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The Fill in the blanks story continues on with the 207th entry through the 409th entry.
The epic stories continue on here -

207th Entry -
Once upon a time the was a galaxy far far away. Everyday that galaxy would try so hard to grow to become the strongest most powerful galaxy in the universe. One day the workers inside this galaxy that were the reason for it's growth and strength started to fatigue. The galaxy's expansion was too fast for the workers to keep up with. They started to feel overworked and under-appreciated. Because of that the galaxy stagnated. Because of the stagnation the workers were able to observe just how small they were in comparison to the great big universe. That spawned a depression until finally the the galaxy imploded in a space-cloud of space-dust. By:J. Elmore

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Once upon a time, there was a great leader who wanted his people to be the smartest, strongest, most wealthy people on Earth. Everyday, The Great Leader went out to the balcony of his palace and spoke to thousands of them. But instead of tell the truth, The Great Leader would lie to his people, making everyone believe that they really were the greatest, when in fact they were not. One day, a soldier escaped The Great Leader's Kingdom, being mortally wounded by his own brothers during his daring attempt. On his death bed, the soldier told the rest of the world how horrible his country really was, without his Leader's lies there to trick them. Because of that, The Great Leader decided to punish his people by telling them even more lies, ending their contact with the rest of the world so they wouldn't hear the truth the soldier had revealed. Over time, things got so bad for the people living in The Great Leader's kingdom that the rest of the world decided it had to step in. They went to The Great Leader's country and told his people what things were really like until everyone decided he wasn't such a great leader after all. Finally, after watching his country's legacy fade, and his people learn to hate him, the once great leader decided he could do only one thing. So he used the most powerful weapon he had to destroy himself, and all the people that once belonged to him, in a final flash of light: so that the world would forever remember, that 'he' was the last great ruler, of a once great Kingdom. By:J.M. Arlen

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Once upon a time there was a dog named Max and he could talk to his person. Everyday, they would go out for a search and rescue and their team was the best. One day, Max found a little girl who passed away during the cold, dark night. The little girl was no more than six years old. Max laid down next to her and called to his owner. Because of that, Max needed time off to heal his broken heart. Max blamed himself for not finding her in time. Until finally, Max talked to his owner who said that he was the best of the best and he has saved more people and this little girl, painful as it was, died of natural causes. Max's owner understands that he is heart broken but encourages him to continue his work. By:JJDel

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Once upon a time there was a thought of fleeting rhyme. Everyday, the rhyme ran through the mind. One day, the rhyme was gone, lost to time. Because of that, I thought to write down my rhyme. Until finally, time and tide may take my mind, but long live on eternal rhyme. By:Shade of Mirrors

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Once upon a time there was a young girl who dreamed of being a famous singer. Everyday she would practice and practice in her little home town of Port Arthur, Texas. One day, she decided to take her electric stage presence onto the road to the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, and later the Festival Express Train Tour. Because of that, after 9 active years, five of her singles went onto the billboard hot 100 list, after releasing just 3 albums, and then finally a fourth album after her death. Until finally this great American rock singer and songwriter was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1995. Surprise, surprise this famous little girl blue, who also is known as pearl is the electric Janis Joplin. Created in conjunction with Spirit_Frog

212th Entry -
Once upon a time there was a young and delicate woman named Orora, who was very sad and could not figure out a way out sadness. Everyday, she would cry from sunrise until sundown, sobbing loudly at times or weeping softly at other times, but never stopping completely. Aside from crying she only did the things she had to do in order to survive. She would eat little bread and cheese, drink some water, bathe once in a while and comb her hair and change her clothes. She would sit in the sun for 20 minutes every day, between 12:00 and 12:20, precisely. She would sit there timidly, crying some and reading a book with strange letters and writings. One day, I could take it no longer and asked her why she would choose to squander her beauty, youth and health and imprison herself in her tears. Because of that, she was forced to give it some thought. She was crying while thinking, trying to find an answer and failing. Until finally, I took her hand and told her to come with me. We walked slowly for two hours or so, until we reached the beach. It had been her first time there, as she never left her house. She was so amazed she stopped crying for a minute and smiled and held my hand real tight. "I had no idea there was something out there" she said, "If only I had known...." and I kissed her softly, and we made our home there forever more. By:orell

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Once upon a time, there was a little puppy dog named Bo. Bo was a happy puppy, but he had one problem. Bo couldn't bark. Every day, Bo would hear his parents bark. He would hear his older sister Kiki bark. He would hear all the neighborhood dogs bark, but Bo could not bark. Sometimes, he would make grumblings, but never a bark never uttered from his mouth. It wasn't that Bo didn't want to bark. He had always dreamt of being able to bark like the other dogs. One day, Bo went to the doctor for a well check-up, when Mrs. Taylor noticed how Bo still couldn't bark. She was worried and knew the frustration he must have felt not being able to bark like his peers. Because of that, she suggested speech therapy, in which a speech therapist would see him regularly, to improve his oral skills. It wasn't long before the day of the appointment with the therapist came. Mrs. Williams worked diligently with Bo. It took a lot of time to invest, but with the teamwork of Mrs. Williams and Bo's mother, he made progress. The progress was slow at first. Bo worked so hard. Day and night he practiced, practiced and practiced. There were times, Bo wanted to give up and quit, but with the encouragement from his mother, he persevered. He gained strength and determination to keep working towards his goals and dream of barking. Until finally, the day Bo uttered for the first time. "Bark" What was that noise? Yes, it was Bo! In excitement, he shouted,"Bark, bark, bark!" Everyone was so proud of Bo. His hard work had paid off after all! In celebration of his great achievements, his parents' threw a pizza party for him, inviting all his family and friends. Now, Bo could bark just like all the other dogs. By:Grace Tabor

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Once upon a time there was a little fairy who would do her best to spread joy everywhere she went. Everyday, she would flutter around, looking for opportunities to help everyone- squirrels, gnomes, birds and even humans. She would grant wishes to everyone she saw just to bring a smile to their faces. Because of that, she was loved by everyone and they would always look forward to see her. One day, a wicked witch, who was jealous of our little fairy captured her and locked her in a cage by powerful spells. She wanted the fairy for herself and would not share her with anyone. Days passed and the fairy was all alone in her cage, thinking of her friends, who not having seen the fairy for days were starting to get worried and anxious. They started looking for the fairy in every nook and cranny. While flying north in search of the fairy, a little bird finally saw her by the window of an old creepy looking house. She immediately flew closer and seeing no one else around in the room, she stealthily flew towards the cage. Seeing the bird, the fairy was relieved. But the bird still couldn’t open the cage since it was locked by the witch’s spells which could only be broken by the death of the witch herself. The fairy instantly devised a plan with the bird and asked her to summon all her other friends. The bird flew back to the village chirping loudly. She called everyone the fairy had ever helped. And everyone was willing to come to the fairy’s aid. They all went towards the witch’s house carrying spears and wooden torches. They finally saw the witch outside the house, tending to her plants. Before the witch could notice the advancing army of the fairy’s friends, she got shot by the spears and was set ablaze with fire. Until finally the witch was dead and the cage flung open. Our fairy was now free. She quickly flew to her friends and they all cheered merrily. By:Dhirr

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Once upon a time there was a demigod who ruled over a small realm of the multiverse. Everyday, he plotted and schemed to expand his dimension to include the mortals, for he had a particular longing to protect these finite beings and raise them into an awareness where they too, could harness the powers of the deities. His trouble was that the realm of the mortals was strongly locked down by the dark curse of the archfiends, which could cast him into the void of eternal inexistence if he tread too close to his desire. One day, the Universal Consciouness of the entire multiverse approached this demigod, pondering his intention with the mortals; begging him to stay clear of the potential abolishment he faced if he were to tempt winning over the curse. The demigod pleaded with the Universal Conciousness to allow him the power of protection from the curse, to finally be able to attain dominion over the loves of his desire... Mother Earth and her surroundings. Again, the Universal Consciousnes appealed to this demigod, for the curse could not be broken, as it too served a divine purpose. It explained that without the darkness, no mortal could ever learn of sacrifice and loss. They would never learn to appreciate what little they have, and would always incarnate into greed and desire, never grasping the spirit of being present for another. Because of that, the demigod knelt down in meditation, then lifted his arms to the infinite sea of divine being, and screamed 'I will not let them go!, they are my family! I AM THEIR SOUL!'. The demigod burst into the realm of the mortals and spread his field of power over all of Mother Earth, adorning the air and water of the whole galaxy with the consecrated molecule of holy knowledge, until finally, every being was embraced by an immaculate transendental state, finally realizing their true nature. The demigod entered the heart of every one of them, endowing them with the power of divinity to exist only in love, for love, to love. And then, bellowing loudly to the Universal Consciuosness, stated 'If freedom of these beings means my ultimate sacrifice, see this as my offering. If adorning the mortals with the spirit of love does not earn me protection from the curse, I accept my fate. But let my family free, the mortals have been enslaved long enough.' By:J. Lee

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Once upon a time there was a red bicycle. Every day, the bicycle would be ridden by its small owner to school or to play. One day, the boy stepped into the driver’s seat of a red car, started it, and pulled past the bicycle and onto the road, leaving it behind. Because of that, it sat and rusted under the sun. Until one day, a man drove up in a red car and parked behind the rusted bicycle. He picked up the bicycle and meticulously removed the rust and repainted the sturdy, red frame. He then called the name of a child who quickly came over and stood beside him.
“Happy birthday, son." By:J. L. Hamrick III

217th Entry -
Once upon a time there was a majestic dragon who, for centuries had been the last of his kind. Everyday the dragon wished he could live among the humans just as all the other creatures of the world were able to. He longed for companionship and belonging. One day the dragon decided to head for a village he had heard was very far away. Because of that he often flew long into the night using his fiery breath to see the way. Until finally he reached the village where the humans awaited with spears, arrows, catapults, and a whole arsenal of other weapons to ward him off and protect themselves. The humans were given word of a fire breathing beast on its way to devour them. Because he was a friendly dragon it took little effort from the humans to send him away. He went very, far away. And to this day no one has ever seen a dragon ever again. By:Shakesbeard

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Once upon a time there was a dreamer who always dreamed of sharing her dreams with the world. Everyday, she would spend countless hours dreaming up the craziest ideas. Things like kid spies with exploding lollipops or the feeling of death. But she found herself unable to share her ideas for she was not only afraid of how people would respond, she was also not an artist, movie maker, or songstress. Without a creative outlet, her ideas were stuck in her head with no way to escape. One day, she was looking for a slightly more productive way to fill her time because dreaming didn't exactly pay the bills and she really just wanted something to do. With job options in her little village being very limited and her creative abilities extremely lacking, she didn't have a lot of choices. On this particular day, a friend who is an artist and made beautiful drawings, suggested that she try her hand at the pen. She expressed that she was unable to draw, paint, sketch or anything of the likes and she began to cry out of frustration and sadness for her lack of creative abilities. Her friend smiled gently and replied "no silly. The writing pen." Because of that, she picked up a pen and started to write. She feared that no one would care what she had to say but she just wrote anyway. Until finally, she decided to give it a try, to let others read her work. Her friends all said, "don't be shy!" Her writings were a hit among all of her friends. And her mind was a peace with her thoughts in the end. By:Pesky Amanda ~ Quill Nominee

219th Entry -
Once upon a time there was a tiny girl. Everyday, she wrote a poem about the happiness of life. One day, someone she knew died. Because of that, her poems were sad and about death. Until finally, she realized she should be thankful for her life.So, she wrote happy poems about life again. By:purple rose

220th Entry -
Once upon a time there was a world split down the middle by a thick piece of glass. Everyday, one side would walk and the other side would drive so the two sides could never learn about each other. One day, A girl named Nikki asked her mother "Who are the people on the other side, Mommy? Some say they are angles and others say devils." They are people just like you and me. " Her mom said gently. Then she told her the legend of the two sides. Because of that, Nikki knew the Lefties were not dangerous, and she slowly fell for a boy her age on the other side of the glass. Until finally, the Government got involved and the two were told to never even look at each other again. ~TO BE CONTINUED~ By:purple rose

221st Entry -
Once upon a time there was a cute bubblegum distributor. Everyday, he visited folks to distribute his flavorful gum. One day, his supply was found and squandered. Because of that, folks had to fill out story lines to prove their innocence or guilty motives. Until finally, the gum became so popular, the distributor could retire because the gum distributed itself. By:*Willy George is a GIRL!

222nd Entry -
Once upon a time there was a snowman who didn’t have a face. Every day he sat there, no one paid him any attention. One day a little girl came by, and stopped to look at the faceless snowman. “Where’s your face?” Because of that question, and getting no answer, it made the little girl sad. Until finally, lo and behold, she came back the next day with a brown sack. She went to work immediately, and put on his two eyes made of coal, a carrot for his nose, and two red licorice sticks for his mouth. After she placed these on his face, she took out a corn cob pipe and put it in his mouth. He needed arms, so she found two twigs. The little girl stood back to admire her work. “There you go, Mr. Snowman, you look so much better. My name is Amy, and now you can watch everyone go bye.” She picked up her empty sack. "Good-bye!" Walking away, she looked back over her shoulder. “Merry Christmas, Mr. Snowman!” By:Jingle Bells Jeannie

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Once upon a time there was a thundershower of rusted nails. Every day, the sun’s intense rays had borne down so hard that they eventually evaporated the fasteners of my desert shelter, leaving it a collapsed pile of fallen boards. One day, all such fasteners suspended in the atmosphere converged into the heaviest, darkest cloud I’d ever seen as a high pressure front moved over the Sahara. Because of that, it rained and I rushed about, holding board against board as the storm raged. Until finally my shelter was nailed back together, just as it had started out. By:Gale

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Once upon a time there were three little rascals named Charlie, Lucy and Jesse. Everyday, they brought their Grandma great joy. One day, the three children decided to play a trick on Grandma. They hid her glasses. She searched and searched, but she couldn't find them. Because of that, she finally gave up searching and gathered the bowl of Blue Lake green beans that she'd picked earlier. She sat on the porch stringing and snapping the beans for dinner.She looked up the drive and saw her old dog. She called and called for the big black dog to come back to the house. Until finally, until her little rascals realized she was calling a mamma black bear! By:Amay

225th Entry -
Once upon a time there was a huge woman. Everyday singing. One day fighting. Because of that she was kept in a cage. Until one-day she broke out. The End 😝 By:Nikkimarie

226 Entry -
Once upon a time, there was a wizard, who had no name, wore a green hat and carried a short bow on his back. Every day, he walked down the same old road. He watched the shepherds from Keswick herd their sheep, from one plot to another. One day, a graceful bird chose to eat its breakfast in the middle of the road. However, it was not just a regular fowl, but a mighty phoenix! It had blissful feathers, a maroon beak and could fly high above the tallest of mountains. Nevertheless, as it was hungry beyond belief and did not care to chew, a large chestnut was stuck in its throat. Because of that, the wizard ran to its aid. The bird tried to flee, but the man was quicker. He used his wand, grabbed the precious animal and froze it with his magic. He acted with haste, as he did not want to cause unnecessary harm. However, the phoenix broke his spell and escaped. The wizard tried to explain his true motives, but the bird did not care. It flew as far away as it could. The man felt deep regret and sorrow in return. He set down at the side of the road and contemplated on his actions. Until finally, the fowl recognized his true heart and returned to him. The bird knew he was the one who could help. It took only a moment and the chestnut was no longer there. The phoenix was beyond grateful and gave the wizard one of its feathers. The wizard was no longer nameless. Blissful Tuft, the gift bearer rose from the ground and stood proudly, as the bird headed towards the distant hills of Rhaeadr. By:Marcel A. Forrester

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Once upon a time there was a story, not just any story, but a story where the good guys win and the bad guys lose, sometimes there would be lessons to learn, and sometimes it was for the audiences entertainment. Not all stories can be like that. Everyday the people of the world would be consumed, no matter what happened it was as if they were lost to life itself, they worship idols, and fame, riches and popularity. The people who could not or would not suffered for many a time it didn't matter who. One day a normal person, one who would worship or proclaim excitement to many if not all of these things, this person changed their perspective, it all began with the kindness from someone who suffers from being different. The person gave this main character what little money he had and said that his time here was done, he said it was all he had but a single dollar, 'how could he live in this world' thought the main character, 'with such low money, doesn't he know that money is something you worship and hold as the most treasured?' The person thought to himself as he began to question the reality of this. 'Also, how would he know of what happened to the singer, who is the most popular, who got dumped, I never heard of him before so he obviously wasn't at all popular, I tried to know everyone, fame is everything! He had no idols, what is wrong with that man?' Because of that the person in this story couldn't sleep well and ended up with a terrible and wonderful dream, in it an unknown figure dressed in rich clothes and special aura, it was so happy that he wanted it but he couldn't reach it, the unknown person spoke out to him, "Do you remember me? I hoped I could speak to you again and tell you that I appreciate the gift I received from you." The dreamer spoke out to the voice in the dream exclaiming, "What gift, I never gave a gift in my life! I have the knowledge to know that by gathering everything I get and treasuring my riches I live with the best." Answering the main character the silhouette reveals himself as the man who gave everything away, he was dead but he looked very alive, "You gave me the gift of giving, without you my wonderful gifts would have been put to waste. I want to thank you for the shame you set aside for me, and the kindness you showed to me before I left your world, I appreciated it," Smiles away the man.
"What kindness, I tried to ignore you and I coughed on you for the sake of humility, and as for shame, I stood dignified with the power of my popularity and riches!" Yells out the main character to his dream. "You went out of your daily routine and gave me a use in the end of my day, you showed me yourself without hiding and you also kept to yourself, I felt happy when you didn't want me to give as if I was going. And before I go," the man exclaims stepping forward and showing him the now healed scars from his real-life death. They were healed and it seemed as if he made them happy, "You have so much potential so don't waste it. Goodbye." The main character frowned at this and realized the error of this world, when he got up the next day he gave everything away and lived out the rest of his days using what he learned from the old man, he kept that one dollar bill, and he could feel the hearts of everyone it touched. Until finally he met the same fate as the old man, He gave away the dollar to some rich snob just like the millions of people before him, and he changed the rich person's life forever, as for his death, he got hit by a stampede on Black Friday many of the rich never got what they wanted or -needed- but the main character. Just like the old man before him he received the gifts of luxury at the end of his days, because he was humble and kind when everyone expected rich and rude. The cycle can continue forever until the world is changed, Thine end. By:Sean

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Once upon a time there was a little boy who kept silkworms. Every day, he fed them fresh mulberry leaves. One day, the boy decided he would like to became famous politician. Because of that, when the silkworms made their cocoons, he ate each one, the moment it was completed. Until finally the boy became a politician who spun the finest yarns. By:Gita

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Once upon a time there was a boy who loved to play dress up. Everyday, he would grab his mother's hand towels and place them on his head pretending it was hair his long luxurious hair. One day, his mom caught him and sternly told him, " you are a boy!" Because of that the boy said, I am not just a boy I am a person. Until finally, the mom said yes son you are. By:Carmenlove

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Once upon a time, there was a girl named Jasmine. Every day, she had to meet a guy she didn't like for legal reasons. One day, the two decided to be friends and stop arguing so much. Because of that the two slowly fell madly in love with each other. Until finally, the two had had enough of being just boyfriend and girlfriend. They got married and lived happy for the rest of their lives. By:Tinychocolatecutie

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Once upon a time, there was a young man who lived in a small country. Every day or most days, he would hope to leave his small country and escape the homophobia he faced there on a daily basis. He had a really tough time going through his days. He was always teased, and pelted with bottles and stones and called nasty names. One day, he was online on a gay dating website and had received a mail from a guy who lives in Europe. He had gotten many emails from guys living abroad, but nothing ever came from them. He had made several friendly contacts, even a good friend with whom he keeps contact with today. This guy, however, particularly took great interest in the young man, and because of that wrote to him telling him that he would come to his country for a visit. This made the young man excited, but he knew it could be just like other guys who have visited him in the past, spent their two weeks of holiday and left. Upon arrival of this guy, they instantly had a good connection with each other. The next two weeks they’ve had a lovely time together, and then the man had to return to Europe because his vacation was over, and he had to return to work. This made the young man sad. He thought that would be it for him and this guy, and to his surprise they kept contact. The man was interested in the young man, as to his life’s history, and how he copes with the day to day struggle he faces in his country. Christmas was fast approaching and to the young man's surprise, the man returned from Europe to spend the Christmas holidays with him. The young and thought this to be rather odd. He knew they had a good contact going, but he never thought it was that good enough for the man to fly all the way from Europe just to spend the Christmas holidays with him. Until finally, the man asked him, if he would like to return with him to Europe and live there. This proposal surprised the young man to unexpected proportions. Indeed it is what he had hoped for, but for it to happen this way baffled him so. He was in the middle of his first semester at college. “I can’t just pick up and live like that!” He replied, “I have a job and I’m attending college which I won’t be finished with until the next three years!” “Please think about it sweetie.” The man implored “nothing will happen overnight, and I would like to prepare things for your arrival back home.” Though hesitant, he knew regardless how crazy things had panned out, he thought to himself that he must take the opportunity because he knew a golden egg like that came along once in a lifetime. He wasn’t keen on the mans’ drinking habits, after all, he grew up with a foster father who drank like a fish, and abused him as to add salt to the wound. He didn’t want to go through that experience again, especially from the man he had a romantic relationship with. April the following year came, and he was busy writing his paper for his critical thinking class. Knowing that the college would soon come to an end, he thought that it would be best leaving during the break that came after. He had little time to wrap things up. In the first week of may before the holiday break, he left to go meet the man in Europe. He had a one month visa, which he thought gave him enough time to get a feel of the country, and also living with the man to know what kind of person he really was. Eight and a half years have now passed. the young man still lives in Europe, but no longer with the man, he had left his country for. The relationship lasted fours years until the had found someone else from another country to fall in love with. The young man now shares a flat with a very good friend who is like a mother to him. Things have changed so much over the past years, with the young man having to learn a lot about life, and the stresses that come along with it especially in a strange world that is not his own. He’s still single and seems not to be in a rush to get into another relationship. For now, he’s just contented with finishing his education while trying to find his place in life. By:Malum Sibley

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Once upon a time there was a little girl. Everyday she would wander into the forest and explore. One day she came across beautiful blue lake with mermaids gracefully swimming about; the mermaids quickly noticed her kneeling at the edge of the lake and took a liking to her adoring gaze. They spent the rest of the day wooing her with melodic singing and glittering scales. Because of that the girl came back everyday to play with the mermaids. They would brush her hair and braid flowers throughout her locks; they'd swim with her for hours on end. Until finally they invited her to live with them at the lake, now and forever more. They say you can still hear that little girl singing with the mermaids, despite her bloated corpse being found by a fisherman a few days after her disappearance. By:Evelyn Paine

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Once upon a time, there was a single spark. Every day, this spark would grow in the heart of the one it had chosen. One day, the spark found itself growing much too big for its small home. Because of that, the spark decided to give bits and pieces of itself to those with hearts it grew to love. The spark had never before realized how many beautiful hearts there were to inhabit. It found itself giving up more and more of itself until finally, the spark was able to see itself in all those it had grown to care for and along the way, met many more of its kind. The spark had finally found, in itself, a family. By:Humblepluto

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Once upon a time there was an aging white unicorn, who thought he had nothing else to offer his growing herd. Everyday, he would watch young adults, who did not want sage advice that would save from misery, and visit the young at their play. One day, a bright little pink unicorn, named Tale, sat with him and asked him to tell her a story. Because of that, other young ones came each day when he sauntered by and begged for more stories. Until finally, he found his joy and purpose once more, and the young unicorns would carry his wisdom on into the future to come. By:eyestar-happy days!

