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False Hope

Waiting for you to talk to me is like seeing a comet flash across the night sky. Once it actually happens, it's exciting. But only for a fleeting moment- and then you're gone again.


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The sun was barely peeking over the clouds as I sat down near the ledge. "There's just something about cold mornings." She said, hugging me tight. "Sprigs just around the corner." I thought. But the cold of...


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What is it about buying pigs feet that makes me feel so alive?

Food and food writing always inspire me. This day I was inspired by pigs feet.
What is it about buying pigs feet… …that makes me feel so alive? Leaving the butcher shop yesterday morning, pigs feet peeking out of my newly acquired canvas tote emblazoned with the “Olde Towne Butcher” logo,...


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The Spanish Boy by jake schick

The Spanish Boy by jake schick ig: @snakeisjake ​“The Spanish boy is really cute,” all the girls in the village say. “The Spanish boy is so athletic,” the Spanish boy’s soccer...


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Scientists including Astronomers, Laser Technicians, and Satellite experts are put together to Deactivate the early warning capabilities of a Chinese Satellite. They assemble at the Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin to use the high...


Brisbane Australia A tall young man in a classy Italian suit addressed the group assembled in the room. “My name is Lance Weston from the GGE, which is the...


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From HereTo Sheboygan

When a young lady offers assistance to a man in a stalled car, she becomes the unwilling courier of explosive materials. Her risks and harrowing events at each stop culminate in an exciting and...

The day’s work was done, Sheila wrapped up her materials, put her hairbrush and wallet into her bag and turned off her computer. “I’m on my way Andy,” she said to her project partner...


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It can be interpreted in many ways. I can say it discusses human nature. How our behaviors are accompanied by something as dense as regret - and what that can do to us. The...
BlackClay Back in the earlier decades, on the wooden decks of the longstanding eminent ship, the Brooke, lived a tall hardworking sailor, Dylan Calder Coburn. Dylan was a fair young man. His golden threads of hair...


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Untamed butterflies

Life, people and travel are my 3 greatest inspirations..
Douglas Donohue has lived in Pasadena (a city in California, northeast of downtown Los Angeles) all his life. Doug has always been blessed with an eye for creative art whether it is admiring or creating it...


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