none. “What is life,” I murmured to myself one day, “if it has but one inevitable ending: d...
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