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Personal Narrative- Curiosity and Me - Personal Narrative- Curiosity and Me How many people wonder about holes in the ceiling and cracks on the floor. When did they happen. What caused them. Or what about when you see a cigarette in the toilet and wonder who had the guts to smoke in the girl's bathroom that day and why they chose that brand of cigarette, or why they even smoke at all. And even if people do think about these things, why. For what purpose. I guess I do it out of boredom. But is boredom really an excuse. I mean, really, how bored can a person get....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1314 words
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Two Months - Personal Narrative - Two Months - Personal Narrative The day my sister left for England, something inside of me woke up. It felt like the desert sand being surprised by cool wet rain, my amazement and surprise was just the same. The reality that this was really happening, we really were being separated, all became too much for me. As close as two siblings could be, it is often difficult to distinguish between Georgie and I. One wonders, where does Georgie start, and where do I begin. Who developed the sarcastic wit, and who picked it up as the years went by....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive] 959 words
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Juliet, Scene 5 - Act 4, Scene 5 Nurse: Mistress. Hey, mistress. Juliet. I bet she’s fast asleep. Hey, lamb. Hey, lady. You’re acting like a lazy person who lays lies in bed long after usual. Hey, love, I say. Madam. Sweetheart. Hey, bride. Why are you not responding. Take your small amounts of rest now; get a week’s worth of sleep. I bet Count Paris won’t let you rest much tomorrow night. God forgive me, marry and amen. How sound asleep she is. I need to wake her up. Madam, madam, madam. Let the count take you in your bed, I bet he will wake you up....   [tags: personal narrative] 929 words
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Personal Narrative- Transformation of a Hurting Teen - Personal Narrative- Transformation of a Hurting Teen Before I lost my innocence I was care-free, and full of love. But I grew up and my peers began to tease me. “Am I really fat, ugly, stupid and dorky”. I thought. Every loving part of me was torn apart piece by piece by my young peers like wolves on the prowl. Every fault and every flaw I owned was brought to my attention. This teasing spawned an anger in me so strong that every aspect of my life was destroyed. I began to rebel towards any kind of authority as a way to protect myself....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 481 words
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Personal Narrative - Finding Truth in Prayer - Personal Narrative- Finding Truth in Prayer Glory, God stared me in the face. A man, my savior stood at the curtain. “Are you planning to pray?” he inquired. I blinked twice, “Um... yes?” Praying isn’t my ‘thing,’ but I figured “When in Vatican City...” I stepped past the man and into Enlightenment. Behind the curtain a room heavy with relics awaited. People stood, sat in the corners; heads down and hands clasped the room was immobile. Satan himself could not stir a soul. I took my place in the pew furthest from the front in a dark corner....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 597 words
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Personal Narrative- The Story Behind a Scar - Personal Narrative- The Story Behind a Scar A spark of flint, then a burst of flame and the Bic lighter was alive, glowing like a serpent’s eye. It had finally come to this. Things were going so well too: I had money, dreams, a whole future figured out. Now I was a drunken liar, facing criminal charges and jail time; sadly I was only nineteen. Hungover with a broken knuckle and no memory of how it happened, to top it all off my butterfly knife, a deadly weapon made for surgically precise combat, was missing....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1370 words
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Personal Narrative- The Importance of Family Dining - Personal Narrative- The Importance of Family Dining "Never forget that your family is really the most important assembly you ever entertain." -Irma S. Rombauer, Joy of Cooking I awaken this morning with the aroma of bacon calling me to the kitchen. Upon my arrival I witness the table set for five, complete with imported European coffee, buttered toast, maple syrup, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a stack of pancakes so tall it continues to wobble trying to find a center of gravity. Alongside the table stands Isabella, a teacher, visiting us from Santiago, Chile....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1415 words
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The Blackmagic Village - That one boy no one knew. That one soul who was lost in the darkness. That one part of your life that you thought you were dreaming. “Ah!” he yelled. The curtains flew open. The blue drapes covered the small hut. The small straw struck out, as the paint faded out. He opened his eyes panting. His chain necklace hanged in the air. Waiting for them to swarm in, it happened. Somewhere in the forest the human brain can not imagine. There once was a village. Not a ordinary village, but that village was practicing Blackmagic....   [tags: personal narrative] 1108 words
