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by cjross
Jul 21, 2015

Here I was, just where they’d warned me not to end up. I was stranded on foot in the middle of the Mojave Desert in August in the dead of summer. I was at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California. NTC was desert warfare school...


My father was a stone mason for 50 years. He attended bricklaying trade school after getting out of the Navy where he served as a Seabee. He worked throughout Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC specializing in historic renovation. He worked...


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by Sanford
Jul 19, 2015

I grew up in a three story stable barn sparsely covered with chips of gray paint and resting on the soft corner of a dirt road. A decade earlier converted into a home by my father’s worn hands. Once housing steer and horses for my long gone...


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by Shelby94
Jun 23, 2015

The item resting between my pointer and middle finger had been calling me to the frigid Wisconsin air since I found the three, lonely, cigarettes under my bed earlier that evening.  The sound of the flint scratching against steel on the old...


Reports are now being made that Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an al-Qaeda commander, has been killed. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, it is a comical sounding name to an English speaker. Translated from Arabic, the name has the messianic sounding meaning of “...


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by ZigZagmatt
Jun 14, 2015

How many experiences, how many topics, how many surprises, how many humbling experiences can a rural, family medicine physician have? Working rural ER, starting your own private practice, and the unforseeable chaos that opening your doors to the...


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by pattersonkevin
Jun 11, 2015

Good Morning Snap!   I love the show!   I listen everyday at work and I only have a few more episodes left, I'm really bummed out that I have to wait for more :)


I just wanted to share an amazing story...


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by trinityproper
Jun 09, 2015

Through time, human had gotten used to machines assuming certain roles in society that our time has been tagged as the dawn of the age of robotics. However, even when machines and computer operated things has been occupying our age, some type of...


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by jupiterdiegostories
Jun 01, 2015

Jupiter Diego                                   

1039 Stearns Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90035

(323) 919-1846



A poem about the the soul, mind, body, time travel, and dimensions. Fueled by my love of the real life...


Acting on an "urgent request" of Nepal, hundreds of Chinese police officers have been sent to the quake-hit areas to help relief operations, marking the first time Beijing's armed personnel has entered the neighboring country.


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by cjross
May 26, 2015

On June 30, 1995 at 7am, I was completing my last hour of the last day of a three week detail providing law enforcement at Hoover Dam. I had no idea we were going to wrap up our detail by preventing a jumper from jumping off Hoover dam. We worked...


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by cjross
May 23, 2015

Big Blue was a large Blue Crab that lived in Lake Carlton at our Boy Scout camp, Camp Tolochee. Big Blue was so large because he escaped capture for many years by crabbers, birds, and fish. Camp Tolochee is on a southeast Georgia barrier island...


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by Chloe101506
May 17, 2015

At 16, following some harrowing years, I started down a path. Let's be honest here, I blazed down that path. I knew what I wanted, worked hard for it.  In one instance, I jumped from pusblishing fiction to writing for magazines to...


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by missjen521@hotm...
May 17, 2015

Junior High was the worst two years of my life. I had one, maybe two friends. I felt like no one liked me. I didn’t even like myself. I was an incredibly ugly, dorky, tom-boy who was relentlessly teased for my red hair, my glasses, my...