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Banana Muffin

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Tyler’s phone buzzed against the wooden table. In his eagerness to pick it up he slapped his mug, which flew off the table and splashed against the floor. He barely registered the spilled coffee. All of his attention was on the name that flashed across the screen of his phone: Ella Brown. He felt the […]

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The Thorn and the Rose: Two

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TWO Darkness descended across the land when Bella reached Crimrose Woods. It would be the last, and longest, section of their journey before arriving at Castle Thorn. Bella always felt uneasy riding through the supposedly cursed woods. When she was a child her mother would tell her tales of the Lord of Beasts that lived […]

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Lessons From Love

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The First One She’s the one who started it all. Maybe you grew up next door to her or met her in grade school. But when you first laid eyes on her you didn’t think there was anything more beautiful in the world. You noticed every detail about her. From the way she twirled her […]

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The Thorn and the Rose: One

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ONE   Bella flitted among the tents, her leather boots kicking up flecks of mud with every stride. Her pale blue cloak swirled like a desperate banner in storm winds. Hard-lined men smiled and nodded as she passed. For a moment their backs straightened, and the loads they carried lightened. But as she hurried onward, […]

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The Vanilla Man

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The Vanilla Man The vanilla man wakes up early to watch the sun He goes to bed when the day is done The vanilla man dines on plain wheat spaghetti Eats vanilla ice cream with no confetti The vanilla man saw a hundred years Shared in laughter, shed some tears The vanilla man chooses his […]