Anna Louise Thomas
Fading Too Soon
Tracey wanted to stay up late to watch those Jerry Springer shows. Of course, her mother did not agree. She wanted her daughter to do all of her homework until 5:00 A.M.
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How Many Times Must I Tell You?
Brad stands on the pavement every day. He watches all the cars going by. He concentrates on spotting a pink Ford. Only then shall Brad decide to take one step forward to his death. This act is becoming an addiction now — Brad stands on the pavement during the night as well.
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Please Understand Me, Myself, and I
Sue eats with her friends in the school canteen everyday at 1:04 P.M. Sue's friends became extremely worried when Sue did not turn up — it was 1:09 P.M. Their worrying was becoming intense. They found a small piece of paper on the seat where Sue would usually sit. It said, "You guys eat without me today, I feel like eating at McDonald's. See ya tomorrow."
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You Can Be Just Like Me
Mark really wanted an Eminem tattoo on his back. Although he worked hard during the summer, he still did not have enough money to get that tattoo. Mark became extremely impatient, so every morning before high school he got his little sister to draw the tattoo on his back with a black marker.