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by micahmoon23
Mar 10, 2013

Learning how to read is a lot of work.

I was 27 years old and living in Thailand. I was a teacher, an English teacher. I was learning Thai and I knew that the best way to learn is to read, so I was learning how to read again. Learning how...

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by lear44
Mar 10, 2013

This story takes place New Year's Eve, 1998 - 1999. I am looking foreward to tonights New Years Eve activities in Brooklyn New York. For starters NYE is my favorite holiday and always has been. This has been a good year financially, I have...

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by JacksonPearce
Mar 08, 2013

My senior year of high school, I was hopelessly in love. He was good looking. He was charismatic. He was funny. He had some downsides though, among them the fact that he was gay and likely had some version of borderline personality disorder, but...

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by andrewterry321
Mar 08, 2013

I was freaking out. In my mind the only words that could form were "not again" and "oh shit." I screamed primally, like someone who had just realised they were falling off a building. Smoke formed in front of the windshield. I...

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by CasandraFlobs
Mar 08, 2013

We live in the world that may be cold at times. Rushing to and from work every day, most of us don't even notice what is going on around us. We cannot take eyes off our smartphones, sending short texts, browsing some pages on the Internet as...

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by Robin Meloy Goldsby
Mar 08, 2013

Get Nakey

I’ve always been a big fan of the sauna. A good sauna can relax you, clear your head, and make your skin look great. And all of this for a mere fifteen minutes of sweating. Not a bad deal, when you think of it. I would love...

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by knockoffmysocks
Mar 07, 2013

I grew up in a religous household and often my days were peppered with my mother or grandmother humming hymns while doing housework.  On Sundays, more often than not, my mother would sing in the choir.  I remember thinking it is the...

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by kgarnier
Mar 06, 2013

I have shared the story as a recording uploaded below...

Let me know if you need it in another format thanks KG

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by Railraen
Mar 06, 2013

 

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by miahconnell
Mar 05, 2013

The little kid, not one of my students, tries to corroborate the bullies’ story, but he is too shaken up to effectively nod.  He does the body language equivalent of stammering for part of a second, and quietly tears well up in his...

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by elizariley
Mar 05, 2013

One afternoon a tall handsome stranger came up to me and gave me an awkward hug. We talked about family, friends, work and hobbies. I sat there smiling at laughing at all of his jokes and he did the same. Wow! Here was my bad boy, the one I...

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by wisnies5
Feb 28, 2013

I knew Nick since I was in seventh grade. He was in my sister’s grade, 4 years older. I always had a crush on him. I thought he was so funny and he seemed like a genuinely nice person. Of course I was much too young, so I kept these...

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by steffirice07
Feb 28, 2013

My grandfather was shot by an American.

My German grandfather was shot in the stomach by an American soldier during World War II.

 

Everyone hates World War II Germany. I did. When I think of my family heritage I always...

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by alaskafilmmaker
Feb 27, 2013

What happens when a claustraphobic college student and his friend decide to explore a mysterious underground tunnel in the middle of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska?  Short answer: lots of screaming and a visit from the police.  This short...

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by romanianpoet
Feb 23, 2013

Am audio story about my great-grandmother Sofia who passed away at 105 y.o. and about myself; a story about living between two worlds.

I wrote this poem as a new immigrant in the U.S. At the time I was working 80-100 hrs/week in...