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Once upon a time there was a magician named Marvelous Melnish. Everyday, he would appear in a new place and time. But he never stayed long and always disappeared again before he was ready to. Because of that, he was never able to solve his ongoing problem that stemmed from the time he made himself disappear at Carnegie Hall. Until finally, he just gave up and continued to time travel until he could find someone who could help him get back to his own place and time permanently. By:dragonwoman

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Once upon a time there was a Japanese Goth girl who went by Raven, a common name among goths but one she related to all too well. She was 'death' many hated her, but she refused to hate them. Everyday they would insult her, hurt her, beat her, yet all she did was look at them and tell them. "You are clearly upset, if you must hit me more, if you must insult me, please do so, I want you to be free of pain." One day Her parents made her snap, they were more abusive than the children, and in Japan human trafficking, with the right connections get you A LOT of money, Her father, always drunk her mother screaming "I WISH I HAD AN ABORTION!! WHY DID I HAVE TO HAVE YOU OF ALL CHILDREN!! WHY GOD WHAT DID I DO WRONG!?" Thus, they sold her for 250,000 yen. Because of that, She was a sex slave for three years, she was the 'big sister' to the other girls in the slave ring, they looked to her, she prayed for them, as one by one they did not return, killed by the 'master' soon Raven and her friend Yumi were all that remained of the formerly twenty girls, Raven was sold to a female owner...and cult leader, the cult brought her to America, they tortured her using many MANY methods to "Kill her soul" So that their goddess could take over her. She was tortured day and night yet she held onto hope, praying to her Lord and Savior. "You will save me when the time is right, when I can no longer hold on, you will save me. She prayed and prayed Once the cult gave up on her she was thrown into a dumpster, she was found by a woman, a woman she fell for, a woman who literally stabbed her in the back a week later she was destroyed, mind, body, soul, hope, dreams, will, heart. She ran, broken ribs and a broken leg did not stop her the laughter of her betrayer echoed throughout the night, her 'execution' shown live on the internet Until finally She tackled another woman, a woman with pink dyed hair. "KILL ME!!" She screamed only to grab the woman's throat. "SAVE ME!!" She had nothing left, no brain, nothing. The woman she tackled picked her up, bridal style, held her close, smiled, hummed softly, and for two years she nursed the goth girl and brought her back to life, a smile on her face. By:Firekeeper43

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Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to dance. Everyday, she would practice and pray to God to help her become a beautiful ballerina. One day, her dream came true when she won the lead of a Christmas play and got a new pair of ballerina flats. Because of that, she practiced in her new shoes often, in an effort to break her shoes in. Until finally, she felt comfortable and confident in the new shoes. She felt as if they were created just for her. The day of the show came and went as quickly as the passing between day to night but she will never forget the sound of applause that still echoes in her ears. By:mobprincess2714

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Once upon a time, there was a man who was famous for solving crossword puzzles. Everyday he would wait for the puzzle of the day and crack it with aplomb. One day, to his utter surprise and melancholy, the daily did not carry the usual puzzle contest and failed to carry this puzzle contest in subsequent issues too. Because of the non-appearance of the puzzle contest that always kept him busy and won him prizes, he lost interest in his daily activities, always recollecting the missing puzzle contest. Until finally he changed over to a new daily which was publishing similar puzzle contests and returned to his much accustomed life of joy, winning prizes almost on every occasion. By:Raghav R

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Once upon a time there was a little girl named Belle who has a heart of an angel. She lives in an orphanage. Both her parents died in a car accident last summer. They were very close. Every day she would visit her parents' grave and promised them she would be someone someday. She's always the kindest amongst all. One day, on her way back she saw a homeless old lady who looked so dull and lifeless. She saw her being attacked by some gangsters and directly came up to her and helped her. After that once the old lady was calm she sat by her and offered her a slice of bread which she has just bought for dinner. The old lady thanked her graciously and blessed her. She finally turned 17 and she's always wanted a party for her own but she's unable to have one. Just a day before her birthday, a young man came up to her, inviting her to a party. She was excited but then she realised she has nothing to wear. Because of that, she decided not to go. But as soon as she reached home, there was a dress, placed in her bed, along with a letter which stated " Thank you ". She was confused but she immediately tried it on and fell in love. Until the day came .. When she walked in, everyone screamed " Surprise!! Happy birthday!! " Then a man came up to her and said," Thank you for sharing a piece of you with my mom, and for saving her life. " Finally the man fell in love with her and they lived happily ever after. By:ohheythere

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Once upon a time there was a botanist who would visit the jungles studying exotic plants. One day he came across an exotic variety of Venus flytrap. Filled with desire to make it his own, he dug it up and smuggled in back home. Everyday, he would care for it and watch it grow, until in towered over him. He know no longer had a problem with insects, mice or rats in his house. One day, though, he came home to find his cat was missing. After searching the house he found her collar at the foot of the monstrous plant. The plant looked down at him, licked his lips and grinned. Because of that he stayed away from the plant, until finally one night while he slept it burst through the ceiling into his bedroom and gobbled him up. By:Myles Abroad

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Once upon a time there was an old castle near where they called Northumbria. No one knew who the owners were, for no one ever came out. No servants would go to the marketplace, and the lord and lady were never seen. One day a young lad decided to take it upon himself to figure out who the stone castle belonged to. Everyday, he would take a pebble and throw it at the stained glass windows. One day, a pale young lady threw open the windows and looked down to see him. She looked at him strangely and smiled, before her dark dress swirled around as she turned away. As her long skirts spun, a dark cloud seemed to emanate from the shadows of the fabric. Because of that, the lad stepped closer for a better look, until he realized that the cloud was composed of hundreds of bats, swirling nearer and nearer. Eventually the cloud enveloped and consumed him. Until finally, a bleached skeleton was found near the painted glass windows, and the townspeople never dared turn their eyes toward the castle for the next centuries. By:A. C.

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Once upon a time there was a little boy who loved video games. Everyday Max was staring at the store next door but he didn't have enough money. One day, he heard a strange strident voice say: "You want to live big adventures boy?". Max nodded. He couldn't see the guy's face who was wearing a black cloak but the call of adventure was bigger. Because of that he decided to follow him. The stranger invited Max to get in a small funny car. Max passed out. When he came back to himself, a mushroom was facing him! A guy who looked like a plumber appeared from nowhere. "Come on boy, we have enemies to fight and I need you". This voice! How was that possible? But Max had no choice. He decided to help and bravely battled, until finally he woke up... in his bedroom. Next to his bed he saw a present. He opened it. It was his favorite video game. Mario! By:mabelschronics

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Once upon a time there was a young girl who lived next door. Everyday, at exactly 3PM, she would come home and lock herself in her room. Her mother would always come and try to pull her out but everyday her mother would fail. This girl wanted nothing to do with her. But one day, her mother successfully lured her daughter out with her favorite food... chocolate. Who could say no to that? Because of that, the young girl became used to the idea that she wasn't unloved and that her parents did miss her while she locked herself away. Until finally, the relationship between mother and daughter grew and they became each other's best friend. And they all lived happily ever after! By:MysteriousMay

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Once upon a time there was a villain, called Beefy, who preyed upon the vulnerable in and around his area of scouting for work as a roofer. He mostly did hardly any work and charged an extortionate rate. Everyday, he would knock on doors, hoping that a wage would come his wicked way. He would convince the house-holder that repairs needed doing, ensuing no seeping, and thus stressing that his calling is a blessing. One day, he went back to the same house he'd called at a year earlier. Because of that, the house-holder's son answered the door, and new the score of what happened before, and he did implore for him to work some more, so he could secretly call the police to inform them of the roofer's deceit when they meet and greet people in their street. He started needless repairs, without any personal cares of ripping the innocent off. Until finally the police turned up and arrested him for his sin to the son's kin. By:WordsPoeticallyWorth

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Once upon a time there was a plague doctor with a chiselled beak-shaped mask in Florence. Every day, he roamed the cobbled streets visiting anyone struck by the black death who had not yet fled the city. Rich, poor, farmer, nobles all were in equal despair. One day, he noticed some houses remained safe, like a sanctuary. While others regurgitated residents like bad food. Because of that, he decided to do what no other doctor had done before him, visit the healthy in the hope to observe any clue as to why one could escape and the other was doomed. Until finally, he realized, it was the cats that chased away the plague carrying rodents. A new pied piper of Hamelin was born. By:SirSwirlyStick

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Once upon a time there was a girl, Victoria, she was different for everyone else. Her skin was pale as marble, hair fiery as the sun, and not to mention her temper! Her voice was sugary sweet, also. Everyday, boys and even girl would fall down at her beauty. All of them wanted her to theirs, but she was waiting for her one and only. One day, A very handsome young man came into town. Victoria was mesmerized by the way he talked, looked, and even the way he walked! He was not as willing. He, after all, Had many people treating him like dirt because of the attention he got from Victoria. But eventually she was able to convince him of their love. And they got married. Because of that, many people were angry! They felt like they were her one any only. So one night, the handsome young man was burned at the stake. Victoria was unable to stand it! She couldn't believe her ears. Until finally, she killed herself too to be forever united with her true love. By:Tris Mintin

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Once upon a time there was a newbie to writing.com Everyday, she logged in and explored this fun site. She found new writers to admire, contests to enter and fun things to read. One day, she was showered with kindness. Generous reviews, a surprise upgrade and the opportunity for her first merit badge. Because of that, she fell in love with the site. Until finally, she felt like a real member of the community. She wanted to holler: "Thank you all for your kindness!" and she renewed her commitment to be kind and encouraging to her new writer friends. More kindness is good for everyone. Love, joy and peace to all! By:PWheeler

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Once upon a time there was a weird, unlikely group of questionable elements. Everyday, they would mix and burn, or crush and blow, or some other silly unpredictable nonsense. One day, they accidentally form a little machine that chews things up and spits out leftovers. Because of that, things that weren't possible before start to become possible. Until finally, the intergalactic web of subatomic being welcomed Æ with open strings and uplifting, warm tenors. By:Virgilio

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Once upon a time there was a Gatekeeper named Poston, though to anyone you’d ask, he was just a street guy named ‘Port.’ His hair was unwashed; his clothes pilfered from garbage bins, and his hands and face, a perpetual smudge of filth and scars. He did have one striking feature however, and that was his beautiful, crystal blue eyes. Anyone that saw him was left with the feeling that in all that filth and neglect, God himself had not allowed a single spec of dirt to fall on those perfectly blue eyes. Everyday he’d come to the shelter on 52nd and although he was friendly to everyone, he would simply have his meal and proceed back to his home.
Home was just outside of town, at the start of a bike trail named Snake Canyon Gulch Trail – called that probably because the town was at the bottom of a deep gorge and the trail wound from there, like a snake’s back through a circuitous route bordering bare rock face until finally opening up onto the great plains far above. One day a rich German couple came to stay on their vacation, and of course, to ride the trail with their Über expensive European bicycles. Gunter and Greta Görtz had a secret, and although nobody in America – North or South– would have recognised what that secret was (aside, of course for university professors or priests and the like) Port very much did! The gate that Port kept, or guarded, or whatever he did after the town when about its business, led to Hell and although Port wasn’t exactly an upstanding citizen, he certainly wasn’t a God damn demon, nor did he go in for such non-sense either.
As it turns our, Gunter and Greta had souls with them, in a red satchel I believe. Now this part is very sharp in my mind, after all, everyone knows that Europeans are prone to carrying satchels – not purses, clutches or man-purses like we Americans do.
Because of that, Port found himself in the position of being the last line of defence between these hapless bastards finding redemption or eternal life without air-conditioning. Now understand that he’d been in this position for centuries, and had looked rather odd when the natives had passed through hundreds of years previous. Seeing a dishevelled white man sitting on a trail in the middle of nowhere was bound to throw people off, and the Lakota weren’t any exception. This went on – as I’ve said, for a rather long time – and to be fair, not a lot of people tried to get to Hell through this path, most using the one alcohol, drug addiction or binge watching The Walking Dead provides – but I digress. Until finally on this day – it was early July I think - (Message redacted as persons or situations involved are likely to reveal details not in line with the overall security of this nation and its intelligence agencies.) By:Mic

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Once upon a time, there was a girl named Anne who liked to spend time talking to plants and animals even though she knew they would never respond to her. Every day, she would wake up and greet her beloved dandelions and tulips and, at school, she would always spend her time near the oak tree, whispering things that concerned her and asking for its opinion. One day, a kid came near her and asked her why she always spoke to the trees and animals. She told her that because of that she would have no friends in the future and that she will spend her life alone. "But I have my flowers. And they will never leave me. I will always have them listening to me and caring about me". Because of that, the children at school condemned Anne as a foolish girl to whom they should never talk to. Nobody would talk to her for weeks and weeks to come. Until finally, they understood what she had told them. It was only the small flowers that would care about her and listen to her. All her friends had abandoned her and so it is only to the flowers that she could speak. By:Christiana Galani

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Once upon a time there was a little fairy dancing in a meadow. No one could see her but a young boy. Everyday, he hid behind a fallen tree trunk and watched the little fairy dancing to a music that chimed as airy and light as her delicate dress swaying with every turn of her slender body. In his hiding place, the boy began to sway too. The music seemed to fill every ounce of his being. But then, he stopped. Looking down at his torn, washed-out, much-too-short pants, his skinny legs and dirty feet, he felt shame and sorrow. Never. Never would he ever dance with an ethereal creature like her. If she could see him, she would disappear. His longing sighs seemed to fill the meadow. And yet, the fairy danced on. One day, the young boy arrived late at the meadow. The sun was setting, adorning the horizon with spectacular glows of red and orange, with silver streaks reaching like feathers towards the snow capped mountains. Because of that, he got distracted. He jumped at the sound of a crystal-clear voice beside him, “Want to dance with me? Dance, until we reach the horizon?” Eyes wide, he looked at the fairy. She floated beside him in all her beauty, leaving him breathless. The shimmer of her wings, her sky-blue eyes and her dress swaying with the slightest movement of her body. He was frozen, still. Smiling, she beckoned, “Come, beautiful boy, dance with me.” Hesitating, he took one step, then another, and another, and with every step his appearance changed. Until finally, his beauty matched hers. Joining hands, they danced, feather like, into the silver-lined horizon. By:Anne Arthur

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Once upon a time there was a fellow. Everyday, he shod a Cinderello. One day, caught a foot virus. Because of that, tendonitis. Until finally he played his chello. By:AlwaysABride

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Once upon a time there was a young girl. Everyday she put on a face to make people like her. One day she tried Xanax do make her "friend" Aliya like her. Because of that she got kicked of the track team and lost her one real friend she had. Because of that she learned that she should not have to do what people tell her to for them to like her. If she lost them because of that than they are not rel friends. By:victorialuna

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Once upon a time there was a man named Dick Casey. Everyday, he met with broads who slid him some spinach to find their lost sisters or a flattie would toss him some berries to help catch the latest serial killer. One day, Casey pulled the collar of his overcoat up, smashed his fedora on his head, and hurried out to put the screws on a goon by the name of One Eyed Bart. Casey suspected the cat was working with Big Eddy down at the docks. And they weren't bringing in fish. "Hey there, Bart," Casey growled, stepping out of the shadows behind the old hash house. Bart dropped his gasper and reached for his bean shooter. Casey lifted his own gat and shook his head. "No need to burn powder. I ain't lookin' to haul you to the big house. I'm here for the rumble on a catch Big Eddy is expecting tonight." "I ain't no stoolie," Bart spit onto the alley floor. Casey slowly reached into his pocket, pulled out a yard, and held it out to Bart. "I ain't interested in yer scratch, neither. Kale ain't no good to a stiff." Bart sneered. "Now if you don't mind, it's time fer me to drift. Got an appointment to keep, you know." Casey's gaze narrowed as Bart's backside disappeared inside the restaurant.
"Because of that," Casey mumbled, stuffing the cabbage back into his pocket, "I'm gonna have to to tip a few with Max." Casey sighed at the thought. Casey tossed some sugar at a hack. "Fifth and Garfield," he told the cabbie. Tina's was the most popular gin mill on the east side of town. It was also the best place to find Max on a Friday night. "Casey!" He grinned as Max sauntered toward him, fingering the ice around her pipes. "It's been a long time since we've bumped gums," she purred. She grabbed his arm and leaned in to smack his mug, leaving behind a red smudge of lipstick. "Tina, how 'bout a cup of joe?" Casey sank onto a barstool, forcing Max to release his arm. "And I'll have a jorum of skee," Max winked, "Since my friend here is paying." Casey sipped his javva, "Word on the street is there's a certain party goin' down at the docks tonight." Casey stared at her over the rim of his coffee cup. "You're putting me behind the eight ball, Casey. You know what'll happen if I sing..." she trailed off, her lips puckering into a pout. Casey bought her another round until finally, Max pulled a card from her bosom, grinned, and slid it across the counter. "I might be a bunny but you're just too cute to resist." With a frown, Casey took a slant at the scribbles on the card. "Thanks for the drinks, toots." According to Max's information, the big event was supposed to take place at seven in the evening. Casey took to the shadows at six. With narrowed eyes he watched as men started creeping onto the docks. "You've been made, Casey!" Casey jumped and swore as a Roscoe pressed against his back. "Hey, boys!" the voice called, "Look what the cat drug in!" With a rough nudge, Casey was encouraged to move forward. His eyes flickered over the group of people gathered at the dock. Their eyes narrowed as he stepped from the shadows. "Dang it, Casey!" Big Eddy grumbled, crossing his arms over his massive chest, "This was supposed to be your surprise birthday party!" As the gun shifted away from Casey's back, he tipped his hat at his friends and family, "Surprise!" By:Genipher

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Once upon a time there was a writer who had writers’ block. Every day, this writer would wake up with his mind set on writing. And every day he would be unable to write a single word on a piece of paper no matter how hard he tried. One day, the writer began to pray that his ability to write would return. He prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed some more. Nothing happened on his paper. It remained blank. However, every prayer that he prayed was recorded on his computer, and when he stopped praying and had totally given up. He opened his eyes, looked at his computer, and was totally amazed that every one of his prayers had been recorded. Because of that, the writer never took pen to paper again, but always talked to his computer where his every thought was recorded, read and edited. Until finally, his writings were turned into a number one best seller in the neighborhood Christian bookstore, and he never suffered from writers’ block again. By:G. B. Williams

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Once upon a time there was a young boy named Thomas Cole. Every day he would pass by a seemingly innocuous looking cave on his way to school. One day he heard a curious rustling sound deep in the dark throat of that very same cave. Because of that he decided he would postpone his trip to school for some cave exploring. He entered the cave with some trepidation but remembered he hadn't completed his home work and immediately decided this would be far more interesting than any history assignment. Until finally he started to realize he wasn't the only one in the cave. Something sinister was in there with him. By:T.L.Finch

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Once upon a time there was a poor man looking for work to feed his family. Everyday, he stood in the labor hall waiting to be hired for any job. He was constantly over looked because he was not like the other men. No one would hire him. One day, there was work no one else wanted to do. It was nasty, smelly, back breaking work. The man did it with pride. Because of that, he was able to feed his family that day. He went back into the labor hall and waited for another job no one wanted to do, and again he did it well. Until finally, people hired him not for the color of his skin but for the work he did. By:Joe DeLucia

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Once upon a time there was a wicked college instructor. Every day she would torture her students with rules. Students had to sign contracts at the beginning of the semester agreeing to abide by her absurd classroom rules, in order to stay in class and complete the course. The list of classroom rules was as follows:
1. Be respectful to me and your classmates. To gain respect, one must give respect.
2. Cell phones are to be turned off and placed in backpack. Withdrawal symptoms will dissipate in 3 days
3. Be ethical. This means no cheating, no plagiarism, no lying, and knowing right from wrong.
4. No sleeping in class, and no rolling of eyeballs
5. No talking or whispering in class. I can read lips.
6. There are no excuses allowed for missing class unless you are having emergency brain surgery, or are hemorrhaging from every one of your body orifices.
7. No one ever said life is fair. So get over it and stop your whining.
One day last week, like radar, my hearing zoomed to a particular student who was muttering obscenities about the course and me. I abruptly stopped lecture, and the rest of the class immediately came out of their stupors. “Mr. Holland, would you care to share your comments with the class?’ I politely asked. He did not answer me but tried to stare a hole through me. I stared just as fiercely at him, trying not to lick my lips in anticipation at eating him alive. The rest of the class collectively held their breath in anticipation. Because of the unacceptable behavior and his refusing to answer me, I called Security to remove him from the class. The stare down contest continued until finally, someone from Security came into my classroom. As he was being escorted by Security to the door, I said, “Mr. Holland, it would behoove you to become a part of the solution in this decaying society, instead of being an intensive pain in the ass. The students roared in laughter. I am happy to report that Mr. Holland learned a life lesson. He learned that with every action, there is a consequence, sometimes good, sometimes bad. He has since been an exemplary and stellar student. By:Mari McKee

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Once upon a time there was a very beautiful magic Thai mushroom from Koh Samui. Everyday, Lonnie Fong sprayed misting water. One day, the flush sprouted. Because of that, Lonnie Fong harvested and planted again. Until finally, Lonnie Fong sold so many flush magic mushrooms to the USA that he became a very rich billionaire! By:Tleaf