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First of Twelve - The year was 1944; John Wares joined the Ranger to could change the world. He and his fellow Rangers had a very strong bond having completed boot camp and training together. Their friendship would soon be tested. Unlike most of the men, John had a wife of ten years and two small children he would be leaving behind in the city of New York. John had known his Sargent, since high school. Were they now friends or was David Peace just his commander. David had completed college, unlike John, who wanted to see the world and do something else; getting married at twenty had postponed those dreams....   [tags: personal narrative] 542 words
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Outside and In - The scream of the engine gradually became the screaming of the neighbors. The clanging of the metal walls soon became the sound the gunfire. Under the shadows of an overgrown tree, Jun an elderly man, in his late 70’s, tried to recall the events that shaped his life. But, maybe because he had tried so hard to forget, he could remember just one moment 1950, October 24th autumn, Northern Korea Jun woke up to see a mountain load of suitcases pile against the wall next to the weak and fragile sliding door....   [tags: personal narrative] 556 words
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Holiday Shopping Nightmare - Holiday shopping, for me, is a nightmare because of the abundance of crowds, all of the fighting and competitiveness. I believe those last minute shoppers are the worst, they are the ones that are rude and impatient. For some people, with lots of patience, dealing with holiday shoppers is a good experience. For people like me, who has very little patience, it is a dreadful experience. Another aspect of shopping during the holidays is dealing with tired, overworked and frustrated employees. They are just trying to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, so they can go home to their families....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 512 words
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Realizations of Loss - It is no longer the home I grew up in. The loss of my mother is evident now more than ever, cementing the realization of how one person’s impact can be as much the foundation of a home as the concrete itself. It has been two years since our lives changed forever. My dad is recently remarried and trying to move forward after losing his wife of almost thirty-eight years to terminal brain cancer. Since my mother’s death and my father’s subsequent remarriage, our family house has lost its comfortable feel of home; in its place now resides a reflective sadness, an impersonal emptiness, and a surreal urgency. The living and dining rooms are now tidy and impersonal....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 831 words
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Kara's Blinding Pain - Adam placed his hands on either side of Kera's head. He began to concentrate, a sense of heavy focus in his dark eyes. It was almost as if he were looking through her. “Each piece of these blades will be a strip of your soul,” he said softly. "When we are done here, you will have learned your True Name." Kera felt as if something inside of her was welling up to the surface. It was like watching the swell of a wave from the shore. Instead of yielding, the wave exploded through her essence as Adam’s hands withdrew from her head....   [tags: personal narrative] 830 words
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Lana's Power Struggle - Perdido Beach was a completely normal Californian town until the cloudy dome appeared and all of the residents over the age of fourteen disappeared. Lana's life went to hell the moment her grandfather disappeared from his pickup truck. They'd been heading home when out of nowhere, he vanished. There one minute, and then suddenly... Gone. She tried to control the truck, but despite her efforts, it drove off the road and down the hills. After what felt like forever, the truck came to a halt. Bruised, battered, and bloody, Lana clawed her way out of the vehicle....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 2739 words
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The Fae Princess - Part 1 Chapter 1 The Fae Princess Night had fallen across the land as the girl walked through the forests. The darkness had enraptured everything it touched leaving her in a scene of picturesque beauty. She was surrounded by plant-life; flowers blue, red and black, and trees that shaded her from the glare of the moon. The moon itself, what little of it shined through, guided her path in the forest. She didn't need it of course. Her race, the Dark Fae, could see fairly well in the night. Some of the elders could even see through pitch-black....   [tags: personal narrative] 2139 words
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We Feel Autumn - “Boy, you can’t run,” I call into the dense woods before me, with a devious smile spreading across my face. My hair had knotted at the edges with the thick blood of a victim dyeing the tips in a pure desperation, and the once silky brown texture had long faded, and had started to see red. I had done this so many times that the blood had dyed my hair. I smile at the thought. I always kept their blood in my hair as long as possible, as if to keep them alive that little while longer. I can smell his fear and the aroma of a fresh barbeque comes along with it....   [tags: personal narrative] 1903 words
