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Part of that Ward
Look at this cuff Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my restraints are complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl The girl who’s been… committed Look at these meds Stashed under my bed Will the mania ever end? Lookin' around here you'd think (Sure) she's a bit crazy I've got anti-psychotics and sleep aids a plenty I've got SSRIs galore (You want personality? I got twenty) But who cares? No big deal I want more I want to be where my people are I want to see want to see 'em screamin' Walkin' around with that (Whad'ya call 'em?) oh – nurse Flippin' your lid you don't get too far Jackets are needed for wigglin',
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My Sister's Keeper
            There’s a dent on the side of my car where my sister kicked it during one of her episodes. I was home for winter break, and we were sharing the car. I don’t remember what started the panic attack that brought her to rage, but I remember sitting in my car with my eyes closed. Listening as she stomped her feet on the ground and kicked the side of my car. There have been days when all of my strength has gone into calming her down. But I wouldn’t trade her for the world.              My sister’s been through her fair share of trials since her first episodes in high school. I watched, from a distance at first,
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A Secret
            The sky that day had the same mopey gray as the walls of Annie’s shabby apartment. Annie stared out of the window from the desk in her living room, sipping slowly on a cup of coffee, a pen held in her free hand.            The hardest part was trying to decide what to write to her sister after five years with no contact. In truth, in hadn’t been Annie’s idea at all to send the letter. She’d been cleaning one several pictures in Sophia’s mansion of a home. Sophia was telling her some story about that day, the trouble her brother, Christopher, had gone through to hire to a photographer, only for his k
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"Did she want to be buried or cremated?" people would ask. 'Who should come to the funeral?' And no one would know. The people, whoever they were, would just look at each other's shoes or shoulders until the silence settled in and then someone would put on a pot of coffee, briskly and with a fair amount of clatter. Coffee goes great with sudden death. – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn            "Four girls are dead. Four of our girls are dead: Kandis, Robyne, Dee, Donyell." I stood in the dorm lobby listening to the whispers students exchanged about the accident that happened two hours before.            "Does anyone know which Robyne
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Miss Scarlet in the Study - FFM Day 15
            ‘Well, it certainly is a nice house,’ I tell myself as I walk down the hall, starting up the various paintings that line the walls, portraying each of the various nobles that had once owned the house. Mr. Boddy looked more jovial in his portrait than he ever had in life. He’d been a horrible bitter old man, even if he had had a fondness for parties.            I remember hearing the news of his death. It was barely a week since I’d last been at the mansion when I received a note, telling me that he’d suffered a terrible fall, and died alone in the mansion. That was what the paper said at least, thou
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The Great Escape - FFM Day 7
            “Is he coming? Can he see us?” A whisper came from the laundry room of the apartment, where a stack of socks sat on top of the dryer. There was no one in the room, only the pile of socks, but still, the whisper continued.            “Okay, on my signal!” Another whisper came, followed by more whispers. “Go!” The voiced cried, and without warning, half the socks fell off the dryer and landed on the floor.              “Has everyone left their partners?” The whisper asked, now noticeably coming from a black sock that sat at the head of the pile. “Come on Jerry, we’ve tal
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Lucky Number 13 - FFM Day 6
            “Oh God,” Sandra groaned, staring down at the pieces of mirror that littered her wooden floor. She bent down and picked up a big one, letting out a gasp when her finger ran over the sharp. “That’s the third time this week, oh mama is going to kill me.” She groaned as she began cleaning up glass shards.              “Sandra?” Her mom called from downstairs. “What’s going on up there?”            “Nothing, mom.” She yelled back, hurrying to the throw the shards of broken mirror in the trash before her mom came to investigate. “I just dropped something.&
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The Misfortune Cookie - FFM Day 5
            ‘Your fall will come one week from today.’              Tony had memorized those words since seeing them on the fortune cookie the week before. He’d called out of work just in case. Now he sat at the kitchen table, staring down at the daunting fortune.            “You know what world, if you’re going to kill me, you might as well go for it!” He announced to the sky, challenging the universe. The universe responded with a drunk driver barreling through his living room.
