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Good-byes Are Never Good.

Good-byes are never good. I never understood why they were called “good-byes” in the first place.
But then he left. He left, and never came back.
And maybe… maybe it was for the better.
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This is an excerpt of a larger story I’m writing. Ironically, it’s the beginning of the story; it’s purpose is to highlight themes of loss and sorrow through a couple having to part.
Good-byes are never good. You just have to deal with it.

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Memoirs of a Madman

You all know shakespear’s classic tale of maniplution and misunderstanding; Othello and the tragedy that ensues when amatures play the deadly game of thrones. Now imagine that the entire story is veiwed through the eyes of venemous snake Iago…
Alone in the dark lays a prisoner awaiting his fate, in the gloom a voice prompts him to share his tale of the days when he was a free man….

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Dear John

Dear John letter; n. a letter from a woman to a man, especially a serviceman, terminating a personal relationship.
As they say, all is fair in love and war.

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Don’t be jealous and mean

THIS STORY IS ABOUT A GIRL NAMED PRIYA BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL AND NOT ABLE TO MAKE FRIENDS AT SCHOOL. GETTING CALLED JUST FOR STUDY HELP. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW IF PRIYA IS ABLE TO MAKE FRIENDS AT SCHOL READ THE BOOK EVEN IF TEH KIDS AND PRIYA HAVE A TWO DIFFERENT PLANET DIFFERENCE. READ THE BOOK TO NOW IF PRIYA MAKES NEW FRIENDS..

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Jan’s Backpack

Even though this story (that I wrote) is directed at a younger audience; I’ll be the first one to admit I do love a good kids book every once-in-a-while!

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Just Another Human

I was inspired to write this piece because of my long love for the environment. Sometimes I ask myself if people know how the way things keep going; will outcome to loss, why does it continue?
I’ve taken part in presentations and conferences where they express youth leadership as the main theme. I strongly agree with that choice therefore, I directed my story towards a younger audience. I wanted to keep in mind to write it at a simple structure, include opportunities for imagination and elevate some of the vocabulary. Even though it’s directed to a younger audience I think the enhanced vocabulary provides a challenge and at the same time can appeal to a wider range of ages.
Again with another one of my submissions, it’s a bit depressing, but definitely leads you to think. I hope you enjoyed reading my story! 🙂

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The Guitar that Sang My Mother’s Song

I remembered the days my mother took me out to window-shop. I would hum and even skip instead of simply walking by her side. I held her hand often with a loose grip, always letting go quickly as I ran to push my nose onto the shop windows,...

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I’m Not a Myrmidon

A story to confound all love stories, all stories about freedom of thought and straying from the herd. What it’s really about is up to you…

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Following the Water

This is my short story called “Following the Water”. It’s about a boy who runs away from his cruel uncle’s home, and ends up lost in a forest. He meets a group of kids around his age, but when Kenneth thinks he may have found a sense of home, the worst possible person shows up.

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Two Words

Two words. Two words changed my life. How? Well, my name is Hailey Brooks and I want to share with you how two little words changed my life.