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Christmas Wish

PROMPT: Child Narrator

The day Dad disappeared was the day that I realized Santa didn't exist. I was sitting on the floor, cross-legged, peering at my presents. I didn't want to unwrap them. Not yet. Dad always helped me with the wrapping paper.  

Mom came in, wearing her pajamas. She looked at me, sitting on the floor, then looked away, and sat down at the table. Right away, I knew what had happened. 

"Where's Dad?" I asked. She didn't answer me. 

"Where's Dad?"...

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Blind and Deaf

PROMPT: The Unknown

I can see all around me. The scattered papers on my desk, the chipped coffee mug stained with coffee. The bursts of sunlight streaming in through the slits of my curtains. If I turn my chair slightly, I'll be able to see even more: navy blankets, bunched up in a corner, a white pillow tilted at a precarious angle, and wrinkled white bed sheets. 

I can see perfectly fine. Yet, I am blind. My vision only stretches as far as...

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Traveling Back

PROMPT: Chunyun

Bright yellow taxicabs blur in front of my eyes. Mingled shouts and the bustle of traffic fill my ears. It's an unfamiliar, harsh song that I've never heard before.

Standing there, my old luggage case resting at my feet, I feel exposed, like a stranger that doesn't quite belong amongst the crowd. Nobody gives me so much as a passing stare, too busy to care about this odd teenage girl, simply standing on the sidewalk, yet my stomach still churns...

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Fractured

PROMPT: Dialogue Dexterity

"I'm alright." Her voice was flat. She looked like a bird ready to spring into flight-body poised at the edge of her chair, eyes staring keenly at some point beyond the windows. The look of desperation on her face was one that I would never forget. She looked hungry to escape, looked as if she had stayed any longer, she would have lashed out, or crumbled into pieces, or both. 

I took a deep breath, and hid my tear-stained cheeks...

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Swingsets

PROMPT: Returning

The wind whistles through the snow-covered trees. I feel almost as if I am violating some unspoken law as I step into the small courtyard. My mind expects to hear the shrill voices of small children, coupled with a few loud crashes and screams, but I hear nothing, nothing but the wind whistling through the trees. 

I know there is lush, green grass underneath this thick blanket of snow. I bend down to examine the ground. I can no longer...

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Slipping Away

PROMPT: Third Person Limited

She smiled at him. It was a thin, tight-lipped smile, however, that revealed no conflicted feelings (if there were any). His navy jacket was damp with raindrops, but his soul was even more dampened, if that was possible. He stewed in his own misery as her cab pulled away from the side of the street, the black tires sloshing a puddle of rain water over his jeans.

Part of him felt an urge to dash back over to her cab...

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