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Sadie reached for her flashlight

Ahead, she heard the familiar roar of his engine. Oh, my god, he’s here! Sadie took a giant, two-foot step — which would have catapulted her over the bike bar and into a bush...

Sadie pedaled off into the night

The world was still and dark — her bike’s headlights bouncing around the sidewalk. There were no streetlights visible through the fog, which was a comfort. If she had to be in a spot...

Sadie sat down on her bike

She leaned onto her handles — the only place left where her fingers wouldn’t have fallen off — and pedaled. She needed to get to the lake. Her parents needed her there, and their...

One day, a young man was in a city without noise for an hour

He walked back home, and it was the most silent place he had been in all the day. He felt that he had gained some small understanding of what it was like to have...

My subconscious mind had once again managed to grab hold of a piece of hope and I could no longer fight it

My subconscious mind had once again managed to grab hold of a piece of hope and I could no longer fight it. I had to believe that they were real and that I could...

The world was too big for him to manage

He found it harder and harder to believe that there should be something so large in the universe, so powerful, and it did him no good to explain this to himself. He had always...

The man stood on the edge of the water

He took his boots off and stood in the water and then moved to the edge when he felt his way to the ground. He was just about to stand up when he heard...

He stood with his back against the trunk of the tree and watched the trees move

The trees, of course, moved with the moon. That was the basis of it, and it was not a stretch of logic to understand that the moon was exerting the same influence on the...

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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...