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Jessica's Life, Ch. 5: Ever Okay?Jessica's Life, Ch. 5: Ever Okay?
Characters: Jessica, Kevin, Emily, Nelson, Brandon, Rob, Annie, Monica, Valerie
Summary: Now that Aunt Lauren is gone, how will Jessica get through possibly the most difficult part of her death, the funeral? And will she ever be okay again?
After school, Emily went to Jessica’s house. She was worried about her friend and was desperate to make sure Jessica really was okay. Jessica’s dad opened the door when she knocked.
“Jessica isn’t here right now, Emily,” Nelson said slowly. He was touched to see Jessica’s friend coming to find her.
“Where is she?” Emily asked. “I’ve been worried about her. She hadn’t been herself lately, and when she didn’t come to school today…” Emily’s voice trailed off.
“I know. She’s at the park.” Nelson wasn’t sure what else to say. He knew Jessica was upset, and she wanted to be alone. But he wasn’t sure if
Springtime: Love in the Air BySpringtime: Love in the Air By Manwathiel
Part 1 of a much longer story.
This comes after the story about Jessica.
Characters: Jessica, Annie, Emily, Valerie, Monica, Timothy, Peter, Justin, Andy, Nelson
Love was in the air at school, and the boys were acting silly. Valerie giggled at their antics. Emily rolled her eyes. Monica laughed, and Jessica gave a small smile. Annie groaned.
It was late spring, and they were juniors. Valerie laughed loudly at something Andy did, then looked guilty. She and Andy had gotten together over Christmas break, and she was thrilled. She had been crushing on him since the beginning of high school.
She shared a glance with Monica. Monica had been secretly in love with Justin for the entire year, and Valerie wouldn’t be surprised if they started dating soon. Annie had been dating Timothy since March, and Emily was totally in love with Damien, although they weren’t together. And Peter had been
Jessica's Life, Ch. 4: Caving InWarning: I cried while writing this chapter.
Jessica's Life, Ch. 4: Caving In By Manwathiel
Characters: Jessica, Emily, Lauren, Nelson, Kevin, Rob, Valerie, Annie, Brandon
Summary: A couple of weeks after the big game, Jessica's life is falling apart.
Jessica didn’t know how to go on anymore. Her dad was taking time off work, but her mom was as busy as ever. Brandon still refused to visit Aunt Lauren, even thought they all knew she didn’t have long. Kevin had all but disappeared, and Jessica was having trouble focusing.
She was sitting in her US history class with Annie when her phone buzzed. She looked down at it and saw that it was her dad. She gasped. She didn’t want to open it, didn’t want to know what had happened.
Annie glanced at her, motioning to her phone.
What’s going on, Jess? Are you okay? -Annie
I can’t talk right now. I have to go. -Jess
Jessica packed up her stuff and walked out. She had already talked with most of her teache
Jessica's Life, Ch 3: The Final GameJessica's Life, Ch 3: The Final Game
Characters: Jessica, Emily, Kevin, Nelson, Valerie, Lauren, Rob, Susan, Brandon
Summary: The big game is coming up, but how is Jessica feeling? And how can she play a game without Aunt Lauren being there to watch? And what's up with her dad?
“You seem to be doing a bit better, Jess,” Emily said on Thursday. Jessica nodded slowly.
“Yeah. I guess. I’ve been working with Kevin on some stuff,” Jessica said. “And he’s making sure I’m eating enough every day. So you don’t have to worry.” She gave a smile.
“Good. Someone needs to make sure you are,” Emily replied with a giggle. Then she grew serious again. “But seriously. I’ve been praying for you, and so has Annie.”
“Thanks, Emily,” Jessica said. “If you could, would you keep praying? For me and for my family? And for Kevin?”
“Sure,” Emily said. “Of course.” Jessica smi
Jessica's Life, Ch. 2: DistractedJessica's Life, Ch. 2: Distracted
Characters: Jessica, Kevin, Lauren, Emily, Brandon, Monica, Valerie
Summary: It's getting closer to the championship game, but Jessica can't focus. With Aunt Lauren worse, why does anything matter? And how can she possible go on when her whole world is crashing in on her?
