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Jack, the Caretaker
1 part / 21 pages
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updated Dec 31, 2013

6,850 words; Short Story; CompleteA first-person narrator meets an odd caretaker at a roadhouse inn that is centuries old, as old as the nation; bypassed by interstate highway and frozen in time, the hotel is no longer relevant to the corporate franchise world of today, or even the world of forty-plus years ago.  The narrator and the caretaker are two people who share an outsider’s perspective.  Their surnames are famous worldwide for the distilling families, makers of fine whiskey’s on both sides of the Atlantic.  They might be part of the family, but they are from decidedly broken branches of their respective family trees.  They share a love of the old hotel, too, a fascination without specific source for the narrator; it’s just a place his heart bids him return.  Jack is connected in a more elemental way, not only to the place, but to the namesakes and makers of bourbon.  The narrator would like to report that the last time he saw Jack was at the old Summit Crest Hotel, but it wasn’t.  Old Jack might be dead, but he still gets around pretty well, he and his cronies . . .

 
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#3 in Chick Lit
House of Beasts
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

House of Beasts is about a group of swingers that move to the countryside to get away from the prying eyes and hypocrisy of the suburbs. As they become self-sufficient, and although they still swing, they all become active members of the community in their own way.

 
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Baby Love
1 part / 2 pages
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updated Aug 19, 2019

An unexpected meeting between two disparate souls in a crowded supermarket.

 
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Belgian Station
1 part / 1 page
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updated Dec 31, 2013

poem about the brilliant things in life that make us smile, and the way they don't last as long as they should. 

 
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#8 in Chick Lit
I Am Trying to be Genuine
1 part / 4 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

What if the writer and reader could actually form a vulnerable relationship?  I am Trying to be Genuine explores just this: how can an author expose herself in order to achieve true connection? 

 
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Seeing the Shadows of the Day
1 part / 45 pages
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updated Dec 31, 2013

This is a sequel to Seeing the Light of Day. This is a contemporary love story and it mirrors the world as it divides and separates and poses the question of how to unify their world. Seeing the Shadows of the day begins as they have entered into separation and man begins to feel his inner rage, resentment and anger at her ways. He launches missile attacks in the form of e-mails, maligning her good name with others, and resists taking any responsibility for how he has contributed to their present situation. He wears a mask of public image, continues to promote himself as a spiritual teacher, and decides that he can find something better, easier...more me...and he creates a world in man's image. God continues to talk to the woman, and tells her to abandon him completely in order that he can find his inner courage, slay his inner demons, and face the ruthlessness and brutality within himself, in order that he can integrate these things as part of his whole.... In this way they will lose their power over him and he can shine light into his shadow...he will be able to learn to use all of himself to God effect. The woman uses the power of grace to dis-arm him of his weapons....she does not go on the attack, she does not defend herself, she does not justify her actions...she simply hears what is really being communicated...'you have hurt me'....Serenity is her ally.  

 
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Fish
1 part / 1 page
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updated Aug 19, 2019

A meditation on love.

 
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#10 in Mystery
Seeing the Light of Day
1 part / 42 pages
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updated Nov 23, 2013

Seeing the Light of Day and its sequel  follows the journey of one woman as she experiences the changes taking place as the upgrading of human consciousness takes effect. The new energies have now arrived with the advent of 2012 and beyond and these are touching all our lives.  As the world is slowly breaking down in order that it can come together whole, the story follows her own experiences as she is broken down in one with the shattering of her world…from brokenness to wholeness…she is re-configured, re-designed and she has felt the sorrow of the world, and pledges now to be a messenger of peace. These books are a heart-breaking love story. The woman, is in effect, writing a love letter not just to the lover she has lost, but to the world, encouraging it to love itself and become a true union. But this is not Hollywood…it is gritty, real and raw and the reader is taken on the heart rendering journey of how her heart is smashed against the rocks, how she feels despair at the deepest level, and how she finally arrives at inner peace and renewed hope... There are no Hollywood happy ever after endings…she takes the reader on a journey of repeating patterns of behaviour, power battles, and ego based behaviours….but there is the magical possibility that man may yet redeem himself…. The world is now waking up and each person is remembering who and what they are.  

 
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War
1 part / 8 pages
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updated Aug 19, 2019

"Then her holy scream.  My sister howls like a wolf at the full moon.  I cannot contain my ecstasy." Two twisted sisters clash in an ancient battle of jealousy and sibling rivalry.