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Once upon a time there was a momma bird who worked tirelessly everyday at getting the same worm to feed her babies. One day, the worm finally broke free of the hard ground. Because of that, she could make the journey home. Until finally, she reached the nest and saved her starving children. By:Tholis Story

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Once upon a time there was a forbidden love, tied together by fate herself. The two came from other kingdoms, who's differences have now caused a long and heavy bloodshed. Everyday, the two lovers would meet in secret, behind the old oak tree, away from sight. There they would whisper softly, just loud enough to hear, as the two kingdoms brawled. One day, while gathering on that late October night, the couple was found by old Sir. Hollow, the wisest elder for thousands of miles. The old fart just smiled his aged smile, blessing the two for bravery. "While everyone is unnerved, these two young'uns found love." The senior croaked. Because of that, the teens made a plan. It was dangerous and was littered with the chance of failure, but they believed. One night, while the Kings scuffled, the lovers pushed their way through, screaming a stop. Their practiced speech silenced even the most unwilling, and their story touched many. The silence went on, until finally, the King himself bowed to the brave characters for a moment more than quickly. The other King grumbled, but after setting apart their quarrel, the slaughter had been silenced. By:Freezinq

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Once upon a time there was a young man named Carlos. Everyday he hoped to be brave enough to cross the border from Tijuana to San Diego. One day the Border Patrol agents were distracted by a man waving a gun. Because of that Carlos was finally able leave Mexico and fulfill his dream to live among the rich people of the United States. He'd heard they were a Christian nation and believed in loving God first and their neighbor second. Until finally Carlos sadly realized what he'd heard about church goers in the United States wasn't true. They only loved people who looked like them. They must have loved God. There were so churches and religious symbols, but they did not consider Carlos as their neighbor. By:2serious

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Once upon a time there was a writer, named Bubblegum Jones. Everyday, wrote enthusiastically on his favorite website, Writer.com. One day, a brilliant idea came to his mind. He would create query to draw others to his following, by offering them an opportunity to tell a simple story by filling in the blanks. Because of that, his endeavor has been very successful. Until finally,(Well, nor really finally!) in less than one year, he has received over two hundred interesting stories in response. By:Norbanus

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Once upon a time, there was a little adventurer named Seth. Everyday, Seth would go on a new adventure full of breathtaking fantasies. Some of Seth’s adventures include: sword fighting with pirates whose ships fly across the air instead of sailing the in the sea, or Seth would discover an elderly dragon who likes telling stories of old. One day, Seth found a chest full of precious treasures. Seth wanted to give the treasure chest to his family, but to Seth’s dismay, a crew of pirates had discovered the treasure as well, and the pirates were certainly not going to share any treasure with Seth. Because of that, Seth had to fight off the scallywags with his trusty sword. Seth gallantly guarded the treasure and made the pirates flee back to their ship. With a sigh of relief, Seth looked upon his treasure, excited to bring the chest to his home. Until finally, Seth heard his mother’s voice calling him for dinner, and Seth would return again tomorrow for his next big adventure. By:Ben Rankin

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Once upon a time, there was a young woman studying to be a counseling psychologist. Every day, people she encountered asked for solutions to their problems. One day, she decided she needed to understand who she truly wanted to help. Because of that, she began helping people who immigrate to South Africa to understand the language, culture, and country. Until finally, she felt fulfilled with her job. By:Natechia dos Reis

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Once upon a time there was a small female squirrel born into a family of six others. She was the last to be born and as such was the lowest in the pecking order. Everyday, her family would go searching for food and visit the neighborhood bird feeder. Being the littlest, she would routinely get chased from the feeder by her larger brothers and sisters and have to root among the husks of seeds at the bottom of the table. One day the human that filled the feeder came out as she was on the floor. The little squirrel shrank back in fear, but the man seemed kind. He gently threw a small handful of sunflower seeds to her after he filled the feeder. The hungry little squirrel was stunned but settled down to eat while keeping a wary eye on the human. Her brothers and sisters quickly returned when the human went back inside and she was chased from her small pile of seeds from an older sibling only being able to consume a few in the short time the man was outside. The little squirrel continued to root through the husks occasionally gleaning a small nut or seed that had fallen to the ground or gone unnoticed. Over time she looked forward to the time each day the man would return to fill the feeder. She would edge a little closer and each time he would throw her a small handful of seeds or a small nut or two. Because of that, she started to put on a little weight and her position in the family hierarchy started to rise. She was not left to root among the husks and was able to hold her own on the table. She continued to fill out as she had more access to the additional food on the table. The man continued to return each day to fill the feeder, always kind with soft soothing words for her. Until finally one day, she chose to simply watch as her brethren ran off when the man returned to fill the feeder. He poured a small pile in front of her of sun flower seeds and then proceed to fill the feeder. The man remained outside within a foot or so of her while she made short work of the food. The man held a large peanut out to her in his hand. Her whiskers twitched and her gaze remained on the man. Tentatively she reached for it taking it in her mouth and then sat back on her haunches using her front paws to hold the nut while she eagerly tore at it, and thus a brand new friendship had formed... By:sfttarget

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Once upon a time, there was a young boy who lived in Korea under less than convenient circumstances with his less than convenient mother. Every day, he was forced to stay in his mother's lavish home all alone with nobody but him and his apathetic housekeeper to not really keep him company while his mother was off acting, filming commercials, and overall just being too occupied with her fame to even properly send him to school. One day, a strange boy that always seemed to be smiling appeared, peeking his head over the wall of his back garden while he was writing under the shade of one of the trees in the large open space. Because of that, he and the strange boy always met on that high wall overlooking the quiet garden until they were older and they realized that the warm feelings they held for each other was love; sadly, the strange boy moved away and suddenly the son of the mother who never truly cared was left all alone once again as many more years passed him by. Until finally, the boy's mother actually did something that he really appreciated and got him into the world of performing arts and he was reunited with his long-lost childhood love through a new drama series in which they were meant to play archenemies that fell in love despite their differences. In the end, they both, in fact, played their own parts quite well and made it seem as though it was real. Or maybe it was because they weren't acting that they did so well? By:Hannie Angel

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Once upon a time there was a young prince named Percival who lived in a castle high above a small village. Every day, since his twelfth birthday, Percival dreaded the day he would be forced to marry the young girl his father had chosen for him. Magna was pretty enough, nice enough, and she would one day make someone a good wife. But not for Percival, for he loved another—a shopkeeper’s daughter from the village. Percival sometimes entered the village dressed as a common laborer; how else would he know the subjects he would one day rule? When he entered the shop and his eyes fell on the blue eyed beauty, his heart filled with love. He had heard of love at first sight, but now he was a believer. He dreamed of the day he would marry Livia. One day, Percival spoke with his father. Trying to change the king’s mind, he told his father of his love for Livia, and that Livia loved him, too. But the king would not relent. Instead, he threatened to send Livia away if Percival continued with his silly notions of love. Because of that, Percival had to hide his love for Livia from everyone, even from Livia. His father did not make idle threats. Besides, the king was well within his rights to pick his son’s wife, and the king did not take kindly to anyone who refused him. Percival would be forced to marry Magna, and there was nothing he could do to change that. Until finally, when Percival was summoned to the king’s bed chamber a year later, and he learned of his father’s impending death. When the king drew his last breath everyone left the chamber except Magma, Percival’s intended. Seeing her smile, Percival knew she was imagining herself as his queen, draped in the jewels confiscated from the King’s conquered lands. Instead, Magna took from inside her silk robe a scroll and gave it to Percival. Unrolling it, Percival read what his father had written. Words that would forever change his life. All promises of marriage between my son, Percival, and Magna are voided with my death. Percival may marry a girl of his own choosing. Percival's eyebrows knitted when he scrutinized the handwriting. His father did not add swirls to the ends of his S’s like the ones in the scroll. He also did not curl the bottom of his R’s. He had seen this handwriting many times before. He looked at Magma and saw the mischievous smile that brightened her eyes. He leaned in and kissed her cheek lightly. “Thank you,” he said. Percival hurried from the chamber and into his room where he took the laborers clothing from its hiding place. By:Bikerider

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Once upon a time there was a small kingdom called Lamonde Arbre, located on the island Pantazarl, which traversed the skies of Sartalfheim, never being seen by the dwarves or those that visited them. As small as this kingdom was, it was the most important kingdom in all the nine realms. Everyday they would come, the legions of darkness, to the walls of Lamonde Arbre. They came to destroy Urdanbrun, the well of fate and the only thing separating yggdrasil from the dark realm. There were only two beings that knew of this place, Freyja a goddess of Vanaheim and Odin god of Asguard. These two would bring lost souls to Pantazarl where they could earn some measure of redemption defending the walls of the city before judgement was passed upon them, for Pantazarl was no ordinary island, it was a land of the dead, a place the armies of the living could not survive. One day Freyja was captured, betrayed by her betheren in there quest for power, they wanted her know ledge. Freyja had lived a long life and her memories vast, they took all that she knew and stored it in a grimore. Because of that, several years later this grimore would fall into the hands of evil, it would be analysed and studied. Until finally, its secrets would be revealed and a chain of events set in motion that would bring the realms of yggdrasil to their knees. By:Spartacus

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Once upon a time there was a man who liked his crush very much. Everyday, he would try and talk to his crush to see if she liked him back. One day, he actually had a conversation with his crush and they talked for a cool minute. Because of that, he found out that she liked him back she was just too shy to tell him. Until finally, they got together and eventually got married and fell in love. By:Noahnater51

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Once upon a time there was a little girl. Everyday, she talked to the birds in front of her parents house. One day her mother caught her speaking to them. Because of that, she asked the little girl to tell them to let her know if it was going to rain. Until finally, the little girl grew up and got married and left the house. By:Yostina

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Once upon a time there was a dog named rover who enjoyed running through the clover. Everyday, he went to the filed and enjoyed his run about for a few hours, but then there was a noise. He stopped and listened and after a while could find nothing unusual. One day, Because of that, He decided to after his run take a good close look around and concentrate more on what his ears and nose could fine. Until finally, after almost a half hour and covering most of the field he found a small puppy hiding in a shallow hole. By:dogpack:invest in yourself

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Once upon a time, there was a small boy named, Christopher. Every day he walked the short distance to his school with his classmates. His best friend was Dually and then there was David, Toby, and Suzie. One day, half-way to school he spied a wallet on the ground next to a bush. Excited, he dashed over and picked it up. All of his friends crowded around, Dually said, "Open it, Chris!" That is when Toby chimed in, "Yeah! Open it." Christopher opened the wallet and there was a man's driver's license in the front. "Is there money in it?" Suzie asked, "Look to see Chris." David added excitedly, "Maybe there's a million dollars in it!" Because of that Christopher opened the wallet and there was a lot of money in it. He didn't know how much but it looked like a lot. Dually nudged him in the arm, "Count it!" Chris took the paper bills out of the wallet and counted them. They were all twenty dollar bills and they added up to over $880 dollars. Chris put the bills back in the wallet and folded it in half. "What are you going to do with all that money?" Suzie said wide-eyed. Chris didn't know, he didn't even know what to say but stuck it in his back pocket, and continued toward school. They walked the rest of the way to school in silence. Christopher couldn't get his mind off the driver's license. It had the owner's name and address as well as his picture. He wanted to keep the money but he knew who the owner was so it didn't feel right.
All day Dually, David, Toby, and Suzie kept asking Chris what he was going to do with the money but he didn't reply. He just couldn't shake the feeling it wouldn't be right to keep it. Chris knew the street on the driver's license. Dually kept telling him,"Just take the money and throw the wallet away." Toby was saying, "Finder's keepers, Losers Weepers." Then David said Chris was stupid if he returned it to the guy on the driver's license. At the end of the day, they all headed toward home. Christopher stopped, pulled the wallet out of his back pocket. Looking down at it he said, "I know where this guy lives because of that I am returning the wallet with the money in it." "You're dumb!" Toby yelled. "Yeah!" David added, "You're so stupid!" Until finally, Chris looked at them, "I am returning it to the guy on the driver's license, it may be all he's got. It might be his grocery money and rent for the month. I can't keep it! It isn't right." All of Christopher's friends stood blankly staring at him. They all followed Chris to the house on the driver's license. Chris walked up to the door nervously and knocked on it. When the guy in the picture opened the door and Chris held out the wallet, "Is this your's mister? I found it down the street." The guy took the wallet, opened it and saw the money was all there. Then without saying a simple Thank You, he shut the door. Chris slowly turned and walked toward his friends. By:Lassie

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Once upon a time there was a person who lived everyday worried about what the future would bring. He would worry constantly about everything life could possibly throw at him and this would bring him into very dark places. Everyday, with out fail, our young hero would wake up and curse the day he was born. He developed a real hostile and jaded attitude towards the world. One day, on a whim and out of curiosity he picked up a book written by a very wise man. In this book our friend found wisdom that he had never realized he possessed. Because of that, he searched out more books by this wise man. Then he searched for book written by others like him. He read about this man’s spiritual beliefs and really related to what they taught He read the teachings of Buddha and tried to incorporate the peacefulness and calmness he felt into his everyday life. He worked hard at this until finally, he realized he wasn’t angry or hostile anymore. He had found a way to love his life and to find good things in all that he saw and did. By:CJ

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Once upon a time, there was a Talented Poetry Writer. Everyday, She wrote a poem she felt it was not good enough. One day she finally accepted her talent of being a poetry writer. Because of that, she seldom wrote her poetry. Until finally, She came across writing.com and decided to become a member to publish her poetry their and write more poetry too to see what may come. By:Sharmelle

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Once upon a time there was a very bad disease that infected more and more people. I have it on good authority that it was sexually transmitted at first but eventually it could be contracted in other ways. There was no cure. First, it would lead to infertility. Then, it would lead to cancer. Eventually, it would lead to death. By the end of the third Earth era, the government implemented laws to rid the disease. Firstly, there were mandatory blood draws each week for all people not only to check for infection but also to track the disease's advance. Secondly, a person could only sleep with someone of their same age or older to avoid endangering the new generations. Thirdly, all those who were infected were quarantined until such time as they died. People weren't too upset. The disease took decades to kill it's host. They were sent to an island where they had the best of everything. People rose from poverty to shameful wealth in an instant. Millions were ripped from the working class and vomited into the top five percent. Everyday, more and more people from the underprivileged class intentionally infected themselves to live out the rest of their lives on Sunset Island. Many who were infected started charging bitcoins to infect those who wished to retire. One day, they found a cure. I also have it on good authority that there was a cure all along although not commercially viable. All of the people who were still inhabiting Sunset Island were reintegrated into society. They were given menial jobs much like the ones they had before they retired. Since the lower class was quickly perishing and because no one from the middle class wanted to take their place the upper class feared rebellion. I often wonder if the cure would have been found as quickly if cheap labor hadn't been an issue. Because of that, I do not want you to sell your inventions to people who will not use them for the greater good lest they become hoarded or misused. I will always love you Zorlok. Until my dying day. For years I was hesitant to tell you of the events which transpired before you were born until finally, I decided to leave you this letter. Heed my words and pass them onto your children and make sure they pass them onto theirs and so forth. With you always. X.o.x.o., Dad. By:C Dizzle

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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Hailey Rose. Every day, she played and danced in her beautiful garden. One day, she noticed there were numerous holes all over her beloved flower beds. Because of that, Princess Hailey cried and cried. She couldn’t imagine how so much ugliness had entered her beautiful life. She continued to cry until her eyes were all red and puffy. Until finally, a handsome prince, in the uniform of an exterminator came and put poison into all of the holes. He carefully filled them in with dirt, and after a pleasant spring rain, the garden was lovely again. Princess Hailey and her prince in exterminator’s clothes lived happily ever after. By:Patrice Cushard

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Once upon a time there was a trio of trees, the color of blood. Everyday, the trees stood very still, not even the wind could move them. A horrible story surrounded them, stating that they were actually three sisters who had been murdered but the cruel lord of the land. The story went that the lord had accused them falsely of the black arts, and, as he had them on the executioners block, one of the sisters cursed him, that the next time he killed an innocent wrongly accused, they would punish him. Where their bodies were buried, three trees grew, blood red, and oozing the thick liquid. The trees grew for years, poisoning the soil, poisoning the river. One day, the cruel lord tried and executed an innocent of a crime that, seemed, even to the villagers, bogus. He didn't care, for anyone who defied him would feel his wrath. With a sinister laugh, he ordered the executioner to behead the boy. Because of that, a horrible screech was heard from the direction of the Blood Trees. The blood from the three trees began to flow from the branches, creep it's way to toward the village. As the blood snaked along it's path, horrible whispers were heard, wicked laughter and this sent shivers down the villagers' spines. They all fled to their homes, locked themselves inside, afraid of what was coming. The blood wound its way toward the lord's feet, and that was when the dark, thick liquid became alive, taking on the forms of the three sisters. "We are here to punish you," the said, reaching for him. He screamed in terror as he realized the curse was true. The curse on him was true . He tried to run, stumbled as he did so. But he ran nonetheless, even the the blood was following him faster than he could run. And, still, he ran. Until finally, the blood caught up to him. Starting with his feet, it wound its way up his body, covering every inch of him from the outside in. He choked to death on the blood. And to this day, the trees are no more. By:Kelly Lee

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Once upon a time, there was an Angel. Everyday, she watched over my family and I. One day, she prayed for us. Because of that, we are getting closer to buying this house. Until finally, our credit was good enough to buy this house. By:Poetry Angel (Sharmelle)

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Once upon a time there was a space/time portal. Everyday, it would open up with elongated dark matter, black holes and worm holes eager to escape into the 6th. alternate universe, skipping the other 5 universes (going against the laws of nature.). One day, this escape plan of matter, anti-matter and particles from our universe worked. The space/time portal caused the black holes, dark matter and worm holes to rip apart allowing our 3 dimensional universe to flow into the 5 dimensional one, causing friction throughout the system. Until finally, our universe settled down again with much less matter and much needed space for future expansion. The End. By:Earl Schumacker

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Once upon a time there was a boy named billy the bully, who lived with is auntie and uncle. Everyday Billy the bully was very mean, and he would hit you, bite you, and scream. This went on everyday when Billy the bully went outside to play, and all of the other children across the street would run away. One day fooled by the other children he sat on the ground, and he sat, and he sat, and he sat for hours and this made Billy the bully sour. Because of that he started to yell oh so loud I know I am a Bully, but I am a child, and where is everybody at, I want to play. Billy the bully's auntie heard what he said she came outside, and tapped him on his head and took him in the house, and explained to him being a bully is not what it is about. When you are nice you will have lot's of friends, so never hit scream or bite them again. Until finally Billy the bully now has lots of great friends. The End. By:Bahati

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Once upon a time there was a young greedy prince, who got and had everything in the world, but wanted even more. Everyday, he would demand that the people of his villages and towns kneel whenever they saw him, and give him all the money and gold that they worked hard for to him. He kept this up of many years, until one day, his father died. He had to take on the role of king, and was horrified. But instead of changing himself, he continued to steal and lie. One day, a beautiful woman came to his castle that he lived in. The prince immediately fell in love with the woman. This woman was very poor, and begged him to act like an actual king to save the kingdom. Because of that, the prince, now king, took control of the kingdom, for the woman's sake. The woman thanked him and left. Until finally, the woman fell in love with the king, and they got married happily ever after. By:moonshine252

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Once upon a time there was a Sorcerer, who lived in his palace of vanishing glass with his team of apprentices and a group of attendant Elves. The Sorcerer's palace was called the Palace of Seasons because the exterior of the glass palace took on the color of the season in order to remain invisible. Everyday, the Spirit of the current season went through the palace and decorated it with her colors, leaves and flowers, flora and fauna filled the air with aroma, all the surfaces were decked with flower arrangements, birds twittered over the casements and balconies. In icy winter, the walls of the palace looked like frost, the floors were like ice slabs, penguins on the balconies. In spring, the scent of fresh flowers filled the air with aroma, all the surfaces were decked with flower arrangements, birds twittered and trilled over the casements and balconies. One day, when the Sorcerer was in his Library teaching his apprentices a lesson on Pentacles on the autumnal yellow floor, the looking glass darkened ominously. All the windowpanes took the hue of blue-black ink in broad daylight. The glass orb darkened too, and smoke began swirling inside it like a churning tornado. The Sorcerer summoned a protective sphere shielding his young students and he himself strode over to the menacing, swirling orb. He recited in a singsong voice some incantation, and two burning, slanted eyes and a terrible mouth appeared within the orb. The Sorcerer turned pale, but the lines of his face became resolute and sharp. The horrible face looked at him, and said in a icy voice, "Usurper! I shall drive you out of my Palace. Your time has come." The sorcerer replied, "You belong to the Dark Depth. Go back, you have been banished by the OverLord for your wickedness." The Sorcerer slashed at the apparition with his wand and lightning cracked at its wake! Because of that, it seemed, that the Shade vanished and everything returned to normal. The Sorcerer summoned the elves into the Library. Then he started an elaborate ritual. the students drew a very complicated Pentacle at his instruction, then the Elves and the Sorcerer started incantations with burning of incense and candles. This went on for hours Until finally, the candles burned fiercely bright and the incantations reached a pitch. Then a bright sphere of light appeared at the centre of the Pentacle. Everyone sat down in prayer and a pleasant but powerful voice boomed, " Have no fear. You have kept the health of the seasons, they dance happily through your walls and casements. This is the ultimate Spell of Life. The Fume of the Dark Depth will never win. He may threaten, but be united as you are now. He will never regain his power to destroy the beautiful Earth. " Everyone cheered, and a brath of flowery scented wind danced through the room. By:Quest-the road is ahead

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Once upon a time, there was an Outlaw and an Angel. A true bliss filled love story that went up like smoke by burning flames heavier than those in hell. Every day the Angle hoped for a better life, praying she could fly faster then her Outlaw could ride. One day, her hopes and prayers fell short. Behind bars, her Outlaw sat while his Angel felt paralyzed by time. A world where an Outlaw became her King and an Angel became his Queen. Because of that, there's an Angel now stands as an Outlaw and a Queen to be the keeper of her Kings throne, the savior of them both. Until finally, bound by love, integrity, and loyalty, the souls of an Outlaw and an Angel were finally set free. By:Legion Ryder