A couple of weeks later, Jessica was at soccer practice. But her heart wasn’t in it. She looked over at Kevin, wondering how he was holding himself together.
Aunt Lauren was worse. Much worse. The doctors had moved her into the hospital so they could try to take care of her better. Jessica really hated seeing her aunt so sick.
“Jess, are you okay? You seem a little out of it today,” Emily said, placing her hand on her friend’s shoulder. Jessica just shook her head.
“I can’t talk about it,” she muttered through tears. She jogged over to Kevin when he motioned to her.
“Jessica, I know this is really hard. But she wouldn’t want you to
Jessica's Life, Ch. 1: Family Jessica's Life, Ch. 1: Family
Characters: Jessica, Emily, Valerie, Kevin, Monica, Annie, Lauren, Susan, Nelson, Rob, Brandon
Summary: Jessica doesn't want to tell her friends what's really going on. She will only drop little hints.
The girls sat on a bench in the park after their big game.
“Kevin’s just a big softie, Jess. You know that,” Emily Winters said. “He’s not going to do anything about it.”
“I hope not. Sometimes it’s fun having my cousin as my coach, but most of the time, I hate it. He knows me way too well,” Jessica Morris said, frowning. “Did you know he used to chase me around our grandmother’s house when we all went there for holidays? And he used to tease me all the time.”
“Is that so bad?” Emily asked, laughing. The only cousin she knew was her cousin Nate who lived in New York. Holidays, at least before her dad married Christina, had been quiet affairs in her home because they had no fa
Emily's Asthma TroubleEmily's Asthma Trouble
Characters: Emily, Tiffany, Jessica, Valerie, Monica, Kevin, Damien, Annie, Emily's family
Summary: Emily is having trouble with her asthma, and they have a huge and important soccer game coming up.
Tiffany ran down the soccer field and kicked the ball. Emily glared at her, still annoyed over that had happened years before. It irked her that Tiffany was so happy with her boyfriend, and here she was, broken up and her heart breaking.
“Jessica! Pass it here!” A voice pulled Emily out of her thoughts and back to the practice game at hand. She glanced over at Valerie, who now had the ball and was racing down the field.
Practice was exhausting, and all the girls were breathing hard. Emily was having more trouble than usual with her breathing, and her coach called her over.
“Emily, are you feeling okay today?” Kevin asked her.
“Yeah… I’m fine,” she replied, still breathing heavily. She knew she had to take care of her as
Heartbroken.... Yet HopefulHeartbroken... Yet Hopeful
Characters: Annie, Travis, Melissa, Christina, another boy
Summary: Annie, as she prepares for graduation from college, is fully in love with Travis. But then she gets a weird message.
Annie sat on their bench, waiting for Travis to show up. He was unusually late for their normal meeting, and she started to get concerned. It wasn't like him to keep her waiting.
It had been a little bit more than a year since he asked her to become his girlfriend, and now that she was almost graduating, she was expecting something big from him. He had said he wanted to talk to her.
"Come on, sweetheart. Where are you?" she said softly. "You know I have class at 1." It was 12:45, and she couldn't wait much longer. She decided to text him.
Hey trav. I waited for you at our normal spot, but you never showed up. I have to go to class now. Text me, okay? Love you.
She frowned. As she waited, her concern turned into annoyance. Finally
Frankenstein- Alt. endingWARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ FRANKENSTEIN!!!!!!!!!!! MAJOR SPOILER ALERT TO ENDING OF BOOK!!!!!!!
Alternate Ending to Frankenstein
My dearest Margaret, I write to you with a strange desire in my heart. You will surely remember my friend Frankenstein's creature that abandoned my ship recently, right? Well, the sudden desire to follow him has entered my heart. Frankenstein laid it on me to kill this creature, and I did not. I could not bring myself to do it in Frankenstein's own room. So he jumped out the window and onto the ice.