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Fixing Harry Potter - The Astronomy Tower was the tallest point in all of the castle. It towered over everything, including the tall bristling pine trees that clustered together to make up the Forbidden Forest. Hagrid's hut was miniscule from this height, and the cool crisp wind blew violently as he stood at the very edge. He was barefoot, and his toes hung over dangerously as his hair continued to whip around him. It ruffled his Hogwarts robes as he tilted forward, and gazed down into the black abyss. His heart thumped so fast and loud that he could feel it in his ears, a strange throbbing took him over as he realized that he could do it....   [tags: personal narrative] 890 words
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My Diary Entries - ... As I ran to a sand block wall that was torn up but as I ran arrows flew bye my head and one hit me on my chest as I was checking for anyone that was a friend that needed help.As I ran to the wall I called and said docter or someone help as someone arrived he took my shirt off and said is this true. Diary Entry 106 I am injured today with an arrow in my chest and worrying about my family at home but as anyone says a good death is a privilege-Mike Wolf As I wrote in my journal the man helping said is this true....   [tags: personal narrative] 1424 words
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The No-Fear Legacy - ... They ran as fast as they could and discovered it was in fact Kobe’s sister’s truck. They ran in the general direction of the house. They found a way to get up to the second floor and prayed both of their families were their waiting. When they opened the door they saw nothing but a note that said they had to evacuate and had went inland. Kobe and LeBron started their long journey inland. The silence was interrupted when they heard a boat. They started yelling and splashing so they could try to catch the driver’s attention....   [tags: personal narrative] 1710 words
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Murders in Reap - ... Kai almost laughed. “But they did miss me. Quite loudly in fact; the retainers had the castle guard practically turn the place upside down. I seem you recall you getting quite the reprimand for smuggling me out.” Doggie scoffs. “Bah. Reprimands. The priests can take those reprimands and stuff them up their holy arses. I mean whadda they going to do. Kill you?” Kai goes stiff and silent at that, tilting his head so that his pale blue-green eyes are hidden behind the raven’s wing black fall of his hair....   [tags: personal narrative] 1197 words
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Meet the Mentors - ... "Actually, I'm pretty good with knives too." I point out, and this wasn't really a lie, my father did try to teach me before he had died unexpectedly - I kept at it for a year or two before I was forced to focus on my school work - something that wouldn't save me from reapings. "That's it. You really are dead." she chuckles and I frown, and feel already isolated in this hollow box thats speeding towards my death - even if it's not responsible. "How did your Mother take the news then?" she smiles cockily before raising an eyebrow at my silence....   [tags: personal narrative] 1181 words
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My Brother's Gameboy - ... Time passed and in what had seemed like hours, but more realistically was about ten minutes, my time had come. My brother had entered a particularly difficult gym and was now on his last pokemon. The health bar close to zero the competitor took one final swing and I rose in excitement as Joey’s last pokemon dropped and the screen momentarily went dark. He quickly returned to the area outside of the gym and resumed playing as if everything I had witnessed never happened. Confused I exclaimed “ You died....   [tags: personal narrative] 743 words
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An Immigration Journey - My life in early 19th century was very dreadful and scary. I was from a poor family where father goes to work in factories for 12-18 hours a day. I was from Germany. Jews was the most segregated religion in Germany. We did not have full right to do a certain things such as go to certain college to get education, shoe our religion freely to other and enjoy our festival. My father used to get a low wages in work and we have to live with the things we have we have no right to argue back for wages or anything....   [tags: personal narrative] 578 words
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A Direct Confrontation - We only had a few minutes until midnight. I wasn't looking forward to the meeting, but at least I was there and not on my way to America. Still, a direct confrontation. I wasn't sure about it at all. Not only because it was risky, but because L's social skills may have as well been nonexistent. I peered over at L. He was staring out a window. He was in deep thought again. He hadn't spoken to me since I convinced him to let me stay. I couldn't say I was too surprised that he was mad. Letting me stay was almost like a form of defeat....   [tags: personal narrative] 1851 words
