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Carpe Diem
Story by TimTaylor
A man goes to see a doctor and hears he has 24 hours to live. He decides to live his last day to the full, abandoning all inhibitions.
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A Weird Thing
Musing by Thomas Ray
What we hear about.
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Pinocchio
Story by Thomas Ray
The interrogation of a the blue fairy.
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River of Life
Poem by jakegatrell
Short poem that is a flow of thought.
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The Darkest Shadow
Musing by Zer0
We all sit on a throne of lies.

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Take the Pain Away 7
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"Ava, I wouldn't never hurt you. But others wouldn't be so lucky."
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Butterfly
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First Love
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“Your first love isn’t the first person you give your heart to―it’s the first one who breaks it.” ― by Lang Leav, Sad Girls
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Frustration in the Self
Poem by alexander
This is the angst I feel at night.
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Blood - Part Four: Aunt Sophie's Story
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Pretend You Don't See Her
The cruelty of bullies...
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Girls Come Home
Story by Suma
A story about three sisters, three women who have grown apart, but now making a conscious effort to come close because the forces that did it for them are no longer there.
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Letters Across the Sea
Story by Thomas Ray
Brother and sister. Writing.
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Tonal Shades of Lightning
Story by lemonslice
A prose poem about being let down and then go to great lengths to take revenge.
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A Conversation With Depression
Poem by Ghost
This is, more or less, a conversation with my depression if that were possible. Keep this in mind as you read: What I say has no quotations and what Depression says is in quotations

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Why Is There an Angel on Top of the Christmas Tree?
Story by Galaxian
A funny Christmas Story where Santa feels the frustrations of being Father Christmas.
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His First Time
Story by Galaxian
Funny story about a young guy who tells his parents about his first time, with a very funny twist at the end.
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Pretend You Don't See Her
The cruelty of bullies...
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Bullseye
Story by djreed7100
butterflies and fire