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Once upon a time, there was a little gray poodle. Everyday, he would wander the busy highway looking for that special person who would keep him forever. One day, he went to an auction house and saw a lady standing outside. She talked to him and tried to get him to come to her. Because of that, he got scared and ran away, but something about her was different and he wanted to trust her. Until finally, he went up to her and she pet him and gave him something to eat. He followed her around her job all the rest of the day and cried when it was time for her to go home, so the next day she took him home where he lived happily ever after. By:Lostwordsmith

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Once upon a time there was a passionate cook using mint and thyme. Everyday, for twelve hours straight,
He created the most delicate plate. One day, though, he did not recieve his needed ingredients. Because of that, he told his food provider, he really has to insist on obedience. Such a mistake shall not be repeated, otherwise his plate may never be completed. Until finally, his food provider had understood the severity of the situation, The cook had to punish him by means of frustation. By:Daniel Kohnen

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Once upon a time, there was a story that began, “Once upon a time …”. Everyday, parents around the world read to their children the story that began with “Once upon a time …”. One day, a little kid who lived in Bastrop, Texas dropped his story book – the one that opened with “Once upon a time …” - into the Colorado River while on a family reunion camp out and musicale. Because of that, his parents bought another copy of the “Once upon a time …” book from Jimbo’s Sandwiches, Books, and Bait Shoppe on Pecan Street (near the butane company). Until, finally, that little kid from Bastrop grew up to be a children’s author and wrote a story that started with “Once upon a time …”. By:Solace.Bring

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a crotchety old man who loved bubble gum. Every day, he would chew as many pieces as he could and blow the biggest bubbles. One day, he blew a bubble so big it lifted the roof from his house. Because of that, the old man was carried away by the wind, floating higher and higher. Until finally, he flew above the clouds and out of sight, never to be seen again. By:D. Reed Whittaker

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Once upon a time there was an evil sorcerer named Kevin. Everyday, people laughed at him because Kevin was hardly a commanding or frightening name. One day, fed up with all the laughter and jeers, Kevin cast an angry, vengeful spell. Because of that, all the people who had laughed at him and refused to take him seriously began turning into porcupines. Until finally, there were no humans left in the kingdom except for Kevin, and he lived happily ever after. By:Ms. Penguin

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Once upon a time there was a massive boom. Everyday, everyone would discuss about hearing the massive boom in confusion. They didn’t know where the boom came from. They didn’t even know why it would happen in the first place. It was quiet in New Mexico until the boom. One day, people discussed about how to recreate the boom, what the boom was, and how to react. At some point, a cult was started over the boom. “The Bang Church” as it was called, spreading the word that the boom was the second coming of Christ. Because of that, there was a massive issue swelling among the religious community of the New Mexico town. They were against the “The Bang Church” and everything they stood for. The cult eventually started to cause riots in the town, as a way to warn people of the end times. But they were mostly ignored. Until finally, the cause of the boom was revealed. It was what the United States government called the “Atomic Bomb” and it was an experimental weapon that President Truman threatened the Japanese with. The town was both shocked and relieved that they finally received an answer for why the boom was there. “The Bang Church” quietly disbanded after they learned of the true cause of the boom. After all of that, the town was able to quietly go back to normal. By:netizion

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Once upon a time, there was an ill young boy named Andrew. Now, Andrew wan't the typical sick kid; he was mentally sick with the disease called schizophrenia. Everyday, Andrew will tell his tales of wonderful sights filled with fantasy creatures and exotic flowers to his family, but especially his older sister, Amorette, or Ames as he called her. One day, Andrew's illness made him upset; they were less colorful and interesting than they used to be, and were more frightening than what they should have been. He was still a young boy. Because of that, he started having nightmares, and it didn't help that they'll follow him into his waking hours. His family noticed and wanted to help him, but they didn't know how. Until finally, Ames came up with an idea; Andrew could take pictures of the frightening images, so that when he'll look into them, he could be at peace with the knowledge they weren't real. By:WalkSafe

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Once upon a time there was a Basset Hound named Boo.. Everyday she walked out on her spacious deck and looked for the black cat next door. His name was Hamlet. One day, Boo grew worried because Hamlet wasn't there. She howled and howled, but no one understood what the problem was.. Because of that howling, Hamlet stopped what he was doing. He happened to be cornering a tasty looking mouse named Monroe. The howling seemed to get louder and Hamlet decided to head for home. Monroe Mouse was so relieved he could have kissed that silly Basset Hound, but he didn't. He just went back to his home and went to sleep. Boo kept staring at the next yard and didn't quit howling until finally Hamlet strolled into view and gave Boo a look as if to say "What's wrong with you?" Then all was quiet and the basset hound, the sometimes condescending cat and the relieved mouse settled in for another enchanted night's sleep. By:♥HOOves♥

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Once upon a time there was a single cigarette named Raymond. Raymond was member of a community of an entire carton cigarettes numbering at 200. Everyday some of Raymond's buddies were smoked away into ashes. Raymond's friends kept disappearing over the course of time. One day Raymond found himself all alone in the very last opened pack of cigarettes. His owner had decided to quit smoking after a bout of phenomena and wear nicotine patches to stop his addiction to cigarettes, which seemed to work for him. Because of that Raymond laid in a sock drawer for years. Until finally, a friend of the ex-smoker stopped by and needed a smoke. So Raymond finally got smoked away into ashes as well, and if you are looking for a moral to this story then you are just simply out of luck. By:Laughing Goat

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Once upon a time there was a black puppy. Everyday the poor thing would wander about lost and hungry. One day she had gotten very sick with parvo and was near death. Because of that she was delirious and aimlessly followed a dirt road to the end. Until finally she found a human that she liked and they took her to the doctor so she'll have a chance to grow up to be strong and protect those at the end of the dirt road. By:Meduf

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Once upon a time there was a lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Everyday, her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples? One day, the girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other. Because of that, the mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment. Until finally, the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said: mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one. By:sindbad

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful lady who stays in a big city. Everyday, She used to wake up and cry to God for help. One day, she heard a knock by her door, and saw an angel standing with a notepad in his hands and gave it to her to read. Because of that, the beautiful lady read and was satisfied with the contents of the letter. Until finally, she went to sleep. By:wendox

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Once upon a time there was a land where cows roamed free. Everyday, the cows would wander in the infinite fields as they ate their cud and grass. One day, humans appeared and waged war against the vast hordes of cattle. Because of that, the cows decided to stand up for their fields, their families, their vast systems of belief as well as their own beef. Until finally the cows lost, and the humans created McDonald's as a method to punish them for their uprising. By:M. Gene McCoy

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Once upon a time there was a gentle dragon. Everyday he’d sit on a couch watching television while feeling depressed and useless. One day, he watched a superhero show where a hero went around saving others. Because of that, the dragon, dressed in a canvas tent, prowled city streets at night, saving beautiful maidens from evil knights. Until finally, with the king’s knights and pikemen after him, he gave the matter a little thought. Why the hell am I saving those human’s when I should be eating them? By:hvysmker

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Once upon a time there was a green and gold ring. Everyday, somebody new would try to steal this ring, but to no avail. One day, the Queen of the land put out a proposition. "Every person in the land will attempt to steal this ring. There was promptly 365 people in the land. Because of that, each new person came until there was no one left, and this continued for 3 years. Until finally, one person attempted, and there were now 366 people in the land. This is how the concept of a leap year arose. By:NullTurn

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Once upon a time there was a parallel universe. Please understand - we use the term Once upon a time for two purposes. The first is because on your Earth, in your time, this phrase is commonly used by humans to signal that the Chai’lle (storyteller collective) about to tell you of things which happened BEFORE. The second reason we say Once upon a time, is that if you are approved to leave this Kdhaisch (sacred hut) to go our world you will associate everything you see as belonging to the era which came BEFORE in your world. You will observe no iPods, earbuds, electronic tablets, or computers here. There are no smart phones with their related Apps, no home appliances or nor any electronics. We have clouds in multiplicity, but not Cloud system. We travel without the aid of motorized vehicles and flying contraptions. There are no artificial heaters or coolers, no power plants, no windmills or solar panels. We have no toilets, no sewage stations, and no water treatment plants. To wit, everything you use to run your modern world does not exist here and couldn’t function properly even if it did. You are going to ask us, as your kind always do - How came you to be here? Our answer is that we know not. Everyday, another of your kind arrives, in a hut such as this. It seems the Kdhaisch is a por-tal of which draws entices some of you, drawing you here. Some of you have told us the por-tal functions much the way your STONEHENGE does on your Earth. Do you know of this STONEHENGE? Yes? Ah, good. Came you through it to arrive here? No? Alas, many of you did not. We have wondered, how is it some of your kind know of your PLACES OF POWER, while others do not? Others of you dispute that there even are PLACES OF POWER…but we digress. It is of no importance for the moment; it is a matter for those greater ourselves or even the of Chai’lle, besides. One day, “we will talk of many things/shoes, ships, sealing wax and kings”. You know this reference? Excellent. We are amused by your Chai’lle LEW-IS CARR’OLL. We have been made to understand that he is not a collective, but a single entity, a WAL-RUSCAR-PENTER! A most amusing creature, to be sure. Forgive us, yet again, we digress. It is something of a character flaw for us. For now, we must help you to understand the situation in which you find yourself. You have been transported to our eArth for a purpose we know not yet. Because of that, there are RULES you must be made aware of and live by, ‘til your purpose for BEING is clear. The premier, vitally important rule is that for the moment, the Kdhaisch is your home. You must not attempt to leave it. You must trust us when we tell you that to leave before preparations for your Ny’Imeptae (embracing) are complete will be fatal for you because you will die. Your premature departure will be inconvenient for us as your demise will cause a disruption the Riiesld. We’re told some from your world describe the Riiesld as ch'i. You are familiar with the term? Good, good. Many of your world fail to understand how actions they take in eArth affect us all. Disruptions can be calmed, but when your kind cause them through the willfull-est disobedience…well, this does not please us. Indeed, it pleases none of eArthskind. When eArthskind are displeased, our environments also become d ‘scli – unhappy. The next rule then, is you must try to curb the propensity of your kind to toward rebellion for the sake of rebellion. Again, disrupting the Riiesld, particularly for frivolous aims does not please eArthskind. When Riiesld grows fractious and needs soothing it demand sacrifices of eArthskind. The sacrifices are often more punitive and exacting than your kind can be made to fathom aforehand. Bringing Hei’Nyopti (balance) back to eArth is always achieved in the end, but as another of your single entity Chai’lle - Lady Antebellum says, “It Ain’t Pretty”. During your stay in the Kdhaisch, you must attempt to learn our language. That is why we give you our words, freely. Rest assure, eArth is your world now you are here. There is no return of your kind to Earth once you have come through the por-tal. Others have not believed us when we tell them thus. Please to live, you must believe, your departure from eArth, indeed your departure from the Kdhaisch will only transpire as a result of your Ny’Imeptae into eArth or your death at the hands of eArth. Would that we could return you to your Earth we would. Less would be the disruption of our own eArth. Your Ny’Imeptae will happen when you love eArth and eArthskind, when eArth has found your Hu-Maaure (personal harmonic destiny) and you go willingly to your path. Your kind often thinks that eArthskind rather than is finding your Hu-Maaure for you. It will be difficult for you to walk the path if this thinking takes root and persists in you. We have no priests, no clergy, no shamans. There are no kings, politicians or nation states. There are no military entities, or law enforcement units. No thought leaders, no business tycoons. There are we, eArthskind - Chai’lle, j’ooshme (healers) and Osjikatee (makers). We give each other what we need. eArth gives us all else. You must mourn for your losses. Grieve for those you’ll see no more. Invite many into your Kdhaisch as you seek your new path. Many will befriend you, all can instruct you. All can gain instruction from you. You must study diligently. Learn well and learn more and more and more. Immerse yourself in the eArth and gradually let go of Earth. As your grief lessons, you will become scli – happy. Until finally, eArth will pronounce your preparations completed and all eArthskind will embrace you. You will emerge from your Kdhaisch forever, Then will be your Fui Ny’Imeptae, Embracing ceremony. You will only ever return to this Kdhaisch to guide another Earthling to the path. At such a time as that, you will explain to the new arrival as we have explained to you: By:everyjones

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Once upon a time there was a boy who wanted a superconscious mind. Everyday, he is trying to analyze everyone and he want to be a super person who control everyone's mind. he don't share anything about himself. he love to live alone .One day, he met a girl who was over excited for every thing. childish behavior, happy nature she had. Because of that he used to talk to her.he is trying to understand this girl but can't find anything what she actually is. She was frank behavior but her imagination was beyond his thinking. Until finally, he become more confident about his aim but this time not alone. she was always there for him. he learn to enjoy life with her and run towards success. By:Shaizz Maahi

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Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lizzy, who lived with her mother in a cardboard box just big enough for two. Every day Lizzy and her mother would pack up their few belongings, fold the box neatly, and head off to a new location. One day while Lizzy’s mother was away looking for food, Lizzy found a box of crayons. She wanted to surprise her mother by decorating their box, so she colored the outside of the box blue. I think it needs some lines to make it look like bricks, Lizzy thought. She then colored green grass along the bottom. Yellow flowers were drawn onto small window planters beneath cut out windows, and to Lizzy, it looked perfect. On the walls inside the box, she drew family photos in bright picture frames. Her mother’s favorite color was purple, so she used a violet crayon to draw a large rug by the front entrance. She stepped outside to look at her creation. “What a beautiful cardboard kingdom,” she said as she went back inside. Their home looked so different. Because of that, when Lizzy’s mother returned to where they had placed their box, she began pacing around in a panic. Lizzy was watching her from the small cutout window, not understanding why she looked so scared. Her mother paced and paced, until finally, she caught a glimpse of Lizzy looking through the window. Relief flooded through her as she made her way to her daughter. “It seems you’ve been rather busy today,” said Lizzy’s mother. “Yes mommy. I’ve built us our very own cardboard kingdom.” Lizzy wasn’t sure, but she thought she saw a tear fall down her mother’s cheek as she stepped inside onto the colorful purple rug. “A kingdom indeed, my child… A kingdom indeed.” By:Sandy Aspen

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Once upon a time there was a growing hunger. Like most hungers, it was ill defined, known more for what it wasn’t than what it was. Everyday, the hunger grew until it coalesced into an idea. The idea was called “freedom.” Wise men gathered and pledged their lives and fortunes to making the idea reality. One day, after much discussion and argument, they declared a new, independent nation founded on the idea: the United States of America. Because of their devotion and vision, the country grew and prospered. The people became strong and enjoyed the fruits of their labors. Until finally, the idea faded, complacency set in, and the hunger returned. The people were to that their hunger would be satisfied with a slogan: “Make America Great Again.” No one asked, “Why did it have to be again?” By:🌜 HuntersMoon

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Once upon a time there was a little yellow kite, his name was Jonesy. He loved to fly high in the sky and swish his tail back and forth. Everyday in the afternoon he would be brought out and he would try to get higher and higher every day. Swishing his tail back and forth he would try his best, but they didn't give him enough string. He would pull and pull trying to go higher, tugging on the string. Out of all of the kites Jonesy was the smallest kite, flying that summer. One day, the wind was very strong and took Jonesy very high. Swishing back and forth, he kept getting higher and higher. Because of that, Jonesy was running out of string and would soon be flying into the unknown. Until finally, his string broke and Jonesy was flying higher then ever before, never to be seen again. By:Legendary Mask aka Girlw/a💓

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Once upon a time, there was a squirrel, who lived in the Beyou. Everyday, he played a game of chase with the landowner's dog, Ralph. One day, Ralphs's obnoxious barking woke his owner in the wee hours of the morning, and the barking continued throughout the day, while the two animals played chase. Because of that, the landowner was on his last nerve. Until finally, he learned squirrel was tasty in a boiling pot of gumbo stew. By:Warped Sanity- Thanks Schnujo

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Once upon a time there was a Princess who loved her diamond crown more then her other crowns. Everyday, she paraded around the castle and all over the village wearing her diamond crown. One day, she went the woods and her crown got caught on a tree and a bear chased her. She wanted to go back to get her crown but she was afraid of the bear. A unicorn came along and poked the bear in the butt and got her back her crown. The unicorn went to the castle with the crown and told the King what had happened. Because of that, The King locked up the diamond crown until finally on her Wedding Day, the Princess got to wear her crown. She only wear it on special occasions. By:Princess Megan Rose

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Once upon a time, there was an unusual book. It looked like other books, but there was an exception. Everyday, its content changed. Some pages were born, some disappeared, some remained stable. Their number always was the same: 1758. Whoever opened the book could read a story in their native language. And the story was so fascinating that the person could not stop reading until they fall dead from exhaustion. Many people tried to destroy the book but it had a secret power. When someone touched it, it opened a special page, and one glance was enough for the person to forget about everything and start reading. After that, they were as good as dead. One day, an old man approached the book. Long he stroked it with his gentle fingers, touched its rough cover with the tenderness of a lover. Because of that, the book could not open its tricky page. The book gathered all its patience and waited. The old man stepped back and started making a campfire. The fire did not scare the book: it had seen a lot of flames. It launched it's trap and lay still. It was waiting and giggling silently, and the old man was messing around with the cruller. Until finally, he took the book and threw it into the fire. The old man was blind. By:Ellie An

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Once upon a time, there was a young awkward girl that no one really took notice off. Every day, she would pray for someone to come and rescue from her life that had no meaning. One day, she bumped into an outlaw who took her breath away and they fell madly in love but misunderstandings arose between them. Because of that, she ran away and hid from him too afraid to face him. Until finally, he found her and made her whole again making her realize that they had always been meant to be. By:Kesegie Moodley

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Once upon a time there was a half man, but mostly boy-child who wandered forth on his own, ready to conquer the world the way his father, and father’s father did. Everyday, he would suit up in the suit and tie up in the tie, and look to the mirror and ask the often unrecognizable face there-in if today was the day, or if another narrow miss at betterment awaited. One day, after one of those kind of nights were he thought he was a knight until he woke up feeling battered and discarded (and disregarded) like the tin man’s heart, the mirror answered, “to thine own self be true,” or maybe it was an old Bob Seger tune, that landed him in his own personal hell/Kathmandu. Because of that, he tore off his tie and dropped his suit in a corner and decided to write the next great novel that would show the lost generation the path to their own destiny. Until finally, between typewriter bells and red slashed pen-strokes, he realize the face in the mirror, was really the faces of his family, and you and me, and all who have realized we can only conquer the world if we stay within the accepted margins. By:Lou-Here By His Grace

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who always ate cookies, all day and night. She will make sure she left no trace of biscuits on her dishes before she heads to bed and sleeps. Every day she will be following that routine.
A man came towards her and dropped on one knee and open a Cartier box and revealed a diamond ring surrounded with gold. It was so bright and beautiful, and on the cushion, it had bits of cookies, her mother's best dish-- actually the only dish her mother mastered.
One day, however, that all changed and it was her wedding day. Her acquaintance, her family, her friends, her husband's family and friends and what she will like to call the ones-you-invite-just-to-fill-the-place people. After her wedding she never touched a biscuit, neither in a house or a restaurant; it was as if it will infect her with a virus that she will never get treated from. On her wedding day, the seats looked like double chocolate-chip cookies whilst the tables looked like raisin biscuits and the background and the music was not one she is used to listen to on a regular day, the music was of food and it seemed to be for children. The crowd were not laughing with her at this ridiculous theme, they were laughing at her. Because of that, she hated her life and the biscuits and never wanted to do anything with them. She did not complete her wedding; she did not get to the man, or who she thought as the one. She came to the conclusion that it is impossible for anyone to admire her or love her, because she is obsessed with the cookies, the only dish her mother mastered, and the last dish her mother made. She kept crying in her room all day long, hoping that all of this will end, but to her, it felt like it was eternity. Until finally, one day, a kid knocked on her door, he was tiny, a fragile, little boy who looks lost, but his mother was behind him, and he came inside the room whilst his mother waited outside and told her, "You are amazing, Claudia. Your mother is proud of you." He said laughing, but she realised he was not laughing at her, but he was laughing to make her smile, and she did smile. She felt the happiness that he was trying to send to her. She looked at him and told him, "Tom, thank you for making me smile, but nobody loves me, I mean, I will never get married..." She was beginning to sob, but Tom sat with her on the bed and traced away the tears on her red cheeks. "That is not true, you know, I love you. The others are just stupid, they think you are crazy for loving your mother, but you are not, you are precious and my mother and I will continue to love you!" He said it with complete determination, as if any word she will say next, will not make any difference to him. "Your love is all I need." She said with a smile, "However, Tom, I decided to leave, I am sorry." Claudia, a beautiful young lady, who weighted 54kg, with a height of 162cm, died because of the people's mocking. She committed suicide... "She will be happy now, Mother." Tom said. By:Shaima

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Once upon a time there was a single cell, which began to divide. Quickly it doubled again and again until, in the dark recesses of a subterranean cavity a sound was heard. A clicking, as of claws, echoed from rock walls and a tiny cough momentarily purged the surrounding shadows. A humid mist surrounded a bulky form and from behind the dragging rumble, like a log bouncing along the rocky floor. Everyday, for days on end, the sounds grew less faint, more clear as the creature came ever near. One day, a glow began to hint at the cavern's end and he grew impatient as the light became more bright. At last he lumbered into sight. The view was brilliant, filled with light, and space and magical sense of sight, as golden beams of sun rebound from jewel-like flowers and verdant ground. Entranced by beauty all around the creature breathed in air so pure that, even though his bellowed lungs were filled with smoke, he felt cleansed and belched a small smoke ring that rose until it could be seen above the glade. Because of that, a sudden flutter of a hundred tiny wings, air bound, drew his attention from the ground. As his lidded eyes cast up he saw the fliers grouped in units, military garbed their armor flashing, swords in hand they awaited slashing. He, the newly hatched one drew a breath and unknowing opened wide a mouth so vicious that it daunted all and sundry, but instead of fire and lashing talons he smiled which released the heavy tension and the Queen, with guard attended, welcomed dragon if his intention was as friend and not destruction. The new-hatched one was truly awesome in his own right, and ancient wisdom held in his lineage told him of the debt he owed the fairy folk from ages past and bending scaled leg he bowed and fealty he vowed. The Queen accepted his obeisance and forged a bond, with fay-magic amended by the dragons power, and so ascended to her bower. The dragon, even though newly made, held ancient knowledge and was content to dwell here in the magic glade until finally, eons hence, he turned to prince and Queen he wed, to sire a new age of wondrous beings to rule the then-world and thus begins the last age of magic. By:GenreJunkyAtLarge

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Once upon a time there was a little girl who found a fuzzy orange and black caterpillar on the driveway of her home. She gently picked it up and placed it on a flowering bush in the back yard. Everyday, the little girl hunted the branches f the bush until she located the fluffy caterpillar, to ensure herself it was alive and well. One day, regardless of how hard she searched, she was unable to locate it. Because of that, she began to whimper, then cry as she searched more frantically. Until finally, her father came outside to see what had her so distraught. When she shared her story with him, he smiled and began a search of his own. A few moments later, he spied what he was searching for, and pointed it out to his daughter. He explained that it was in a cocoon where it would stay for the winter, emerging as a beautiful butterfly in Spring. They both smiled as he wiped the tears from her cherub-like cheeks. By:Patrece~ Too busy!