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It Resonates Deeply - It is hard to believe a month from now I will celebrate the anniversary of receiving an email which would change my life forever. I should have known it was coming. A woman told us as much in a time of prayer a month before it happened. Even though it was not a total surprise, it was still a complete shock. Looking back now, I can also say it was grace. It began a long process of becoming unglued from a place where I had invested and lived my life, and from a people to whom I had given my whole heart....   [tags: personal narrative] 1490 words
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The Guilty Survivior - To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes Calamity of so long life. Hamlet Act III, scene I Prologue It was a cold winter afternoon. Snow seemed to take on the appearance of a blanket as it lay across the ground and trees. Glittering and dancing in the moonlight, the powder fell from the sky, ghosting across red tinted faces and shivering bodies....   [tags: personal narrative] 2857 words
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The Devil's Playground - It was the Spring of 1891 that the old prospector awoke to the terrifying sounds of rushing water. Close, much too close, he thought as he sat up quickly, barely realising that he was soaked through and through and trying to wake up. He could not believe what he was seeing. He threw up a fist in each eye socket, a futile an attempt to clear the sleep from his crusty old eyes so he could get a second look, secretly hoping the next time he opened his them, things would make sense. He slowly drew his fists away from his face, his eyes squeezed shut, hoping it was a bad nightmare, and knowing it wasn't....   [tags: personal narrative] 1192 words
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The World Beyond - It was 10:56 pm, July 20, 1969 and the Lunar Module was slightly opening to the sound of space and oxygen smashing, colliding into one another, “zzwwwwsshhhh.”(Neil Armstrong Biography) The glazing, glooming moon surface was ready to be landed on, ready to be “historicized.” Buzz was non-stop jabbering and blabbering with his mouth showing excitement as if he was a little kid who sees a big lollipop. As we were just inches away from making the biggest step in history, my eyes were as big as the sun looking out through the window from our tiny and cramped space shuttle, the Apollo 11....   [tags: personal narrative ] 706 words
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Under the Rug - ... I had to get rid of her as soon as possible. I met a man who is in God's Spirit to perform the exorcism. The most difficult task to do was to lure her into an abandoned warehouse to perform the exorcism. We were miles away from our home. I felt my heart beat faster, it was the first time I've ever performed an exorcism. The exorcism was performed with five people. The man started to read the transcript telling the devil to get out. More than 3 hours passed. The exorcism was brutal, but I will do anything to get my most cherished back or gone....   [tags: personal narrative] 947 words
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Personal Narrative- Not So Important Exam - Personal Narrative- Not So Important Exam I’ve heard that the early bird catches the worm, and sadly enough, I’ve never been the early bird. Being on time has never been my strong spot, although I try. Even if the occasion calls for excessive speeding or car weaving, I would do it in a second if I knew I were going to be late. And for this, it could have cost not only my life, but the life of my sister. One particular morning I was scheduled to take a rather difficult, yet important exam and the very thought of this made me queasy....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 608 words
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My Father’s Actions Will NOT Dictate My Future - In the midst of the summer heat, I still could not believe that I was actually sitting in a classroom at Saint Peter’s College listening to strangers that I’d only known for a few weeks who were reading their personal letters in front of me. We were all instructed to compose a letter to a person whom we felt was worthy of another chance at reconstructing a botched relationship that we had with them. The most strikingly profound letter read was by a girl named Diana. She walked to the front of classroom with dignity and poise with her letter in hand....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 1012 words
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Personal Narrative- Most Memorable Christmas - Personal Narrative- Most Memorable Christmas Ever since I could remember, I have spent Christmas at my grandmother’s house, a house which is full of comfort, warmth, and happiness. At Christmas, I have always been able to escape the cold and dark real world allowing myself to truly enjoy just several moments in time. These moments have left impressionable memories from my childhood making Christmas a holiday that is special to me and my family. It is a time for my family to get together, share stories, laugh, and even cry....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 442 words
