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Runaway

luggage

Running away is an art form, just like bank robbing, chess, and covering up a serious crime. It takes planning, quick thinking, and a sprinkle of luck. You can’t just run away on impulse; you have to wait it out until you’ve got a destination and a way to pay for it. (If the world was peaceful and in harmony ...

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Mike’s Garage

gas station

I walked up and looked around, the Model T pulled up to the garage. A breezy young woman walked inside and greeted Mr. Mike. The woman walked over to the Coke machine and put a nickel in the slot. Out popped a nice cold glass bottle of soda. She popped the bottle cap off and it went flying onto stacked ...

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Silent Eruption

football

It was a Friday night in small town in Indiana. For some people, that meant getting off school, going home, only to watch TV and go to bed late. We, Eastbrook football players, are not some people. That night, we went to battle. Being prepared would be an understatement. We were physically and mentally ready to play. The day started ...

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Fly Again

goldfinch

The wind dove down into the pastureland along the coast. It ripped its fast slender fingers through the ancient copses and stranded glacial boulders, surging and wailing in the billowing grasses, and then suddenly lifted up–straight up—and everything took flight. Foliage rolled back, baring the white knuckles of twiggy branches, clawing at the wind as the leaves broke free. Rain ...

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Lone Wolf

wolf

Pain ends. Whether through drugs, time, or death, those crippling sensations that break bodies and bend wills eventually dwindle into nothingness. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. This desolate tundra hillside is the cold heart of a demon, yet my body is pure fire. My very cells are ablaze, cooking me from the inside out. Tissue inflames, blood ...

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The Big Envelope

admissions

It’s the first day of our senior year, Isabelle and I’s tradition on the first day of school is to take our sophisticated picture by the front garage. I have on the traditional first day of school dress with a sweater that covers my shoulders. Isabelle showed up in sweats and a baggy t-shirt as if it’s what she wore ...

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Evil Unveiled: The Tale of Snow White Retold

Snow White

“Bathilda?” she craned her neck around to look at the new girl all her friends were talking about. I blushed and waved at her shyly. I could hardly believe I was going to be lucky enough to make friends with someone so beautiful. “Bathilda,” she repeated slowly, a look of revulsion tainting her pretty face, as though she had tasted ...

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Soldier of Asphodel

afterlife

In the roman religion there are two area’s that can be described as an afterlife. There is the Plains of Asphodel which is where the common person went after death and there is also the Fields of Elysium where soldiers were said to go after death. They had no eternal damnation like religions of today. This story is the travel ...

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Maverick

sea storm

Grey-cold clouds float. Turbulent waters crash about. Lightning flashes across the sea. Thunder crackles. A lone seabird folds its wings gracefully and makes a deft dive deep down for dinner. It returns to the surface with nothing, then dives again for another try. Salt crusted eyes peer over the sleepless sea, watching the bird dive, never resting always diving. Coarsely ...

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The Webspinner

web

The cobblestone dissolved into mud half a mile from the city limits, and the carriage horse was soon pastern-deep in fast-flowing water. It yanked at the reins, cantering blindly into the splattering wind. At last it staggered to a halt, snorting at the rain running ceaselessly down its face. The carriage door flew open, smacking back against the vehicle in ...

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