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Once upon a time there was a horse called Peg. Everyday, Marian looked at him and thought how much she would like to ride him but that was against the rules. She changed his bedding, groomed him and refilled his manger with oats. When she could, she brought him a carrot though this was another thing that was against the rules. One day, Marian came up from her underground cell and hurried to the hay store near the guardhouse. The sun had not yet risen over the high walls. "Dia ruit, dial ruit."
Marian cocked her head. "Oh, itps you." A cheeky blackbird was sitting on the portcullis. "You're brave today! We don't normally see you near the soldiers." Where were the soldiers? She looked aroundbthe silent keep. None of your business lass. The voice in her head wad her mothers. She shrugged, pulled one of the heavy bales out of the store and began dragging it over the icy flags.
Suddenly Peg's feet clattered noisily on the cobbles. He winied reared up and kicked the stabke door. She ran to the stable and clutched for the bridle. "Woah, steady boy." Holding the bridle firmly Marian and began to sing in her soft lilting voice. The sound soothed them both. When he was quiet she patted him gently and tied the leather cords by the stable door. Something made her look up. A black stain smudges the sky. Fear gripped her. Because of that, she ran across the straw strewn court and up the narrow stone steps. Smoke! She could smell it before she was halfway up the tower. She tumbled out onto the parapet lungs burning and red faced. The stamp of feet and clash of swords was louder than even her panting. They were coming up the road from the river. About thirty of the provost's men. Her eyes rested on an untidy red stain near the crossing untidy red stain. That explained what had happened to the castle guard. A grim hand clutched at her heart. They would do what they had done in Avalon. Pethaps the back way? Escape... As she ran frantically she round the battlements she saw the notion was futile. Companies of grim men approached on all sides. She ran back down into the court. Unhitched Peg and leapt on. The horse tossed his head "I know it's not allowed," said Marian soothingly. The horse tossed his head. "No, there's no time for a saddle." Apparently satisfied Peg turned readying himself. Picking his line. Marian kissed his mane and gave a gentle nudge with her feet. Peg leapt forward, striding ever faster, his hooves raising sparks on the cobbles. Until finally, spreading his wings Pegasus took to the air while below the soldiers cursed and clashed their spears and gnashed their teeth in impotent anger. By:RobMcGee

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Once upon a time there was a very old lady. She lived under a bridge, all alone except for her pet parrot named Squawky. Everyday, she would go fishing, and everything she caught she would divide evenly between Squawky and herself. One day a royal duke rode by and saw how well the old lady took care of her bird. Because of that, he got off his horse and approached the lady. "Madam," he said "I am in the market for someone to take care of my geese. Would you honor me by accepting the post?" The old lady was doubtful. She didn't want to leave her nice cozy shelter under the bridge. And besides Squawky might not get along with other birds. The duke begged and pleaded, and promised Squawky his own perch, but still she refused. Until finally, he offered to pay her. That did the trick, and she took the job. And they lived happily ever after. By:kmack

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Once upon a time there was a girl name Snow White. Every day, she put on her best beauty product without knowing the harmful ingredient inside each the products. One day, her skin becomes flaky, the clear skin once she had now full of acne pus. How miserable she felt. She did everything she could to save her skin. At the end she went to the doctor but it was too late. The skin got much worse than before. Because of that, her emotions become a roller coaster. She was too embarrassed to go outside. She couldn’t even see her own face in the mirror every day. She remorse. Until finally, she found ATOMY. The herbal skin care product that change her life. Now her skin is getting better and much healthier than before. Thanks to ATOMY. By:JS

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Once upon a time, there was a lonely priest. Every day, this priest would walk amongst the people crying out to any willing to be saved. One day, she tried using reason to show the need for salvation. Because of that, the people turned their back upon her, hoping she would go away, until finally, she was met by another priest, a male priest, who was paid by the people to tell her they were already saved and she must simply go away. By:Jimminycritic

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Once upon a time, there lived an old man. He had lots of kittens as pets. Everyday he used to give milk to the kittens. One day he fell ill. Because of that he could not milk the cow or feed the kittens. He was disappointed. But the kittens chased mice and ate them. Finally they came to the old man brushing by his side. The old man was relieved. By:Vandana

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Once upon a time there was a woman. Everyday, she felt unneeded and unwanted by her husband who she worked so hard for every day to please him. She did not love this man, but thought she would never find someone who would love her for who she was rather than simply put up with her. One day, she met a man who seemed to understand her and care for who she was. Because of that, she was able to rebuild her confidence and begin stepping up against her emotionally abusive husband. She fought hard against him for many years while leaning on her prince to keep her strong. Until finally, she couldn't stand the pain any longer. She wanted to be with the man who loved her for who she was rather than depended on her for what she did. The woman left the husband and lived happily ever after with her prince. By:Samantha Ridenour

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Once upon a time there was a young child named Carol, and one day she lost her front tooth and ran to tell her parents. Eagerly she laid down that night expecting to find money under her pillow. Everyday she was disappointed that no money was there.
One day she started selling lemonade every Sunday after church and would save that money to begin a tooth fund for all the children that didn’t receive money for losing their teeth. All the children at school were so happy as they would run up to her each day and show them the teeth they had lost the night before. Soon after grade school there was no one still losing teeth anymore and by the time she graduated she had saved enough money to go to college. Once she got there she saw a friend she knew in grade school named Linda. Linda told her that Because of that 50 cents she gave her for her missing tooth that motivated her to do better in school. My parents were poor she went on to say, and no one ever noticed me until that day you gave me that 50 cents. I don’t know what happened but something changed inside of me and I never would have got the courage to try harder in my studies if it weren’t for you. just knowing someone cared encouraged me to try harder in school and graduate with honors. I also received a scholarship at this school so, I can get my degree and I just want to thank you so much for that feeling. As they embraced Carol walked away with a tear in her eyes thinking she finally realized just how valuable she really was. By:mags

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Once upon a time there was a little office fan. Everyday for 15 years it blew cool air upon all of the office workers from the very same spot. One day a new employee came along and moved the little office fan to a new location. Because of that the little fan blew papers and important documents all over the office. Until finally one of the older employees moved the fan back to it's original spot, and everybody lived happily ever after. By: Will B. Missed

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Once upon a time there was a rich entrepreneur named Bubblegum. Everyday, his email account was inundated with emails consisting of one word" Precious". One day, he'd invited every female in the county to a big bash at the U. N. Embassy. Because of that, the females incensed by this unseemly behavior they came as belly dancers from Arabia the epic The "Arabian Nights". Until finally, the F. B. I arrived with a phonograph, music and backdrops to make it more authentic. By:innerlight contemplates life

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Once upon a time there was a quaint little corner lunch deli on the corner of Washington and LaSalle. Those days, downtown was a little harder. Sure there was big buildings and important people, but big shoulders aside, you had to watch yourself a bit. Still, past a couple boarded up shops and a pawn shop was this deli. Man, I know it doesn't make sense, but this place didn't even have walls. I mean, I'm sure it did, but you knew were there when the acrid exhaust fumes you were smelling changed into this aromatic smell of fresh bread. You look up at that point and there it is. This panorama of cute tables, single cut flowers, red table clothes and people with smiles in conversations. It was a great place, just a little oasis for a bit until you had to head back to your office or job site. Everyday, though, if you were one of the last ones to get your food, you were in for a treat. They say it started to let everyone know it was time to go home, but once the sandwiches were made, the slicer cleaned off and the kitchen put back in order, Vila, a petite Irish lady, would emerge from the din to the nearest vacant tables with two slender iced teas with straws. Inside Chapelle, a wiry Algerian man with a fast smile would flip through a small collection of records near the door, decide upon one, and let it play. This became the entertainment. Each day the approach, sometimes warmly greeted, sometimes coyly scoffed at, but step one was always getting a seat at the table. As they sat at the table across from each other, eventually they would hold hands, securing step 2. Finally, at some point, Chapelle would lead Vila to the awning, and they would dance. Step 3. They were one of those cute couples that moved a little faster when they were young, but you just loved to see them dancing. Finally, one would ask the other if they did good that day, and the answer was always that we did good, ending in an embrace. I'm not sure when it started, but the regulars would clap, clear their tables and all would go home for the day. As the years passed, Vila would come out a little earlier, and Chapelle slowly hired a few people. Eventually they began to come only to end the day. One day, Chapelle arrived very late, and in a dark suit. Apparently he hadn't been in for a few days. He went in and the staff hurried to hug him and give him an iced tea. He sat at the nearest table alone, putting together photos of themselves over the years. Scrapbooking their lives. Because of that, there was no music. I was worried he might close the place, but he didn't. He just sat outside and enjoyed his tea an scrapbooked his life. Until finally, Kevin, a long time regular who washed windows on the skyscrapers come up to Chapelle. "Mr. Chapelle, I have a favor to ask. I've got a real special lady meeting me here for lunch today, and I was hoping you might be able to help me out with one of your best songs." If a smile could ever be a thousand yard stare, it was there. The smile soon won out, and soon the men were deep in conspiracy. Hands were animated and both men laughed. A wisp of a lady approached, her face framed with curly red hair offset with green emerald eyes that couldn't help but be noticed. The two greeted her and Chapelle retired to just inside the store. In a few moments, a quite bump accompanied the croon of Louis Armstrong. The two held hands, and after a time, got up to dance under the awning. As Louis was about to explain his loss of New Orleans, Kevin kneeled before his love, and proposed. Cheers from around went up at the sound of the yes. Before the two were ready to depart, Kevin asked Chapelle one last time. Chapelle, did I do good today? Yes, we both did good today. By:Syrek

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Once upon a time, there was a girl named EA(Eya) who loves to sing and play her guitar. Every day, she always plays his father's favorite song using her guitar. One day, as she was singing and playing the guitar, a famous talent manager notice her amazing talent. Because of that, EA was invited to have an audition in one of the famous singing competition on TV. Until finally, EA's life has changed when she was discovered and became an artist by heart. By:principe azzurro

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Once upon a time there was a little mouse. Everyday, he danced around a giant old cat, throwing bits of food and squeaking mischievously. One day, the cat became enraged at the gall of the little mouse. Because of that, the old cat planned the demise of the little mouse. He schemed for days, patiently biding his time, waiting until the least expected moment. Finally BAM! the old cat pounced using every ounce of strength and cunning he had left in his old kitty body, he raked his claws across the little mouse until he heard him squeak no more and with a Cheshire grin he popped the dead mouse into his mouth and swallowed him whole. Purring in satisfaction the whole time. By:WordedHeart

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Once upon a time there was a little girl who was always so unhappy, but she always wore a smile on her face and pretended she was okay. Every day, she would go to school and get bullied by her class. She made up an imaginary friend to help her get through each day. She made him up because she didn’t have any friends and she was lonely. One day, she was sitting on the grass at school talking to her imaginary friend, she called him Sebastian. Her imaginary friend (Sebastian) turned on her and he started to say mean things to her like, “you’re worthless and you should die”. Sebastian was now another enemy of hers that she had to try and deal with. He would be by her side every second of the day. He was always there getting in her way. She tried to talk to her dad about it but, he didn’t seem to care. The only words that came out of his mouth was, “stop looking for attention and grow up”. Because of that, she kept everything to herself. She would carry on smiling whilst watching herself become more ill each day. Until finally one day she had a psychotic episode and got taken away. By:little psyco

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Once upon a time there was a pair of elite. One named Desire, and the other named Self, trying desperately to pound the square peg of license to sin, into the round hole of righteousness.

 Every day, they took turns swinging away at the highly-polished peg of license. The round hole of righteousness would not, however permit the peg of license to enter. Not even a little. 

While the round hole looked soft and malleable, it proved to be quite the opposite. Founded as it was upon the Rock, showing itself to be quite impervious to the repeated attentions of Desire and Self.

 Each time Desire and Self seemed to make some progress in the driving of the square peg, the Rock upon which the round hole was founded would lend its strength and the peg would be ejected. As the Rock reigned in righteousness, license could find not a single toehold.

 To Desire and Self, this seemed harsh, intolerant, and therefore hateful. They could not conceive of Love that would dare to restrain the passions of their flesh. This intolerance they would not tolerate.
 One day, the insatiable elite of Desire and Self, hit upon an idea. Let us ask the great man, Evil Influence to see if he can assist us upon our chosen course. For we are determined to drive this peg, and he, being a great man, must surely have power in the swinging of the hammer. So, they did as they saw fit, calling the great man, Evil Influence to bear upon the project. Evil Influence then performed a thorough inspection at what Desire and Self had been laboring at, lo these many years. Because of that, he decided to impart advice: “You fools!" He bellowed at Desire and Self. “If you want that shiny square peg implanted deeply and firmly into that ugly round hole you must not pound away on it like brute beasts. You must rather cause the round hole of righteousness to accept the square peg of license with subtlety and finesse. So long as the round hole of righteousness is founded upon that Rock, you will never overcome its strength to resist you.

 But come now, the great man, Evil Influence cooed. Listen to me. I will tell you how to lure them away from the Rock upon which they are founded. We must first convince them that true righteousness lies elsewhere. Oh yes! I know all too well that a small number, who cling, deeply rooted in the Rock, will always inhabit the round hole of righteousness and they will never abandon the Rock. But, with cunning and clever words that appeal to the flesh, many others who are lightly rooted, can be enticed away to a different gospel. They can then be made to see the Love and Righteousness of the Rock as mere "tolerance" and "accommodation" of un-righteousness. Indeed, I may be so bold as to say that some will even call the good, evil, and the evil, good. When this happens, you will see the peg of license penetrate so deep that the round hole of righteousness will seem to not only embrace the square peg of license but will begin to conform itself to the pegs shape, encouraging others to do the same. Indeed, opined the great man Evil Influence, if you use my methods, many who now rest lightly rooted upon the Rock, will gradually abandon Him. I tell you, at that time, no hammer will be required. Until finally, they will begin to draw the square peg of license into themselves with their own hands, teaching others to do the same. Yet here is the slickest, most slippery aspect of my genius. I, the great man Evil Influence will convince them that to abandon the Rock and receive the square peg of license is out of love for the lost and dying world. Am I not clever? As they reject Righteousness in favor of license to sin, the Rock will be unable to impart his strength to them. Righteousness indeed continues to Reign in the Rock, but no longer in those who reject Him. And you my good friends, Desire and Self, will become their new gods.” By:J.Lynn Lindsay

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Once upon a time there was a pup named Norah. Norah Bones. Every day, Norah woke up licking the undead face of her human. Not surprisingly, this would be about two hours before her human’s alarm clock would go off every morning. This was a futile attempt to her get her breakfast two hours earlier than the agreed upon time. One day, before the agreed upon time, one of the other humans in Norah Bone’s home put an extra special topping on top of her breakfast. Yoghurt. Because of that, Norah would refuse to eat her food unless there was a little extra on top. A battle ensued. A battle between Norah and her human. A battle that would last months. Norah would hold out for those extra toppings. Yoghurt, bone broth, or straight up chicken liver. Meals would only ever be eaten if she could eat them like the royalty that she was is. However, her human felt differently. For whatever absurd reason. In her mind, there was no reason good enough to withhold these delectable delicacies from her bowl! So Norah would refuse to even take a taste. She would shove the food around in her bowl, making sure her human knew what she was looking for. If it was not to be found, then she was not to be eating this…bland dish. Some days she would cover the food with a blanket so that she didn’t have to look at it, or even tip the bowl over! Until finally, her human had had quite enough. Norah’s human did the one last thing she could think of. She made Norah eat with the insatiable bulldog that belonged to the other humans in the house. If Norah was not going to eat her food, then SOMEONE should. Why not the lovely, dieting, and hungry Ella B? At first Norah thought to call her humans bluff, but the faster Ella ate, and eyed her bowl the more nervous Norah began to be. She soon no longer heard the snuffling snorting of a feeding Ella, and she saw her lumbering over to her very own bowl licking her chops. Norah’s faced dived into her bowl, scarfing down every last piece of kibble. She looked up after she felt a pat on her back for finishing her food. Ella stared at the empty bowl in what was clearly disappointment. Ever since that day Norah eats with Ella and is the first to finish her food, with the occasional topping. By:Ruby_MyDear

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Once upon a time there was a boy, obsessed with the idea of flying. Everyday, he would look up at the sky, imagining that he would freely soar the skies, cutting into clouds and wander wherever his heart felt like going to. He was distracted with the idea so much, he would just stare out of the school windows blankly, failing his subjects one after another. His parents were furious, thinking he was just being lazy. Soon though, they became a bit more anxious about his mental health. He was taken to a psychologist, who said he's just a bit off the ground, but nothing more. One day, he the boy saw an advertisement in the TV about joining the Air Force. Naturally, he was so excited, he tried going to an airbase, talking to everyone he could to try and make an application. After about a month, he was finally getting a position, letting him go on an interview. Because of that, he learnt day and night to get the best possible results he could. Of course, his natural talent and knowledge didn't stop him from getting a pilot's licence soon enough. Months fly by with simulation, classes and more tests. Until finally, he took off with his wingmates one day. Staring to the sides, he felt the G force push him into the seat while the aircraft lifted off the ground. It was a wonderful feeling. Lian finally felt...free. By:Ampho

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Once upon a time there was a boy named Kipper. Everyday Kipper promised to do better and better at whatever thing he better do. One day his mother took him aside. She said she knew he was better than the bitter truth being buttered up by Peal Maybe who had a crush on him. Surely the girl constantly beckoning Kipper's attention had not got the best of him. "Looks aren't everything and if you think they are you'd best clean your glasses." Because of that motherly advice Kipper bettered himself by becoming a brilliant bifocal eyeglass cleaner during his next bi-annual visit to his Best Buy optometrist's business office. With his new vision on life, he grew less interested in Pearl Maybe's eye-catching ways until finally he gave up that glassy-eyed look and became infatuated with new contacts prescribed by Betty Bentley, the optometrist's new assistant who made googly eyes with him happily ever after. By:bobturn

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Once upon a time, there was an insect named Willie, (he thought he must be a worm but wasn't sure.) All he knew he crawled along the ground like a snake but was so much smaller. Being so small gave him a complex and he just knew no one liked him because he was such a lowly worm. Everyone else was taller than he was and always looked down on him and he was always having to look up, this made him feel very low._He wanted so much to be as tall as a limb on a tree or even as big as a moose with antlers. What a dream that would be, everyone would move out of the way when Willie the moose came around. "Yeah, that's what he wanted, all the animal world and insects to treat him with respect for after all even though he was very small he had a very big intelligence and that's what kept him going. His friends all told him to have big expectations, so that's what he began to believe, someday he just knew he would grow bigger. Everyday, he would go out walking and spend a lot of time just looking up at all the beauty around him and that always made him feel so much better. One day, Wille started to feel very strange not like himself at all. Like something really big was going to happen. Because of that, he had an inner feeling to build a special kind of house and soon he went inside that house and went into a deep sleep. Until finally, he woke up and his house was no longer there and he fell to the ground. Willie then noticed that he no longer looked the same as before, something magnificent had happened to him. "Oh My," said Willie, "I have grown beautiful wings," He was bewildered! He began to use his wings to fly, high above every limb on a tree, and also above all the animals on the ground. He couldn't believe his luck. "Yes," said Willie, "that's all you need, high expectations, why just look at me." All his friends were looking at him and admiring him and waving at him from below. "I've turned into a beautiful butterfly and I can see the world now from on high." Morale of this story, yes most often there are moral's of stories as this one. So if your not happy who you are change and become something even better. By:Star*

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Once upon a time there was a man who thought he would never be happy. Everyday was exactly the same for him. A cycle of repetition. One day, he met a wonderful woman with a bright smile, a genuine laugh and friendly disposition who made him want to alter himself for the better. Because of that chance meeting, he began to really work hard to improve all the things he found lacking in himself. Until finally, one day he awoke with a realization that this particular day was not like the others. Something has changed. He has changed. By:N.Voro

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful, happy Hen named Penny. Everyday, after laying her eggs the Farmer's Wife would come and take them. One day, Penny hid in a bush near the lake until after the Farmer's Wife visited the hen house. She prepared a nest and laid her eggs there in the bush. Because of that, she finally became a Mama. Until finally, her baby chicks grew to be hens and the Farmer's Wife came to fetch her grown chicks and made Chicken stew for the Farmer. By:Writerlady1904

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Once upon a time in a kingdom far away a princess was born, her name was Vasalissa Nightingale. Everyday she was quite the beauty and held unimaginable power. One day she was blessed with the gift of magic, such as Merlin himself. Because of that she was to be a powerful enchantress. Until finally the day that she would make a fine queen when it was her time to reign over her kingdom. By:Leslie

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Once upon a time there was a turok named Trivoc. Everyday, Trivoc would waggle to the hoogle to weffel some wiffin. One day, as Trivoc weffeled his wiffin a doofle waggled by and bessined his wiffin. Because of that,Trivoc swore he would never again weffel a wiffin until he had noogled the doofle who bessined his wiffin. Until finally, he snuffled a brethin one day and forgot all about the doofle and his bessined wiffin. And he snuffled happily ever after. By:MeiliTT

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Once upon a time there was a group of people. Everyday those people had more children until they grew and prospered. One day, those people decided they wanted to be a nation of their own and not a part of the old nation they came from. Because of that, they had a war with that old country. Lo and Behold, they actually won that war! Yay! But there were consequences of winning that war. They now had to govern themselves. Oh My! The leaders all got together to decide how to do that. They decided to have their government with political parties since some of them had different ideas on how to govern. Oh, they argued and fussed up a storm. Until finally, those two political parties had a war of their own. Now, that group of people has to start all over again. Oh My! By:Jeremiah_Johnson

