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Carmen of Lamia

Metal screeched against steel as the train began to slow, pulling its weary cargo into the crowded public station to disembark. In the tightest corner of the third passenger car, Bethonie huddled with her duct tape-covered violin case in her lap. The case had taken her a full weekend of design and focus, taking special care to design the perfectly ...

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The Haters Come Marching In

The Haters Come Marching In

For years, I have worn itchy synthetic wigs that consistently result in terrible headaches, ill-fitting costumes thrown together at my own home sewing machine, and fake, feathered angel wings that were later declared a small fire hazard. In every instance, however, I was having the time of my young life! I was meeting new friends from all over the world, ...

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption is a film based upon Stephen King’s novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film mainly follows Andy, a banker who is serving time in prison for (allegedly) killing unfaithful his wife and her lover. The story also follows Andy’s friend, “Red,” an inmate whose parole application is constantly being denied and who serves as the narrator ...

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