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  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Frigid air and clumping snow choke the atmosphere as the wind whistles the murmur of a lost child. I stumble through the slush-slicked sidewalks, hands shoved deep into my coat pockets. Forcing myself not to bend beneath the knapsack on my shoulders, I pause to consider the swirling breeze, and it g...
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    Inside the classroom, I scanned the students’ faces as I struggled to commit each to memory. I couldn’t bear forgetting any of these teenagers. I wanted constant reminders of the people who had changed my life. I gazed at Jamie’s sweet and youthful face. My eyes trailed the length of his s...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Some call home four walls and a roof; others claim those close to the heart form a loving embrace. I find definitions imperfect. Home makes my mind spin, fingers searching to hold on to that one-of-a-kind sentiment, or certain place I belong. Images burst free like butterflies – co...
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    Chapter 12: Hidden Humanity (an excerpt from my novel in progress) It took me several minutes to gather my thoughts. I took a deep breath and kept telling myself that I would be able to comfort the students. I’d find a way somehow. Kathleen would know what to do; she always had the answers. I p...
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    The moon controls the ocean tide, a pale sensual face calling waves to rise and swell, then fall and break against the shore. Water stretches toward the sky, a goddess reaching for her god with grasping seaweed fingers as she warbles haunting mantras. Her supple canvas a masterpiece ...
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    Speckles turn and twirl in slow-time motion, dancing to the music of whistling winter air. The flakes merge with others in tight miniature bundles, drawn near to gather solace and collect as one. Silently, clusters descend in tender sweep that blankets the earth, a lavish shawl...
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    Clothed trees: sun-orange, rosy-red, blue-gold against a peerless sky filled with bird-song. Streams from wide-mouthed oceans, rings of life in saplings, creatures veiled below, discovered above, ground of earth; clay of the world. Naked trees: shivering arms, torn limbs dressed in...
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    She stares at me with small, almond-shaped hazel eyes. She presses forward against the pearly white sink so that I might plunge further into the depths of the twin pools. Peering meticulously, I trace a ring of blue, green, then brown, encircling to form her pupils. I push her gaze even deeper to pr...
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    Toni weaved between swarms of adolescents as a black leather off-the-shoulder bag bobbed against his side. He ran a hand over the brown curls at the nape of his neck in a feeble attempt to tame his hair. A small grunt of annoyance whistled between his lips as he ducked through the doorway into his f...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    There was no doubt in Fayre’s mind that her father had impeccably terrible timing, though of course she would never have told him so. Indeed, she wasn’t ever compelled to reveal her feelings to the chambermaids who carried on their expected duties within the bower and wardrobe. Fayre was nothing...
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    I felt like a deranged pirate; indeed, I probably resembled one to a tea. I’d been too afraid to confirm the notion by peering into any kind of mirror on the way home from the hospital. Besides, it wasn’t as though I’d be able to see anything; unless, of course, you counted the shadows which t...
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    You were a plump little girl when we first met. In fact, I can still see you seated on that chipped, wooden swing at Perkins Elementary School. The rope on one side snapped under your weight mid-air, and you tumbled backwards in a fit of tears. Of course, that was one of the days when you wore that ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    It’s not fair that people starve at night, while the rich pile up their plates and then waste it all like it’s their right, an expression of their luck and good fate. It’s not fair that children go to war and fight while others wave their flag without a second thought, and then turn...
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    ‘“Sometime in your life Allison Sekemoto, you will kill a human being. The question is not if it will happen, but when. Do you understand?”’ – Kanin from Julie Kagawa’s The Immortal Rules In Kagawa’s heart-pounding, plot-twisting, and intriguing novel, The Immortal Rules, heroin...
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    I admit now that physically I am different, as I accepted my loss quite a while ago, and yet still there was a time when I always refused to let my situation hinder my capabilities. There was no obstacle that I couldn’t conquer, no boundary that I wouldn’t cross to reach my goals. I fought like ...
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    A series of winter white intricately designed snowflakes danced through the cool morning air, twisting and twirling as they descended to the freshly sheeted walkways. The wind tickled my cheeks, tousling my brown hair into a disarrayed mess. Clutching a large blood red box under my arm, I treaded th...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The moon rests as pale vanilla cream, against a midnight plum of darkness, cast by shadows of black licorice, which weave through the night like mist to frame a tapestry of infinite wonder and beauty. The sidewalks glow like moonbeams, paths leading into unknown worlds, discovered by the w...
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    Legs pumping, blood fervent in my veins, I race forward and soar free like a bird. The world is one magnificent playground of excitement as you fall to the ground, a victim to my clutches. We tumble, roll and laugh like fools. Covered in soft, tickling grass and thick mud we won’t brush o...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Prologue: A Distant Memory I cannot imagine a world in which you don’t exist. Neither can I fathom why I am so helpless now, when just a mere year before I would have brushed past you without a second thought, or have had the decency to glance into your eyes. I wouldn’t have spared a breat...
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    When I’m fatigued or in sorrow, You draw me near without hesitation, No judgement or a smile borrowed, Just pure honesty and appreciation Of what I have accomplished and attained, My failures and faults, For which I feel the blame, You claim the key to these vaults Nevertheless you pic...
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    Startling deep pink lemonade sky at sunset, With onlookers bathed in golden light, As children dance in sprinklers dripping wet, Then return to those who bid thy night Toes dipped in cool blue water beneath a deck, Upturned grins for summer’s pleasure, With sun screen covering your face an...
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    Words cascade down to paper from dripping ink, The beholder’s upturned grin and flying hand, Constructing words upon which one may think, And ponder about to try and understand The magic not lie in pen nor on a paper brand, But in the author’s heart and soul, Where one tells all and tak...
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    No one is truly untainted, Unconditionally pure or true, If one was then why be created? When everything one already knew? That dream you’re sure to reach, Or those goals you will surpass, Cause you’re perfect as beseeched, Number one in your class What keeps you turning? Stepping f...
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    I will torment you like a sleepless night, Tempt you to give into the darkness you desire, Whisper what I know is wrong or right, Twist you, bend you, mold you like a wire. And you will listen like an angel, Cause there is no power to resist, You cant kick, fight or strangle, An illusion in...
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    Without you beside me, Everything fades to grey, The lush greens and deep purples, It’s all swept far away My world is fathomless, One deep and dismal dark hole, The rainbows ceasing, And my dreams dissipating I can’t wash away these tears, Nor place paint to my vision, Because it ...

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