Reality Can Be Frighteningly Real

(0) He sat, reaching up into the sky to see if this time he could feel the warmth of a nearby star. Things were hard, and he wanted to get away from it all, but wherever he went, his memories followed him. So he would have to go where no one else could, where he could settle down and forget abut all that's happened. He sighed and walked home. (Jordan , Age 8 to 12, 1/27/2005 10:21:57 AM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(1) At home an enormous feast was awaiting him. "Dinners ready," Mum called. "I'm not hungry," I replied. Thinking about the past troubles was sometimes hard for him, his Dad leaving home and his Mum a huge wreck. As he walked out to the back yard something stopped him in his tracks. (Cassie, Age 8 to 12, 9/3/2009 9:55:50 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(2) "Honey", said my mother. "Trust me, dinner will make it all better." "Mum, I said I wasn't hungry - I really just need to have some time to myself. I'm going out to the backyard." (Jake, Age 8 to 12, 9/3/2009 9:59:55 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(3) I wanted to play soccer in our house backyard with my awesome dudez they are awesome players and its difficult for me to beat them, and now I said I'M NOT HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!! (Shackles, Age 8 to 12, 10/15/2009 6:26:29 AM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(4) I HAVE TO BE TRAINED BY SOMEONE SO I CAN BEAT THEM MOMMY! (Shackles, Age 8 to 12, 10/15/2009 6:27:25 AM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(5) then i said ok mum i'll eat but only alitte bit (syd, Age 8 to 12, 8/1/2010 7:42:02 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(6) Standing in front of me dirty and badly scratched and bruised was a small brown and white puppy. The puppy gazed at me longingly as if to say, please pick me up, please make my pain go away. What would I do? The other day when I suggested we adopt a dog mom's firm response was, "No pets". Yet, I couldn't just walk away from this small helpless creature that needed me, could I? (Ms. C, Adult, 1/11/2012 5:55:42 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(7) Standing in front of me dirty and badly scratched and bruised was a small brown and white puppy. The puppy gazed at me longingly as if to say, please pick me up, please make my pain go away. What would I do? the other day when I suggested we adopt a dog mom's Firm response was, "No pets". Yet, I coundn't Just walk away from this small helpless creature that needed me could I? (Ms. C, Adult, 8/12/2012 6:05:58 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(8) Standing in front of me dirty and badly scratched and bruised was a small brown and white puppy. The puppy gazed at me longingly as if to say, please pick me up, please make my pain go away. What would response, was "No pets". Yet, I couldn't Just walk away from this small helpless creature that needed me could I? (Ms. C, Adult, 10/27/2012 7:32:37 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

(9) I thinked for a while then i picked it up,and cleaned the dog up and took care of him for a week. thjen he took the puppy to shelter. (ahlan, Age 8 to 12, 12/14/2012 11:25:01 PM, RealityCanBeFrighteninglyReal)

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