• Heartbroken woman
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    I don’t know what to tell youas your tearful eyes,full of hurt and spite,claw deep into my heart. “You’re not the same!”you exclaim,as you turn your backleaving me in the cold. How could I not be the same?did I transform intosome unrecognized monster,without trace of your best friend? I’m a young kindred spiritwho is as ...
  • Friends hugging
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    Hi, Best Friend! I know life is crazy these days, so I decided to write you a letter! The best thing about our relationship is that even if we haven’t seen each other in a while, when we finally do get to have coffee together over FaceTime, it’s like no time has passed.  Sometimes it ...
  • island castle
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                                                    Osaka, Japan                                                 Wednesday, October 12, 2 PM                                                 Kaze Tea Ceremony House Hikari sets several teacups down, then kneels to practice her bowing for guests. Her knees ache, and her feet sleep. She attempts to hide her discomfort by smiling. The tea kettle begins to steam, and Hikari crawls over to pour ...
  • island castle
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    Nia finishes off her toaster waffles and sets her dishes in the kitchen sink. Knowing her parents were not home gives her a sense of comfort.
  • island castle
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                                        Monday, September 19, 3 AM                                     Post Office in Monaco Fog rolls in from the coastline and shrouds the streets of Monaco. A distant foghorn alerts ships coming in from the sea to be careful. Only the streetlamps appear visible through it. Unaware of the fog’s arrival, tourists cling to their dreams of winning ...
  • coffee
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    You know how the little things you dislike about a person made you love him or her even more? Well, that was CJ. On the one hand, he is the best guy friend a girl could ever have. He is caring, funny, and dependable. On the other, he can be such a stubborn, controlling asshole. ...
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    I am at a loss for words this week. No, it’s not because of writer’s block, or not having confidence in my writing. This week, I am scared. I know Covid-19 is still an issue, but now our country was once again reminded of the horrors of police brutality. A Black man named George Floyd was killed ...
  • man standing in the rain at night smoking a cigarette and looking at a train
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    Filled with nervous anticipation, Willie scanned the station. His focus scattered as he looked from face to face, hoping one would be familiar. People bustled everywhere. The troupe glided through the crowd of pedestrians, each man searching for anything out of the ordinary. Tobias lifted Willie on his shoulders to get a better view. “Anything?” ...
  • man standing in the rain at night smoking a cigarette and looking at a train
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    Willie walked across the desert, day and night, sticking close to his road companions. His whole body felt like mush. He couldn’t remember exactly when his feet went numb, but he kept them moving. It’s not so easy to start back up once you stop. It’s best to dig in and keep walking until you ...
  • man standing in the rain at night smoking a cigarette and looking at a train
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    Tobias woke the next morning as the sun started to light the sky. The men packed up camp and hopped the first westbound train. They taught Willie the ways of the rails—the difference between a bum, a tramp, and a hobo. A bum was a no good, dirty, rotten thief that would rather steal from ...