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The Street of Oxford: AlicexArthur - CommissionOn the street called Oxford, stood a small tea shop, crammed between two modern window strewn buildings towering high into the foggy London sky, each with glamorous boutiques and continually updating clothing stores. But it was not those stores Alice loved; it was that little green painted tea shop that stood out from the refurbished city. She would always walked by it on her way home from her pitiful 9 – 5 work day with a peak in the window, never daring to venture inside. Though today she felt brave, she needed a quick pick me up from her day, plus she was running out of tea at home.
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Alice’s petite figure fought to pull open the heavy door, but as she heaved it open, a shower of exotic smells filled her nose. She walked into the shoe box sized store, which was dimly lit, with teas from all over the world lining black shelves from wall to wall. The sight was almost mesmerizingly unreal, like she stepped into another century. Had she fall
CUT Chapter 2
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Someone told me that love, true love, comes from the cuts you give yourself. And for the longest time I thought that was true. I thought it was the only way to feel free. I thought only I, and I alone can show myself the love I've always wanted.
I really did think that… Until I met Ludwig…
3/23/2008 Mood: Thankful
Driving to the store, I tried to block the people I loved from my mind. It makes it easier to hurt myself, not only that but pleasurable thinking no one would care. I stopped at a stoplight, being the only one on that strip, I thought about driving off the road. When the light turned green my thoughts changed and I reached the convenience store.
While in there; I went straight to the alcohol and wine. I was there for a while before grabbing a case of Bacardi, Red Wine, and E. Guigal Cotes Du Rhone. Gladly, I didn't need an ID nor did I have to pay for any of it. A friend of mine, Kenneth, works there and payed for me.
"Yo, Feli. I didn't know they let you out already."
Please, Have Moment of SilenceFor the victims that have died on December 13, 1937 in the Rape of Nanking during the Second Sino-Japanese/World War II.
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This is an event not known by many, as winners write history. This is an atrocious mass war rape and slaughter that remains generally unknown to the general public, especially to those in Japan and the USA.
I have friends who's grandparents have died in this tragic event; buried alive, shot, mutilated, raped, slaughtered for amusement. My own great-grandparents and grandparents fled before this tragic moment in history occurred.
Iris Chang published a book known as "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II". Please take a moment to read this excerpt. Also, below the first passage is an edited version that I am using for a speech. Slightly altered for my dramatic effect, but the overall idea is the same.
"LITTLE WAS SPARED ON the path to Nanking. Japanese veterans remember raiding tiny farm communities, where they clubbed or bayoneted e