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3rd Prize Winner - Group I - The Two Best Friends

March, 2015
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The Two Best Friends
Our story takes place on a bitter cold day in winter in an orphanage with two best friends, Harry and Eva. It is 5:00pm dinner time, Eva ate up but is still hungry. Although Harry is rather hungry himself, he gives his food to Eva. Eva’s very thankful. A few minutes [...]

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3rd Prize Winner - Group I - The Friendship Story

March, 2015
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The Friendship Story
Introduction
This story is about Emma Ping. She is born in London and she is 11 years old. She has moved to a new school since her mom and dad got divorced. Her mom’s name is Sofia and she is a nurse. Her daddy’s name is Jonas and he is a fireman. Emma has [...]

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3rd Prize Winner - Group I - The Forbidden Underwater City

March, 2015
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The Forbidden Underwater City
The night before that day, I was starting to doubt whether this trip was really a smart decision. Tomorrow, I would be heading off to the dock, where I will board a submarine to the bottom of the sea. I’ve invited my BFF Jeffrey along, and he’s known me since we were [...]

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Winners List - LittleStar YCIS Short Story Competition “FRIEND/S”

March, 2015
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Short Story Competition "FRIEND/S" Winners List:
 
GROUP I (9 Years & Under):
1st Prize Winner
Angela with Straight Black Hair by Elena Jiang_9_International School of Beijing
2nd Prize Winners
Claire by Margot_9_Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
The Friendship by Daniel Sun_9_Shanghai American School
3rd Prize Winners
The Forbidden Underwater City by Marco Xue_9_Yew Chung International School of Beijing
The Friendship Story by Saga [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group IV - Half Empty Half Full

March, 2015
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Half Empty Half Full
 
With your glass half full
And mine half empty
When we were together people didn’t think we were crazy
It was December 11th 1995 when I met you for the first time, I had just moved to the school after getting expelled from my last one over a fight that wasn’t important enough for [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group IV - Reality

March, 2015
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Reality 
In March, she woke up to a different reality. The sun, a copper-coiled light bulb, blinded her and suddenly she couldn’t see. Well, she could, but the world appeared…gray. Although the sun radiated, she could only see clouds. And not “cotton-candy” clouds, as her sister liked to say, but amorphous demons ready to precipitate chaos. [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group III - Innocence

March, 2015
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Innocence 
Her new friends yell, “Double trouble!” as the curvy brunette holds two ice blue bongs to her mouth, inhaling the fumes of instant bliss.
It was always this way, not the smoking or the partying, but she always felt incomplete. She searched endlessly for a way to grow up or escape. Maybe one could blame it [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group III - Naked Skin

March, 2015
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Naked Skin

 
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Her wrists are bound to a wooden post, jacket cast aside on the ground and her shirt torn apart. She slumps unconscious on her knees, held up only by the ropes at her wrists. As her arms become more fatigued, great waves of cramps sweep over her back, knotting them in deep, relentless, throbbing [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group II - Secret of The Basement

March, 2015
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Secret of The Basement
“Ruby!” I hiss, peering at the dark expanse of the woods in front of me. Where could she be? I think of the consequences of her absence, wincing as my heart pounds frantically.
“I’m here, James! Be quiet!” Ruby’s clear voice cuts through the thick silence. The faint sound of rustling leaves reaches my ears [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group II - Building Ghost Girl

March, 2015
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Building Ghost Girl
“Its very beautiful over there…”
- Thomas Edison’s last words
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“Too close”, she had said. “You’re too close to love me, Theo. You know that. You do. And besides, I’m fine with being alone. You’re too close.”
Her shuddering breath had caressed my ear, and I had heard the tears choking her [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group I - The Friendship

March, 2015
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The Friendship
Douglas was nine years old and liked to play basketball. He used to live in Memphis but now he moved to New York City because his mom wanted to live in an interesting area. Douglas had blue eyes and sleek and messy black hair. He had tanned skin and was very calm but could [...]

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2nd Prize Winner - Group I - Claire

March, 2015
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Claire
The hallways looked exactly the same as they did last year. The only thing that was different was that I was in year four, not year three. Happily, I skipped to my brand new year four classroom. All of my friends were inside, but SOMEONE was sitting at my favorite seat, the one I had [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group IV - Min-Na

March, 2015
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Min-Na
The day you moved from San Francisco to Milwaukee, or as you liked to call it, “a white trash city in the middle of nowhere,” there was rain in the middle of a bone-dry summer. Barefoot children danced flailing foxtrots on steaming gravel streets, my mother’s carefully tended petunias flopped about like beached whales, and [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group III - The Products of Inescapable Randomness

March, 2015
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The Products of Inescapable Randomness

I had a revelation a few months ago about the complete arbitrariness of life. I mean, clearly I knew before my hat blew off of a cliff and ended up in the ocean that bad things happen for no reason without any warning whatsoever. But it wasn’t until that moment, staring [...]

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1st Prize Winner - Group II - Man’s Best Friend

March, 2015
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Man’s Best Friend
Why?
Why mother?
As I slowly trotted on the grey ground with big towering structures looming over my head, raindrops falling on the unfamiliar ground, this was all I could think of.           
My mother threw me away being the weakest of the litter, and left me in this unfamiliar world to fend for myself at [...]

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