Stories tagged school

Eyes that Said Don't Leave Me Here

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Two friends follow the train tracks by their neighborhood.

The Day the Rabbi Left for Good

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I was two completely different students depending on the class.


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not sure why - we rise

Attention Deficits

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I was working on my dissertation that summer, and I took a part-time job doing psychological testing in a poor public school system. The town would send me around to different elementary schools to test their most troubled children, or, rather,…

Boy on Fire

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Like punishment, the clock above his chalkboard never moved.


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“Hi. I’m Rita Bates,” I had said. “Can I sit here? The boy who introduced himself as Thomas told me I could, so I did, and his friends all introduced themselves in turn. Around the table there was Bev, Ernest, someone whose name started with an F – maybe

Our Year of Reaping

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At the alternative school one year they had us working in a garden.

The Car-ry

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Now, just like thunder after lightning, or the "bulmp" sound that comes if you turn a water bottle upside down and let all of its contents drain out, one question always comes after. "You have a car?"

Skype's Not for Losers. Really.

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All The Right Steps

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"I didn’t take my mother’s denial of my dream lightly. I wanted it desperately. I cried and pleaded, nagged and begged. On several occasions, I temperamentally got out of the car at a stop sign and walked. Once, my mother said that I was nagging her so mu

Ages One Through Ten

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Age Eight: Custody battle. Reassure your worried mother that it’s alright, this will give you something interesting to tell your children one day. Until now, life has been very vanilla.

Nothing Much

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As a boy, he had little hope of ever becoming anything.


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[組成] Sosei is Starmyu fan-fiction, which takes place a decade and so after Starmyu first season. Dorian Tsukigami (15) is a boy determined to succeed within Ayanagi's Composition Department by the power of his own musicality.

April Wheeler

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Where am I? The void between life and death. The light at the end is flickering, not as bright nor as strong as I’d hope it would be.

Waves of Memory

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"Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. It doesn’t mean anyone is to blame - It just is."