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  • Fiction > Action-Adventure
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    PRELUDE 2200 was the year when all was lost: life, freedom, and happiness. The unalienable rights once promised by the government were snagged away faster than the speed of light. Consequently, our self-esteem and pride were crushed, and sent to the lowest state that anything could ever be in. It ...
  • Hot Topics > What Matters
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    My eyes linger on the old, cracked, faded once-red-and-now-coral shovel, which sticks upright in the sand like a soldier reporting for duty. In its shadow is the matching pail, pale watery blue in the hot Texas sunlight. A toy dump truck is parked to the side, forever in the dropping position with...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    All I see any more bores me. Bores me to the point of an infectious drowsiness, the world does. Closing my eyes isn't just that anymore. Drowning, droning yawns consume my face as my mind goes stagnant. Erupting from my mouth is a horrendous, silent sound, that of my yawn. For I am so bored t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    This weekend, I didn’t write a novel worth a Newbery Honor. I didn’t beat a world record on juggling flaming swords. I didn’t skydive, or anything else that involves falling towards Earth. I didn’t wrestle a snake like a rough safari man. I didn’t ride a mechanical bull, or any bull,...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Mr. C looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see That I want and I'm needing anything but a C I'll bet it's simple, that problem he assigns But it's got everything that I haven't learned about   Mr. C talks to me, I cry 'cause it's just not easy And I can't even see any sense when he's w...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    "I'd hate to bother you, but I have something important to ask."      I flinch as a wrinkled stack of fingers lay lazily on my shoulder. Averting my eyes, I mumble, "I'm busy. I'm sorry." My hands numbly grab my purse and peel open the gate of my long-gone papa's favorite cafe, all while my ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Hello. I'm lost.   Lost in your eyes, that is. Those eyes that match the hue of your dark coffee all too well. Those eyes that bore into me, press dents into my skin. Dents - in my skin. Your eyes make those. They do.   Don't believe me? Find a mirror. Better yet, just stare at yo...
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    The sweet smell of summer waits around the corner. "What an awful morning to do schoolwork," says every high school mourner.   Grades begin to drop and pens run low on ink; The last thing anyone wants to do is think.   Doodles emerge like the bright springtime flowers; What moves the ...
  • Hot Topics > All Hot Topics
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    Why are soap operas so popular?   I mean, really? I would never pay to watch a bunch of middle-aged gossipers whine and cry about their cheating husbands. That's about as decent as taking enjoyment in a court case with a verdict of guilty.   Why do people like to see others fail?   ...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    "Whoa, hey, get your own coffee, dude. I need the caffeine just as much as you."   Gosh, some people are so invasive. I'm not sure my eyes could roll back any farther into my head after that incident.   I sit alone in a classic faded red-and-white '50s style diner simply because I don't ...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    Dawn awoke with a rosy-cheeked blush Embarrassed to be seen at such a time We stroked the face of the sky A single finger reaching toward the clouds A hangnail barely reaching the pink That was the blushing atmosphere Fingers strain for the fragile atmosphere Yearning to see an inspiration...
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    Along the banks of the old green river lies a gravestone. Beside the barren rock lies a bouquet of roses, freshly plucked. Clumped leaves surround the sweet buds, and Dirt flattens beneath them, as if Earth accepts its newcomers. For the sun emits a golden light that does not wither the bloss...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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             On a sunny November morning, Navarro’s feet scraped against the hard-packed dirt; she was on her way to the flea market.         Pressing her hand to her khaki shorts to muffle the jangling keys, she took a long drink from her can of Diet Coke. There was nothing better ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Had a dream Rooted in the dreams of America That one day Equality Would exist Between all members of the Color Spectrum   White Could Equal Black Could Equal All the shades in between   And while palettes With globs of Multicultural Pa...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Dabbed on her eyes was a carpet of black shadow the charcoal mural on her face didn't cover up the sallow   Etched into her skin were stories written in red ink the letters of each tale seemed to interlink   Pressed against her hip was a rusty razor blade leaving everything but her je...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    "I never thought it would be like this." "He just had this spark about him, Darrick. I don't know what else to tell you." We sat there, underneath the stars, watching the smoke dissipate into the night air. Darrick was trying desperately to avert his eyes. "Tha...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    Ms. Mabry's delicate blue blouse flittered across her collarbones, and her long eyelashes waved along the rims of her closed eyes. The peace displayed in her soft, silent smile brought tears to my eyes. I silently wished I could've met her in a different way. Our hands met as I folded hers over a sm...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    Viewed as the most influential Spanish artist in the 1700's and 1800's, Francisco de Goya, or better known by his full name, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, was famous for his contemporary works, including one of his most eminent pieces, The Third of May 1808. Early in life, he focuse...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    No, it really didn't hurt when I fell from heaven. You ask me that question all the time, but I just don't understand it. If heaven's in the sky, wouldn't you just float down through clouds? I'm sure you would be provided with a parachute, or maybe you'd land ...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
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    Her name was Fallyn, but she didn't want anyone to know that. She hid behind letters and hid from society. And that was okay with her. She clutched her textbooks against her chest and didn't spare a passing glance. Her messily knotted shoelaces were her eyes' only interest. A...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
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    Though she spoke with confidence, She wished To have the birds whistle in reply To be tickled by the leaves of a tree To pace a meadow and guiltlessly pluck blooms To tumble through bushes and bite sweet berries She wished to be accepted...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The man, an immortal nobody, Slinks and slides through life Identifying with invisibility Sparkling with solitude Living with lifelessness Singing with sorrow Grasping his ghost...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The sky hiding from sunlight The trees whispering accusations Her hair whipping her skin The girl sprinted Without a reason Between the trees Through the brush In the darkness Of her spirit...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I can't be the only one Who thinks that My best friend's boyfriend Looks like a pea from “VeggieTales” With a white paintbrush Splayed across his forehead With black whole notes for pupils And veiny skeleton hands Could I?...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    The dictionary Serenades me with many Pronunciations...

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