Stories

The Experience of a Lifetime

It was supposed to be our last big trip before our graduation. So I and my two best friends Nick and Chris set out to have our very own little spring break, albeit in Germany. Soon enough we'd be jailed away in an office at a typical nine to five, ...
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Something Unknown Is out There in the Alps and It’s Coming for Me…

I always liked to have a more secluded lifestyle, reclusive even. It's not that I have social anxiety or anything, I guess I'm just not a people person. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate other people, but I'd rather not be around them. I like solitude and quietness. When ...
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I Wish I’d Never Met the Man Named Ivan Nikolayev

The passing of time is a strange thing. "Uncle Mike's died," mom told me over the phone. I was devastated, but not shocked. My great uncle Mike had been an old man, very old indeed. He was in his mid-nineties when he died. I'd only ever met him when I ...
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The Barn

The barn was the biggest building on the farm my friend Martin in and his family lived. Martin and I go back a long while. We became friends during middle school when he lived in a boarding home and attended my school for a year. The two of us bonded ...
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Want to Kick That Nasty Little Habit? Need Some Help? Then Read On…

Well, guess there's a reason you're here. We all have our bad habits, don't we? Did the title catch your attention? Are you trying to break free of this nasty little habit of yours? Well, here a few tips. The first thing's pretty obvious. I'm doing it right now. Believe ...
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Laura Ebert

Note: This whole story took place in a small, remote village in Eastern Germany. Chapter 1 - Insanity "Laura Ebert is a wench." "Laura Ebert is a slut." "Laura Ebert is a whore." Those were just a few things that were said about her. To me, the name Laura Ebert ...
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The Visitor

Certain people don't fit into a nursing home. After working there for a few years, I could tell almost in an instant that Dr. Reimer was one of them. He was an academic who'd lived by himself all his life. He'd never been married and had led a quiet, solitary ...
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When a Life Becomes Background Noise

There's something about background noise. If it goes on for long enough, our mind will get used to it and block it out. Don't believe me? Go to a busy Starbucks and spend a few hours there studying or reading. At first, you might be annoyed by all the noise, ...
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If You See Something Waving at You from the Woods, Don’t Wave Back…

I've always loved the snowy plains of my home area. It's so different here. There's a sense of vastness to it. Each year my brother Markus and I take the long trip back. It's become a sort of tradition to us. We go on a long hike to the cabin ...
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I Always Hated my Grandparents

They were stern and strict old people. I believe love was a word that didn't exist in their vocabulary. It was always do this, behave, do that, don't swear and so on. I dared to not obey their rules? Better be prepared to be screamed at and punished. It wasn't ...
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