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Friday, January 13, 2017

The 3 Biggest Problems With Professional Sports


This is the Biggest Problem With Pro Sports

There are many great reasons to stay up late to watch a professional hockey or baseball game. Each year, the Super Bowl is one of the highest rated programs in the world. However, this doesn't mean that professional sports don't have their flaws. It could be argued that the biggest problem with pro sports is that it has become all about the money.

Money Is Starting to Ruin the NFL

If you have watched an NFL game recently, you know all too well that the league will do anything to make a dollar. For instance, some believe that the annual games in London are a plot to put a team there on a full-time basis. There are also plans to hold games in China in an effort to expose itself to the roughly one billion people who live there.

The quest for the almighty dollar has also lead to a weird phenomenon in which a game goes to commercial break after a scoring play only to take another commercial after the kickoff. In larger markets such as Dallas, San Francisco, New York and New England, you almost have to take out a loan to buy tickets to a game, which has led to some home games being populated by fans of the opposing team, who take the opportunity as a vacation.

Players Aren't Immune to Maximizing Their Earning Potential

It has been reported that Bryce Harper wants $400 million over 10 years when he becomes a free agent. While there is nothing wrong with getting what you are worth, large contracts make it harder for teams to sign enough quality players to field championship teams on a regular basis. This is why so few players actually spend their entire careers with the same team anymore. Although the advent of the salary cap may create parity in some leagues, parity can quickly turn into mediocrity when a few players make the majority of the money.

Teams Hold Communities Hostage for Better Compensation Packages

The Florida Marlins were able to get the city of Miami to pay for most of their new stadium. However, they are still allowed to take most of the revenue generated from concessions, luxury box sales and ticket sales. St. Louis just found out firsthand how easy it is for an owner to move to a larger market on a whim without much opposition from others in the league. San Diegans did not want any of their tax dollars to help build a billionaire's stadium, as they voted against the idea of raising taxes in order to pay for a proposed $1.8 billion dollar downtown stadium and convention center in order to keep the Chargers in San Diego. It is highly likely that the Chargers leave San Diego for Los Angeles as early as next season.

Although it is common for cities or states to approve tax increases or other incentives to get teams to stay, there is some question as to what economic benefit the city actually sees. In other words, having a professional sports team in a community may not actually create jobs or make the area a better place to live.

Sports can teach us a lot about life and how to work together to achieve a common goal. However, it can also teach us a lot about the evils associated with greed. While few people will stop rooting for their teams anytime soon, professional sports leagues would be wise to respect their fans if they want them to keep spending money.

Monday, February 24, 2014

My Favourite Short Poems

It has been more than three months since I have blogged. I wanted to, but I was not able to. In the past four years I have realized that I am suffering from schizoid personality disorder. It is a rare personality trait, but it has nothing to do with schizophrenia. I used to blog about weird stuffs, but recently I found that I have no interest in writing about such things. I have discovered that my interests are decreasing day by day, there were so many things which I used to love in the past, but today I do not even feel nostalgic when I think about them. I guess I am running low on my emotions. I literally do not have any feelings towards anything, nothing makes me happy nor anything makes me sad. I do not feel any love or gratitude for my parents, even if something tragic happens to them I do not think it will bother me. I do not know when and how I became so emotionless. The only thing matters to me now is my loneliness/emptiness. This is the first time I am writing about my personal life and I had never imagined that my life would provoke me to write something like this. There comes a point in everybody's life when we have to choose whether we want to show the true side of ourselves to the world or we want to wear a mask and continue living with our secretive side through the rest of our lives. If you think I am writing this for sympathy then you are utterly mistaken, if you are planning to offer me some sympathy, I would suggest keep it with you, it might come in handy for you in the future.

I always loved art, be it poetry, short stories, music, paintings, sculptures, photography etc and even today when my list of interests are rapidly decreasing, I find that art inspires me and evokes some of the emotions that are still left inside me. "Art Washes Away From The Soul The Dust Of Everyday Life". People like me can find solace in art, but the people who create them are the ones who had and are living their lives fully. I have an above average imagination, but when it comes to writing poetry or short stories I fail because no matter how hard I try I just cannot concentrate my mind to convert my thoughts into words and I have an issue with patience. "Creativity Takes Courage", and in the past one year or so I have found so many creative people on Google+ who have indirectly helped me with their extraordinary talents.

From today's onwards, I am going to start a new segment on my blog which will be related to quotes, poems, paintings, music etc which I like. I am doing this for myself, I am 25 now and I would like to live a couple of more years holding on to my sanity. I do not have any suicidal ideation, my whole life has changed upside down over the last four years and even with my above average imagination skills, I do not have any idea what will happen in the next two years. So when the madness overcomes me and the darkness devours me, I would be happy knowing that I was able to share a part of myself with the world.

