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Mother And Child Glass Doors
973 wordsAs Ms. Mallard uneasily sat in the waiting room, she watched the hustle of people as they scurried in and out of the clinic doors. The ring of the bell above the door sang like wind chimes on a blustery day. She stared at a mother and child across the magazine table as they flipped through an old and badly torn edition of Highlights. From the short distance she could tell that the child was around three or four years old and the mother was expecting in a few months. Mom was in good health and it...
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Running Water Looked Back
1,333 wordsWiping the sweat from my brow I called a halt to the crew. Phil and I dumped our packs and found a comfy boulder to rest on. I looked back to where the last guys were coming from back down the trail. They had stopped talking a while back and marched slowly along the dirt trail. Phil produced an energy-bar hed saved from breakfast and began to munch on it as I drained another water bottle. After the refreshing drink I laid back against the rock and stared up at the pine trees. But a moment later,...
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Billy Pilgrim Slaughterhouse Five
1,296 words... ending quarters. This comes as a shock to the reader, because of the torturous intentions the Nazis invented for the showers, thus creating the reader's surprise to find the victims in a German camp, unharmed. Vonnegut uses the setting to play upon the nerves of the reader by setting up a terrible death that the fatigued Americans are prepared to walk right into. Billy recalls, The Americans halted. They stood there quietly in the cold. The sheds they were among were outwardly like thousands...
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Oak Tree Looked Back
1,331 wordsI was sitting hunched, waiting. I was watching for the other team coming down the driveway. I saw them. Dylan and Kyle went off to the right. Mike W. was hiding farther up the road. They found him and took him out. Then I saw Dexter coming up behind us. Justin and Jimmers saw us. I stood up and exchanged fire. Oh crap, Justin's on fully auto, Charlie said. I heard splat after splat. Aaron came up behind us. I told him to watch out because Dexter was back out there. There was so much scrub brush ...
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Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens
1,427 wordsThere were many great English novelists in the 1800 s. Among these writers was the famous Charles Dickens. In his life, Dickens went from having nothing to having everything. Ironically, he started off from a harsh childhood but later became one of the most popular writers of all times. The characters and events in many of Dickens books are based on the events and people in his life. He has been criticized and commended, but in the end he was genuinely known as an inventive artist. Charles Dicke...
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J R R Lonely Mountain
2,212 wordsUsually in life, once you conquer evil, you become mightier and more confident in yourself. As a result it prepares you for further occurrences with evil. This was the case in J. R. R. Tolkien? s novel, The Hobbit. Throughout the novel, Bilbo is greatly affected by the characters and groups he meets. Each character or group increases Bilbo? s confidence and prepares him for the final battle with Smaug. Gollum, the spiders, and the dwarves are the three most significant characters or groups that ...
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Father Couldn T
1,938 wordsThe rain beat down on that cold October morning as my feet scurried toward the courthouse. The smell of hotdogs, onions, Tabasco Sauce, and pollution filled the air. The town looked to be in a panic as people were running around aimlessly trying to get to their respective places of employment on time. I, on the other hand, was in no hurry. I dreaded the day ahead of me. Today was the sentencing of my father who had pled guilty to six counts of sexual battery a month prior. He originally had six ...
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Dollar Bill Five Dollar
1,160 wordsLaughing and Crying The bridge between laughing and crying is not long. During submarine deployments, it is customary to tell sea stories on those long boring mid-watches. During one particular mid-watch I told an amazing story that happened to me ten years earlier while stationed on my last submarine. This story shouldn t be told when your boss is part of the group because there could be repercussions that you may feel later. My story begins when I was on a submarine that was home-ported in Val...
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Third Person Point First Person Point
1,667 wordsLots Wife, Akhmatova's Version Compared To Szymborskas Lots Wife, Akhmatova's Version Compared To Szymborska's Version Lot s Wife depicts the fate of a woman following her husband Lot on his departure of their native town Sodom. Sodom was a town that God destroyed, yet he granted Lot and his wife permission to flee the town before this occurrence. Wislawa Szymborska and Anna Akhmatova offer different versions and perspectives on the same story. Each of the authors use different elements of poetr...
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Made It Clear Side Of The Story
2,630 wordsThis paper came from an assignment in which I was supposed to write an account of the trial from each of the following people in parentheses. I received 100 % for it. (A member of the black community sitting in the balcony) When I first heard about the accusations, I was instinctively prejudice against the Ewell's because they were white. But I then realized that I was extremely wrong in doing so. So I went to the trial with an open mind. But as I walked home from the trial, I remembered Judge T...
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Didn T Night
1,389 wordsWiping the sweat from my brow I called a halt to the crew. Phil and I dumped our packs and found a comfy boulder to rest on. I looked back to where the last guys were coming from back down the trail. They had stopped talking a while back and marched slowly along the dirt trail. Phil produced an energy-bar he? d saved from breakfast and began to munch on it as I drained another water bottle. After the refreshing drink I laid back against the rock and stared up at the pine trees. But a moment late...
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Anglo Saxon Grendel Mother
806 wordsBeowulf, the Hero The epic poem Beowulf, which was told from generation to generation honoring modern Anglo-Saxon beliefs, describes a heroic man who saves a village in their time of need. By definition a hero is a man of exceptional quality. Exceptional quality doesn t even begin to describe the man that is Beowulf. Beowulf has many heroic characteristics from his super human strength to victoriously slaying monsters and other ferocious beasts. He has excellent leadership skills and commonly bo...
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