A Flock of Seagulls

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    Observation – life has a way of getting away from me of late despite the time I dedicate to planning and preparing. Oasis Springs lies at the root of this recent development, I’m sure. After all, things always went according to plan before I moved here, my days quiet, orderly, peaceful – dull, boring and predictable. Now? Let’s take my failed attempt at a barbeque for example, my efforts to throw the party of the year resulting in the fiasco of a lifetime. I swear, I will never live long enough to forget that night. As for this evening, I intended to spend my time with a decent dinner, a box of Kleenix and an enthralling movie. Yet, Blaine stood right in the middle of my living room, leaving me to feel as if I somehow landed in the middle of a love story starring none other than myself! “I’m not interrupting anything, am I?” Blaine asked after a couple of minutes of uncomfortable silence. He briefly glanced around, his gaze locking on the television, the man then turning to me. “I shouldn’t have just dropped in on you like this, but…well…I hoped… I should go.” “No!” I countered so fast my head spun, my mind racing to come up with something, anything to say. I didn’t mind Blaine ‘dropping in on me’ and I certainly didn’t want him to leave. At the same time, I had no desire to come across some love struck teenager desperate to keep the infatuation of her life at her side. “Honestly, I’d enjoy the company. Besides, I could hardly play the part of the rude…

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    “Stop and put your hands where I can see them!” The officer hollows as he continues running after the boy, who has the stolen loaf of bread cradled in his arm like a running back running a football. Donny bolts through the busy sidewalks filled with people. The officer continues behind him and radios in but is slowly losing track. “We have a 10-43 requesting backup on Yawkey way.” Donny has a 100 foot gap on the enervated officer. Donny reaches the street corner and makes the split-second…

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    Narration Summer is when people have fun with friends, enjoy the hot, dry air, go swimming, and live it up. It is when they are finally out of school and feel free again because they have nothing to worry about for the next three months. However, if someone wants shoes as nice as the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12’s like I did, one has to do a little work. The shoes looked so light that when wearing them, it would feel like walking on clouds, and the color was a gorgeous Key West green. My uncle is…

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    Abram Short Story

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    Guiding his friend Abram forward into the large marble bathroom the conversation continued. Encouraging his friend, feeding insight of a new beginning, stabilizing his life with self-discipline, while taking his place on the marble bench. Although the one-sided conversation grew, the wish for Abram to shave went unanswered. Lecturing his friend to face the facts of life, earnestly inquired, ‘What’s your problem Abram? Killing yourself over this woman is not the solution! You lost a tremendous…

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    The phone rings at 2 a.m. We get news to immediately catch a plane and travel across the globe to be part of a last minute wedding, not knowing why everything is happening so suddenly. I had just entered my senior year of kindergarten, which felt like a huge transition for me since I had spent my first year of school crying every single day, pretending to be sick, grabbing onto my grandmother 's blouse and not letting go until the teacher would let her stay with me. Now I have to go on my first…

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    Madiba Essay

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    Despite and above all “When a person desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize this dream.” Madiba was a poor young man who accepted to support everything in order to take his family out of poverty. It was all about a dream, a dream of a simple child. Madiba considered his life as a challenge to overcome. Sometimes, it’s the fear of failure itself that make a dream impossible to achieve. Madiba couldn’t think about failure even though his situation headed for the…

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    Accepted to CSUEB and I dived in clueless. Clueless as to what will be surrounding me for the next four years and clueless as to who I wanted to be. I accepted any challenges facing my way because I believed leaving home will be better than staying. As my father drove up the hill I looked out towards the bay and took in the view and prayed that I made the right decision. At first it was hectic looking for my classes and getting use to my new roommates. I felt a sense of joy yet I still felt a…

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    Wenger Out: A Short Story

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    Did you hear what happened? Did you hear the tail of Jack and his pins? It all started one day Jack went to go buy some milk and other groceries, because they were out. On his way to sell Bess he ran into a man carrying a big white sign that read “Wenger Out” in huge red letters. As he tried to avoid the man, for logical reason, but the man walked up to him “Here you look like you want this. Crack it open and see what inside.” the man said with small laugh and the end. Jack was so scared he…

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    Rebecca is 30 years old and has been divorced from her husband Jason for a year. Rebecca lost her mother at the age of ten and her father who raised her moved away to find love again. She was socially awkward throughout her childhood years. She had two close friends she would hang out with and that would be only after school. She was always scared to give her ideas because she did not want to be judged by others. She hoped to finish her Bachelors degree and enter in the medical field. Rebecca…

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    To myself, the noble. How can I find a single reason to stay alive when the shining light of yesterday is a promise on borrowed time? It’s a dream warped by sadness, a world in pieces that I am obligated to rebuild in her name. Success simply means we get to move on with our lives but move forward sharing the profits with friends. Failure is not an option for failure would mean we should kill ourselves for the disgrace of defeat would be too shameful to bear. We must make our company, we must…

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