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2/5/1786 Today l am so incredibly happy because it is my (and my brother’s) birthday. But no one except my brother really knows, because we are orphans. We live near a dumpster in front of a huge house that once looked like a palace. There was a rumor about us, that we were called the [...]
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On the path down Mahogany Street, there lived a girl named Tanya. All day, she would comb her long, luscious hair, braid them and decorate them with pins and flowers. Two things she couldn't live without was her hair comb and her smart and understanding friend, Anjali. Both were different yet balanced in each other's [...]
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The hero’s journey, There are more than some, And wherever you see them, They are entitled as one, Some are the smart ones, Some the brave, They are true to themselves, True till their grave, And in war, They will save everyone’s lives, They will try and try, Until their very own demise, When you […]

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The amber sunlight fell on Oliver's pale face as he rested his feet upon a mossy rock. He looked around to see a breath-taking view before him. The setting sun reflected its colour on the blue sky, making it appear like a canvas of an artist. A smile formed on Oliver's face. With the babbling [...]
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Plump! Another Apple fell. Noah looked at it contentedly. He sat on the nearest bench and smiled at himself. He was ardent of this particular tree. It was an Apple tree. A truly captivating one. With its different shades of green and delicious fruits, Noah adored this tree immensely. He planted it when he was [...]
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Down Lane No:13 of deserted Tagore Street was nothing but what appeared to be a vast range of uninhabited houses. It was shunned by all due to the dark stories revolving around the series of murders which had taken place on this very lane. The number 13 was further ill-famed as the number is associated [...]
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Prologue : It was a warm June morning. Birds babbling in the crook of bare trees, predators of the night scuttling back home, cows swishing away flies in a crowded stable. The sun’s rays had hardly touched the earth, yet people were out and about. Shopkeepers were rolling up the shutters of their shops, others [...]
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Hello there! I am Mia. I am here to tell you my dream last night. I was deep in my sleep and suddenly I got up as there were some noises. It was very different, something like someone is flapping its wings. Did a bird come inside? But that can’t be. I always keep my [...]
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Reviewer Analysis It was 16 Feb, 2019. The guests were leaving after celebrating Fay’s 5th birthday. Immediately, Fay and his brother Mason rushed to open the birthday gifts. Their excitement grew upon unwrapping a big gift box. It was a classroom doll set. It had several desk, chairs, tables, whiteboard, teacher, students, books, posters, and [...]
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Prologue : That clattering noise came from somewhere, it was from my mom cooking. When I checked the phone next to my bed, I jolted upright. it was almost time! Since it was a weekend, my mom wanted to help her friend in some kind of one-day business at a hotel. They had been working [...]
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Prologue This story traces back its origin to those days when human beings had just begun to lead a settled life. Everything was going well. But as men were in a habit of living a nomadic life, the regularized lifestyle with a fixed routine to work upon daily was almost annoying to them. They had [...]
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Prologue We all feast on a wholesome diet of educational and entertaining stories by our grandparents during our formative years. I wasn't much lucky as I spent only 8 or 10 years with them, but seem to have captured the essence of storytelling from my grandmother. This story wasn't told by her. I created it [...]
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Once upon a time, there lived two people Santa and Banta. While Santa was wise and cunning, Banta was a simpleton. He readily agreed to anything Santa said. Santa often took advantage because of his simple behaviour. One day, Santa said to Banta, “Brother, both of us are equally poor. I suggest that we should [...]
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Once upon a time, there was a squirrel named Pady. Unlike everyone, he had white fur. Why did Pady had white fur? Well, that’s the mystery. When Pady was born, he was like all other new born squirrels. He was naughty. Once he went outside the forest, into the village. There he saw people, children [...]
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“Bye Maa ... Love you.” I uttered and turned towards the basketball court when I heard a voice from behind… “Excuse me.” I turned with a smile and said, “Yes dear, you are excused.” “Can you take me to your head coach.” She asked. While she was asking for help I saw her form head [...]
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Once upon a time there was a fish named Gold. She lived in an ocean and had a neighbor called Mr. Shark. Mr. Shark always wanted to eat her. He tried many plans but failed every time. Mr. Shark had a brilliant idea. He thought, “When it is night, Gold will be sleeping, I will [...]
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Year 2050. The earth’s first tourist expedition to Mars was en route, and the ‘Voyager’ made a smooth landing on the red-barren surface of Mars. The excited people, covered in high-tech extra secure space suits hopped out, their mouths wide open at the unimaginable sight that lay before them. The sky was a rather messy [...]
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Once upon a time there was a boy named John at a middle school called Hamilton school. Hamilton school had a secret that not many people knew of, which John, for some reason, did know. The secret is that there is a mysterious trapdoor in the back of the janitor's office in the D-wing. It’s [...]
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It was winter time in Bangalore. Year 2028. Dr. Kostov, a high energy physicist at IISc, returned very exhausted from his lab. It was already midnight. He needed rest. He lay down on his bed and soon, was fast asleep. But his dreams took an unprecedented turn. He could see protons colliding against each other and [...]
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Lying at her deathbed, Aahana kept looking at all that surrounded her— a number of wall-scraping bookshelves — all filled with books, a big pile of letters — most of which were from her late husband which he had sent to her during their youthful days. Also, she kept looking at the photo frames which [...]
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The conch shells were being blown from some distant land, it seemed. Somehow that very sound struck a chord in my heart every time I heard it. I could hardly believe that 'Dashami', the day of immersion, was under way. I peeped out of the balcony to glance at the ecstatic people who danced to [...]
