• A snow-covered mountain range far in the north.
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    Javana screamed. Not a someone please help me cry, but a blood-curling ‘put me out of my misery’ shriek.
  • An old coffin
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    Melanie approached the unfamiliar door and nervously lifted the key from her pocket. She drew a deep breath, unlocked it, paused, then pushed it open. She was horrified to see a coffin in the room. Uncle Jack always was a practical joker, she thought to herself. The lawyer, who handled the reading of his will, ...
  • river and trees
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    Sayrin dashed over the worn dirt paths faster than Hana expected. Hana followed, her arm aching by how hard Sayrin gripped it. Every few minutes another horn sounded, wailing through the trees. “These paths aren’t used very often,” huffed Sayrin, “I know them in and out. As long as we can keep them off our ...
  • The Sky
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    Today I traveled to the stars and touched the outer limits of the universe’s Milky Way. There I opened a magical storybook that traversed the mysteries of my bedazzled mind.My unraveled visions were impelled by a strong solar storm originating in the Atlantic Ocean, from beyond the windswept Isle of Wight. Then within my perceptive ...
  • fern forest creek
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    The setting sun sent a beam of light shooting through the hole in the top of the dark cavern where Jason had just fallen into. Somehow, he managed not to break anything, though a faint ringing filled his ears. The shouts of the bullies in search of him faded into the distance as the last ...
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    Turkeytown, a small turkey community in California, was home to several thousand toms, hens, jakes, and jennies. These weren’t just any turkeys. Rather, they were talking turkeys, communicating like humans. Although, it wasn’t acceptable to reference them as being human-like since Turkeytown turkeys feared humans. Such comparisons weren’t well-received. The rafter of turkeys all lived in perfect harmony. Well, ...
  • A snow-covered mountain range far in the north.
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    I… I lost my thoughts for a while. We were in a different place. I want to go home. Javana sniffed. What was the incredible scent? My stomach growled. No. That came out of my mouth. I sound like an animal.
  • sunrays and mountains
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    Hana stared in disbelief. “The… what?” she asked.   The woman gave a huff as if Hana should know. She stood about the same height as Hana, looking human, aside from an indigo-blue tint on her wrinkled skin. With her arms on her hips, she shuffled closer. Hana gulped, aware she was in some sort ...
  • Halloween Picture
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    Every morning, Ramon stood in front of Mr. Keith’s House on 16 Baker Street. It looked like all the other houses on Baker street, built in the 1950s with dark green trim. Nothing unusual about it at all, except he never liked it. Ramon felt it watching him from those eye-shaped windows. Sometimes Mr. Keith ...
  • yellow and white snake
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    I used my fangs, success! I could feel the leathery shell ripping. Beams of warm yellow light peaked through cracks in the shell that had been my warm, cozy home.  I made my way out of the opening that I had carved out of the shell.  The light hurt my eyes. I heard a noise. ...