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Monday, September 22, 2014

Short Story (Test)

One day, a man walked into a small Southern town. He was average height with a bald head. However, he appeared to be out of place. A black suit, black pants, and black dress shoes were all that he was wearing. As he reached the entrance to the town, he stopped and observed the welcome sign and the area surrounding it. As soon as he finished, he continued his march through the quaint little town. Looking left and right, it seemed as if he were scanning the town's design and layout. Of course, this occurence was peculiar to the townspeople. They watched from their windows, confused, yet excited about this new visitor. But, no one dared leave their house and approach him.

As he approached the end of the town, his stride began to slow. Once he reached the towns outer limit, he stopped, turned around in a perfect semicircle, and retraced his previous steps. Still, everyone in town watched in awe while this stranger intruded. Just as someone had opened their door, he reached the entrance he had started his short journey on. Just as the man who had left his house was about to call out to the man, a bright light flashed throughout the town, dazing all who had watched. When the senses of the townspeople returned, the man was gone, his trail of footsteps vanished, and their memories of the event wiped clean.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Self Deprecation

My main problem is my minor OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder). It's not visible to others, but I have my tendencies.

Firstly, I used to check my alarm clock multiple times a night. I knew that it was set, but my brain wouldn't let me go to sleep without being COMPLETELY sure. For a majority of the night, 6:00 A.M. is all that I would see. It caused me to fall asleep a lot later than expected. I would wake up most days feeling more tired. This was a main problem a few years ago, but has diminished since then.

Another problem I had was making sure my watch was on perfectly. If it was even a little bit off, I would have to readjust it. I'm not sure if it bothered me because I wasn't used to wearing a watch or not, but it didn't really matter to me. All that mattered was trying to figure out how to stop. This was one of my shortest-loved tendencies. Once I started running and it constantly moved around, I didn't notice it as much.

Lastly, the problem I had and still continue to have is constantly checking if I have all my homework and binders for the next day of school. It's annoying constantly having to open my backpack, check the binders and books, and close it up again. However, it has made me more prepared for my classes. I rarely miss home works and always have the right binders for the right classes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2nd RAFT Scramble

As he looked down from the top of the pole, rain pouring down on him, he realized how bad the situation was. With no one in sight, he realized that he would be stuck for some time. To think, he was just tasked with simply hanging up a new flag. In desperation, he attempted to grab hold of the rope. However, it would be difficult since it had been thoroughly soaked through by the rain. After some thought, he made the move.