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A nightmare every night meant she should have been sent to a nightmare-free state so she could continue her studies

She was 16, a kid from a family with four kids, three girls and one boy, and she had been kicked out of every place but one. She had been kicked out of the...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist M’Baye M’Baye tells the story of how she made it to the forest...

When I woke up everything was white. White like the night sky, blank white. I could smell the cold, crisp smell of snow and trees. I felt it through the floorboards and on the...

The next step was a choice of a direction or not

The next step was a choice of a direction or not. I stepped forward with care, feeling the ice crystals under my feet and ice crumbs beneath my pantlegs. My feet took me through...

A young soldier, now known as Private Luke Roberts, was sent to fight in Iraq

The young soldier woke up about 1 month later on May 9th, 2010, in a hospital in Kuwait, having lived through a life-changing experience. Luke had been brought to Kuwait by his parents. His...

“Milly, what do you think you’re going to do?”

“I don’t know.” “That’s what I’m asking. That’s what I’m scared of. What if I can’t get my money? What if they say no? What do I do then? Go back to school, and...

Tommy LaFontaine would think about all the things that had gone wrong in his life

But then he'd think about his parents. They had told him that they'd made everything okay. That they weren't really mean to him, that they loved him. And then that last night, when they'd...

The man on the shore slept in his sleeping bag, waiting for the dawn

When the wind freshened, the man on board felt it, he dreaded it, he knew the danger. The night, the night. When the moonlight vanished, the man felt the storm, but then he saw...

Emil, Quincy, and the rest of the group were sitting on the side of the road waiting for the next trucker to arrive

Soon, all seven of the men were in their respective vehicles and on their way to their next destination. They pulled in to a truck stop that was located on a busy highway. The...

As the days lengthen and the nights lengthen, the seasons change

All this change is at once very familiar and strangely unfamiliar, for we have become well used to the order of events. The seasons have been arranged in roughly the same way for at...

She was not made of wood and stone

She was not made of wood and stone. She was made of love; and she loved well, with a love so deep that it felt like a pulse, beating the warm and fragrant air,...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...
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