Now I wish to follow him and see if he did all he said he would do. Remember that he told me he would die by burning himself. My desire is to see this happen.
Do you remember, my dear sister, how long ago I told you that I wished to accomplish something great? Well, now I feel this is my chance. I was not successful as a poet, or as an Artic explorer. The only thing I found in the North Pole was a friend, Victor Frankenstein. B
Canada X Reader Maple Cookies Prize
Canada X Reader Maple Cookies
Mattie or Matthew turned to see a girl with (hair/length) (hair/color) hair and (eye/color) eye running toward him. He waited for her to get to him and catch her breath. When she did she smiled at him.
“I did it” she says holding up a paper
“Did what (Name)?” he asks
“I signed up for the food fair and got the country I wanted” (Name) answers
“Cool, which country did you chose?” he asks curiously
“Canada” she says simply
Matthews’s cheeks turn pink.
“What are you going to make?” he asks
“I have a bunch of maple flavored recipes I’m going to make and I have already started the info poster”
“I can help you if you want”
“No thanks, I want it to be a surprise”
(Name) winks at him the strolls away. After that Matthew barely saw (Name). She would wave at him, they would talk for a bit then she would leave and whenever he as
Scooby Doo and Shaggy VS Animatronics: Battle
The Mystery Machine was driving down a bleak road in the middle of the forest. Shaggy and Scooby had to do all of the Mystery Solving, since the rest of the gang was on a vacation. They were looking for a rest stop, or, at least, a place to eat. Scooby had eaten all of their food for the trip.
"Jeez, Scoob, why do I have a feeling this might be more difficult without Fred, Daphine, and Velma?"
"Raggy, look, a sign!"
The sign spoke of an exit, about half a mile away. Shaggy stopped for a minute and examined the sign.
"On exit five, turn left, and you will find a small town, home of Freddy Fazbear's pizzerea. This famed Pizza restaurant makes some of the best Pizza 'round. Though make sure to leave by closing, as the restaurant is not responsible for any dismemberment and mutilation."
Scooby ran up to the window closest to Shaggy.
"Rid you say Pizza?"
"Yeah, Scoob! Let's go there, and besides, I wasn't paying attention at that last part anyways!"
Shaggy leapt into the front seat, and sta
ShipsDo you know why its a bad idea for ships to travel side by side over the sea?
They sat side by side, husband and wife, not touching. She sat perched on the edge of the sofa, as though she was scared to come into contact with anything solid. He, on the other hand, lay so far back that he was almost flat, as though hoped that the cushions would swallow him. He was wrapped in a blanket (he was always cold these days) whereas she just looked cold. Not as if she was cold, but as if she radiated it, as though it was some sort of negative heat. Neither of them looked at each other. They both acted as though the TV was their entire world.
The motion of the waves acts on the outer edge of each of the two ships.
"Do you still love me?" she said suddenly. He didn't reply. This wasn't particularly surprising, as she had been dead for a year now. She sighed, and he wriggled deeper under his blanket.
But the really interesting part is that each of the ships acts as a natural shield
A Letter from your SongsAnother oldie... Not a poem this time, but a letter written to song artist Stevie Nicks, (who has been a favorite of mine and a big inspiration to me for a very long time...since my teen years).
The letter is written to her using her songs. (which are shown in bold)
Has anyone ever written anything for you?
I have, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for: The beginning of The dance. For being there at the Edge of seventeen of my life. For showing me the sparkling beauty of the Silver spring. For the contrast of Leather and lace . For introducing me to Sarah. For embracing the world within your Dreams . For knowing your Destiny : and being the Kind of woman that you are; giving, Unconditional love. Even though Outside the rain wreaked
Wizards in Training (TG) (Request)(WARNING: This story contains descriptions of a man turning into a woman. If this puts you off, feel free to pass this up.)
