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Extra Challenge

Written by Virginia Waters
I was raised in isolation. This left me with a block, when performing complex tasks amongst many people. Always striving to become more complete; I hit upon working as a film extra to overcome this. This story underscores the familiar advice: be careful what you wish for --- I was one of si Read More

Peacocks - Strictly for the Birds

Written by Michael Henry
Pavo cristatus or Indian Peafowl are classified as part of the pheasant family and have been admired and revered by many cultures for millennia because of the beautiful plumage displayed by the peacock, the male of the species. The female is the peahen and does not enjoy the same attention due to he Read More

The Lullaby of the Forest

Tall willow trees swept to the strangely warmed ground in the sweet dewy air. A gentle scent of spring woodland berries and nuts and fronds lingered all around the soft large curves of the leaves. Intertwined with the thick swirling branches, small orbs of pure celestial silver light danced and dall Read More

A Tail of Sorrow

Written by Dimpra Kaleem
She loved to swim. This was her time – her alone time. The peaceful ripple of the water and the soft break in the surface tension, caused by her sleek body moving through it calmed her into an almost Zen-like state. She ducked down below the surface in order to take in the sights of the Read More

Suicide Swings

Written by Savannah Wells
I just saw the children playing, admiring how high they have swung. But others tell me they’re just swaying in the wind where they were hung. A chilling thing to be told, I think to myself. I stared at their faces noticing every little detail. Their upside down smiles, with tears streaming dow Read More

Your Role as a Parent

Written by Nadine Oraby
Being a parent is definitely not an easy task; however it is not impossible as well. Everyone shares this common dream of getting a good job, choosing the right match, falling in love, getting married and becoming a parent. Wanting to become a parent is one of our instincts as human beings. Imagine Read More

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