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Part of that Ward
Look at this cuff Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my restraints are complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl The girl who’s been… committed Look at these meds Stashed under my bed Will the mania ever end? Lookin' around here you'd think (Sure) she's a bit crazy I've got anti-psychotics and sleep aids a plenty I've got SSRIs galore (You want personality? I got twenty) But who cares? No big deal I want more I want to be where my people are I want to see want to see 'em screamin' Walkin' around with that (Whad'ya call 'em?) oh – nurse Flippin' your lid you don't get too far Jackets are needed for wigglin',
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My Sister's Keeper
            There’s a dent on the side of my car where my sister kicked it during one of her episodes. I was home for winter break, and we were sharing the car. I don’t remember what started the panic attack that brought her to rage, but I remember sitting in my car with my eyes closed. Listening as she stomped her feet on the ground and kicked the side of my car. There have been days when all of my strength has gone into calming her down. But I wouldn’t trade her for the world.              My sister’s been through her fair share of trials since her first episodes in high school. I watched, from a distance at first,
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A Secret
            The sky that day had the same mopey gray as the walls of Annie’s shabby apartment. Annie stared out of the window from the desk in her living room, sipping slowly on a cup of coffee, a pen held in her free hand.            The hardest part was trying to decide what to write to her sister after five years with no contact. In truth, in hadn’t been Annie’s idea at all to send the letter. She’d been cleaning one several pictures in Sophia’s mansion of a home. Sophia was telling her some story about that day, the trouble her brother, Christopher, had gone through to hire to a photographer, only for his k
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Acceptance
"Did she want to be buried or cremated?" people would ask. 'Who should come to the funeral?' And no one would know. The people, whoever they were, would just look at each other's shoes or shoulders until the silence settled in and then someone would put on a pot of coffee, briskly and with a fair amount of clatter. Coffee goes great with sudden death. – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn            "Four girls are dead. Four of our girls are dead: Kandis, Robyne, Dee, Donyell." I stood in the dorm lobby listening to the whispers students exchanged about the accident that happened two hours before.            "Does anyone know which Robyne
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Miss Scarlet in the Study - FFM Day 15
            ‘Well, it certainly is a nice house,’ I tell myself as I walk down the hall, starting up the various paintings that line the walls, portraying each of the various nobles that had once owned the house. Mr. Boddy looked more jovial in his portrait than he ever had in life. He’d been a horrible bitter old man, even if he had had a fondness for parties.            I remember hearing the news of his death. It was barely a week since I’d last been at the mansion when I received a note, telling me that he’d suffered a terrible fall, and died alone in the mansion. That was what the paper said at least, thou
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The Great Escape - FFM Day 7
            “Is he coming? Can he see us?” A whisper came from the laundry room of the apartment, where a stack of socks sat on top of the dryer. There was no one in the room, only the pile of socks, but still, the whisper continued.            “Okay, on my signal!” Another whisper came, followed by more whispers. “Go!” The voiced cried, and without warning, half the socks fell off the dryer and landed on the floor.              “Has everyone left their partners?” The whisper asked, now noticeably coming from a black sock that sat at the head of the pile. “Come on Jerry, we’ve tal
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Lucky Number 13 - FFM Day 6
            “Oh God,” Sandra groaned, staring down at the pieces of mirror that littered her wooden floor. She bent down and picked up a big one, letting out a gasp when her finger ran over the sharp. “That’s the third time this week, oh mama is going to kill me.” She groaned as she began cleaning up glass shards.              “Sandra?” Her mom called from downstairs. “What’s going on up there?”            “Nothing, mom.” She yelled back, hurrying to the throw the shards of broken mirror in the trash before her mom came to investigate. “I just dropped something.&
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"Did she want to be buried or cremated?" people would ask. 'Who should come to the funeral?' And no one would know. The people, whoever they were, would just look at each other's shoes or shoulders until the silence settled in and then someone would put on a pot of coffee, briskly and with a fair amount of clatter. Coffee goes great with sudden death. – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn            "Four girls are dead. Four of our girls are dead: Kandis, Robyne, Dee, Donyell." I stood in the dorm lobby listening to the whispers students exchanged about the accident that happened two hours before.            "Does anyone know which Robyne
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Hopelessness?
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St Anne's Reel
We danced together, you and I, when the night was young. Jigs followed reels, and the whole hall moved to our music. Strangers and old friends, it made no difference, then. We watched children and old men alike as they paused on the threshold, uncertain. We watched them take those first stumbling steps, faces creasing into smiles, and then they were whirled away into the dance. Feet stamped in time, hands clapped, and skirts spun open as bright and fleeting as flowers carried on the wind. Together, we urged them on, faster and faster, until you were a blur across my strings. The years have moved on though, and that floor is empty now. You
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Under the Rainbow
        I’d never considered that I might have a place in the rainbow.      I’m eleven years old, sitting on the couch in a friend’s musty trailer, listening while her mom goes on another one of her usual biblical rants. She’s talking about “the gays” as she always calls them, making it very clear to us that she doesn’t approve. She tells us that they’re all going to hell. I’m barely listening. I wonder what she’d say if I admitted that I like girls. I decide not to test it.         I’d only ever heard the opinions that my friend’s mom peddled every time I came over. M
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Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a blessed & fantabulous day!!
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  Happy Birthday! Party I hope this day is radiant with joy, and enjoyed with the best companies.
           I wish that your whole life is wonderful and infinitely happy. Enjoy your day! 
                                                        Refreshing Cake with candles 50x50 icon by RiverKpocc  fella Gift (Party) by Ehsartem 



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Wish I could give another llama! You're just that awesome! :D
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SelahNox|Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you! :heart:
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Happy birthday! :D
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SelahNox|Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!!
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