Pullin' Me Back

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  • My Mentality And Why I M A Screw-Up

    Mum was dying again. The priests and doctors thought she would die. She did, slipping into a coma and hemorrhaging. She looked peaceful, but her body was as cold as ice when I tried to wake her up, pounding on the corpse that was my beautiful mother. The three day funeral was a blur. All of it was a giant blur, like when you go on the tilt-a-whirl at the carnival and the world is a random streak of color and light. Nothing fully settled in until I was eight. I was home, Dad was out back. He was working hard to get our old pool ready so my cousins and I could have fun and splash around. I was crying, alone in my cold house, and slowly floated into the kitchen. I opened the knife drawer and let a knife hover in front of my abdomen. My hands immediately let go of the knife after I heard my dad marching up the wooden stairs, and I ran back into his room to watch T.…

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  • Personal Narrative: How Mom Changed My Life

    Mom was small, a slight 110 pounds but through my eyes, she was large, even after my height surpassed hers. To this day, she would argue that she weighed only 100. Her strong presence claimed her space, and anyone else's that she cared to. Being right was of utmost importance to her, and she made sure always to have the last word. Overbearing, and overprotective of me, her only child, she usually controlled every situation, regardless of how trivial. I had always wished that she would…

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  • Michael And His Wife: A Short Story

    took about three weeks for me to even fill comfortable sleeping in my own home. I became so jumpy and paranoid getting in and out my car until I just had to tell myself, enough is enough. I was no longer going to let some women make me afraid to live in my own home. It’s not like Michael had a key or anything. I stop by the health food store today and picked up some miso paste, portabella mushrooms, spring onions, shrimp, and seaweed to make me one of my favorite soups. This soup is ready to…

    Words: 1817 - Pages: 8
  • Personal Narrative: My Experience Of Vacation In Miami, Florida

    “Jessica, we are going to be late!” my mom yelled. It took me by surprise and instantly stopped my day dreaming. “Sorry, Mom,” I yelled back. I had almost forgot that today was the day we were going to go sailing over the ocean. I ran to the bathroom, almost tripping over my smooth green and blue flip flops laying in the middle of the bedroom floor. My favorite red dress hanging over the chair, and my jean shorts I had worn the night before was laying on the top…

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  • Beach Reach: The Kindest Journey Of My Life

    lot of people throughout the day. Some people ignored us, and some people listened. Just getting one second of someone 's time made me feel accomplished. I did a lot of the talking, but some people were willing to talk back. I learned some people’s stories, and they told me how they really were interested in a relationship with God. I don’t think I had ever felt a better feeling knowing I was able to influence that. As the sun began to set, the group made their way back into the hotel.…

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  • Summary Of Imagery In All Quiet On The Western Front

    As the novel progresses, Remarque uses impeccable descriptions and sensory details to showcase the ever-growing friendly intimacy between Kat and Paul to represent how their time at war as expanded the formerly weak relationship. In the middle of the novel, Paul and Kat hunt for geese in order to feed on it. While in the shed, sitting comfortably around the fire eating the goose that Paul had captured, Paul feels a sudden leap in friendly intimacy with Kat as he narrates, “We are two men, two…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Summary

    Hemmelstoss. This man was the cruelest drill Sargent in their regiment that enforced large amounts of punishments for the smallest misdeeds done. The next grueling experience for the troops was when they had to fight in the trenches. The trenches did not suppress the loud bangs from bombs, or provide a safe escape route if needed, for these trenches are only somewhat helpful. Even though their moral does not drop, Paul and his regiment are in misery and disarray when they lose fellow soldiers.…

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  • What Are The Effects Of All Quiet On The Western Front

    Effects of the war, specifically the front lines, are shown significantly through the historical novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque. The author displays the development of Paul, the narrator through World War I, through the story as he encounters the front, and how it can change someone’s life forever. Soldiers endure countless hours of pure war. The effects of the front can bring abandonment in their life and them wanting no one. It is very dehumanizing and…

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  • A Pop Pimples: A Short Story

    If you’re squeamish, turn back. This isn’t a good place for you to be. If not, well, it’s possible that I’m going to change that. So listen up and listen quickly. It’ll be over before you know it. I used to love popping zits. There were days where all I could do was stand in front of my bathroom mirror and pop what pimples dared to show on my skin. The problem was, as far as my face goes, I have almost none there. But when it came to my body, there were quite a few problem areas I could attack.…

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  • My Salutatorian Report

    “It’s normal” I thought “everything is going to be just fine.” As 7 o’clock approached, I recited the speech in my head multiple times. I was surprised at how I had managed to learned it by heart with exact detail. By 7:30 pm I was sitting down in the first row, waiting for my time to come. The moment where I had to devour my shyness and nervousness to effectively deliver my Salutatorian speech. “Now, please welcome to the stage our Salutatorian; Jose Rojas.” Applauses. Then an abrupt silence…

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