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    “Mom, calm down, I’m fine. I just had a few questions for the coach about doing basketball this year.” “You? You talked to the coach without asking us first?” Her eyebrow raised with question. “I said, I was thinking about it, and I obviously was going to tell you. They were just a few questions I had before actually signing up.” “Well, I guess you can, but you do realize that you are going to have to put effort into this, this isn't something that you can just expect to be the best at like you usually think. Also, this isn’t an activity that you do in front of just your coach, you're going to have lots of people watching you.” “Yea mom, I get it, I may not be the best player, but I’m actually willing to try. This is a middle school sport I can get over that for something I love.” “If you think you're willing to try, go right ahead, but know that you can always quit if it's too hard.” she said matter-of-factly. “I will sign up, and I’ll make it to the end of the season,” I shouted with…

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    “Queen Chaplin, please keep the princesses on the com so they can hear something.” She said yes so Katie said, “I didn’t tell you because it wasn’t a big problem, but the tree in the old farmhouse was destroyed two nights ago. When this happened, I realized that the Uniquely Evil Warriors were trying to get the warriors out of the secret old portal that we send them through that lead to the Land of the Helpless so they could never destroy our city or harm it ever again and she did. I think she…

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    did not even know the first thing about it. Instantly, my heart stopped and I think I am gonna blacked out. I don’t really know what happened but the first instinct I had was to hide it beside the cabby. That was what I did. I dropped the bag as far as I could and really, I don’t wanna go to jail. I never even thought of jail. All I knew was I have been drinking, partying. Finally, a cop came to my side and he said, “Ma’am can you get out of the car?” I said, “no.” He said, “Can you drive?” And…

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    leaned in as if he was afraid that the walls could not only hear, but they could read lips as well. Then, he spoke to her. Look, I don’t know squat about this stuff, he said with a little smile. I don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong, and you could be for all I know. What I do know is that you’re my daughter and it’s my job to stand by you and believe in you no matter what, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. From what my potato brain can comprehend, not killing anyone sounds a lot…

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    The wind makes noises like thunder when it whips past my ears, but the sound of the heartbeat in my chest is too loud for me to really hear it. I take a few deep breaths in an attempt to calm myself, even though I know it won’t work. We had just left our house, when it started. Many thought it was coming to destroy them, so everyone fled the city. Well, almost everyone. My family and a few of our friends didn’t leave. Instead, we went towards it. I still consider the machine as an it because it…

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    Narrative: A Short Story

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    it was burning in my soul. "Journey, oh my God Journey. Thank God you answered. They just, I don 't know, grabbed me and – and," Axel rushed and I only got a few snippets. "Axel, calm down. Deep breaths, in and out," I said. I heard him take in and let go three very deep breaths before I spoke again, my voice gentle. "Now, where are you? What happened?" I asked softly. He took in a gulp air before he answered me, slower this time. "I 'm at the police station in Wilmington," he murmured. My…

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    laying around, this puts you as an easy target of theft if others know you use this budgeting method. Another budgeting method to use is the online and apps. This is one method that is become more and more popular. It is very convenient to be able to check your finances wherever you are at. This is also a method that is really targeted towards the younger generation as they prefer this method over many others. Another wonderful budgeting method is the 50/30/20 budget. This method can easily be…

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    Alyssia's Poem Analysis

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    coffee table to get started. "So, what characters did you have in mind, Alyssia?". "I want something small that will not attract too much attention and something I can change out of pretty quickly." Kelsey went in her closet and pulled out a bear costume, this was to represent Jojo the bear from a children 's book they read in class a week ago. Alyssia declined this offer because it was a full costume that required changing into. The next option Kelsey presented was Marie Antoinette. Alyssia…

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    In the book The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury, it says, "We landed over a year ago, remember?" "No." "And all of you were dead, all but a few. You're rare, don't you know that?" "That's not true." "Yes, dead. I saw the bodies. Black, in the rooms, in the houses, dead. Thousands of them." "That's ridiculous. We're alive!" "Mister, you're invaded, only you don't know it. You must have escaped" (Bradbury 83). This previous sentence shows how ignorance is fatal. The fact that ignorance is…

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    Joey Fek Research Paper

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    has big plans now to help keep Joey’s legacy alive by writing a book all about their journey. Joey will live on in their music videos, but this will be a great way for Joey to live on as well. Rory will now be facing life without Joey Feek by his side. These two seemed to be soulmates and it is going to be rough on him, but Rory will stay busy. He shared the details of what he has planned for the upcoming book. “She talked to me about how she wants me to continue to tell our story, and other…

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