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SynopsisSynopsis Those who enjoyed reading the first story of Satyaraj, for them and for others, the second section of his adventure series, The Last Breath - Part 1 and 2, comes accompanied by his elder brother Abhijit. Satyaraj and his brother travel to the great city of Hyderabad for work but on reaching there they [...]
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“You can buy everything but not true family and love ones.” These were her words when she left the press. I am Rahul and work for India's largest press where biographies and autobiographies are being written and published. And those words came from the woman billionaire of India, Ms. Avni Maheshwari. She has married twice; [...]
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My flight landed in Delhi. I was excited. I wanted to know whether the investment I made for the future of my village was a correct decision or no. I went to the bus stop and boarded the bus. My insides churned as I was eager to find the answers to my questions. I was [...]
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Synopsis Superhero Stories aren’t a myth. They appear as an obvious but imaginary part of real life, especially when it comes through the narration of an 11 year old.Super-hero moments do exist…in dreams and in perceived reality. It’s up to you, whether you can identify and react to them!Read Chinmoy Saikia’s two part series to [...]
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Reviewer Analysis “It’s snowing!” I yelled as I jumped down the stairs to get my thick coat, hat, and boots. It was a cold morning on January 14th and snow was falling heavily. It was the perfect day to build a snowman. There was 4 inches of snow on the ground. I ran outside, got [...]
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“I am Maan. I am always there to assist everyone who comes from other countries to India. I am a perfect guide and an assistant. I have a habit of recording a video diary with my guest in India. This time I got Miss., no Mrs. Ivanka… no no Miss.... Let it be, I should [...]
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There once lived a boy in a village of Kulu Manali. His name was Wasim. He was a shepherd. He had no family but, he was always kind and ready to help others. Everyone who lived in Kulu Manali loved him, except one, Wangu. Wangu was very proud, arrogant and selfish. In other words you [...]
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“Why me?” Shanaya screamed out in pain. She couldn’t bear the anguish of the disaster that had just happened. The bed was a puddle of blood with Shanaya sitting right in its middle. With her head in her hands, she was crying out loud. “God, why always me? Why me?” screamed Shanaya with a trembling [...]
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Siya geared up for the boxing match that day. She was possibly the most hardworking teenager amongst all her friends in each and every field. Despite losing seven matches before, her determination to win a gold medal was never turned off. Anyways, inside the ring, the strange trembling of her toothpick legs never really let her [...]
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Synopsis Reviewer Analysis Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of [...]
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Holidays, a time for exploration, fun and learning more! The day when the holidays would begin, sleeping till late, waking up late, going out daily and dismantling the daily routine would start. When my summer holidays began, I ran out to play with my friends. It was 4:00pm. I had fun for an hour, but […]

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I was playing hide and seek with my friends. I didn’t want to be spotted easily, so I was looking for a place to hide in. While searching for a place I came across an abandoned house. I went inside and hid in the kitchen. After some time, the door opened. I thought they were [...]
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Reviewer Analysis “Come on, Galip! Give me a smile!” I always grew tired of my mom’s bludgeoning enthusiasm the second it showed itself. It was a sunny morning, low and languorous, spurring most people to idleness and my mom to frenetic photo sessions. “Come on, you’re both all dressed up! I want a photo of [...]
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The arrival of winter in New York presents a blessed aura. It amalgamates all the New Yorkers in a ligature; the season of shindigs and sprightliness springs people off their feet, indulging them into a colossal celebration of Christmas. MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village was one such hub where the pulse of Christmas could be [...]
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The moon shone outside like there was nothing special about tonight. Its white, however, was quieter amidst other earthly radiance. The streets and stops; turns and terraces; houses and hotels, all were outlined with artificial yellow, blue, green. Even the insects seemed to have made way for the obvious merriment in the air – being [...]
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It was the month of December, severe cold had set in as did the season for joyful Christmas. Most of them in the orphanage were busy decorating their rooms with Christmas trees, balls and stars. Some slept wrapping a blanket around them. Suddenly a voice called, “Rohan, Rohan, where are you?” He didn’t get any [...]
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"So dad, I think everything's done". Said Anna. "Yea, seems so." Said Mr. Harry. "Let's check out, the bells and ribbons are all hung, the Christmas tree has been decorated, the gifts are all packed, sweets are packed, lights are put." Said Anna, "That's all dear, everything's ready. We are going to have great fun [...]
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She stood at the Tram station. The oldest charm of Kolkata moved slowly, transporting people to their destinations. Very few were still interested in trams. This was the time of speed and shine, where those slow moving track-bound structures fitted no longer in the regular lifestyles. She turned to look at other chubby girls eating [...]
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Sitting on the pavement looking devastated and tired, he was feverish and hungry. Many people passed by him but no one wanted to give him a second glance. No one cared. Hair reddish and body covered in dust and sweat, rags covered his body. He was a son of the streets; a prince of the [...]
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The clock finally struck 5 in the evening. It was time to see the sun in the backyard. Rahul’s routine was fixed. He would come back from school by 2pm, complete all of his school chores and assignments by 5, and spend an hour outdoors in the garden, mostly just playing with his football… alone. [...]
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The sky is sapphire blue, with puffs of cotton like clouds scattered everywhere. With a sunscreen bottle and a hula hoop grasped in my hands, I run to the tree in the backyard filled with pearly white flowers. I chase the new sparkly hula hoop around the tree, laughing as if someone had told me [...]
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