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Fiction Podcasts. Selected Shorts: Five Chapters. Angel by Angela Jackson. For Jerry Ward I am the only one here. I stand in my one place and I can see a good piece down the road. I am yonder, further than the chunk of your stone. Right now, directly, I am persimmon falling free and the prisoner opening up in me. Don’t come through my door and want to run my house. The angel who sweep air in and out my own dancing body. A good piece down the road. God murmuring in me. Bush. Land. And we walk without wandering like people named after mere plants, because we are tree and high-stepping roots cake-walking in this promised place. Where I go is where I am now. Don’t mess with me: you hurt yourself. In the middle of my stride now. Yes indeed I am walking through my own house. I am walking yes indeed on my own piece of road. Toting my own load and yours and mine.

I tell you I feel fine and clear this morning even when it’s night and a full moon with my thumbprint on it. Everything is clamorous and quiet. I am the only One here. And we don’t break. Come hell and high water. We don’t break Biography. Saltine by Michael McFee. How well its square fit my palm, my mouth, a toasty wafer slipped onto the sick tongue or into chicken soup, each crisp saltine a tile pierced with 13 holes in rows of 3 and 2, its edges perforated like a postage stamp, one of a shifting stack sealed in wax paper whose noisy opening always signaled snack, peanut butter or cheese thick inside Premiums, the closest we ever got to serving hors d’oeuvres: the redneck’s hardtack, the cracker’s cracker. Poem copyright ©2012 by Michael McFee from his most recent book of poems That Was Oasis, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Biography Poet, critic, and editor Michael McFee was born in Asheville, North Carolina and earned both his BA and MA at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Continue reading this biography. Sea Foam Palace by Amy Gerstler. 101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking.

Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community. Every day, users share their thought-provoking life stories and vote on stories that other users have shared. Some are happy, some are sad, and others twist your emotions, pulling them in several directions at once. As stated on the MMT About page, sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. These encounters are educationally priceless. They spawn moments of deep thought and self-reflection that challenge the status quo and help us evolve as sensible individuals.

I believe the 101 stories listed below perfectly fulfill that description. What do you think? 10 Sentences that Can Change Your Life. The power of a sentence is tremendous. A single destructive sentence can ruin somebody’s life, make your day, or change your mood. Fortunately, there are some sentences that can give us power to go on. We have sorted out 10 powerful sentences that can change your life for the better. #1 “People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.” #2 “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” #3 “You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let it stop you. . #4 “The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later” #5 “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” #6 “The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.” #7 “If you accept your limitations you go beyond them.” #8 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.

. #10 “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.” Katie Makkai - Pretty. BNV Finals: Denver Round Four. TEDxDoha - Taika Waititi - The Art of Creativity. TEDxMiddlebury - Phil Kaye - Why We Tell Stories. Amazing poetry by Ethiopian girl at Brave New Voices 2012. 16th Annual Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals :: Gretchen Carvajal. FINALS 2011 - ALANA GOODEN - 3:30. Sarah Kay performs "Forest Fires" So I Run. Def Poetry: Sarah Kay. Brave New Voices: " That Girl" (HBO) Miles Hodges - "Maskless" Brave New Voices Thinking About You. 16th Annual Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals: Colleen Hamilton-Lecky. A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence.

Alysia Harris - In Situations Like This. Sunni Patterson "Summertime" At Black On Black Rhyme Tampa 020111. White - Def Poetry Peformance. Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman. What's Really in a Name | Free Verse Poem About self-esteem and names. In a Dream | Free Verse Poem. Break Apart the Sky | Free Verse Poem About self-esteem and nature. If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda. The Dress | Teen Realistic Fiction About love/relationships, self-esteem and health. She was five foot, seven inches tall. She had always considered that a good height – just tall enough to be intimidating when she wanted to be, and short enough to blend in.

But faced with the revelation staring at her from between the doors of her closet, she had to admit that she felt … well, huge. The dress hung with what could only be considered arrogance on the right door, its overpowering elegance belied only by the frumpy ruffle at the bottom. It looked like something Audrey Hepburn would have worn if she'd been spliced with Paris Hilton. The fabric looked expensive (she hadn't been able to make herself touch it yet), a deep matte violet, no adornment except for the incongruous ruffle, cut in a very simple '60s style. The frill seemed to be thin yellow polyester. Except for the latter, it was a very pretty little thing.

To the right of the mystery dress, stacked in a pile, were at least a dozen more articles that stuck out against the ubiquitous neutrals of her wardrobe. “No.” Becoming Strong | Free Verse Poem About bullying. Picking up a pen and putting down the sword Causes more harm than ever before Letting out the feelings society told me were wrong Stepping up from the shadows, with the message I am strong You pointed out my flaws as if I couldn't already see them Turning myself into my worst enemy But now I'm facing those stares and whispers that used to cripple me From these bonds of hatred I can and will break free No one can stop me now, I am no slave to man and their thoughts of right and wrong Who are you to say I don't belong?

River Wading | Teen Realistic Fiction About family, self-esteem and nature. The continuous, sharp pain of the freezing water electrified my nerves. I waded into the deep, hard river as the pain continued to throb in my legs. My heart was pounding my insides, telling me it wasn’t happy. Owls called out across the darkness, letting each other know I wasn’t of any alarm to them. Possums and other small creatures scurried along in the bush to eat in their small underground homes. In the far off distance water gushed down at the great falls. I was in more pain than I had ever been in my entire life.