Life_lessons stories, books, poems, and more

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I will be posting just about anything that pours out of my head, be it song lyrics, iambic pentameter, or short stories. This is some allegorical prose I created at the bright hour of 4 AM, stimulated by the last of a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 and the beginning… Read More
This is a piece that I wrote about my Mum and Dad and how they mean the world to me. Even all the riches in the world could never replace the love I have for my Mum and Dad, my best friends. It's important to let them know how much… Read More

Reads: 271

Comments: 23

Shelves: 2

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What did your parents teach you? What legacy did they leave in your mind? Here's one thing that mine taught me... Read More
Short (True) story about a confessing some problems I had been dealing with after a break up. Was on an adventure in the Caribbean at the time and discussing views and worries with a friend. PS. I'm not trying to be a great writer, I'm not looking to impress everybody,… Read More
Rip Van winkle is a beloved American folk tale that may have ended too soon in some opinions. Fact of the the matter is that his tale did not end with him re-awakening and living the rest of his life with his children. This series of narratives is about his… Read More

Reads: 242

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

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Allan Brannon just woke up in a hospital after a stroke. As he lives in the hospital for a couple of weeks until he is dismissed to leave, he begins to think about his life and his daughter, Abigail. He thinks of both the happy and sad moments and so… Read More
My short essay is a life lesson about the challenges people face with fitting in to the crowd and how they can gain the courage to step out. Read More
One summer at a sad retirement home, a young intern learns is set on a new path after learning the story of one of the elders. Inspired by Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. This is my first published work, featured in the short story and poem collection Ignite. Read More

Short Story / Memoir

September 02, 2013

Reads: 141

Shelves: 1

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Twenty year lost friends reunite for an afternoon river adventure. Memories of the love of the past are reignited giving the past renewed meaning and significance. A memoir of truth and devotion and love through time. Read More

Reads: 150

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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David, a man down on his luck, writes a story to his family describing the events leading up to his attempt at suicide. Read More
A very short dream about a young man in the big city looking for love in the wrong place and finding something other and more instead. Read More

Short Story / Other

February 11, 2013

Reads: 137

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A man learns an important lesson about getting intoxicated and jumping to conclusions. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 06, 2012

Reads: 127

Comments: 10

Shelves: 1

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The passage of life is never easy and the path that one walks has consequences that can be difficult to live with. But so long as you’re a brave enough to accept and learn then hope will prevail. This is a personal poem, and one I am very nervous about… Read More

Reads: 229

Comments: 5

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A poem about the saying When Momma Ain't Happy Ain't Nobody Happy. Read More
A story I wrote a while back themed around losing a loved one. Really liked this one, so decided to post it on this profile as well! If you'd like to read the original, you can under Raebearwrawr. Read More
My letter to a younger swimmer, showing them the ups-and-downs of the sport through my personal experience. Read More

Reads: 157

Comments: 1

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Alan King had never done anything like this before in his life. An interview that could change the way everyone saw the world, the way life had gone for him, all put into a documentary that would be shown in movie theaters internationally. His emotions run high as the events… Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 09, 2012

Reads: 92

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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What can we do about jealousy. Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 15, 2011

Reads: 67

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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What would be we be if we didn't have friends? Read More

Reads: 110

Shelves: 1

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A poem about a girl want to get away. I am sure many can relate. Read More

Reads: 95

Comments: 1

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Carla has a lot going on her mind as a seventeen year old. But that summer everything changes. Carla goes to visit her ninety-three year old neighbor, Old Man Johnson, and nothing will ever be the same. Read More
There's always that thing in life that you just don't understand. Or why it had to happen. Years later, you get your lesson that you never knew could be hidden because it was so obvious. This is what happened to Cody Haven. Read More

Book / Fantasy

June 23, 2011

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Comments: 10

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It's not just a curse. It's a death sentence with a hidden promise of excruciating pain. Everyone who contracts it is quarantined, though there's no way to track it. It's a living nightmare. Carmen and all the others are stripped from their lives and left to watch each other die.… Read More

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Comments: 283

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If you were told that you could have one chance to live your life from the very beginning, erase all of your mistakes and change your life as you know it, would you take it? What if that meant you had to live with the consequences? On Sydney’s eighteenth birthday,… Read More

Reads: 130

Comments: 3

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For Chase, life hasn't turned out that great. In her eyes, her world is empty; everyone that has ever cared about her is gone, until she finds the friend she has inadvertently been looking for her whole life: a carefree, but wise boy named Finny. As their friendship grows, Chase… Read More
I took a road trip, and I had 16 hours of driving to think about my life, and put on paper, this is what I learned. If you have any questions feel free to ask I can explain in great detail. :) Thanks again for everyone who reads my stuff,… Read More

Reads: 96

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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This is a story about a teenage girl, who is dealing with life without a mother, and going through the life struggles most teenagers do. Read More

Reads: 300

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

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She reached in the mailbox all the way to the back and pulled out the stacks of envelopes. Her heart raced as she stood there in the cold, shuffling through the names of her home. Finally she spotted it, a little red one with Rebecca sprawled across the front in… Read More
Here's a start to what I am hoping is a successful series of Top 10 lists of funny bits and humorous pieces. My first one was inspired by the book titled "1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home (Or Else They'll come back!)" Here is the Top… Read More
These are personal beliefs and lessons I have learned through my lifetime tour of Heaven and Hell. Read More
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