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A Chinese New Year's Story

Once upon a time, in a far away place, a small village lived in the shadow of a giant mountain. An even greater shadow loomed over them, however– the threat of the monster whose name mimicked the high, shrill wailing it made during the coldest of the winter nights — the dreaded Nian. 1,330 more words


Death of a Hinderance

One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big note on the door on which it was written:

“Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. 265 more words

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Survival of the Fittest?

“That was most unpleasant.” Gertruida goes harrumph and finishes her beer. “Imagine that? We’re being investigated for being honest.”

“What did you expect, Gertruida. Those poor men have to investigate somebody – and if not the criminals, why not us? 923 more words

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Must Be What Envy?

Finally, my latest Mslexia post, must be Venus Envy, is up!  You can read it here:


Kirk out

Friends And Family

He died of a broken heart, waiting for her to love him

He never felt like he wasted his time trying to convince her to love him. After all, he had spent his life with someone he loved while she had wasted her time with someone she didn’t love…

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Nasheva arrived in Cairo. She saw it as a densely populated city, a maze of streets bustling with life. Men with their long robe and turban and women with their long dress and headscarves consumed much of the space; all were hectic pursuing their own business. 168 more words

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something borrowed

When I was 15 I never knew what a break up feels like.I thought gifting cards from Hallmark,staying up late to talk on the phone about homework and what happened in school,and occasional holding hands was more than enough to express your love for someone.You could also gift expensive chocolates if it was on sale because a student is always low on budget. 538 more words