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A Life of Sin

The cab reeked of onion, and nobody else seemed to care. Maybe because the other girls were too busy chatting it up with the driver, asking him where he was from, if he had a family, did he always live in Vegas, and most importantly, did he love it as much as we did? But …

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Music of the Night

Whenever I see a piano or hear just the right note perfectly resonate from it and fill the room with melody, I think of you. But I guess it’s not just the piano that makes me think of you, but music in general. And every kind, too. Whenever I hear the perfect song, or the …

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The Wedding Date

It was a huge house—and decorated extravagantly, with calla lilies garnishing the grand staircase and tulips flowing from the crystal chandelier. The innate, dimmed lighting and the elegantly dressed service staff, moving swiftly in and out of the intimate clusters of people, made perfectly for a wedding reception. As champagne overflowed from glasses, and tears …

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The Race

My mom tells me to meet her on the art museum steps at nine this morning for my brother’s race, but she neglects to tell me how hard it is to find her and the rest of my family. The cab pulls up a block away from the Philadelphia Art Museum, with the steps waiting …

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But I Didn’t Mind

The Food Lion parking lot was particularly busy for noon on a Saturday, but I didn’t mind. I sat contently in the passenger side seat of my best friend’s Jeep Cherokee with my feet propped up on the dashboard, tapping perfectly in-sync to Goo Goo Doll’s Slide singing loudly from the radio. Jill had already …

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My Little Shadow

The boardwalk is crowded today, and I don’t know whether it’s because it’s Easter Sunday, or if it’s because the weather’s so nice. But any sign of people on the Wildwood Boardwalk means that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, and typically that’s a good thing to us, locals. We love …

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