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1   17 readings 1 min
My sister’s brain tumor was a slow elevator down from the honor roll to the funeral page. In between was an eighteen month decline that she pressed forward to her sixteenth birthday, which we ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   11 readings 3 min
My name is Caroline Stevens. I am a 7th grader in Battlebrook Middle School. I hate that school with a passion, it is the worst. The kids there like to pick on me because of my small and frail body ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   3 readings 1 min
I always thought I had a strong belief in God and I could handle anything life threw my way. I would not shed many tears when a family member or friend left this Earth. I felt sort of heartless in ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
1   11 readings 3 min

I Did

Kaz, ago

“They said it. They said the five words I had hoped they wouldn’t say. Said them so many times I lost all feeling for them. So many different doctors, all connected by those five words. So many ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   7 readings 5 min
The balmy evening sent warm air rushing through the open window of Garrett Roth’s F-150, joining with his fingers as they ran through his salt and pepper for the hundredth time since leaving the ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   4 readings 5 min
Constance did not notice that there was something peculiar about the bread. Nor would she have said anything to her mother if she did. Bone-tired, she was kneading flour in the candlelight. She had ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   1 readings 5 min
Theo Beauman walks down the mildew scented hallway half-smiling and half not because he cannot decide how he is feeling. While he walks, he swings his backpack to his front and unzips it to grab ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   5 readings 3 min

Shots

Cozict82, ago

“It was nice talking to you too. If you need anything-call me.”
He turned off the phone, sat back on his couch and let the last two hour's conversation sink in. Claire had gone off the grid, ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   1 readings 5 min

The Hunt

Kalzone, ago

We circle like wolves. Our blades like bared teeth prepared to strike at a moments notice. Our movements synchronize and I feel each second stretch into an hour. Each step we take resonates like a... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
1   113 readings 5 min

Last night

Michaelk, ago

I wake.
My eyes won’t open. I’m not talking about I don’t feel like opening my eyes, they simply refuse to open.
What the hell?
I feel strange, warm and fevery. Is that even a ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   10 readings 5 min
This story is not for the faint of heart, for within this text lies the terrible horrors of the dark ages. To those who continue to read, you have been warned...

I awoke that morning to ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
0   27 readings 5 min

Rose

Whoami?, ago

After Mom passed away, I got rid of all her belongings, except a cedar chest that dated back several years before my birth. That old dust covered scarred wooden box held documents she saved for ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018
2   19 readings 5 min
When it’s quiet, I climb through my bedroom window out into the early October night. I hold a bottle of my dad’s dark brown beer in one hand while pulling myself onto the roof. I wobble from ... [+]

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0   11 readings 5 min
Cole Smith squinted across the street, looking at a weird bump at the curb. She looked at her watch then both sides of her. Seeing no vehicles were coming, she hurried across. If it was what Cole that... [+]

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0   13 readings 3 min
Finley the Betta Fish was a smart, vibrant, charismatic little fish. He went to school, he did his homework, he was always very helpful to his fellow peers. Finley seemed like the perfect fish. But ... [+]

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0   10 readings 5 min
Nico shoved his back into the cage, the metal was cold against his thin t-shirt. His cheeks were wet from tears and his throat was sore and tired. As he pulled his legs into his chest and wrapped ... [+]

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1   11 readings 3 min
There is no one who exemplifies courage more than my younger sister, Bev. She was diagnosed at birth with Mental Retardation due to anoxia, a lack of air at child birth. In the late sixties, ... [+]

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Set Stories Free 2018