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Once upon a time there was an elderly woman who was waiting for an important letter from the war department. Everyday she would wait anxiously for the mail carrier to arrive so she could sort through her mail. One day the elderly woman died. Because of that her children went through her house looking for important documents, they looked for hours until they found her life insurance policy and a mysterious envelope. Opening the envelope they discovered a letter addressed to their late mother. Her brother had gone missing in action during the war. The government was doing all that they could to find him. It went on to say how sorry they were and gave her instructions to check the mail daily for any further information about her brothers whereabouts. They elderly woman did just that-for sixty years up until finally the day she died. By: M.R. Burke

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Once upon a time there was a word. Everyday, it grew. One day, it changed. Because of that, a new word was born. Until finally, I married one and adopted the other. And now we have gerundkids. They are unruly, but we love them all. By:runoffscribe

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Once upon a time there was a word. Everyday, it grew and changed. One day, we married. Because of that, a new word was born, grew and married. Until finally, she gave us gerundkids. They are unruly, but we love them all. By:runoffscribe

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Once upon a time, there was a sun that shone in the sky, its light was so bright no other planet could come near. Everyday the sun lit up the sky and the people were expectant that morning, until One day, there was a Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, whereby the moon blocked the sun for the longest time of that century 27th/07/18. Because of that.......everything went dark, until Finally the people repented and changed their ways and became enlightened! By:Saoirse

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Once upon a time there was a young girl named Rose. Rose was a person who was loved by almost everyone. Everyday, she would go to the school with a smile on her face. She lived in a beautiful house with a wonderful family in Italy. One day, she went to the school and found out there was a new student. The new student’s name was Katherine. Being a nice girl, Rose went up to Katherine and introduced herself. Rose helped Katherine with her school works and they both became friends and then best friends. Rose was extremely happy because Katherine was her first best friend. One day, when she was going to the washroom, a lot of people stared at her weirdly. When she was eating, she opened her phone and found a notice in the school forum. Rose was shocked when she found out that the notice was about her. Rose suddenly burst into tears and ran home crying and she didn’t come out of her room for almost 2 days. She was mostly sad because she really did stole money but it was like 10 years ago and she did it to help a person who was starving and the teacher found out and appreciated though the stealing part she did was bad but it was to help a person so the teacher didn’t care about it. Slowly she calmed herself down and thought who might have spread the rumor then she remembered telling it to Katherine. Rose felt really heartbroken because Katherine was her friend and it never crossed her mind that,Katherine would do something like this. Rose got depressed and Katherine started bullying her at school. Because of that Katherine began to hate school. One evening, when she came back home she found out that, her family went bankrupt. Until finally, she went for a walk and found a notice on the ground, it was about an examination to study abroad. She decided to attend the exam but when the results came she somehow failed. She went home feeling sad but she didn’t loose hope so she studied really hard and went to attend the exam again, during the 2nd examination on the hall she met Josh. Josh was a rude, spoiled rich kid. He looked like as if he was forced to write the exam. When Rose was trying to locate her seat, she accidentally spilled coffee all over his shirt and his bag. He got really mad and yelled at her until he felt happy. Rose hated rude people but she endured and apologised to him. With a really bad mood, Rose took the exam and went home thinking that she’s gonna again. Though she passed the exam but the marks weren’t good enough for her to leave the country so she was asked to attend a remedial class. Rose went to the class like she was asked to. While entering her class the only thought in her mind was “I need to win”. Later when she was busy studying, a random guy entered the class room and sat near her. The guy suddenly looked at her and said “you again”. Rose looked at him and remembered that he was the guy who yelled at her AKA Josh. They both hated each other at first but both of them were coincidentally always together. But as they kept seeing each other more often both of them started to build a connection. Months went by and somehow Rose and Josh started dating and became the couple who can’t ever breathe without seeing each other. Their final examination came and Rose passed with high marks and Josh passed with normal marks. Rose got Canada and Josh got Australia so they were both sad about it. On the plane Rose sat feeling really sad then a guy sat next to her and said “you again”, Rose remembered Josh’s voice and without even looking at the person’s face she started crying and hugged him. Then he explained to her it that he convinced his father to change his destination to Canada. Until finally they happily sat on the plane knowing they are gonna be together forever and lived happily ever after.
The End. By:Shooting star18

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Once upon a time there was a Chihuahua named Juanito. Everyday, Juanito sat by the window waiting for that wriley squirrel to visit the bird feeder so that he could exercise his bark. One day, the squirrel didn't show up. Because of that, Juanito's human had to think of clever ways to cheer her little furbaby up, but he was downcast. Until finally, the squirrel showed up with not one, but two babies in tow. Now Juanito had thrice the thrill! By:Wicahpi Iyozaza

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Once upon a time, there was a young girl, maybe around the age of thirteen, who wanted to soar through the stars and gain her name. Every night she'd watch her five older brothers dance and glide across the night sky. Dusk, the eldest, would go out and turn the sky all purplish and pinkish. Twilight, the second oldest, came out to make the stars laugh and play, making them light up the sky. Comet, the middle child, flung the meteors to the ends of the Earth, causing them to catch fire. Midnight, the fourth brother, dragged his fingers through the sky and turned it pitch black. The last brother, Dawn, turned the sky from the pitch black to orange and yellow. Everyday, the little girl would fall asleep dreaming of shooting stars and bright laughter, and every night, she'd stare up in awe at her brothers, working and playing and laughing as one big family. This brought sadness and pangs of loneliness to the girl's heart. One day, before she fell asleep, she saw more kids flying through the sky, bringing morning to the world. She wasn't surprised, her brothers did it every night, but she was startled to see another boy her age trying to fly like his siblings. He'd jump into the sky, as high as he could, and would rake his fingers through the clouds, creating shapes in the fluff. Because of this, that night she jumped into the sky and touched one of the meteors making it brighter than the rest. So every night she'd jump up and tough the same meteor, and every night, it grew bigger and bigger and bigger. Until finally, she jumped up into the sky and stayed there, right beside her family. Her family smiled and looked at her handiwork, and gave her a name that made her glow brighter than any star.....Her name was moon, and she glowed like an angel. By:Queenie Saturns

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Once upon a time there was a lonely old couple living deep in the woods. Everyday they would pray for a child. Never blessed, they were so lonesome and yearned for a child to love and bring joy to their home. One day, Fran saw a shooting star and made a wish. "You're just and old fool," Franklin said. "Our time for having a child passed years ago." "You just don't believe strong enough," insisted Fran. It looked like it landed in the woods not far from their home. While Franklin napped, Fran walked into the woods to find it. After walking about twenty minutes, she saw a small basket hanging from a tree branch and rushed up to investigate. Inside the basket was the tiniest baby she ever saw. She gently picked up the tiny infant. As she inspected her, she noticed two little pink wings on her back. She hugged her as tight as she dared, then placed the tiny baby back in the basket for the journey home. Franklin was stunned as his wife showed him the tiny child. They both knelt in prayer, giving thanks for the one blessing they had always desired. Because of that, they were happy and content the rest of their lives, They named the child Twinkles. As she grew up, to a total of seven inches, she continued to bring the couple joy everyday. Even at that size, she was a great help. She could fly up and knock the juiciest apple from the top of the tallest tree. She was always there to return a fallen baby bird to it's nest unharmed and in the kitchen, she loved to help stir the big pot on the stove. All she had to do was hold the spoon and fly around in circles. Until finally the couple grew old. Twinkle was aging also. She explained to them that she was there to bring them joy for the rest of their lives. They would not have to worry about her when they were gone. She would be sent to another family praying for a child. There was always a very long waiting list. Feeling relieved about not having to leave the child they loved so much alone, they finally decided it was time for them to rest. Because of Twinkle, they had enjoyed long and happy lives. As they lay in their final resting place, Twinkle starting collecting wild flowers. She covered her loving parents in beautiful blossoms, gave them a final kiss, thanking them for giving her such a loving home, Then she gave them a loving kiss and flew off the find the next lonely couple on the list. By:Trish

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Once upon a time there was a man named Tag who came to the park every morning at 8:00 am. Everyday, Tag sat on the same bench watching the clouds roll by, people walk their dogs, and children play in the park. One day, a man sat down beside him and asked, “how are you doing today Tag?” Tag looked at him with a frown and his bushy white eyebrows pulled together. How did this man know his name? The man next to him smiled back kindly, “you’ve been here for a while, we were starting to get worried”. Tag took in the man’s clothes, they were all one color and slightly wrinkled. Did he know this man? The man used his hands to push off his knees and stood up in one motion. “I think Evelyn mentioned something about making apple pie, we might want to get going before she decides to eat it all herself” the man said with a chuckle. Tag felt a surge of happiness and could picture a face before it quickly faded away. Tag frowned at his lap trying to hold onto the image, but it slipped away like water through open fingers. Tag glanced up at the dark-haired man who waited expectantly. Because of that, that picture which Tag could barely remember, he used great effort and gently set himself on his feet. Tag shuffled to face the man until finally, he looked up and asked, “Do I know you?”. The man smiled and cryptically replied, “Somedays you do, but you can get to know me better on the walk back to see Evelyn”. Tag’s heart gave a squeeze and he nodded his head. He would go with this man. If his heart moved so much in only hearing her name, Tag could only imagine the feelings he would experience when he saw this “Evelyn” By:B.C. West

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Once upon a time 100 years ago there was a disgruntled Chicago White Sox baseball team playing in the 1919 World Series. Everyday during the regular season this great ball club played some of the best baseball ever seen in the sports world. One day a mobster by the name of Arnold Rothstein gave the White Sox players an offer that they couldn't refuse. Because of that eight men on the team, to include the likes of Shoeless Joe Jackson, agreed to throw the World Series. This was all fine and dandy until finally these players decision were made public. They were all declared innocent of all charges against them and not guilty in a court of law, but they were still banned from playing baseball in the future. They would also come to be know in the days to come as the Chicago Black Sox. By:Churchill

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Once upon a time, there was a frog sitting in a tree whittling on a low hanging branch, when along came a big hairy spider smoking a huge brown cigar with a shiny golden ring around its middle and as he strained his eyes to see what the frog was creating with his blade, a woodpecker landed beside the frog wondering what he was staring so intently at. Everyday, after that day, the spider and the woodpecker came to watch the frog whittle on the limb and to speculate with each other how the frog could be creating something even more artistically significant if he would only whittle it this way or that way differently. One day, during an agitated discussion, the spider poked his cigar into the woodpecker's eye. Because of that, and in retaliation, the woodpecker jumped into the air and dive-bombed the spider, stabbing and stabbing him over and over with his beak. Until finally, the frog rolled over with a final breath and the woodpecker fell to the ground in complete exhaustion and at that same moment, the frog whittled his last stroke with his blade and the naked branch fell to the ground with a crash, "I'm glad that's done. I kept hittin' my head on that damn thing every time I jumped past this tree". By:jdennis

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Once upon a time, there was a prisoner, Thomas Morrow, who had made many mistakes and wanted to change his life for the better. Everyday, he thought about the pain and suffering he had caused people that he loved, and made plans for redeeming himself. He knew it would be difficult to survive when he was released from prison because he had burned so many bridges, but he was determined and never lost hope.
One day, near his release, he received a visitor who offered him a job abroad. Instinctively, Thomas did not trust this visitor. Why would a stranger visit him in prison and offer him a job, unless it was a very undesirable job? The job was indeed undesirable; he would be smuggling amphetamine into and out of northern Thailand. He didn't want to take the job because he had promised himself to be a better person, but he also knew he had limited options and this job could provide him with opportunities to do better things.
Because of that, he took the job offer. When he was released from prison, he immediately boarded a flight to Chiang Mai. His new employer was very well connected and provided Thomas with everything he could possibly ask for. Thomas made a few successful runs from Thailand to the US and back. Things were going very smoothly for him, and it seemed that he could slide back into his criminal lifestyle for good and forget everything he had thought about in prison, but he had a voice deep down inside of him that kept reminding him of what he needed to do.
Until finally, he could no longer ignore the voice. He had been visiting a local Buddhist monastery near his home in Chiang Mai and talking to the monks. He always felt very moved by their discussions and now he made the decision to ordain. He went into the bathroom and shaved his head. He was worried about the possible danger of quitting his job without informing his employer, but when he saw himself in the mirror, he felt all the hope and determination from his time in prison rushing back into him and giving him new life. He knew he was making the right decision. By:Miss Cellar Door

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Once upon a time there was a young girl who was wondering around lost inside her own head. She always wondered where she belongs. Not many people liked her. Her own family didn’t care for her much. The always told her she wasn’t enough and that she wouldn’t belong anywhere or be loved. Now at fourteen she tries her hardest to fit in. Everyday this young girl would walk down her secret path that she thought no one knew about. Well one day someone had followed this young girl intrigued by the fact that she rarely speaks to anyone and she is always alone. The young girl was walking down her path when she out of nowhere she heard a girls voice saying, “hey… why are you always alone?” she was startled frozen in place. She slowly turned around to see a beautiful girl around her age. Not knowing what to say she stayed quiet. The girl who had startled her spoke again, “It’s okay you do not need to be afraid of me I will not hurt you. I’m sorry for startling you if I did. I just always see you by yourself and it made me sad to see someone walking around all the time completely alone I have been watching you for a while my name is Sarah what’s yours?” Finally the young girl responded quietly with nervousness apparent in her voice, “it’s okay that you scared me. I am not used to people approaching me let alone following me to a secluded area where I could easily be killed and forgotten. I am Ashland.” Sarah stood there in shock as she looked Ashland from head to toe taking in how beautiful this girl was and couldn’t believe what she had said. Sarah took another moment before responding to what she had just heard. “Ashland how can you say you could be forgotten so easily? Plus you didn’t answer my first question,” stated Sarah. Ashland stood there looking at the ground avoiding all eye contact with Sarah trying to find a way to respond. She did not know what to tell her but she finally responded after a few minutes, “Sarah I’m always alone because people don’t like me and my family wants nothing to do with me. So there is the answer to both of your questions,” Ashland looked down at her feet tears starting to form. Sarah walked up and hugged Ashland she could feel her tensing. Sarah stood there silently holding Ashland until she felt her relax. Sarah spoke quietly, “Ashland would you like to meet my family and possibly start out fresh with a new life?” Ashland stayed quiet unsure how to respond because her life dream was being offered to her right here right now on her path she didn’t think anyone knew about. “Ash… would you like that,” asked Sarah. All Ashland could do was nod her head. Sarah gently grabbed her hand and guided her back to her family. Because of that, Ashland ended up living with Sarah and her family. She hadn’t ever been happier in life. Sarah and Ashland became very close over the years. Ashland saw her birth parents randomly one day and they begged her to come home saying they thought she was dead and that they were never going to see her again the only Ashland could state to them was, “you guy’s never cared about made me clean constantly treated me like I was nothing left me to fend for myself until a girl followed me one and offered me a new life you guys are nothing to me.” She turned to Sarah linking her arm with hers turned and walked away from her birth parents without looking back. Until finally, one day Sarah and Ashland ended up falling in love and living the rest of their lives happily with lots of friends. They both had great jobs and Ashland had managed to go from a shy girl who rarely spoke and was always alone to this confident young woman who talked all the time and was rarely alone. By:SoulSearchingButterFly

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Once upon a time there was a Lady of high esteem.She wasn't the most beautiful, she had long flowing amber colored hair, an larger figure and no man could win her heart, for she was a fierce poetess in her own world, she had the most beautiful garden but its was hidden deep in her soul. Everyday she would take a stroll in her garden and pick a flower and put it in her lovely amber hair and sing a melody of love. Until one morning on her stroll she heard athunderous noise, rushing to her garden in panick with earning hope to save a flower for her hair but atlas no hope couldn't prevail. A stranger invaded her previous garden,dead bushes and ruined flowers just like her broken soul. Because of that she fell into great sadness her friends tried to save her. But no prince charming could save her soul cause a strange intruder made her even stranger. She decided to write a song for the stranger. Failing to sing the beautiful the song she wrote for with flowers how can she be complete. Day after day she tries to sing the song in hope to live without flowers but her soul can't fathom a life without flower. Until finally one day she her a sound at her window at last a beautiful magnolia waiting for her with a hand written note "dear lady I stole your garden not to make you sad but to realize a garden should never be hidden from the world its made to be shared with love". By:Amj

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Once upon a time there was a frog. Everyday the frog wished to be different then what it was, something other then itself. One day, The little frog had an opportunity to fulfill its wish, and to be different, and it took it. Because of that, the frog was never itself again, and found that it missed being itself. Until Finally the frog, which was no longer a frog, became tired of being different, and being mocked and looked down on, and turned back into a frog, Content with it's mud yet again, but never the same. The end By:C. Yarn Weaver

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Once upon a time there was a stray dog, looking for something to eat among the garbage in the neighborhood. His name was Buck and he remembered the day he was named Buck. Those were happy days where games and cuddles were never too many. How grand it would be! Being scratched behind the ears. Sleeping in a warm place again, with small hands resting on his head. Everyday, it was an adventure. He used to wait for the oldest kid in front of the school, because that is what good boys do. The happiness when she came out of the gate to greet him. So much love to give and take. One day, he remembers well, it was raining so much that his vision was blurred. So he could not really foresee it. So many times he thought about that day. What did go wrong? He was there to love and protect those children. Why did he not see it coming? The car was so fast and she was running, no umbrella, trying to reach him. She did not have time to realize what was happening, and he saw her: when the car hit her, she was still smiling. Everything happened so fast and nobody was paying attention to him. He was roughly pushed away, some weird people stood and other were crouched over her. They put some weird stuff on her and she jumped a little. Still he could not see. It was driving him insane. Someone with a firm grip was holding him back. He pulled and pulled, so he did the only thing he could do: he bit. Hard. He tasted blood and for a fraction of a second he enjoyed it. Then the pain and the darkness. As he woke up he was in some kind of cage. It was very cold and grey. The smell was so strange. There were other dogs barking madly while some of them just stared blankly at the wall. He started barking wildly until he fell asleep again. Tired, he felt so tired. He wanted to go home. He dreamt of home. Suddenly he was woken by a man. The door to the cage was open and at the same time the man was about to grab him, a huge dog in the other cage went mad. The man closed the door but he was too clumsy and careless. The door reopened. Because of that, he could flee. He does not remember well the minutes or hours he spent running. He ran through doors, rooms, legs. He bumped against walls, furniture, people trying to stop him. In a blur he was outside. The smell of freedom was overwhelming but he could not catch the one smell he was so desperately seeking. So he run, free and scared. Until finally, he came to a stop. The surroundings were unknown to him, but he found himself in a park. Everything was alive with laughter and cheerfulness. He saw children. How he loved those two-legged creatures. They were never afraid of him and always ready to scratch, kiss or play with him. He tried to get near, to sniff them, to lick them. Some older person shooed him away. He ran. He kept on running and sniffing. He would find home eventually. He was so sure. He could not have known that day, that after the accident, some guy packed him in a car and drove away. He could not have known that people paid well for a homeless dog. Those were the best to do experiments on and back then there were no tags, chip or tattoos. He could have not known that he was thousands of miles away from home, in some strange and cold city. He found something among the grass. Some food. It tasted funny, but he was so hungry. He fell. Asleep, down a black hole. He could see a fleeting light. Suddenly, he saw her. She was waiting for him, smiling. And he felt happy at last." By:KatiaGuido

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Once upon a time there was a door between the worlds. It was not a secret. Everyday, people went through it - out, and back again. There was no limit to the number of times an individual could go through the door and no limit to the numbers of people who were allowed to go through. People simply showed up, queued quietly and respectfully, opened the door and went through. Eventually they came back. The shadows in the other world could not use the door in quite the same way. They lacked hands, or indeed any physicality but it was not a problem, because in any case they had no desire to go to the world they had left. For the people, the door was a comfort and a reminder that their loved ones had not altogether disappeared. It was enough, for many of them, that the door was there, when and if they needed it. One day, one of the people had what he thought was a good idea. 'We should charge people to use the door', he proclaimed. 'Not much - a small, token amount. Enough to show they respect the value of the door, and don't abuse the privilege." In fact, very few people ever misused the door. Occasionally, a group of young people would gather in the queue and egg each other on to run through the door but the other side presented very little excitement or opportunity for sport, and they grew bored more often than not. However, revenue is revenue and it quickly became accepted that you had to pay to use the door and if the new policy weeded anyone out it was those who were too poor to pay the penny to the doorman. Anyway, the people said, if you were too poor to pay, you probably had worse things to worry about than seeing your relatives or friends on the other side. Because of that, over time the people forgot that the door had once been there for anyone and everyone who needed it. It became, as the man had said, a privilege: something you had to pay for. A new market sprang up, with companies developing their own doors and offering season tickets to those who might wish to visit often. Stories began to circulate that some of these new doors were fake, and that the shadows on the other side were simply projections, and this caused people to start to doubt the reality of the door. The price began to rise - slowly at first and then more quickly so that it soon became a treat that very few people could afford. They would go instead to mediums: middlemen who would visit on behalf of a group of people, split the cost between them, and report back. Those who couldn't afford even that began to feel resentful and their resentment took the form of ridicule. They laughed at the people who still queued to use the door, calling them suggestible and idiots for believing in what anyone could see was a giant con-trick. "Ever heard of the Emperor's New Clothes?" was one newspaper headline. Until finally, there came a day when nobody queued to go through the door.The shadows waited for a while and then gradually dispersed. The people forgot about the door. But it is still there, somewhere, and those who know its whereabouts have learned to keep quiet. By:1974janeen

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Once upon a time there was a puppy who got abandoned. Everyday, he searched for food. One day, a little girl found him. Because of that, the puppy never went hungry again. Until finally, he was adopted by the little girl and loved forever! By:🎈Happy B-Day WDC!🎉🎈

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Once upon a time there was a 2nd grade student at Galaxy School. Everyday, she would come to school and sit quietly in class, never talking to anyone, not even her deskmate. One day, at recess, her teacher came up to her and started to chase her. For some people, this would be a terrifying experience. But not for this shy student, she thought it was great and started to chase her teacher around the playground. Because of that, other students began to chase after the teacher. Until finally, there were 20 students chasing one teacher around the playground trying to poke her in the stomach. This day changed that students life forever because from that day one, she was no longer the quiet shy girl who talked to know one. She was now, the quiet shy girl who had many friends. By:Pesky Teacher Amanda