 
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Inner Light
1 part / 2 pages
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updated Apr 10, 2017

I saw her bathing all in nude, Her beauty and the darkness consumed her, Her darkness was shining, But she wasn't afraid, Because she knew who she was. She knew where she wanted to be,  But even as it was crumbling, She saw her fate drowning, Nemesis. In darkness as she tried to breathe. As she tried to survive, to wait it out until the Sunrise. Eating the apple after years of forbidding herself from eating, Gaining that insight, To what she never thought she would know- Pure enlightenment. The Darkness thou doth tempt, Love thy parents, But breaking windows, A&E... Can it all be forgiven? It's not a cry that you hear at night, It's the whisper of gratitude, From all those who have been saved, From inner turmoil, their own darkness Shining.

 
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#9 in Self Help
Amazing Grace
1 part / 38 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

A God like presence has come to earth and entered into the body of a woman who has fallen in love with a man who is self serving in his nature.   In the female form she wants to come to earth and see for herself why man is blowing his world apart. The man is abusing his power, he treats women poorly, and he is lying to himself about his motivations. He has a very polished public image, and tells everyone he is here to serve God's will. Behind closed doors he is abusive in his ways. The man has so many belief systems about how God should be he cannot recognize her when she arrives. He is terrified of being found out in his lies... The man gets into a relationship with the woman. He changes his mind about her not being right for him, and he begins to fall in love with her...but he keeps fighting a power battle to keep himself on top of his lies and self-sabotaging ways. He has styled himself into a spiritual guru and keeps telling the woman/God how ignorant she is....he uses his belief systems from a place of fear and murders his own happiness.  The man is reflective of the world and how using beliefs, religious or spiritual, in a way that creates divide and separation, has kept the world in a state of perpetual chaos.  

 
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Statuto - Pro Loco di Pieve di Compresseto
0 parts / 0 pages
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updated Aug 19, 2019

Statuto della Pro loco di Pieve di Compresseto

 
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PARTING SHOT
1 part / 6 pages
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updated Jul 14, 2016

Two frightened men sat facing each other in a cold, dimly lit room. There was no window, and nothing on the walls except the ventilation grills and a grid of TV screens showing neat rows of red and grey human corpses.

 
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Office Conduct Becoming
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Aug 19, 2019

"Sometimes, it's just easier to keep it professional, Igor.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained."  

 
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Oral flore
1 part / 4 pages
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updated Jun 26, 2017

Oral présentée par :Flore DESTIEULe JournalismeBonjour Mesdames et Messieurs,je me présente : je m’appelle Flore DESTIEU et je suis une élève de 4 Lumière.Le projet que je vais vous présenter concerne le journalisme.Je trouvais que ce sujet me correspond plus que d’autres, donc j’ai préféré le choisir.Les articles que nous avons créés m’ont vraiment inspirée et je me sentais dans mon élément.Tout d’abord, nous avons créé deux articles :• un en Education Civique puis en Français,• on a également pu voir comment présenter un article en Technologie.En ce qui concerne l’Education Civique, nous avons conçu un article sur les médias en abordant un sujet similaire. (Donner article prof).Pour ma part, j’ai choisi le Cyberharcèlement car je trouve que c’est un sujet vaste et complexe qui comporte beaucoup de nuances et sur lequel nous pouvons débattre.Nous nous sommes aussi intéressés à la façon dont un article est composé ainsi que à la façon de le présenter.Un article de presse est toujours structuré de la même façon :• Tout d’abord il y a le chapeau, une phrase assez courte qui accroche.• Ensuite, il y a le corps du texte qui doit comporter : une phrase d’accroche, la règle des 5 W (Who, What, When, Where et Why) pour donner l’essentiel de l’information.• Après on devra mettre des intertitres qui découpent l’article en paragraphe.• A la fin de l’article, il faudra une chute, une conclusion courte qui peut ouvrir l’article sur un autre sujet.Cependant, il faut toujours placer le plus important de l’article au début, c’est la technique de la pyramide inversée.Maintenant, je vais vous parler de ce que l’on a fait en cours de Français. (Donner article prof).Dans cette discipline, nous devions faire un article en groupe sur différents sujets que nous pouvions choisir comme le sport, les arts, le cinéma etc.…Pour celui-ci, j’ai préféré prendre le thème du théâtre et son évolution dans l’histoire.Au cours de ce travail, j’ai expliqué comment le théâtre s’est construit au fil des siècles et à quels moyens on doit son évolution.Avec ce travail, j’ai pu développer ma culture générale en recherchant des idées pour mon article, car j’ai du faire des lectures sur l’évolution du théâtre de l’Antiquité jusqu’au théâtre contemporain et étudier les différentes formes théâtrales. (Comédie, tragédie, etc…)Enfin, pour la technologie nous avons travaillé la présentation d’un article sur différent logiciel comme Publisher.On a appris comment le disposer comme un vraie article de presse et à ne pas faire de fautes grammaticales.Ce qui est important dans un article, c’est l’exactitude de ce qui y est raconté.En effet, un journaliste doit respecter des devoirs comme la vérité, la liberté d’information et le secret de la vie privée.Le journalisme est très important au niveau des médias car il permet d’informer le public de façon à ce que lui même puisse se forger sa propre opinion de manière indépendante, que se soit sur le net, dans des journaux, à la radio ou à la télévision.Pour finir, j’ai choisi le journalisme plutôt que le lyrisme car le journalisme m’intéresse par sa complexité et ses applications concrètes dans la vie de tous les jours.Mon ressentit sur ce projet à était très positif, je me suis même surprise à le trouver divertissant car je me suis beaucoup amusée à rechercher toutes les idées d’articles sur internet et à les présenter sur un ordinateur.Je finis en disant que ce projet m’a vraiment plu et apporté car finalement j’ai beaucoup appris en faisant des recherches sur ce qui me correspond le plus.

