Imagine how hard it is to break up the asphalt with a pickaxe

Imagine how hard it is to break up the asphalt with a pickaxe. Now imagine it’s not even a very good pickaxe. And you’ve been doing it for days. The sun, hotter now, makes the sweat bead on your face, itchy like a bug landing on you. Sometimes enough water escapes your pores to form a little stream that carves a path down the black dust on your face. And it tortures you that your body is letting such a precious resource just drip onto the ground. Unretrievable. This has…

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The Head Librarian

Mrs. Audrey Lambert adjusted her steel-gray bun and nudged her glasses a little bit farther up her nose as she unlocked the library doors and marched resolutely inside to begin the day. As she arrived at her desk and stowed her purse in its designated drawer, her gaze lingered for a moment on the nameplate sitting on the edge of her desktop. Audrey Lambert Assistant Librarian She made an almost-imperceptible tsk noise. Mrs. Lambert headed over to the overnight book return slot and began sorting through the books. Overhead, the…

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Table for 2

Table for two It’s only us now Max sat at the dining table, white linen napkin spread open on his lap. He bent over the steaming bowl of soup and inhaled, eyes closed. He sat up, opened his eyes, and picked up his spoon, carefully dipping it into the bowl. He scooped up a hearty spoonful of broth, lamb, and vegetables, blew twice on the spoon, then put the food in his mouth. He chewed slowly, thoughtfully, staring into space. Then he put the spoon down, picked up his pen,…

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Who killed Ben?

Ben, a young blooming man full of life and potential, had his life cut short in a cold-blooded murder that sent cold shivers through the spines of even lawmakers. After months of running away from his would-be killers, Ben finally met his unfortunate and painful end. After Ben’s father passed away, he left a written will in his son’s name for him to inherit his estate and wealth. Be as it may, a few months later he lost his precious darling mom who passed away because of high blood pressure…

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Myth of Cheng Haô: The lost city

 Long ago in a small village of Cheng Haô lived a man and his family. His name was Wáng Lî, and he was a doctor. His wife Crysta Lî was a stay-at-home mother. She raised their two children a boy and a girl, Chang LÎ and Crystal Lî . As Wàng was a doctor he had to go to battlefields to help hurt soldiers. He was there for 5 years; how sad it made his family to not have him around. His kids were grown Chang Lì was now a…

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WHY ANTS ARE FOUND IN HOUSES

Once upon a time, there lived a king who ruled the ant kingdom called King Keselof. King Keselof was one of the biggest ants 🐜 in the kingdom. One day, the kingdom ran out of food. The King sent groups of other ants to search for food in other areas.When the ants figured out that the only place they could find proper food was in houses. The ants intruded into people’s homes but people found a solution to get rid of the ants. This news got to the ears of…

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The Island of the Unknown

In times gone by, when elephants still had short noses and long tails, there were two villages in an island known as the Isle of the Unknown. These villages were called VIOGE AND OGLAND. VIOGE was located on the western side of the said island while OGLAND was at the eastern side of the island . For a long time, these two villages lived in perfect harmony. People from both villages would gather together, dance, sing, and celebrate life all day. One day the leader (chief) of the OGLAND village…

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War of the elephant’s and lions

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Once upon a time, there was an elephant kingdom named Duke. They named this kingdom after one of the greatest fighters in the kingdom. The kingdom was led by King Luke |||. The elephant’s lived in harmony and they had never quarreled. One day, out of nowhere, the king of the Lion Kingdom who was called Ronald sent four of his chief security officers who were mighty lion fighters to attack Duke Kingdom and kill some elephants. Two elephants saw the marauding lion army from a far distance, but they…

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