This story is about a nameless girl who grew up in a religious town, who goes through many unfair things and tries to save everyone.
A young woman who has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease copes with the reality that her days as a triathlete are over.
It was beautiful off season day at the Beach. The weather was still very warm. The sun was shining brightly on the ocean. Brenda sat on the Beach with the unthinkably bad news still sinking in. The Doctor's diagnosis had been the worst case scenario, Lou Gehrig's disease. Her life as she knew it had suddenly changed. She would never race again.
Brenda held a photo in her hand, it was of her. In it she was smiling proudly from ear to ear. It was taken after she had won her first triathlon. She lived for the competition. Her friends and family cheering her on. It was so empowering. But now at a mere 26 years of age her racing days, her life was over. Unable to bear looking at her photo any longer she tore it up into pieces, as tiny as she could tear them. She held the pieces out in her palm. A sudden breeze whisked by stealing them away from her. Sending the fragments of the photo in a myriad of directions until she could no longer see them.
Brenda pulled her knees into her body and rested her head on them. She would never compete again. The Doctor's words stung. She had gone numb as he explained treatment options. Eventually she would no longer be able to walk. Leaving her to eventual confinement in a wheelchair. The Doctor assured her that people with the disease were living longer more fulfilling lives. Silent tears streamed from her eyes as she clenched them shut tightly.
Brenda lifted her head up. She saw the sun was now dipping into the ocean. How long had she been sitting here? She watched the Sandpipers scurrying along the Beach, flirting with the tide. She stood up and was already experiencing some difficulty maintaining her balance. Her gait was somewhat clumsy as she lumbered towards the Beach. But in the water she still possessed some degree of grace, some semblance of poise.
She stepped into the ocean. She looked down at the foamy surf as it rushed around her feet. And just as quickly pulled back revealing brilliant red toes staring back up at her. Brenda waded in deeper the ocean lapping at her tanned tone thighs.
Swimming was Brenda's favorite part of triathlons. It was also what she excelled at. She gazed up at the hazy sun. This would be her last race. Tears fell from eyes once more. And then with a steely resolve she dove into ocean. The water was cool. A feeling of exhilaration overcame her as she gracefully broke the surface of the ocean. Her strong body defying the current.
She could hear the cheers as she swam towards the finish line, the beautiful setting sun.
When five boys of the Bamford, fight over the family heritage. Their guardian or butler calls their “mother”” who was part of the heritage and who the kids never heard of.
The story of a girl who came into the world with light only to be abused and thrown into darkness, saved by a butterfly, who landed on the tree branch of her misery.
After her father's death, Bo was never the same. She and her mother moved out of town to avoid the depressing town, but fate had something else planned for them. They decided to move back to Bo's hometown Shinpi.
Bo is struggling to keep her high school life on track but her past keeps interfering with her present. As she explores her hometown the memories she suppressed start to resurface and things start to get ugly when she tries to find more about her father's death.
While she's trying to figure it out she feels a constant presence wherever she goes will she be able to find out the truth hidden in her hometown?
Cassie Phillips is humiliated after a contest goes wrong on her family’s popular YouTube channel. Stripped of her popularity, boyfriend and pride. She vows never to expose herself to the world again through the eyes of a camera lens. Until a forced fateful trip to a YouTube convention, where she encounters a mysterious and gorgeous male fan who has a crush on her. Her world is flipped when she becomes the one with the crush, worse she finds out he is her internet foe. But it’s too late, she has fallen for him.
Pushing her anger aside, he helps Cassie find the strength and confidence to step back in front of the camera. When she arrives back at school more popular, with an famous boyfriend and her pride restored, she finds she doesn’t need the popular crowd, just her best friend El, who has always been by her side.
"Ashes in the Storm" is a short story about Ash, a nonbinary teen trying to get through a conservative life. Dealing with conservative parents, awkward romance, and gender dysphoria, "Ashes in the Storm" will take you on a trip through the life of a nonbinary teen.
If you like The Hunger Games, X-men, and Dune then you'll love this!
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16-cycle old Sacet was once a child soldier for the Female Dominion. Along with an army of brainwashed squad sisters, it was her job to capture, kill, or otherwise defeat the male population of their desert world. But now that she's free and has the power to open portals, she'd rather stay on the move with her adopted brother, Eno, doing her best to forget her past. However, with super-powered soldiers hunting them at every turn, they can't run forever. And eventually Sacet will face a grave choice - will she risk both their lives to fight back, or will she serve her old masters once again to keep Eno safe?
I fell in love with the boy who dragged his fingertips across my cheek and kissed me with cigarette smoke leaking from the corners of his mouth. Though, as unhealthy and scarring as he was, a beautiful pistol in himself, you knew you had to let him go. Deep, deep down.
He was the epitome of addiction.
All her life, Lauren has been just another rich girl, despite her stellar grades and sarcastic attitude that goes against the grain of the typical wealthy young teenager. She has been raised by her father, CEO of Arrow Petroleum, to not only distrust the government but to distrust everyone. When Ryan, another typical dumb rich kid, gives her the opportunity to not only expose the government but to finally show the world that she is not just a rich girl, she sails into it like moths to a light. Does she end up learning her Dad's lesson the hard way? And does she fall in love in the process?