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I Had to Fight to Read - It was summer, stinking hot in a small town and I was fifteen and bored. The town librarian had been giving me grief since I was eleven and in the sixth grade, when she issued her first decree that I wasn't "old enough" to check out what became the first of a long line of books I had to fight to read. It was also the first of many times when one or both of my parents trudged down to the library to insist equally firmly that she had no right to restrict my choices as I had their permission to read whatever I wanted....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 672 words
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Personal Narrative- Making Positive Changes - Personal Narrative- Making Positive Changes I have positive attributes and weaknesses as everyone else does. However, since I came from Peru to America, I experienced many changes in my personality from a shy girl to an independent, outgoing and friendly teenager. My strongest personal attributes are generosity, my spirit of collaboration and my perseverance to achieve any goals and overcome obstacles in my life. For example, when I was in Peru I used to go to a hospital to help children with disabilities....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 586 words
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Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition - Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition Traditions are reflections of beliefs, superstitions and the personality of a family. I stop short of saying that they are the soul of a family because my family can no longer celebrate these traditions, but the spirit of my family continues to be an integral part of my life, despite the distance that sets us apart. The soul of my family remains unharmed from the miles that deprive us of the opportunity to celebrate common traditions. Regardless of how far we are apart, there is one tradition that can overcome any lengthy amount of distance, and that is my Aunt Millie’s Cinnamon-pecan rolls....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 513 words
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Living with Depression, Mania, and Medication - Living with Depression, Mania, and Medication Depression joined my life shortly after I entered middle school and tagged on persistently through my adolescent years. At first, my sullen moods were brushed off as mere hormonal changes, but I quickly became aware there was something more behind them. The severity of depression is difficult to explain without personal thoughts and examples. I know that my depression is coming long before it sets in. There is a cloud of forewarning that starts to move in on the vibrancy of my thoughts and vision; the world becomes distorted and negative....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1156 words
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Personal Narrative- My Laptop - Personal Narrative- My Laptop Writing technologies have been shaping the way people live since the beginning of time. In the Stone Age, our ancestors used tablets to organize important thoughts, keep track of daily activities, and pass on their knowledge to future generations. Arguably, their method of writing was inefficient as much effort was being put into carving and preserving the tablet, while the end result contained little information relative to its size. As technologies evolve, we have refined our methods of writing and have come up with newer, cheaper, and more efficient ways to communicate....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 511 words
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Personal Narrative- My Dream - Personal Narrative- My Dream I picture myself center stage in the most enormous and fantastically beautiful theater in the world. Its walls and ceilings are covered in impeccable Victorian paintings of angels in the sky. A single ray of light shines down upon my face, shining through the still, silent darkness, and all attention is on me and me alone. The theater is a packed house; however, my audience is not that of human beings, but rather the angels from the paintings on the walls come alive, sitting intently in the rows of plush seats....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 582 words
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Personal Narrative- Television Remote - Personal Narrative- Television Remote Those who are recognized as having authority earn power because of strong leadership skills and the drive to make the world a better place. When people use power to do good deeds they gain respect. A typical leader also holds something in his or her hands, like a staff, that yields power. It is amazing to see people follow an individual who is holding on to something. If they could possess that object then they too could have power. I agree that one must hold something to attain power, but it isn’t a staff that is needed....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 666 words
