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thecrazychatlady

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Draft for the December Competition

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December in the Bay Area is nothing how the rest of the USA probably think it looks like. “It’s California, isn’t it? Always warm and all that,” they say, rolling their eyes as they huddle inside bulky winter coats. The snow is falling in New York and they have much better things to do than wax poetic about Californian winters.

It never snows here, truth be told, no matter how many prayers starry-eyes school children send to the heavens in...

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A Commentary On Ambition, and Sacrifice

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Ambition is the one defining aspect of humanity. It characterizes us, defines us, and drives us. To a lesser extent, so do love and hatred and grief—but a love of the unknown did not put man on the moon. No, it was our desire to see something done. It has always been those four abstractions that have pushed us into action.

In the pursuit of our goals, we have left pieces of ourselves behind. The innocuous, seemingly irrelevant threads disentangle...

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Something Slightly Clever

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You can tell a blind man about color, but he will never understand it quite the same way you do. 

To be human is to do two things--fall, and fall in love.
 
Better to be happy than to be great; better to be yourself than what everyone else thinks you are. 

It is statistically improbable to be average in all things--therefore, to be average is to be outside the norm. 

If restructuring your country, never use first pass the...

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L'appelle du Vide

PROMPT: Five Endings

I have had an original novel in the works for three years now, co-written with a friend of mine. It's a dark story about temptation and the phenomenon dubbed "the call of the void". Have you ever been somewhere high and briefly felt the urge to jump, just to see what would happen? Or to step out into a busy lane of traffic, right in front of a car? The thought is there and gone, just a wisp of an idea quickly...

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I Lost My Mind in the Sound

PROMPT: The Peace of Wild Things

It's easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, I come home after a day of barely holding it together and feel like I'm near out of my mind with everything stuffed inside it. Breaking down in front of my classmates isn't an option, after all, so into the bin in the back of my mind it goes. The bin gets larger and larger as the hours tick by until I can't think about anything else. 

Sometimes, it's just too noisy. 

Too many...

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Violence and Spun Sugar

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I am from the noiseless cacophony of the library,
from the clang of book carts against metal shelves
and the crackle of plastic covers.
    I am from the wafting breeze slipping through the sliding doors,
from anonymity, from silence.
I am from camping between the stacks,
    a pile of books towering over me,
    and losing myself between words abundant
    as geraniums in spring.
Freedom, glorious in its perfection—
It tastes like lemonade.

I am from people I knew once and...
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Avarice

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

I had never been popular, not by any definition of the word. That lasted until seventh grade, when I suddenly interested all the important people--people who wore their money on their sleeves, won athletic championships, and liked all the right things. They'd never seen a girl who swore like a sailor before, apparently, because there was nothing else I did differently.

Two of them became my best friends. While I had stumbled into popularity, Drew had gotten there through basketball...

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Avarice

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

I had never been popular, not by any definition of the word. That lasted up until seventh grade, when I learned that people would look at people who interested them. Suddenly, I interested all the important people--people who wore their money on their sleeves, won athletic championships, and liked all the right things. 

Two of them became my best friends. While I had stumbled into popularity, Drew had found his way there through basketball (and literally nothing else, since he was...

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