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Once upon a time there was a boy named Alexander who believed that the trees on the island of Bermuda gave golden coins in stead of fruits was the way to get rich. Everyday this idea grew in his spirit since his childhood. His parents revealed this secret to him. He had never ceased to ask questions about it to his parents. When being eighteen, one day he decided to go there. Because of bad Weather, he delayed his trip to summer. That is why he prepared himself very well during both winter and spring. He made a great ship and put on some furniture and food. That is because the trip would take two months. The first June he left .The trip was well managed. Indeed he got some basic knowledge in astronomy. Until finally he arrived to the island. A wonderful oasis full of trees. Greenery is everywhere and exotic perfume is smelt. He met an old man and asked him about the trees which give golden coins. "You should first pass by the erudite center; you should read the three basic books". Said the old man. Your summizes of the books should be presented to the master of the locality: Lord Smith ." Then he would give you the tree key to get golden coins". He added. Alexander accepted the challenge, and he decided to read the books. He entered the erudite center and found the three basic books. Each one contained ten volumes. It would take an average of ten years to read them. Alexander decided to read the books completely. The more he read the more he wanted to know more about trees. When finished all the books and after ten years he acquired a wide knowledge about trees. He became mature and erudite. He wanted to teach his knowledge about trees and decided to earn his life towards education. Indeed he saw that this is the best honorable way to earn life . He became a great man, too loved and needed by all the community and wealthy. The idea of the trees which give golden coins became strange and ridiculous. By:K.HBey

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Once upon a time there was a happy, confident, and carefree girl. Everyday she would search for a man who could bring her even more happiness than what she already knew, realizing that true love was something everyone searches for. One day she met a boy who struck her fancy. She dated him for a while and thought everything was bliss, however soon she would find nothing was as it seemed. Try as she may, the boy was never happy with her, he would soon begin to speak nasty things to the girl, and she felt the need to keep exerting herself further and further to please him. But alas, he was still never pleased. His toxic attitude began to drain the girl of all of the happiness she had, until one day he hit her. With that blow to her body, he knocked the last bit of happiness from her soul, and she left him; broken and afraid. Because of that, the girl was no longer the confident, happy girl she once was. Her smiles were fake, and her sadness was seeping from her pores day by day as she tried to find herself again. Every day she remembered the harsh ways he spoke to her, she shuddered at the memory of his strike against her body. She blocked herself off from her family and friends, trying hard to hide her hatred of life, and her fear in trusting someone. Until finally, after years of self loathing and lonliness, she met a man who wanted to break her walls down. She warned him that she was broken, and threatened that he should keep away for she could not be loved. But this kind man kept trying, for he was in love with her eyes, and he was pained by her hurt. The more he spoke to her, the deeper he fell in love. Reluctantly she allowed him to begin chipping away at the walls she spent years building, chipping away at the self hate, and the saddness. Her face began bearing genuine smiles once again, and she started gaining her confidence little by little with every breathtaking kiss. She is still suffering from those old memories at times, but now, the once carefree girl has a chance at becoming truly happy again. Thanks to the kind man who was patient enough to show her what true, and real love feels like. By:LadyLeo

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Once upon a time there was a boy and a horse who were best friends. Everyday the boy and horse played hideinseek. One daythe horse got lost while playing hideinseek. Because of that the boy cryed day and night. Until finally he cleand his room and found the horse wraped up tight in the blanket. By:Thankalways

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Once upon a time there was a tall, skinny, lonely monster who went by the name of Slink. Everyday, Slink would stalk about the forest. He was not looking nor wanting something. Instead he would try to smell the trees with the nose he did not have or catch a squirrel, comparing it to the size of his long hand. One day, he heard a noise. A rustling from afar. Slink quickly hide behind a tree, knocking his head on a branch above. “Who is there?” A small voice peeped. Slink looked behind him to see a tiny girl, lost and scared. Because of this Slink crouched down to pick a flower for the girl. As he picked the roots from the ground, he looked up to find the girls face, inches from his. Both lost in thought yet shocked at eachothers appearances, Slink slowly tucked the girls brown hair behind her ear and placed the red flower with it. For years they played and fought off trolls. Slink was no longer lonely and the girl was no long lost. Until finally, the girl grew into a beautiful woman and was swept off her feet with a white knight on a horse. Slink was lonely again and confused. More years past and he had no one to protect or play with. That is, until he heard another voice of a little boy. By:Katie

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Once upon a time there was a woman who felt nothing. Everyday, when she was younger, she would cook, clean, and take care of five children and a blind husband. He was so negative and offered her no help or comfort. One day, he moved away with one of their children leaving her to raise the others. Because of that, the others were better able to deal with life than the one he took with him. Until finally, he died. The woman kept in touch with her children and they grew to love and respect her. By:Peacerose

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Once upon a time there was a lonely dragon. Everyday he would look at the stars and wonder if there were any other dragons in the world. One day, While looking at the stars one fell not far from where he lived. Because of that, he decided to fly over and see what the star looked like. All he had was curiosity as he flew closer and the light grew dimmer. Until finally, he viewed the star in its crater and saw it was no light at all but another dragon. One who now looked back at him with caring eyes. The lonely dragon knew he would be lonely no more. By:Elfin Dragon - poetry fiend

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Once upon a time there was a man who could see the soul of every single person he met. Every day, he would glance at a person, solitary in the knowledge that he could see just how bright or dark a person’s soul had become. One day, as he walked along a rain-soaked sidewalk, he watched a lone passerby. His eyes were down. He made a habit of not staring. Just because he could see people’s souls didn’t mean he wanted to always see them. Because of this, he saw a reflection in a puddle ahead of him. His subconscious told him there was something out of the ordinary. He looked up and gasped. He stuttered. He tried to yell, to say something, but instead felt his heart begin to tighten. He shivered; he could not stop staring. Until finally the person before him spoke. “Ah, so you see then?” ,He still could not speak so he nodded his head. He saw. He saw everything as crystal clear yet truly saw nothing at all. The figures before him was simply an outline. A husk. No soul existed between the bowler hat atop the man’s head down to his highly polished wingtip shoes. “You know too much of course.” The man who sees souls gulped. Then sighed. I have seen all I wanted to see. Take what you will. And Death took all. By:Roland King

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Once upon a time there was a girl. Everyday she dreamed to be a writer. One day she got invited to write in a short story contest. Because of that people saw her writing. Until finally she was able to quit her job and be a full time writer. By:Jenstrying

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Once upon a time there was a rich man who wanted be president of a country. Everyday he would spend money to get the backing to become nominated. One day he was nominated and went on to win the election for president. Because of that he went on to make friend with the countries old enemies and not so well liked by those who were friends. Until finally the people of the country got tired of his lies and his way of making the rich few richer and the majority paying for it. and impeached him. By:Monty

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Once Upon a Time there was a small dragon, who dreamed of living within the castle walls of the Kingdom outside the forest where he lived. Everyday, he would spread his massive wings and sore high, so not to be seen, staring down into the beautiful courtyard, watching the people as they went about their daily work. One day, the tiny dragon made up his mind it was time to make his presence known. Because of that, a friendship was built with people of the Kingdom, as he vowed to be there protector and guardian. Until finally, the day had come that the king invited the tiny dragon to live within the castle walls, and all his dreams were fulfilled. By:Patrick McDonagh

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Once upon a time there was a black hen. Everyday she laid a black egg at night. Her chickens were white by feathers. She lamented for her black feathers. She prayed God that she might lay white eggs. One day after laying 107 eggs, she dreamt at 107th night that one of her white chickens was calling her ‘mom’ and she woke up. She dreamt the same dream for 13 nights consecutively. One day, she heard only six of more than hundreds of her Sunday born chickens called her ‘mom’. Because of that, she became known as Mom Hen in the forest surrounded by six good human villages. Until finally, on 123rd Sunday at night she died and went to Heaven. God smiled on her name and gave her back her room. By:Guru Valmiki Aristotle Scriber

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Once upon a time, there was a young princess named Petunia. She was one of the, maybe the most, beautiful and kindest princess in all the lands. Her most stunning feature was her eyes; they were an unusual hot amber color that could look deep inside you. Everyday, she would play with the animals in the neighboring forests. But one day, a young man saw her from afar, and came up to her. He introduced himself as Marcos, and he was like a man of the night; with his dark hair and deep, dark eyes. He was extremely handsome, which made Petunia nervous just being around him. She excused herself hurriedly, and with a blush bright on her cheeks, she ran back to the castle. Little did she know they would cross paths soon enough. But a dark day soon came; the queen died, leaving the entire kingdom in sorrow, mourning her loss. The loss of her mother nearly broke Petunia, but at least she still had her father. But soon, the king remarried. The step-queen was a beautiful woman, but her heart was cold and gnarled, especially towards Petunia. She turned her into a maid, and took all her fancy clothes, jewelry, and books. The king was unaware of this however, and soon had to leave for the war. The step-queen had been jealous of the king's first wife, and saw her in Petunia. Because of this, as the days went by, the step-queen's hatred for Petunia grew, until she ordered Petunia's most precious item to be taken from her; her eyes. She then cast her out into the forest, and forbid any of the citizens to look for her; if they had her in their possession, they'd be put to death... Petunia, with her sight gone, didn't know where to go. After two weeks, she had given up and laid herself out across the lush grass to die. She then heard a voice, and it took her but a moment to recognize the voice of the man she met long ago. Horrified, she tried to get up but could not find the strength to. She felt his rough hands caress her face as he whispered softly, with an edge in his voice, "Tell me who did this to you." She couldn't find the strength to speak, and laid her head against his chest. he picked her up and carried her to his home. The man turned out to be the newly crowned king of his kingdom, and he had been in love with Petunia since the day he first saw her at a banquet her mother and father had planned when she was younger. The people of his kingdom didn't want him to marry Petunia, but his mind wouldn't be changed. Petunia was afraid he wouldn't love her once he actually got to know her, and cried when she felt him put the ring on her finger. After they were officially wed, it was their night of consummation. She was still very shy about letting him touch her in that way. He comforted and assured her that she shouldn't feel nervous, until finally, she let him in. By:Ella Mal

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Once upon a time in a place not far from here. There was a man who dwelled in a cave just like a bear. He lived just like a hermit. His was a simple life. He had no friends or family. He didn’t even have a wife. Every day when he would wake up. He’d walk among the trees. That grew nearby his domicile. His life was so carefree. One day he heard a noise. From deep within the brush. His heart began to pound. His blood began to rush. He thought it was a bear. The man was so afraid. The bear would take his cave. The home that he had made. Because of that he dared to stand there and to fight. He could not lose his haven. Though it looked as if he might. But the creature that he faced was not a bear at all. It was a scrawny puppy, all dirty, wet and small. It was a mongrel puppy, that followed him around. He looked to be part Labrador, and maybe Basset Hound. The man then took care of him, and let him share his home. Until finally he was family, and they were no more alone. By:Jim Nee

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Once upon a time there was a young woman named Goddess. Everyday, her friend named Juvia came to visit her in her home, they hung out quite often, until one day, Juvia didn't come over, naturally Goddess was worried for her," Dumb Juvia, making me worry, dumb, dumb, dumb...." she mumbled, because of that, Goddess ended marching all the way to Juvia's house, she rapped on the door as hard as she could.....No reply. Until finally, Juvia opened up the door looking particularly angry, but her look softened when she saw her Goddess at the door "oh hello" " Idiot, do you know how worried I was, idiot" Goddess scolded "sorry." By:notaverage

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Once upon a time there was a . . . lost and hungry little dog that did not have a home. Everyday, . . .
she would shiver in the cold, search for food, feel lonely, stay nervous and on guard since she never felt safe, hope to find a safe place to sleep while listening to the rumblings in her empty stomach. One day, . . . she saw a yard where a family took good care of a little dog who seemed to be interested in playing with her. Because of that, . . . she would peek in that yard now and then, but that family already had a dog to give their love to. Until finally, . . . one day in the park, their little dog ran over to her, and as they played and played, its family decided they had enough love for two doggies! By:RRodgersWrites - Colo

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Once upon a time there was a species on the planet earth named homo sapien. Everyday this species committed another crime against humanity and the other species to remain on top of the food chain. One day, out of the blue, the species discovered it was killing itself. But how could that be? Because of that, they set upon a course to re-educate themselves and find peace within so that they could find peace without. Until finally, they realized the truth of the matter and agreed with all of the other species to live and let live, once and for all. By:DragonBlue

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Once upon a time there was a very cruel, corrupted and dodgy politician who ruled a once great and prosperous country for many years. Every day he embezzled national budget, signed inhuman laws, drafted them himself and lied from government channels. One day he committed another crime against the people of his own country. Because of that… nothing happened as usual… as the system would erase everyone who showed their protest… So people suffered in all humility and without complaint. Until finally, their life paths ended long before the age suggested by the official life expectancy… No happy end. Sorry. By:Olga

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Once upon a time there was a garden. It was a very beautiful garden. Tucked away in a quiet, sheltered corner of the southern hemisphere, it was the first place in the world to see the sun rise every morning, and the moon rise every evening. Nourished by sweet, pure rains from Rangi, powerful warm rays from Te Rā, and rich, loamy soil from Papatūānuku, the garden was verdant with an abundance of ferns, flowers and trees.

Every day, six small children came to explore the garden. It was their favourite place to play, with towering ferns and dense bushes perfect for hide and seek, beautiful flowers perfuming the air with sweet scents, and painting the greenery with jewel colours. With tasty snacks to fill hungry tummies, and huge trees to climb. And all the creatures to see, from those that snuffled in the soil, to those that fluttered through the trees. Above it all, through the gentle rain that fell and the strong sun that shone, arced a wide, bright arch of many colours, a curved striped bow tethering the earth, the sun, and the sky together in perpetual partnership. One day, while the children played and the creatures went about their creatury business, a dark shadow crept across the blue sky, stealthy as a hunter. Creatures scurried to shelter in their holes and nests. The children played on. A cacophony of whistles, squeaks, growls, booms, chirps, and clicks resounded through the garden, but the children played on. Trees rustled and waved their branches, flowers hid their faces. The children played on. The sky sent down warnings in the shape of faster and fatter raindrops. The children played on. The sun hid its light behind a curtain of soft grey, as if to say bedtime children. And the children paused, shivering. Where has the sun gone? they asked. Where are the creatures? Why is the rain so fierce? Even as they searched their minds for answers, an explosion roared through the garden. It made trees cower and flowers fall flat to the ground, and the children screamed, scrambling for cover. Another explosion swallowed all the colours, leaving only blackness. As the last rumbles faded, a piercing, silver dagger sliced across the blackness. The children shrunk further into the fronds of fern shielding them, huddling together like a human turtle. The black grew blacker and louder, the dagger sharper and brighter, the explosions louder and longer, until the children thought the whole world might burst. The littlest child amongst them happened to be the boldest too, the most curious. While the others hid their eyes, little Fleur kept peeking through the gaps in the ferns, marvelling at the bluish glaze that painted the whole garden when the dagger sliced. Because of that, she was the first to notice a tear appear in the blackness and a piece of blue poke through. She was the first to notice the dagger grow blunt and pale. She was the first to hear the explosions soften and muffle. And she was the first to see the trees reach once more for the sky, the flowers lift their faces ino this shiny wet world. Look, look. The world's coming back! And it was. There was the blue sky again. The rain was their familiar, gentle friend again. There were the creatures creeping out of their hiding places. Fleur leapt to her feet and raced out into the sunshine after them. Singing happy songs, she danced through the flowers, her friends following close behind. They danced until they were exhausted, and flung themselves on their backs in the long grass, smiling up at the clear sky. In that instant, gasps of horror rippled and echoed. The creatures froze. Fleur's sister, Poppy, began to cry. All eyes were locked on the blue sky. The empty blue sky. The... the rainbow. The... the sun. Fleur stuttered. They're broken. Poppy wailed louder, and an older child, Saffron, pulled her into a tight hug. Sshh, Poppy. Don't be scared. Fleur rolled onto her tummy, and lifted herself on her knees, gazing around. Caught in the curly fern fronds and tree branches, as soft as spring petals of blossom, were coloured shards of red and orange and yellow. Green and blue, indigo, violet. Some had even drifted in clumps at the foot of tree trunks. Fleur frowned, gazing from the shards to the sky and the shards again. A smile bloomed on her face, and she surged to her feet, pulling at Poppy's hand. Poppy, Saffron, I know what to do. Oak, Posy, Manuka, c'mon. We can fix it. We need to collect all the colors. Before she'd even finished speaking, Fleur whirled into action, and one by one the others followed. Soon a patchwork mountain grew out of the grass. When every last scrap had been collected and added to the mountain, the children gathered around and with twigs and blades of grass, began to stitch every last scrap of colour together, until finally, one disk and one striped ribbon lay in the long grass. Ready? Fleur asked. She'd shared her plan while they worked. Solemn faces looked back at her, nodding, and a chorus of voices agreed, Ready. Fleur took the disc in her hands and flung it into the blank, blue sky. As it span away, higher, higher, she and the others lifted the ribbon, stretching it out as long as it would go. On three, Saffron said. One, two, three... The children's voices rose together in a chant. Red and orange and yellow and green, blue and indigo... as they sang, they swung their arms up and down, and the ribbon billowed. Their voices rose, louder and louder, flying toward the empty blue sky, and with one final shout of Violet they released the ribbon. It hovered for a moment, and then an air current caught it and it floated away. I can't look muttered Fleur. She squeezed her eyes shut, her breath caught in her throat. A strange stillness and silence fell on the garden. Warmth crept into the air, settling around them, and even through her closed eyelids, Fleur sensed the light growing brighter. And then she heard Manuka's voice, raised in a triumphant yell. Poppy's joined in. Then Saffron's. Then Oak's and Posy's. Taking a deep breath, Fleur opened her eyes. She tilted her head back to look at the sky and let her own voice out in the same triumphant roar... I can see a rainbow. By:DancingPen NaNoSponsors Please

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Once upon a time there was a small town somewhere in the woods. Citizens of the town, men and women, lived in fear of the horrible Beast of the forest. No one had ever seen him or heard his roar, and yet everybody knew that the Beast was there, silently waiting for his prey. Everyday, the town decayed more and more. Farmers left their fields; hunters hung their bows; the blacksmith abandoned his forge… Young people no longer sang and dance, for there was nothing much to celebrate. Even though the life kept going, everyone knew: any day could become the last. One day, a young man came to the town square. He proclaimed that he had a revelation in his dream, and that he would go into the woods and slay the Beast in a fierce fight at the expense of his life, thus ending the terror. Armed with a bow and arrows, he left the town. After a while, the townsfolk realized that the young man would not return. Though still terrified by the Beast, they decided to commemorate him, even though they knew that it could be the end of them all. So, they set the tables and had a feast; they ate and drank, sang and danced and had fun until the break of dawn. The Beast they were terrified of so much did not come to the sound of the celebration, and it raised their spirits. They had another feast the following day, and the day after that. Little by little their fear faded away, and their lives came back to normal. Because of that, the town thrived. Years passed, and it turned into a big city, the fame of which spread far across the land. For many seasons, people of the city lived their lives happily, celebrating the joy of life. Until finally, decades later, an old man appeared at the gates. He walked down the main street gracefully, with a smile on his face, looking admiringly at rich houses and lofty spires of the city. Nobody recognized him, of course; but some of the elder citizens agreed that his something in his face looked strangely familiar. By:A Thousand Young

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Once upon a time there was a Jester called Jim. Everyday, he would cause mischief around the castle. One day, the king commissioned a new fool. He was going to be Jim's new partner. However, Jim became upset thinking he had been replaced. Because of that, Jim ran away from the kingdom. The king ordered a search party to look for him. Until finally, Jim returned to the castle and he became acquainted with his new partner. "Greetings friend. My name is Jasper." said the new recruit. Jim replied "Nice to meet you, Jasper. My name is Jim." The duo shook hands and began causing mischief around the castle together. By:Rebecca Tomlinson

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Once upon a time there was a small shrine, right where we stand. So inconspicuous and decrepit, as if it hid from the sun, not alerting a single soul of its presence. Everyday, I would tread this path with my tiny toddler toes, till I made it to the garden of flowers that hid behind this chameleon shrine, you know how your grandmother adored flowers. And naturally everyday my innocent heart made a wish, arching my feet as high as I could to catch a glimpse of the dweller of the shrine and clapping my hands thrice.
One day, the shrine disappeared, not even a splinter of it remained. And being a child in body and mind, I soon forgot about its existence and the insignificant part it played in my early life. Because of that, I thought, perhaps, imagination had muddled with reality, as it often does with young brains, and I had conjured it all up. What a peculiar illusion and an even more peculiar wish! Do not ask me to reveal my wish, dear boy, you know it carries superstition, and I now stand here a believer in all things strange and inexplicable. Years came and went by, not unlike life today. Until finally, behold, in front of my very eyeballs the object of my desire appeared. I turned my head in every direction, scanning my surroundings like a hawk after its prey, but not a person was in sight. Right next to my ears, all I heard: three resounding claps. By:Talking Insecurity

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Once upon a time there was a snowman. Every day the snowman dug beneath the snow to gather mud and clay. When he got enough, he worked them together in his hands and molded them until he formed a little boy. One day one of his specimens turned into a real boy. Because of that, the two became fast friends until finally spring arrived and the warm sun melted the snowman. By:Pony Tale

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Once upon a time there was a tiny little dog who lived in the city of Prague. Everyday, this tiny little dog would trek through the smog to get to a bog, to find a hog, just to ask him a question. One day, this great big hog stared at the dog and asked him a question back. "Tiny little dog, why do you sit on a log and daily ask me a question?" For a moment the tiny little dog just stared back at the hog, his brain in a fog, for it was then that he realized he didn't know. The trek through the smog, in sunshine and in fog, was simply something that was a daily part of the little dog. Because of that, the tiny little dog called out to a frog and asked him to ask the hog a question. Until finally, the hog tired of the frog and the frog tired of the dog and the dog tired of the bog, only then did he leave the hog to return to Prague, never to question him again. By:RememberAllWhoFellToProtectUs

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Once upon a time there was a, Star-filled universe. Everyday, The children watched the myriad stars glistening in bright, sparkly, diamond-shaped hues of white, silver, and gold. One single glittery star splashed brilliantly across the night sky, leaving an arc of stardust in its path. One day, A magical fairy appeared in the luminescent traces of stardust shimmering amongst the constellation Sagittarius. Because of that, A giant black hole appeared somewhere near Jupiter at the center of our very own Milky Way Galaxy. Until finally, A new star arrived very near the center of our galaxy, not too far from the constellation now known as Sagittarius A+. By:SavannahJazz