 
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#10 in Contemporary
Annwn
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Jan 14, 2017

Written directly from the cauldron of Annwn, resurrection of the spirits of Sovereign and the King - a story to heal our broken worlds.

 
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Genesis Diner
1 part / 28 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

GENRE: Contemporary, Fiction8,100 words; Short Story; CompleteOn the occasion of his mom and dad’s fiftieth wedding anniversary, a father reveals a horrible secret to his son.  Possibly, if revealed, it is enough to tear the family asunder.  The son listens to his father’s confession, a nightmare if it were only a dream, but a horror this World War Two veteran has carried through his life and for some confounding reason is driven to reveal all to his son.  Ultimately, the son accepts the burden of sharing his father’s sin.  Together, they will protect the family they have created and although the foundation is flawed, their house will stand.  Years later, after the deaths of both the father and mother, the son commits a lesser sin of his own and applies the lessons of his father to save the family again.

 
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The Great Journey
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

Peregryn Holmes (the Holmes coming from the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes) chose her name because she doesn't remember her real last name, only that she liked the Sherlock Holmes stories. The first thing she remembers is waking up on a hospital bed, when she was 10, and being told that she's going to go live with Walter now, so be a good girl alright?  At her new home she meets a dad who's never really around, but is great when he is; a Julio who's got an angel's heart but makes the devil's decisions; and the first in a row of Bottle Blondes who never really want to be her mother.  The only thing she wants, is to know who her mother is, and who she is, but how will she find that out she can't even remember her own last name? 

 
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Lust4Life
1 part / 16 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

Set in modern day Edinburgh, an average Joe man in his early thirties, is given the news that he  has terminal brain cancer. He then sets out to enjoy a life that he always wanted to lead. A life without consequence, fear and regret.

 
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#2 in Paranormal
Tommy Catoctin
1 part / 34 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

GENRE: Contemporary, Fiction, Paranormal9,900 words; Short Story; CompleteWhen we first meet the protagonist, his name is not Tommy Catoctin, although that is what he will soon call himself.  One is not born Tommy Catoctin; one becomes Tommy Catoctin.  It is an honorarium reserved for military veterans who have tread soil—foreign and domestic—sanctified by US service members, now and throughout the last three or more centuries. As we discover, Tommy Catoctin might not exist in the world the rest of us know; he exists with only one sacred purpose.  It is his task to make sure no man is left behind to wander without direction, without orders.  He appears where he is needed and is known by many hallowed names; Tommy Normandy, Tommy Midway, Tommy Baghdad.Our eponymous Tommy Catoctin took some persuading; he had to die in the Civil War to accept his mission today . . .

 
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