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Personal Narrative - Race - Personal Narrative- Race Wait. Be still. Don't go over the line. Don't let go. Wait for it. "BANG!" My reactions were precise as I sprung out of the blocks. The sun was beating down on my back as my feet clawed at the blistering, red turf. With every step I took, my toes sunk into the squishy, foul smelling surface, as my lungs grasped for air. Everything felt the way it should as I plunged toward my destination. I clutched the baton in my sweaty palms, promising myself not to let go. My long legs moved me as fast as I could go as I hugged the corner of the line like a little girl hugging her favorite teddy bear....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1229 words
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Personal Narrative- Car Accident - Personal Narrative- Car Accident Disappointment, disbelief and fear filled my mind as I lye on my side, sandwiched between the cold, soft dirt and the hot, slick metal of the car. The weight of the car pressed down on the lower half of my body with monster force. It did not hurt, my body was numb. All I could feel was the car hood's mass stamping my body father and farther into the ground. My lungs felt pinched shut and air would neither enter nor escape them. My mind was buzzing. What had just happened....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 983 words
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Personal Narrative- Shoulder Injury - Personal Narrative- Shoulder Injury I felt it pop, and pain engulfed my shoulder like ants cover an anthill that has been stirred with a stick. It made me angry, but it didn't help things to get mad. There was nothing I could do but try to recover in time to start over. Giving up wasn't an option. My junior year in high school, I went out for basketball. I liked it for a while, but when games started I was on JV. It was okay, but I was only getting to play two minutes per game. This didn't make me very happy....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1029 words
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Personal Narrative- Soccer Injury - Personal Narrative- Soccer Injury I went into my junior spring soccer season kind of sad, my past coach, wasn't going to be our team coach this year. I wasn't really depressed though, because I had tons of friends that were playing this year. One of the great things about soccer is that it is not a school-sanctioned sport. To me this said that I was able to play another season of soccer with my friends from Paonia and Hotchkiss without the normal High School rivalry between these schools. Year after year, the schools pulled pranks on each other, sometimes nothing big, but sometimes something big....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1497 words
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Personal Narrative - Baptism - Personal Narrative - Baptism I took my first step down into the font and thought. Baptisms are funny things. The brightness of it all is profound. It seems as if there is one brilliant mirror reflecting boisterous cheer everywhere. The idea is to pack as much happiness, either real or faked, into one too-hot room in the hope that it will be absorbed into the absolutely petrified soul of the prospective individual about to be baptized. The joy was so thick that it bounced around the walls and the floor searching for something to absorb it, something to hold it in permanently....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 2630 words
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Personal Narrative – Atheist - Personal Narrative – Atheist I didn't ask for the pastor to come over. I would have much rather been left alone to watch daytime TV. True, I was beginning to feel I little isolated, but some sissy-voiced holy man I hardly knew wasn't going to make me feel any better. But it was standard policy to notify the church when one of its fold has been hospitalized, for prayer requests and all that mush, and when the pastor heard that I was already home, he felt obligated to visit, as if seeing my swollen, drooling face was somehow doing me a favor....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1169 words
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Personal Narrative- Homeless Man - Personal Narrative- Homeless Man My friends often describe me as a cynic and a pessimist. For the most part, they're right. Sentiment loses value when it permeates one's attitudes and behavior just as the value of a commodity decreases as it becomes ubiquitous, so as a rule I reserve expressing sentiment for rare occasions that I deem worthy. Fortunately, even the harshest cynics are surprised sometimes. To begin, most people in my hometown know who Mike is. But I would bet that ninety-nine percent of those people don't know Mike's name....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 779 words
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Personal Narrative- Suicide Aftermath - Personal Narrative- Suicide Aftermath Some thoughts sneak into our mind without our knowledge, and some thoughts are already in our mind without our knowledge. Music either triggers this knowledge, or it draws the already present knowledge to the surface. For example, this morning was like any other morning. I got up, made the bed, fed the dog, and brushed my teeth while she ate. I got dressed and took her potty after putting on the same blue leash I have put on her every morning since she was a puppy three years ago....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2288 words
