I thought it was a regular day, having no idea that my family would be falling into the slump of the Great Depression. As I walked home after school with my older brother James, I thought about a test I had the next day. But all my thoughts were torn apart as I walked through our front door. I saw my Mama sitting on the couch crying. James and I dropped our bags and went to see what was wrong. She explained to us that she had lost her job at the market because the store couldn’t sell their goods. The store had to shut down so everyone lost their jobs. A little later, my Papa arrived home and went to talk to my mama alone. I overheard them arguing about how we need that money because the farm’s business is slowing down.
I was upstairs reading when Mama called me down for dinner. I helped set our small, worn-down table, and we got ready to eat. That night we had our typical dinner conversations. Papa went on and on about how hard it was being a farmer with a small farm. He started to talk about how it was getting hard to sell his crops with all the businesses shutting down. He continued to mention how James needed to start doing his part and helping on the farm. James argued but eventually agreed he would start working the next day. Everyone tried to ignore the fact that mama had just lost her job and how we need the money to pay bills and buy food.
The next day as I got home from school with James, he went to go work with Papa and I went to do some homework. As I was…
Radio Treatment for ‘Worst First Date Ever’
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Bree Huonder- witty and sweet school teacher who just wanted to enjoy her time out.
James Knight- an awkward but sarcastic writer, who’s excited to finally go out with Bree.
Julia Jacobson- apathetic hostess at the restaurant; has a nasally airy voice.
Charlie Skonie- The friendly waiter who is attracted to Bree but absolutely loathes James.
Amy Judson- James’ magazine editor boss who is overall a friendly person but has a coldness…
On Monday, I go to my first day of summer school. When I arrive, there is my old teacher, Mr. James. I say, “Hello, Mr. James! Lucky day! Guess what? It’s me! Francisco!”
Mr. James says, “Yes, I see that. Please sit down. It’s time for our very first test. You did do the pre-reading, right?”
I say, “I did not do the pre-reading. Or the reading. Or the post reading. I did not do any reading at all because it is summer and that is just wrong.”
He says, “Well. Here’s your test. It is…
There was once a widow who had two daughters one of whom was beautiful and industriousand the other ugly and lazy. She behaved most kindly, however, to the ugly one cruelly tothe other because she was her stepdaughter and made her do all the hard work and live likea kitchen maid. The poor maiden was forced out daily on her highroad and had to sit by thewell and spin so much that blood ran from her fingers.Once it was happened that her spindles became quite covered with blood so kneeling downby…
Journalist Sarah Thornton wrote the book on ‘Club Cultures’ at the end of the ‘acid house’ movement and the raves within the ‘Madchester’ scene had finished. The rave scene was starting to become more mainstream therefor losing the desirable effect it had on the individuals within it. Because of this, moral panic that had specifically centred around drugs started to lose its newsworthiness. The main theme that seems to run throughout the text is the topic of subcultures and more specifically,…