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  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    April 9, 2001 Dear Death, My mother told me to write letters to the people who hurt me, because then they know that they hurt me, and then they will change. So I did. And here it is. My letter to the enemy. Mommy and I were talking about you the other day. I said you’re a big meanie. She ...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    The nurse at the front desk looks at me skeptically when I tell her I’m your boyfriend. “Really, I am,” I lie. “We’ve been dating for months.” I hold out my hand for the laminated visitor’s access card. Her wrinkled hands clench it tightly, just out of reach. Her piercing eyes scan my ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    the other day, i had a ball of yarn, and i turned around for a second and the cat knocked it off the table to bat it around for a while. and when I returned, it was a lumpy mass of tangles and i sighed to myself, and i thought, ‘this is my life.’ and then, i realized, it really is. ...
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    It takes incredible strength To survive in a world Where you cannot breathe. As soon as you are born, It’s sink or swim And the sea proves it’s not a joke. You don’t fit anywhere. In the winter, you flee the cold, Taking refuge in the equatorial oceans. In the summer, you flee th...
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    With a raucous screech, It enters the breach, Talons extended to claw the air In a flight of feathered fury, It descends upon the ground, Ready to attack and mow Its opponents into the ground Moments later, before it has even begun The battle has been fought and won It prepares to fly a...
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    There comes a point When everything is ice When the wall looms Before you Cold and eternal Impassable For a while you see it approaching There are days you backtrack Searching for a way around An alternate way That doesn’t involve The icy, impenetrable cold There are days you run towar...
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    Once, I used to think That life was like a videogame - A constant set of challenges, Starting off easy… Getting harder… Until either finally you beat the system, Rescued the princess, Claimed your prize; Or it’s game over. It seemed so easy To just meet the challenges one by one ...
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    The robot knows all. Inside its memory banks Are years upon years Of stored information. Electronic connections Make that information Easily accessible, A single command away. The robot always knows What is right and what is wrong When to act and when to wait When to back down and when t...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    Every time I walk into a hospital, there’s always so much work. It really bothers me. Every day I show up, there’s always someone ready and willing to ruin my whole day by not letting me do my job. Of course, I already know that today’s going to be no exception. I stare down at my list of name...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    There is something addicting about the crunch of bone - something that compels me to search, to seek out that thrill from hearing that last primitive scream before the victim leaves this earth forever. Such is the case now. It’s been too long since the last real challenge, but soon enough my ...
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    A trumpet is not so different It is capable of the most exquisite harmony And the harshest dissonance It can work seamlessly, flawlessly, As if all of its life it has trained for the moment, Or it can stubbornly stay silent, and no amount of incentives Can make it work its magic. A trumpe...
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    When you look at mountains, Scraping the sky, You’d never guess That these huge behemoths Used to live Under the ground, Growing inch by inch by measly inch Until finally They broke free of their earthly contains, Stretching out, Increasing, Scarping the sky. They are a lesson in pat...
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    Without the letter E, Words would be the same, But no one would be able to read them....
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    I live in a clean world, where everything is safe. That’s what everyone says. That’s the way it has always been. Any contamination is unheard of—all of those plants and dirt and other disgusting carriers of disease have long since been replaced with much nicer, sanitary ground coverings of me...
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    The puzzle piece that never fits Because its sides are round Not square The person always confused and lost Pretending They don’t care The cat, so suave and confident, Bold as brass, Calm The friend always there to lend a hand Apply the healing Balm The bird outside the birdca...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She is too cool for school. She knows it. Her friends know it. The world knows it. She is too cool for school. He lives to learn. Math and science fascinate him. Literature and history light his fire. The quest for knowledge drives him. He lives to learn. Playing pranks is fun. To be...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We may have burnt, but we have not died Like the phoenix, we shall rise Rise again from the flames of hate Rise again from the ashes of fear Rise again with a purpose And we will succeed. Not by standing on the steps of egotism But by standing on stones of determination. Not by rising on p...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    Rhea heard a noise behind her. Turning around as fast as she could, she saw something that made her blood run cold - and then boil. It was him. “You betrayed me,” she hissed at him. “I was your friend, I was there for you when no one else would be, and what did you do?” “I - uh, we...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I won't do it. I can't. Who do they think they are, Trying to make me lose All status at school, at home, In all of my life? To do that now Would be To back down, To show weakness, To be forever remembered As the one who listened To the voice Of “authority.” And who do th...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    April 10, 1620 Dear Mary I’m quite certain this letter will never reach you, just as I’m quite certain that I’ll never see you again. When I made the decision to go to the New World on one of those caravel ships, and you stayed behind, I knew that I wouldn’t hear from you again. But he...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    The Awful Ones came the other day, Came to our forest where we animals play, Where the fish leap, The birds sing and fly, Porcupines grumble, Squirrels climb into the sky. The frogs stopped their croaking and we rabbits hopped away, And the Awful Ones boomed, “Stop! We’re HUNTING today! ...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    It just broke my heart to see all those people standing there, wise faces frowning with displeasure as the two thugs next to me escorted me, forcefully, into the room. I looked around at what would probably spell out the end of my life. It was the inside of a tree, the natural home of the fey. I not...
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    The whole drive, Mom was yapping at me, trying to make me explain. What could I say? I was innocent, but no one in their right minds would believe that. True, it was almost as if I’d stolen something, and framed someone…but not really. Helen, the most popular girl in the school, started it. The ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Rain pounds Against the sides of my house, Attacking our roof, Bringing with it the stench Of floods and slime. Storm clouds, Black as death, Envelop the moon In their smoky embrace. And with the crack Of an unearthly whip, A sword of lightning Slashes the sky in two. In my garde...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    To be, or not to be- tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow To compare thee to a summer’s day, Halloo thy name to a babbling brook, To speak it trippingly on the tongue. O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo! The course of true love ne’er did run smooth! In thou, I see the glowing of such...

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