Category: Stories

What to Do When a Close Friend Experiences a Tragedy

So the first thing is, don’t laugh. My friend Mike called me up and told me that his girlfriend broke up with him. I couldn’t hold it back, ‘cause I just thought that it had been really clear that their relationship was a farce. I guess it didn’t seem like one to him. Anyway, it […]

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Growing Pains

School was so annoying yesterday. My teachers always call on me to read or ask me what I think the answer is. I think it must be because I read better than the other kids or something. They called on me a lot yesterday and I really wasn’t in the mood for it. Some of […]

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Familiar Pain

“If you can’t keep that in your mouth, I know where you can stick it,” the raven-haired woman in her mid-twenties said to the bright-eyed young man in an apron across the counter. He had just stuck his tongue out at the woman. He stopped where he stood, his mouth half-opened, and stared at the […]

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A Day in the Life

Jan slowly looked up to the alarm clock that had been calling to her in her dreams as she began to realize that it was time for her to wake up. She reached out and hit the “snooze” button as her husband rolled over and began to snore. She lay back for a moment and […]

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Stop

It was a beautiful fall evening in the small Midwestern city, and the wind blew just enough to rustle the browning leaves against each other in the trees, making the song that only they could make. Their numbers continued to lose strength incessantly, adding to the strength of the scurrying leaves in the streets. Soon […]

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The Ride Home

“What a day,” thought the young lady as she got in her car and set off for home. She had just finished work in the trendy clothing store in the mall forty-five minutes from home. It was just after 9:30, and she often wondered why it took so long to get out of there when […]

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