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Once upon a time there was a ravishing young virgin who was born into a rich and socially elite family. Everyday, she pined for a handsome virile young man who would relieve her of her tiresome burden. One day, a horse broke down in front of her parent's villa. the rider was a traveling knight busyly recruiting _virgins for the king's annual dragon feeding. He at once saw the damsel as valuable asset , a solution to filling his quota. He begged the young woman's father for a bed for the knight until his horse could be repaired. The father, suspecting the knight of less than honorable intentions had his game keeper make a pallet of straw for the knight's night in the barn. During the night the ravishing young virgin crept on satin slippers, past the sleeping game keeper into the barn. The R.Y.V. took a firm hold of the sleeping knight's baldric and gently shook him awake. Weeping great wet tears she disclosed her pitiable condition and begged the knight that very night to relieve her of this burden. The knight fiercely resisted, he had, after all, a quota to meet, and truth be told he wasn't all that attracted to girls. The R.Y.V. knew she was doomed; that tomorrow when the horse mechanic repaired the knight's mare, she (the R.Y.V. not the mare) would be dragon fodder. She wept bitter and even wetter tears in her dread and anguish. Because of that, noisy weeping the game keeper awoke and was moved to comfort the R.Y.V. Upon hearing her tale he arrived at a solution. He kept arriving at the solution until the cock crowed, and crowed ,and crowed about five or six times. Until finally, the sun came too and the disappointed knight rode off on his hastily repaired mare. The game keeper was promoted and the ravished young girl was thus spared her visit to the dragon. The knight found consolation in the recruitment of a handsome young squire who wanted to see the world and gain those exciting new experiences he couldn't find in his straight laced hick town. Thus they all lived happily for the next nine months. By:Dee C

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Once upon a time there was a little witch called LonLon. Everyday, LonLon would climb 7 mountains to go to the fish market. One day, Lonlon ran into Forencio from the neighbouring kingdom. Because of that, LonLon didn't make it to the market on time. Until finally, Forencio's sister came to look for him. By:jorjordays

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Once upon a time there was a pen, Her hands warmed it and promised great things. But….
“I give up!” she cried. And threw down the pen while paper crumbled, Was tossed in the bin. Everyday it her watched her pain.
She held her head, Ranted and raved. Her mind raced in circles. The words on disappearing wings “I cant make this one come.” The girl cried. Then, One day without warning, Her head stopped spinning, The feathers shed and the words floated back. The pen rejoiced and words poured forth, Filling stanzas and dashing down periods And because of that, A poetic rainbow soared across pages. And because of that! She smiled. The pen dancing through fields of words, Flying through a sky of creation . A never ending brilliance. Until finally the words ended, And the poem was complete. By:Aeria

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Once upon a time there was a snake. Everyday, the snake lied and he grew longer with each lie. One day, the snake promised a little boy that he could keep him warm but not harm him. Because of that, the little boy allowed the snake to wrap around his entire body. The snake was long from having told so many lies, it wrapped around the boy one and half times. Until finally, the boy realized his mis-snake, but it was too late. By:A*Silly*Faith

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Once upon a time there was a man who owned a farm. Everyday, he shared the goods he grew with the community, and even opened up the farm for the community to interact with his animals. One day, a little girl went missing from her mother at the farm. Because of that, there was a community wide panic. Until finally, they found the little girl fast asleep in a stall with an old horse who was protecting her. The End. By:S. E. Mabson

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Once upon a time, there was a man who could only see in camouflage. Every day he would try to fry up some eggs for breakfast; this morning he struggled to find the eggs in his refrigerator. He thought he would be used to it by now. He ended up giving up in frustration after the golf balls he picked up by mistake wouldn't crack open. He lived with his brother, who could only see everything as frosted glass, he was able to see things a little better. He got his eggs and began his day. Everyday he would usually stay in so that he wouldn't run into anybody or a car run into him. he assumed that everybody saw in camouflage, but he was very scared to leave the house. One day he mistook the front door for the bathroom door and managed to go outside. He freaked out when he couldn't find the front door. He ended up wandering out onto the sidewalk where he bumped into a woman with the same affliction as he. Because of that, they were able to find his front door. He was finally able to find the bathroom door and use it while she waited in the living room. when he came out of the bathroom he found the couch and led her to it. After they found it they sat and talked for hours. he learned that she could train herself to see things more clearly by training himself. She would then come over day after day to help train him until finally, they fell in love. though he still worried that if they had kids he'd end up putting the diapers on the wrong end of the baby, or even worse not even being able to find the baby. She eventually calmed him down and they went on with their lives together and had three wonderful kids. And yes, there were a couple of times he did put the diaper on the wrong way. But that's a story for another day. By:DuhhFactor

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Once upon a time there was a tall beautiful young woman. Everyday, she wished that she could find a tall man of her dreams. One day, a short man fell head over heals in love with her. He took her black Friday shopping after Thanksgiving, and carried all of her bags for her. After she finished shopping he took her to I-Hop, where they dined on steak omelets with hash browns on the side. They talked for hours. Because of that, she decided to make him her boy friend, however she still wasn't convinced, because of his height, that he was the one. Until finally, she looked down at him falling in lust with the man she saw, and they lived happily for a while. By:Awesome Amber

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Once upon a time there was a little girl with a little box. People call her" the crazy ", "the wiredo ", "the one with a shabby box" and so on. Everyday, in her room, she used to put a piece of paper with something written into it.What she wrote, no one knows. No one cared. Until..... One day, she started beautifully quoting her writing and then made friends. People praised her writings. When some asked where did the talent suddenly come from.. she just used to shake her head and look adoringly at the box.. Because of that, her box was stolen. Until finally,her story bought it back. Her father, before gong to war gifted her a box and said that it was a special box. Inside it was a note which read: " Sweetie, I will be away for some time.Put what ever you like to tell me into this and I will know love Dad" And he never returned. This Agony Brought her to witting, to Remember and to forget..........her beloved father By:ana2402

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One upon a time there was a princess who wasn't as pretty as the other princesses. Everyday she would look into the mirror and sigh. One day her stepmother called the princess to her. "Layla, you're beautiful in your own way." "No, Stepmother. I'm not. Your own daughters are much more beautiful than I." Ah, but, my dear. They don't have your wit, your wisdom. Nor do they have hour pure, kind, thoughtful heart." Because of that Princess Layla's self confidence started to grow. Until finally she became the beautiful Goddess of Peace and Love. By:Linz

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Once upon a time there was a lonely man who was starting to get up in years. He was both fortunate and not at the same time. He had some wonderful memories, and had lived a full life, but lately, it was more of a grind. Everyday, the man would write. Many of the items he penned were about his life or fiction based on things he had done. One day, the older fellow received an email correspondence from someone who had read his work and loved it. He was shocked, but realized that perhaps someone else really wanted to read his stories! Because of that, he truly began not just writing in earnest, but found a good editor to polish up his items and put them in an orderly fashion. Until finally, it was ready. Not only did it sell, but it did extremely well. The gentleman could now not only work full time on his true passion, but also travel. Yes, he had some book tours to do, but most often, he wanted more adventures. After all, he needed more material! By:Mastiff

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Once upon a time there was a small girl who lived in the woods outside of town. Every day, she would walk the long, lonely trail into town to barter her baked cookies for meat and vegetables that she and her mother needed because they didn’t have a garden or animals. One day, while walking to town she decided to take a short cut. Her mother told her to avoid this trail because nothing good ever happened to those who walked it. But the little girl was tired and needed to get to town quickly. She walked and walked and walked but it seemed she kept coming back to the same fork in the trail. Because of the time of day and it would be night soon, she decided that she needed to turn back and go home. But she couldn’t find the way back until finally she came across a strange little man along the trail. “Sir,” she said. “Can you help me. I’m lost.” “Of course, little one,” the impish man said. “Where do you want to go?” “Home, of course, silly.” “Not so silly. Where’s home?” The little man asked. She sat down on a large rock and began to cry. “I don’t know.” “For a cookie I’ll tell you.” The little girl opened her basket and gave the man a cookie. “So, where do I live? I want to go home.” The little man finished his cookie and licked the sugar from his fingers. With a twinkle in his eye he said, “You live over there.” “Where? All I see is forest.” “For another cookie I’ll give you directions.” He held out his hand. “But that’s the last one. My mother and I will have to eat these for dinner since I didn’t get to town.” “Oh,” said the little man as he bit his cookie. “I can help. I have magic. What do you need?” “We need meat and vegetables, eggs and things so I can make more cookies for tomorrow. Can you really help and get me home?” The little man smiled at her devilishly and said, “For a cookie I can.” By:J.L. O'Dell

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Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to become a dog. He’s watched his neighbour’s bulldogs laze around, and wished he could do the same. Everyday, he had to drag himself out of the front gate to head to work, while the bulldogs slept soundly on a soft rug next to a tray of food, and prayed that he could exchange lives with one of them. One day, the man woke up and found himself standing on all fours. He plodded around with his paws and saw his own house standing on the opposite side of the fence, while a familiar red fur carpet was laid out on the wooden porch. The man-turned-canine yapped excitedly as he bounded around the house across the greens, tail wagging. His wish had come true. But his happiness didn’t last. His stomach ached with hunger after a few minutes run, and he went to the food tray, only to find gooey slop on the tray. It neither looked nor smell appetising, and he knew he shouldn’t expect more from the dog food, but it didn’t stop the disgust from churning in his stomach as he attempted to eat without hands. Things only got worse when the kids came back from school. They pet and cuddled him and dragged by the collar to the park, where he met was accosted by even more kids trying to play with his canine form, as if it was a toy. The experience was exhausting as it was horrifying. Because of that, he spent the rest of the evening wondering when he could have his old life back. Until finally, he woke up from his strange, yet vivid, dream. Since then, he stopped looking over his neighbour’s fence, as he whistled on his way to work. The end. By:EpicScore

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Once upon a time there was a woman who lived in a shoe. Everyday, she came home from a long day of work and wrinkle her nose the moment she opened the door. It seemed that the realtor who sold the place had forgotten to mention the shoe was slightly used. "Only slightly?" The woman said. "Of course, only worn once." The realtor grinned convincingly as he slid the documents over. It was only used once, true. But the person who wore it had athlete's foot! And very bad hygiene to boot! One day, the poor woman got fed up living in her smelly sneaker and decided to sue the realtor. But the case got tied up in red tape and a protracted legal battle ensued. It culminated in a dramatic courtroom battle, in which the realty company lawyer brought forth the document that she signed herself! The jury gasped. It looked like an open and shut case. But she brought in one of the shoelaces, reeking of rancid sweat and sour fungus. The smell brought the case to a halt as the building was evacuated. Because of that, the judge ruled in her favor for a better smelling home. With the funds awarded, she lived a long and happy life. The nasty shoe house was passed around from stranger to stranger, each gasping for breath as they abandoned it. Until finally, someone burned it down and saved everyone the trouble. By:Ray Scrivener

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Once upon a time, there was a dog named Diva Do, who was fine and fancy as could be. Every day, Diva Do would sneak out of her yard underneath the fence and she would trot around doing what Diva Do did. One day, it started to rain and rain and didn't stop for three days. Because of that, all Diva Do did was run outside and do what she needed to and run inside so she wouldn't get all filthy like the other dog who lived there, who was practically a mud sponge that couldn't be rinsed out. Until finally, the rain stopped and Diva Do took the opportunity to go for a walk. But on the way out under the fence, she got soaking wet and absolutely covered in mud, and she needed to get back inside quick before any of the neighbors saw her. Unfortunately, when she realized this it was already too late and she was on the other side of the fence and had to walk all the way around the fence row that went on for three houses. When she got home it started raining and there was no one home to open the door for her. Diva Do decided to take advantage of the rain and ran around getting all cleaned off just in time for the pop-up shower to stop, then Diva Do was free to take her walk around the block doing whatever it was that Diva Do did. By:Leigh Haggard

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Once upon a time there was a small, lonely polar bear that never learned to fish. Every day she would try her luck in the icy cold waters of the North Pole but she was unsuccessful. One day, a very large polar bear emerged from the freezing waters with his hands and mouth filled with fish. Because of that, the small polar felt sure that the large bear would share but he didn’t. Until finally, the large polar bear showed the small polar bear how to fish, swim and live happily ever after. By:jonnigrl1

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Once upon a time, there was a great explosion in the sky. People all over the county were startled at the suddenness of such an event. Many of the citizen's claimed that it was like someone turning on giant speakers suddenly. Windows cracked and many shattered as the sound wave stretched across the land. There were reports from all over of people fainting, while others run to hiding places for safety. Up until that day, Baseville County had not experienced anything of the kind. One woman remarked that this would be something that people would be speaking about for many years to come. Every day since then, Baseville County residents walk with an eye to the sky. Especially, since they never received a factual explanation of the occurrence. People often stopped as they walked along the sidewalks, and would discuss that strange day when they heard "a sound like the gates of hell being busted open." The worst part was that many residents began becoming suspicious of all visitors to their lovely section of the state. "You know there's something going on with all those new people," said Maybelle, as she squinted at a couple walking by in front of her bakery shop. One day, two strange men entered the bakery. Both seemed distinguished, due to their obviously expensive suits. One of them had on a tie that could "easily have to cost at least ," thought Maybelle. "Can I help you," she asked. "Just some doughnuts," said the man with tie, " We are here for a meeting with the City Council and we want to make a good impression." "Is it about the sonic booms?" queried Maybelle. "Why yes, we are here to assure everyone that there was no problem, there is no danger, and everything is going to be okay." Because of that, and the announcement by the City Council that people could relax and go about their lives without worry, Maybelle decided that she could relax again. Until finally one day, it happened again. The sound started on one side of the sky and spread across from east to west. The sound waves shattered windows and rattled the bones of the citizens of Baseville County. "I knew it," shouted Maybelle at no one in particular, "I knew it! It's aliens, and we're being invaded." Maybelle ran to her closet, which she called her "safe room," locked herself in, and peeked out the keyhole to see if any aliens would come to her house. By:PastorJuan

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Once upon a time there was a dog named Lucy. Everyday, Lucy and her human would take walks through the park and play tug-of-war. One day, Lucy's human and his family moved to a different home and accidentally left Lucy behind. Because of that, she went on a long, arduous journey to find her human's new home. Until finally, Lucy found her human's home and spent her days playing and walking with her human. By:C.J. Winchester

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Once upon a time, there was a little boy
With hazel eyes and a smile of joy
Every day, he skipped and played
Under the sunshine and in the shade

One day he found an injured bunny
He took him to the vet but they demanded money
Because of that, he brought him home to save
Until finally, he was well enough to leave the boy feeling brave By:Dominique

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Once upon a time there was a small elven girl who nobody loved. Everyday, she would use her powers to change into different things and present herself to the other elves, but they never accepted her. One day, she looked into a very clear, very still lake and was surprised to find that she didn't recognize who she had become. Because of that, she stopped using her powers to change herself into other things and focused only on being the best version of herself she could be. Until finally, she loved who she was on her own, because it was more than enough. By:LadyGreen

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Once upon a time, there was a holly bush Everyday, throughout the winter she would display her beautiful red berries nestled among the dark green leaves. She was so proud of them, but she lived in a continual state of minor disappointment because no one seemed to take notice of her stunning display of natural art. One day, a little girl stopped right before Holly and looked at her for several minutes with a big smile on her face. She brushed the snow off Holly and touched the leaves and the berries. Then she went away. Because of that, Holly felt so much more fulfilled and happy. Until finally, a few days later, the little girl came back with another, much taller person. The tall person was smiling, too, and looked just like a larger version of the little girl. She bent down over the bush, and Holly could feel the warmth the two of them felt for her. The tall one made a couple of cuts of Holly's branches, but it didn't hurt much. She arranged the branches and held them up to the light. They were beautiful. They and their smiles walked away then, but Holly was delighted for the gift she had given them and felt happy and complete. By:bill w

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Once upon a time there was a girl named Tammy. Everyday, she'd check her mailbox for things not spammy. One day, an unannounced visitor came her way. Because of that, she welcomed the black and white striped kitten to stay. Until finally, her furry friend spent all of her 9 lives! By:PenMEwyld

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Once upon a time there was a loud, annoying donkey. Everyday, (and sometimes at night) he would go near the houses of people who were trying to sleep and bray as loudly as he could. One day, a man came out of his house with a gun, so enraged that he shot the donkey. Because of that, the owner of the donkey got mad at the man who shot the donkey. He wanted him to pay for it. The man responded that it was the owner's job to keep the donkey on his own property instead of letting it disturb the peaceful sleep of innocent people! The two men could not agree. Until finally, they took it to court. The judge ruled in favor of the owner, and the man who shot the donkey was sued. The end By:Ezekiel Stephens

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Once upon a time, there was a young celestial boy named Joe. Everyday, Joe would gaze into the heavens beyond his celestial mansion, wondering what or who inhabited that place. One day, he decided to find a way to that exalted place and befriend the first being he found there. Because of that, Joe increased his inner musings, meditating, wishing, and imagining himself there, for there were no stairs, no ladders, and certainly no elevators. Until finally, Joe found himself there in that elevated celestial land, and, stepping back to get a full panoramic view, fell into a celestial abyss dropping him to a renewed life back on Earth. By:Archie

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Once upon a time there was a little girl who carried a big balloon around with her everywhere.
Everyday she would go for a walk through the park, proudly carrying her big balloon. One day, as she was walking thought the park, a large bullfrog jumped right in her pathway and began talking. The bullfrog wanted to know why she was carrying the balloon. The little girl explained that her father had given her the balloon and she liked it so much and felt proud walking around with it. Bullfrog asked if she was ever going to let the balloon go. The little girl said no. The bullfrog hopped away still bewildered as to why she would want to carry a silly balloon.
The little girl proceeded along her way and found a bunch of pretty flowers. She thought they were so pretty but she could not figure a way to keep holding her balloon and pick the flowers. She was still holding the balloon when a large black cat sat down next to her. She had a tough decision to make. She loved her balloon that her dad gave her but she really loved those pretty flowers that she planned to give to her mother. She became very sad.
The cat sitting next to her asked why she was so sad. The little girl explained her plight. The cat said he could hold the balloon while she picked the flowers. It sounded like the solution to her problem. However, she did not realize that a cat does not have thumbs and cannot hold onto a balloon. Because of that, the balloon was floating alone in the wind. The little girl cried. She watched the balloon float through the air, until finally, it landed in a bush where she was able to retrieve it. While still holding the flowers in one hand, the little girl was able to grab the balloon in the other hand.
She walked back home proudly carrying both the balloon from her father and the flowers she wanted to give to her mother. She met the bullfrog again along the way. The bullfrog was clapping and cheering for her and now understood that the balloon and the flowers were both important to the little girl. And, that was why she did not want to let the balloon go even though she also wanted the flowers. Through determination and persistence, she found a way to carry both. By:Lady Christine

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Once upon a time there was a crippled little boy. Everyday, he sat outside in his wheelchair and watched the neighborhood kids play together. He had been born not being able to use his legs, so he didn't know any different. He wondered about the boys and girls who could walk, run, and dance, but he sometimes felt sorry for them. Their daily excursions often left them panting for air, sweat dripping down their faces. The boy had never experienced such exertion, but it looked painful. One day, an older boy rushed over to him in a euphoric bout of friskiness and scooped him out of his chair. The older boy flung him up in the air, causing his useless legs to flail and dance in midair. The little boy cried out, not out of fear or pain, but pure happiness. He had never experienced such bliss, such danger, and thrill! Because of that, the boy became best friends with the older kid and frequently begged him to make him fly. Until finally, his friend made him a special swing and hung it in a tree. Now the boy could fly on his own as much as he wanted. The neighborhood kids would gather to watch him fly through the lawn, envious of such a wonderful contraption. By:IceSkating SugarCube

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Once upon a time there was a man who was very unhappy. Every day he wished he could live in another country, somewhere warm where the sun always shone and oranges grew on the trees. One day he received a letter from Australia informing him that he was very welcome to come and live there.
Because of that, the man and his wife and baby travelled the thousands of miles to the hot brown land so far away, leaving his family behind in the cold and snow. Until many years later when the man had made his fortune growing oranges and tropical fruit, he was able to send for his parents, brothers and sisters to come to his adopted country to enjoy their old age in the sun. Finally when the man and his wife died, their many children, grandchildren and Great grandchildren gave thanks to them for making the long journey across the world to give them a better future in Australia. By:Sumojo

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Once upon a time there was a lonely little girl. Everyday, she played barbies in her room with her imaginary friends. One day, she came home from school to find her imaginary friends had moved to Boca Raton because the warm weather would be good for their joint issues. Because of that, the girl set out to find new imaginary friends. Until finally, her mother had her committed to a mental hospital when she discovered the little girl's new imaginary friends oozing and rotting in her closet. By:trailerpark bodhisattva

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Once upon a time there was a man who wore a uniquely styled purple hat. Every day, he would meet people on the street who admired the hat and asked him where he found it. One day, a Milliner saw his hat and begged to examine it more closely. Because of that, the Milliner's shop soon had a large stock of uniquely styled purple hats. Until finally, everyone in town was wearing an identically styled purple hat, except that is, the man who now wore a uniquely styled yellow hat. By:TGFisher

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Once upon a time there was a Lizard. Everyday he would rest on the side of the brick wall doing push ups. One day, a dog came along and tried to lick him. Because of that, he decided to do push ups on top of the wall. Until finally, a cat ate him. By:Crystal Violet

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Once upon a time, there was a blind man. Everyday, he would train his body to act without any eye sight. One day, he met a girl about his own age at a high school dance the were both at. She helped him dance, because he hadn't done that in some time. Because of that, they eventually fell in love, even though they attended different colleges, and got different jobs, him going into politics, her becoming a reporter. Until, finally, he was elected President of the United States. By:Cardinal Priest

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Once upon a time there was a statue made out of stone. Everyday, he would sit and watch as the people of the town came by. One day, a little bird decided to build a nest on his shoulders. He was ecstatic. No-one had ever built a family around him. Because of that, the bird made him smile and he was able to witness the birds growing up and became quite good friends. Until finally, it was time for the birds to leave the nest. They had grown old with the statue and just as he did watched over the people of the town. But it was time to move on and start a family of their own. The statue said goodbye and off the birds went, welcoming a new world full of life and wonder. The statue still sits and watches over the people of the town, waiting for the day he too could fly away and be free. By:J.Pickett

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