The Pogona Institution for the Magically Inclined; call it your real-world Hogwarts equivalent if you will. This was a prestigious college, located in far off in the Canadian wilderness, surrounded by lush forests and mirror-like lakes, beyond which the snow-covered mountains rise to dominate the skyline. The college itself was not unlike your modern campus grounds, only it featured more of an elegant decor than most other public educational establishments. Despite the absolutely beautiful view, this school was particularly private, and only those who prove themselves to be truly capable of wielding arcane forces are allowed to enter. This process is full of all sorts of challenges and troubles, but some people manage to make it in by the skin of their neck. Two such people are new students Aaron and Bennett, who had just enrolled a week ago.
imaginary letters to hollow bonesto the quietest one,
i long to use my flesh and bone to advantage beneath the harsh glow of fluorescent lighting, to show off angles that should not exist but do.
i yearn to feel the touch of a hand as if it were the weight of the world upon my waist instead of a soft, rounded palm.
i desire the skin of my shoulders to split and for wings to unfurl from their hidden cavities so that i may fly as if i were a bird.
these are the thoughts that will echo within my conscious on my twenty-second birthday, when the cake is moist and my mouth waters with the delight of it.
these are the ideas that will hollow my bones and fill them with air in preparation for my maiden flight.
and i tell you this, youngest of young selves: you must not allow it. stamp out these snake-like thoughts when you are still shy of your tenth birthday, before they begin to matter. let them spill into the ocean from the sink in our bathroom long before they begin to poison us both, before they can strip the fat flesh
Rentals"And that's how I ended up on this shelf!" I made sure to say with a smile on my face. The man across from me just tilted his head in confusion. "Is something still wrong? I thought I did a pretty good job at explaining why my head is here."
"Yeah, but..." he said while crossing his arms. He seemed to be at a loss for words. "Okay, I get that you're only being rented out and not actually for sale. But why are you actually.. ya know.. on?"
"What?" It took me a second to realize what he meant. But I got it. "Oh! Well that's easy. Since I volunteered for this, I'm left on so I can let people know why my head isn't for sale. I uh, hold on." I needed to blow my hair out of my face, since my hands were else where in the store. I wasn't getting much done, but thankfully the customer brushed my black hair behind my ear and out of my hair. "Thank you! Now where was I? Oh right. Normally there are a lot more rental heads out on display, but we are near closing time and I seem to be the last one
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 38
Chapter 38: Rage and Regret
Breakfast was quiet despite the seventeen ponies (Apple family and guests, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie) sitting together at the conjoined tables. Some remained silent because they were still exhausted, some didn’t know how to break the awkward tension, and others just didn’t want to speak at all. Regardless of their reasoning, they all had much on their minds. With Cherry sleeping in, there was still an incomplete feeling that blanketed them all.
Applejack’s eyes drifted from one side of the table to the other. Berry poked at his food, unable to eat. Bismarck and Radiance occasionally whispered something to one another but never spoke up. Orion, Peach, and Bucky were uncharacteristically calm as well. Who knew what was going through their minds? Flora ate slowly, never looking up from her food. Tempest and Andromeda ate quickly, though for different reasons. None of them were going to say anything, so it would be up to Appleja
Modern Woman at the WellModern Version of "Woman at the Well" By Manwathiel
There was this one day, that strange day
I was on my way home after work and decided to stop at Starbucks. While I was there, I saw an older woman sitting by herself. She looked sad and lonely, so I asked if I could sit with her. She said yes, and I sat down at her small table.
"What's wrong?" I asked, for you will remember she looked sad.
"Twelve years. it's been twelve years," she said very slowly. "Twelve years to the day. Since he died." This came very slowly, but in the end, I learned that her husband had died twelve years before on that particular day. She also told me that, shortly before he died, he became a Christian. She didn't seem very happy with that fact, so I started telling her about how loving God is and how much He wants her.
"God wants you to love Him, and if your husband accepted Christ before he passed away, then he's in heaven, dancing and celebrating with God. I'm sure John would want you to join hi
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