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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I wonder if you know that I stare at the glaringly empty seat in the car where you used to sit every morning. I wonder if you know that today when I smiled at you and you acted like you didn’t even see me, a little part of me shriveled up and died. I wonder if you saw my face drop as you walked ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am stuck. Not by choice but rather simply by consequence.   I am too young and too old too shy and too bold too anxious and too calm too busy and too bored   I'm not sure how I got here. I'm not sure if I am here or if I'm in-betwe...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    It goes everywhere I go. It stares at me from the other side of restaurants. It sits next to me in the car. It trails behind me at school. It loiters at the kitchen table as I brew a cup of coffee. It sits on my shoulders, watching, waiting; always ready to pounce. It pokes and prods at my brain. It...
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    your eyes blink open in bed. you are wrapped in the safety of a blanket cocoon, warm and content. your stretch your arms and sit up, full of a comforting warmth. it is a yellow light that emanates from you. you crack a small smile. today is a wonderful new day. this is life. you swish back the bla...
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    your eyes blink open in bed. the tag on your shorts scratches against your lower back. your neck is stiff from sleeping on it the wrong way. your leg is tangled in the sheet. you have those little crusties in the corners of your eyes, which are rimmed in red, puffy, and tired. this is life. you sh...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    E. I was surrounded by a sickening white-beige. The walls were beige, the ceiling was a cracking white, the floor was even made of off-white tiles. Sitting in the corner was a white chest of drawers. An empty white bookshelf sat next to it. Across from the bookshelf and the chest of drawers was a b...
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    The wind howled wildly and the rain poured down. Lightning struck sporadically and thunder mumbled overhead. Puddles were filling and spilling further into the street. Tree branches were drooping, their hair wet and heavy. Any creature with some sense took shelter from the storm. I must be senseless...
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    Once upon a northern city, there lived a girl named Eliza. She was no prettier or smarter or better than the other students in her class, though she was pretty and smart. She lived her life with a smile on her face and was judged by those who lived with a frown. She was shy and bubbly and sensitiv...
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    I awoke to complete silence, interrupted sporadically by the birds chirping cheerily outside my window. I glanced up at my origami cranes hovering above my head, hung from strings taped to the ceiling. They swayed slightly in the silent, invisible breeze, their necks curled, tails up. The usual, cal...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    I run my finger along the edges of the crisp, smooth pages, yet untouched. The unique excitement of opening a new book rushes through my veins, as if I’m embarking on my own adventure instead of reading about someone else’s. The adrenaline rush may also have something to do with the fact that I...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am long car rides under the changing fall trees camera in hand curled up with a book coffee in the morning. I am libraries and book stores pen behind ear converse and mismatched socks hunched over a desk I am the furry vibrations of a content cat banana bread baking on a Sunday aft...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Everything is okay. Everything is okay. Everything is okay. “Everything is okay,” I tell myself as my heart beats faster than a train. “Everything is okay,” I tell myself as my chest tightens. “Everything is okay,” I tell myself as the simple task of breathing becomes difficu...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We are both here, but you’re not near. Where are you, dear? I don’t know. Around the world you fly fast as a bee, can’t you see I need you with me? We’re sitting together, but you’re miles away. You only float away, float away and never stay. A mystery, y...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    “Say that to my face, hick!” a voice threatened from behind me, interrupting my sentance. I had been talking to Rachel about her new home and the lovely housewarming Barbeque we were in the middle of. Rachel’s eyes widened at the sight of this new person intruding on our conversation. I could ...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    I sat down on the curb of an empty street. The rain had slowed, along with the tears. My light-brown-dirty-blonde hair, which was once an impressive up-do of swirling curls, is now a waterfall of waves swooshing down my back. My one sparkling lavender dress is now a big, dark purple, mess; a lost ca...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    “Did you take the cookie?” “No.” I lied. “Are you nervous?” “Not at all.” I lied. “Are you sure your mom won’t mind?” “Totally.” I lied. “Did you spread that rumor?” “Of course not.” I lied. “What do you think?” “You look awesome.” I lied. ...
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    It's tough being a girl, ya know? We have to be nice, and witty, and charming, and elegant, and cute, and flirty, and sexy, but not too sexy or you'll be labeled as a slut. Dress right, look right, make sure your jeans don't fit too tight, be sure your hair is always okay...
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    Waking up to the morning sun. Happiness. A room full of laughter. Happiness. Hair that cooperates. Happiness. Leaves in hues of reds and oranges. Happiness. The smell of fresh baked cookies. Happiness. My pencil gliding across the page. Happiness. The purring of a c...
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