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The innards of this city are filthy, disgusting, and I can see the darkness oozing out of every pore, eating up the light--I can see the bloodstains on the sidewalk, seeping into my skin, dusty flyers and boarded-up-windows made of filth and dirt--and all I want is to cleanse myself of this mess, to abandon it forever, but I can't; I'm stuck here, among the fragments of memories that other people forgot long ago.

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White is the color of clouds on a summer day. The color of a blank canvas. The color of peace and purity. The color of the future and of hope. White is the color of imagination, innovation, and opportunity. White is the color of daydreams and the breeze that plays with your hair in a way that you can't help but smile. White is the color of the outfit in which you feel absolutely beautiful.

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1. There is a standard known as 'normal' that nobody can achieve yet everyone else can.
2. Sometimes taking a breath is the hardest thing to do
3. Which is more beautiful, to die for someone or to live for them?
4. At least with an enemy, I know they're going to be upfront and honest when they stab me - friends tend to do it in the back. 
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Memento Mori

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The innards of this city are filthy, disgusting, and I can see the darkness oozing out of every pore, eating up the light--I can see the bloodstains on the sidewalk, seeping into my skin, dusty flyers and boarded-up-windows made of filth and dirt--and all I want is to cleanse myself of this mess, to abandon it forever, but I can't; I'm stuck here, among the fragments of memories that other people forgot long ago.

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White is the color of clouds on a summer day. The color of a blank canvas. The color of peace and purity. The color of the future and of hope. White is the color of imagination, innovation, and opportunity. White is the color of daydreams and the breeze that plays with your hair in a way that you can't help but smile. White is the color of the outfit in which you feel absolutely beautiful.

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The perfect shade

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Across the sky the blue slowly went
turning pink first with an orange blend;
amid the clouds was born a new moon crescent
along with six stars, nine or maybe eleven,
winking while standing in a random arrangement.

I watched the last of the sun fade
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2) I get invited to parties often, and I've used many terrible excuses to get out of going.
3) I cannot stand to be wrong.
4) I have never let my parents down, but I don't know if it's for their sake or for mine.
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Meriath

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He doesn't come around here anymore, but when he did, he loved it. Sailors have always carried a piece of Meriath in some corner of their hearts, even as they dock in faraway places. Meriath feels like home to them, and why? Is it the way the sails seem to tug their ships with new vigor as they near the sloping shore? Is it that first sight of the patchwork houses on the hillside, painted in brilliant colors and huddled together...

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Sometimes there is nothing to say.
 

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"I" Inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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I don't think I ever really expected to be able to fit my 12 year old body into the baby swing, but I figured I would try any way. One leg was in and now all I had to do was thrust my other leg up and over the seat and into the small hole crafted to fit a three year old's thigh, not the thigh of an awkward tween blossoming into an even less graceful young adult. Yea, I...

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For Elin, A Girl I Never Knew

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Dear Elin,

I don't know you and I will never know you. I've only ever seen you in photographs and videos. I wish I could give you a hug and listen to your laugh. But I can't. You're gone. You're not coming back. Not for me, not for Nia. Oh my dear, dear Nia. How heartbreaking it is to cradle a small child in your arms as she sobs and sobs. I feel helpless. I feel empty. When I was...

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Dear John

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How's it going? God, it feels forever since I've had a decent conversation with you. We weren't best friends in high school at all, but we got on just the same. And when we left high school, well I went to college straight away and you...you went into the army. And I'm so proud of you, we all are. You've found your little niche and you couldn't be happier. But...well...you've been posting things on facebook. A lot of...

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1. There is a standard known as 'normal' that nobody can achieve yet everyone else can.
2. Sometimes taking a breath is the hardest thing to do
3. Which is more beautiful, to die for someone or to live for them?
4. At least with an enemy, I know they're going to be upfront and honest when they stab me - friends tend to do it in the back. 
5. Who is really the fool, the one who let's go...

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Memento Mori

PROMPT: One Sentence Story

The innards of this city are filthy, disgusting, and I can see the darkness oozing out of every pore, eating up the light--I can see the bloodstains on the sidewalk, seeping into my skin, dusty flyers and boarded-up-windows made of filth and dirt--and all I want is to cleanse myself of this mess, to abandon it forever, but I can't; I'm stuck here, among the fragments of memories that other people forgot long ago.

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Colors

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White is the color of clouds on a summer day. The color of a blank canvas. The color of peace and purity. The color of the future and of hope. White is the color of imagination, innovation, and opportunity. White is the color of daydreams and the breeze that plays with your hair in a way that you can't help but smile. White is the color of the outfit in which you feel absolutely beautiful.

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The perfect shade

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Across the sky the blue slowly went
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along with six stars, nine or maybe eleven,
winking while standing in a random arrangement.

I watched the last of the sun fade
with the setting in of the perfect shade.

The glorious pink turned
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it brought tears to my eyes.

I watched as...

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Abby Walker (United States) published:

Seventeen Confessions from a Seventeen Year-Old

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2) I get invited to parties often, and I've used many terrible excuses to get out of going.
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Meriath

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He doesn't come around here anymore, but when he did, he loved it. Sailors have always carried a piece of Meriath in some corner of their hearts, even as they dock in faraway places. Meriath feels like home to them, and why? Is it the way the sails seem to tug their ships with new vigor as they near the sloping shore? Is it that first sight of the patchwork houses on the hillside, painted in brilliant colors and huddled together...

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"I" Inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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I don't think I ever really expected to be able to fit my 12 year old body into the baby swing, but I figured I would try any way. One leg was in and now all I had to do was thrust my other leg up and over the seat and into the small hole crafted to fit a three year old's thigh, not the thigh of an awkward tween blossoming into an even less graceful young adult. Yea, I...

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Usual

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Usual, normal, loved. Everything i craved to be. But as life goes on you realize, those "usual" kids grow up to have "usual" jobs and an ordinary life with order and routine. I no longer want that for myself, I want extraordinary, fun, passion, that is now what I strive to be. Because if you are living your life in a schedule are you really living or simple a piece in a game? I thought i was an outcast, a...

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Running

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Short breaths filled the air. Twigs and earth crunched under his feet. He ran. He ran until he felt like his head was going to explode and his feet were going to fall off. His breaths misted into the cold winter air, swirling up past the trees into the black night sky. Panic had overcome his mind, adrenaline had taken over his body, he couldn’t focus or think or breathe – breathing was hard. He had just seen his parents...
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Dexter the Snorlax

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Sydney was walking around Palette Town on her way home the gym when there was a commotion at the bridge near her house. She pushed her way through the crowd where she saw that a large Snorlax had fallen asleep on the bridge and no one had a PokeFlute. Then Sydney remembers that she won one from the gym. So she pulled it out of her backpack and played the one song she new by heart, Twinkle Twinkle little Jirachi....

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