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Illumination
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

A boy of 17 intrigued by all things subtle and often over-looked, is diagnosed with a multitude of mental illnesses, and therefore prescribed a vast array of medications. Flattened by the weight of his peers judgement, he isolates himself away for years, refraining from all social contact and destroying all that is technological, but for one item, his laptop. With this lone piece of hardware he begins to write out his daily thought process, delving deep into his mind and its peculiar predicament. This habit however, begins to lead him further away from the social norm; letting the onset of further troubles lead psychologists and his family to the conclusion that his mind has begun to break down. Now left with little options, he begins to dig a little further into his now labelled "insane" mind, and unravels a philosophical outlook that warps the boundaries of 21st century living, and therefore sends him on a journey for not only his sanity, but for his life.

 
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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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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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#4 in Travel
Life in India
1 part / 2 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

Registering or filing a complaint with the police department for the theft or loss of a mobile, motor bike or car is not as easy. The cops will find hundred ways to not register your complaint. I don't mean it stands true in all of India but some part of India, Yes !!

 
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#5 in Gay and Lesbian
Liverpool Story
1 part / 14 pages
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updated Dec 06, 2013

Play - set in Liverpool England - early 60's  A snapshot of working class life and the many changes being experienced by young and old alike.   

 
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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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#7 in Chick Lit
Middle Child Syndrome
1 part / 5 pages
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updated Nov 19, 2013

15 year old middle child Judy is so bored she can’t see straight, pushing  everything around her to breaking point until one day with the police in her life and her lover in jail, she goes looking for answers. Carly flirted with alcoholism in her twenties but it wasn’t until she became a mother that she was able to commit fully. As her life unravels, Carly leaves her white toothed husband and kids and travels back to The Time Before Children; to San Francisco and Eileen, her barefoot friend nagged by a sense that she forgot something, and her single life.  Carly’s story soon becomes one of loss and ultimately waste: Faced with so many choices, sometimes it’s easier to just sit down with a drink. That is until Eileen receives a phone call that will turn their lives upside down and lead them on a journey across America and towards their destiny.  

 
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Notes of Consequence.
1 part / 30 pages
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updated Nov 19, 2013

Notes of Consequence is the story of Ellen whose life is devastatingly disrupted by the death of her partner, Roger. Completely distraught, the horror and fear Ellen suffers eats at her life until she feels that to cope she must make radical changes. Ellen leaves her past behind by moving to a completely unknown place where she can begin again whilst trying to recover from loss and betrayal.   Ellen moves to a remote and misshapen cottage she feels a strong connection with as soon as she sees it. Still haunted by the discovery of a note that implied Roger may have had a baby and mistreated the mother, Ellen  navigates her way through a new environment finding friendships and ultimately dares to think about love. By immersing herself in her constant love of nature and literature, especially Thomas Hardy, Ellen begins to find new friendships, a new job and a deepening relationship with her surroundings. But Ellen stumbles on her road, fights feelings of isolation and loneliness, and struggles against the unforeseen consequences of a one night stand. Woven through the narrative are four notes that have consequences for Ellen. From devastation to hope, from bizarre and unexpected links between new friends and old passions, these notes direct Ellen through her process of healing and lead her to new discoveries. The focus of the novel is on personal narratives and relationships, and the intention is to give a descriptive account of contemporary rural living and Ellen’s emotive development after tragedy.  

 
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#8 in Crime
Oblivion Bridge
1 part / 79 pages
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updated Nov 23, 2013

GENRE: Contemporary, Crime, Fiction, Suspense24,850 words; Complete Novella - Ninth draft, but still not yet finely polished . . . More work to come but still readable, with all elements in place.Both lines of the first-person narrator’s Appalachian Mountain families’ are moonshiners going back generations, and as he tells it, “My uncles all were outlaws, every last one of them, and daddy was, too.  They weren’t lazy.  They knew what hard work was, and were eager to avoid it . . .”  The narrator’s daddy and his mother’s daddy were the biggest obstacles to circumvent in any situation that developed, and surrounding those two, one could always count on situations developing.  They made life difficult for people inside and out of the family, but they served the big fish that swim near the surface, the power elite of Mesach County.  Even after the end of Prohibition, their special services remained valuable.  As was clear that he would from the beginning, daddy finally took things too far.  Something had to give, and the end began at Oblivion Bridge . . .

 
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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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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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Pete Doherty; a tribute
1 part / 2 pages
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updated Feb 26, 2017

A poem to honour the life of Pete Doherty. Frontman of the Libertines and Babyshambles. A troubled genius 

 
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#2 in Art
Poetry:A Map of Melancholy
1 part / 74 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

there can be no synopsis as what is being communicated is in the poems by a published poet and author who is seeking a publisher for his most recent collection and who has fallen foul of the poetry scene which he has forsaken deliberately

 
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Press Play
1 part / 12 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

The idea on which this opening is built is the concept of memory. In our daily lives, we allow memories to stagnate and often hold us to ransom. The memories sometimes degrade to the point where they are in contrast to what actually happened. This novel then examines the character of Mat Berringer and his relationship to his memory of the train wreck that killed his parents. The wreck acted to jolt his conscious memory into existence, and being so horrific, it is all he can focus upon in ensuing years. As in this opening, he suffers from sexual dysfunction, and an element of social ineptness. However, he is also intelligent, cunning and has a near eidetic memory. He can also be socially manipulative if he so chooses. This proves to be the case in procuring a Dictaphone form his ex-journalist Aunt. He manipulates her into giving him the prized remnant of her past life. Effectively, it acts as a tool for Mat to engage with his memories, and the formulation of a coherent picture of his parents, and their death.

 
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Regina Scully's Scrypt
3 parts / 3 pages
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updated Dec 12, 2013

To elude feelings of loss and grief the main character has rebuilt her life using, what some may see as, peculiar behaviour

 
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Secret Rendezvous
1 part / 9 pages
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updated Nov 20, 2013

Woman in a dead end relationship has a strange encounter that changes her perception of life and 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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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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She Had Left
1 part / 2 pages
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updated Nov 20, 2013

This short story describes the decay of a relationship.

 
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