Ascending From Cinder
Over breakfast, which consisted of loaves of wheat bread and different shades of blueberry jam, we discussed our plan for the day. It was to be a kind of search, for the captains’ ship and then the dragons. I wolfed down my food, anxious to get started and by 9:00 a.m. Sirethiel time, we’d thanked Raven for her hospitality and left the castle. We headed west for a set of golden ridges on the other side of the palm trees, but veered off toward what looked like a tiny piece of blue glittery thread that bordered a gray smudge.
“Is that a forest?” Emma asked.
“Uh . . .” Cotton adjusted his hat. “I think so, but it’s hard to tell from here.”
I shielded my eyes and squinted. “Yes, those are the woods we’re looking for, I can see where the tree line starts on the other side of the river.”
“Good. Well, then come on,” Emma said, “we’re nearly there.”
We picked our way across a dry field under an enormous, orange, sun. Then we linked hands waded through the river and crashed between the trees. We’d reached Sirethiel’s deep, thick rainforest.
I gazed around in wonder—not because it was a beautiful or magical place, but because it was awful. All the trunks were wrapped in vine like tentacles that seemed to be choking the life out of the trees. Thick cobwebs clung to their twisted branches. The few shrubs that still had leaves drooping from their limbs were brown and withered. The stream that had flowed unhindered was just a trickle, and the…
Looking Slumdog Millionaire Through Good and Evil
In Reading Lessons, Scott Carpenter states “Structuralism is a multifaceted group of theories with varied and disparate goals” (27), explaining it is a collection of many theories and patterns which are not actually focus on a single goal but can be studied from any point of view. Structuralism doesn’t study the original purpose of creator but focus in the structure of the text or movie. Carpenter illustrates that “just because an author meant…
Also, Tynisha coached her after her school acting as her both Manager and Father figure, she launch her gig at the Strand Theatre in Boson and she performed her song 'Never can say Goodbye'. Then Tynisha moved to LA a year later and landed a spot on the Gyrlz society and the group was all American girl group comparing four members. The four girls are Amy Correa, Melissa Tessmen, Tynisha Keli and Katy Scanlan. The Gyrlz society released their single, Double 'D' Mix, produced by Damon Jones in…
It is crazy to think that an intangible object can almost define your relationship with someone. A relationship meaning your parents, a sibling, a family member, a good friend, a teacher, a spouse or significant other, or even someone you do not really know. There are a lot of components that go into a good healthy relationship; there is communication, respect, affection, responsibility, and transparency. But there is also something called trust, without it you might as well not have a…
Scribbling around in the muck
on your hands and knees.
That 's not a good look.
I don 't blame myself!
I blame Lebo!
She sold me!
It 's like it 's happening now...
Where is she?
Is she okay?
Sphe is pregnant.
Look, I know it changes things,
but not between us. We 're perfectly fine.
- Have some tea.
- Thank you, but you really didn 't have to.
I wanted to.
It 's so lovely to have you back.
Living in this house...
full of men. No ways.
I 'd like us to have dinner at…
The Welfare Reform Bill “Transformed welfare from an exclusive and unequal cash assistance system that stigmatized its recipients into one that actually criminalized them.”(1) Clinton was responsible for turning the AFDC (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) into block grants which hurt many impoverished children and their mothers throughout the U.S. Also, Clinton was responsible for the TANF which “established tougher mandates on poor single mothers.”(1)
The AFDC has been around for a…
After I left Charter of Grapevine, I was brought the Buckner Ranch in Burnet, Texas. My parents brought me there. I was dropped off and after a little bit of time they left. The house had a huge common area with three doors on each side that lead to bedrooms for two people. There was a small kitchen, dining area, and washer and dryer. The office was in the main hallway and there was a hallway to the immediate left as you walked in that had a Master Room and another Single bedroom which was for…
believe are twenty-one or older. We passed him and I tried my best to look cool, when he called me from behind and said, “Excuse me, can I see your ID?” I turned and looked calm, “Of course,” I said while taking out my ID from my Pink wallet. He got my ID and started looking at every single detail of it. After a minute, which felt like five hours to me, he looked at me and said, “You can’t go in, you must be twenty-one, unless if you are here for the food court, which then you have to go get…
manifest content and latent content. Manifest content of dream is what a dream sees in a dream, contains conscious details that a dreamer can relate to his personal waking life. Latent content contains “hidden but true meaning” (Alperin, 2004, p. 452). Latent dream “is comprised of unconscious sexual and aggressive wishes and fantasies unacceptable to the conscious ego” (Marszelek & Mayer, 2006, p. 19). This latent content is underlying manifest dream by the operation called “censorship” because…
Macau is a very small city in China. I was so lucky that I was born in there. In this prosperous city, in my young life was full of grateful and sense of satisfaction. Come from the ordinary family, but I love my family so much. I proud of them because they are giving precious experiences from their’s life. From my children life to now, I listened to my parents experiences that really could change my student life. Slowly and deeply think their’s experiences that comes out the conclusion is…