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Personal Narrative- Marriage Proposal - Personal Narrative- Marriage Proposal There is a knock, quick and steady, upon the hotel room door. Almost 8:30. Breakfast. This is it, I tell myself, as my heart settles in my throat. A young man brings in a silver tray, sets it quietly on the small table in the living room. I look at the tray, disappointed. It doesn’t look how I had imagined it. I expected it to be full of various objects, glasses, silverware, condiments, very elegant, where the ring box would sit hidden, to be discovered by surprise....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1182 words
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Personal Narrative- Career Goals - Personal Narrative- Career Goals My parents often remind me of how difficult it is for minorities like us to earn respect from the community and enough money to raise a family. They encourage me to strive for the best by being selfish and competitive against my peers rather than enjoy what I like which is to interact with people. My mother wanted me to become a doctor because it is a well paying job and my father wanted me to become an entrepreneur because I would have been able to gain respect from the community....   [tags: personal narrative essay] 761 words
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Religion Does NOT Control Me - Many events were unexplainable and maybe even seemed to be magical before science evolved to what it is today. All questions relating to the origin of life can be answered scientifically. The creation of the universe and all events since can be explained. One may question their beliefs based on scientific theory. Human life can even be broken down to fundamental theory. Not only geological or biological, but all events can be answered scientifically. One^Òs belief in a god or a higher being may help in dealing with the rigors of life and create a sense of security....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 883 words
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My Dad - Personal Narrative- My Dad Oh my god, I thought this day would never come. He'll be all right, I hope. Why him, why not some one else. On the far southwest corner of the ranch the cool wind whispered through the tall cotton wood trees, forcing me to feel helpless. Time was winding down and I was to. Indescribable hot sweats came over me, my knees began to buckle. I heard my dads voice say, "I'm a goner" echo through the dust cloud that my jittery feet were creating. He was never wrong, in my opinion, but I wanted him to be so badly....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile] 1023 words
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Personal Narrative- Learning - Personal Narrative- Learning As the dull scent of chalk dust mixes imperceptably with the drone of the teacher's monotone, I doodle in my tablet to stay awake. I notice vaguely that, despite my best efforts in the shower this morning after practice, I still smell like chlorine. I sigh and wonder why the school's administration requires the students to take a class that, if it were on the Internet, would delight Mirsky (creator of Mirsky's Worst of the Web), as yet another addition to his list of worthless sites....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 746 words
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The Power of Change - The Power of Change My best friend’s ex-boyfriend used to tell her “that’s the difference between you and me…you’re a tree and I’m a blade of grass. You’re problem,” he would say, (apparently never having learned that starting off any piece of advice with “your problem” is the kiss of death) – “your problem is that you need to learn to bend.” He might have questioned his desire to have her heed such advice some months later after she dumped him for his best friend and tossed the shredded bits of his world into thousands of irreparable pieces....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 790 words
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Personal Narrative- Time Spent in Waiting Rooms - Personal Narrative- Time Spent in Waiting Rooms As I get older there are a few things I’ve started to notice. One that really stands out is the amount of time I spend in waiting rooms. In my particular situation, I have an 85-year-old father, a wife, a fifteen-year-old son, four house cats, goats, horses, dogs, a few other relatives, and assorted other animals that turn up from time to time. My father, who has been a widower for several years, has a variety of ailments. Primary among these ailments are boredom and loneliness....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 879 words
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Personal Narrative- Meeting God through Strangers - Personal Narrative- Meeting God through Strangers Meeting strangers can often times be awkward, but there are other moments when, if given, a stranger can transform your life. The time frame was approximately six years ago and I was working as a photographer for Sears Portrait Studio. As the photographer, I was always meeting new and interesting people. My job was fairly predictable in that we primarily photographed children; except for one day when that would all change. I was working at the front counter when an older couple approached....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 500 words
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