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The Story of One-Day

April, 2014
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A long, long time ago a little kid sat on his great-grandfather’s lap and said, “Grandfather, why were you named One Day?” and the great-grandfather said, “Well, when I was born the doctor said that I was unhealthy and I only had one day to live. My parents were very sad, but they decided that [...]

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One Day (2nd Prize, Category 1)

April, 2014
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Blue birds flew happily in the sky, children laughed and played amongst the berry patches and the sun shone brightly over the lush fields.  Clear water trickled through the streams bringing life to fish and flowers.  Farmers sang joyful songs while they worked.  Coming back from school I rode bicycles with my friends. The air [...]

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The Day You Grew Up (2nd Prize, Category 1)

April, 2014
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Wait a minute! Before reading further, let me warn you that if you do not have the stomach for it, then, stop reading now. 
If you are a parent or planning to be one (someday), then I suggest you take a paper and pencil and start taking notes  as what I am about to tell you [...]

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The Invaders (1st Prize, Category 1)

April, 2014
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“Well, what’s the answer?”  Not a single breathing sound could be heard from all the fourth graders as Mr Hill darted a piercing stare. 
Adem gazed out of the classroom window.  The misty spring hypnotised him into a dreamy state.  His heart suffered sudden sharp thrust by zillion daggers at the mere thought of not being [...]

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War Survivor (3rd Prize, Category 2)

April, 2014
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This story is dedicated to my grandfather who spent 30 years in the service of the Indian Army

One cold rainy evening, I was searching for my Army identity card in my white chest of drawers. My hand clasped something cold and metallic. I stared at the circular object shining in the dim light. It was [...]

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The Funny Thing (3rd Prize, Category 2)

April, 2014
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Click. Click. Click.
Clea brought her camera down to check the photo quality.  Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted her mom buying two drinks from the small café in the train station. She hurried over to where her mother was standing.
“Done yet?”  Her mother inquired as she handed Clea her cup of [...]

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One Day with Moon (3rd Prize, Category 2)

April, 2014
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I walk home with my head down, trying in vain to keep the lashing rain out of my eyes. It was a bad day. They have become unbearably frequent now. Out of the corner of my eye, I see a flash of dark brown hurtle past me, into the dark alleyway a few steps away. [...]

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No Rules Apply (2nd Prize, Category 2)

April, 2014
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December 7, 1941
The sky is limitless. It stretches on forever, reaching into the depths of the universe where no man has ever tread. Here on Molokai, one of the eight main Hawaiian Islands, I can watch the sky change its moods. Right now, the sky looks peaceful; the fluffy white clouds look stunning against the [...]

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One Day, I’ll Let It Go (2nd Prize, Category 2)

April, 2014
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I killed him. My brother’s death was my fault. If I hadn’t been so selfish, so unconcerned about him, Lewis would still be alive.
 
The memory of the funeral was still freshly stamped in my mind. The tears, the crying and weeping stabbed me in the heart as the burden of my guilt pressed down and [...]

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Water (1st Prize, Category 2)

April, 2014
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The beat of my heart 
Molten sunlight. 
She rules me. 
One day, long ago, I was born into Water. 
She is sometimes a terrible beast. Some days, she lashes out until I am floundering in her arms. But, there is nothing I can do to protect myself. Who am I to dictate to her grandness?  I am just a [...]

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“A Photograph” (3rd Prize, Category 3)

April, 2014
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Tell me of what lurks
In the depths of your mind
Have your lips form
Those syllables and have them
Whisper of new beginnings, new truths.
The roll of film developed there, in a dank basement reeking of mildew and stale dreams. A pair of hairclips fastened it onto a clothing line. As the hand rounded the face of the [...]

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All That It Takes (3rd Prize, Category 3)

April, 2014
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‘One day’ cries the dove, high in the sky
‘One day’ grins the blackbird, a gleam in his eye
One day, they agree, is all that it takes
To blacken a soul, to reveal a snake
  
I drum my fingers against a grimy tablecloth, calming myself with the easy repetition. The threadbare fabric is cool against my skin as [...]

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One Day (3rd Prize, Category 3)

April, 2014
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There seems to exist this prevalent belief that every writer and author is somehow obliged to furnish every story, poem and book with some climax or stunning plot twist as a means of piquing a reader’s interest and spurring them further into the words. This will be something of a different breed. I urge that [...]

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Let Me In (2nd Prize, Category 3)

April, 2014
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Knock, knock, knock, knock.
Mommy, please answer me.
Knock, knock, knock.
Mommy, please answer.
Knock, knock.
Mommy, please.
Knock.
Mommy.
I go to her door every morning of every day. She never answers, not anymore. Not if I’m hungry, not if I’m screaming, not even if the house was on fire. I don’t think she [...]

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Infinite Cycle (2nd Prize, Category 3)

April, 2014
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A man lay spread eagled on the pavement with fragments of glass surrounding his corpse. Up above, the window on the thirty ninth floor was broken. The police cleared a perimeter, as journalists and reporters gathered around the body like a group of vultures ready to feast upon the dead. Snow started falling, and a [...]

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