Some of the short poems I like:

1. “You see how I try
To reach with words
What matters most
And how I fail.” - Czesław Miłosz

2. “Even 
After 
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.” - Hafiz

3.  In this world 
we walk on the roof of hell, 
        gazing at flowers. 

        Naked 
on a naked horse 
        in pouring rain! - Kobayashi Issa

4. A brief candle,both ends burning
An endless mile, a bus wheel turning
A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine
So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last - Charlie Daniels

5. “I was born tomorrow.
Today I live.
Yesterday killed me.” - Parvis Owsia

6. "And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
                Not shaking the grass". - Ezra Pound

7. "The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough". - Ezra Pound

8. "The Night has a thousand eyes,
And the Day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done". - Francis William Bourdillon

9. "I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!" - Emily Dickinson

10. "I strove with none, for none was worth my strife:
         Nature I loved, and, next to Nature, Art:
I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life;
         It sinks; and I am ready to depart". - Walter Savage Landor

11. "My whole life long I've sharpened my sword
And now face to face with death
I unsheathe it, and lo!
The blade is broken
Alas!" - Soto

12. "Today you are You,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive,
who is Youer than You". - Dr. Seuss

13. “In the world I am
Always a stranger
I do not understand its language
It does not understand my silence” - Bei Dao

14. "He who binds to himself a Joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the Joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sunrise". - William Blake

15. "Avoid the reeking herd,
Shun the polluted flock,
Live like that stoic bird,
The eagle of the rock". - Elinor Wylie

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Top 20 Most Weird And Funny Pictures That Are Not What They Seem

Have you ever come across pictures that are not what they seem to be upon first viewing? While I was surfing the net I came across some really funny pictures that aren't quite as they seem. Some of these pictures were photoshopped but the pictures I'm going to share here are genuine ones. After watching these pictures you will realize that funny camera angles can create one hell of an optical illusion. Some of these pictures might look dirty and rude at first glance but before arriving at any conclusions look twice because you may realize that the picture wasn't dirty at all but your thoughts were. Note: All the pictures used in this article aren't mine.


1. There is No Lake in This Photo, Tilt Your Head to the Right



2. The awkward moment when your friend's "fat arm" makes you look naked



3. Momentarily headless



4. Do You Have A Dirty Mind?



5. Mother and Child at the Beach



6. Is The Dog Riding the Train to Work?



7. Is The Woman Grabbing at Something?



8. It is Just a Small Arm



9. The floating flag platform



10. Who is Lifting Whom?



11. Has Anyone Seen My Legs?



12. That's Not What You Think



13. Guy With Girlish Legs. Really?



14. Who's Hugging Whom?



15. Zebra Butt At the Zoo



16. Hairy Arms Girl



17. Who's Carrying Whom?



18. Are They Conjoined twins?



19. Look At My Arm-Foot



20. This Guy Has a very Sexy Lower Body


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Serenity - A Unique Love Story CHAPTER - 3

“They were from two different worlds. Two entirely different people. But upon their coming together, they created- they found- their own path and together they had their own world and in their own world, they were the same. Everyone else outside of it- everyone else was over there. Away. And they together- they together were here. They were right here. They were the same.” 

"And she ran into the night. Darkness enclosing her figure as she drifted further away. What have I done? There was a sharp pain in my chest. Never had I felt such a pain until tonight. I have to find her." - Cole Haven

I guess you all enjoyed the first two chapters of "Serenity." Here is the third chapter written by Lori McDermett, a writer, a pianist, a singer, and a girl with a lot of other god gifted talents.

SERENITY


CHAPTER 3


"An ice cream shop? Serenity I have been to one of these before." First thing on the get Cole to live list was an ice cream shop.

"But have you had a EXTREME CHOCOLATE SURPRISE?!?" As she speaks, she flails her arms around as is her life depended on it.

"I cannot say I have." Her jaw drops and she turns away briskly.

"AUNT HELLEN!!! EMERGENCY!" She screams as some older lady comes out.

"What's the emergency dear? Is everyone alright?" The lady by the name Hellen says. I look at Serenity waiting for her explanation as does Hellen.

"Oh by the way aunt Hellen this is my new friend Cole. Cole this is my aunt Hellen." Her aunt nods at me and offers a warm smile which I return.

"It's nice to meet you Cole. Now Ren, honey what was your big emergency exactly?" Ren? Must be a family nickname of some sort. Serenity's aunt awaits for her answer once again.

"Well you see my friend Cole here has never had one of your EXTREME CHOCOLATE SURPRISES!" Her aunt gapes at me.

"Well we can have that now, can we? I'll bring you guys out one right away." She scurries to the back to make up this concoction. I feel something warm against my hand and look down to see Serenity has taken my hand dragging me to a table. No more than two minutes later her aunt comes out with a giant bowl of ice cream. How on earth are we ever going to finish that!?

"Dig in kids!" Her aunt says while handling us each a spoon. Serenity starts eating as soon as it hits the table. I stare at the bowl overwhelmed about not knowing where to begin. Serenity must have sensed my hesitation because she starts stirring it all together to make one giant flavor instead of a bunch of flavors scattered.

"This way you don't have to chose" she says with a mouthful of ice cream. I laugh at her carelessness, she urges me to take a bite and I do. And man I am glad I did. This is the best thing I have ever tasted!!! I moan in appreciation. She chuckles knowingly.

"Now either you are on the verge of an orgasm or you're enjoying that ice cream a little too much." We look at each other for a second, then crack up laughing. Twenty minutes later we finish up and I head to pay. Her aunt just pushes my money back.

"It's on me. Now go on kids. It's getting late and you have school tomorrow." Serenity hugs her aunt as she whisper something back and forth, giggling every now and then.

"BYE, AUNT HELLEN!!!" She randomnly screams and runs out the door. I offer my hand to bid my farewell but she grabs me and pulls me in a hug. tears are lightly slipping down her face as she releases.

"Thank you Cole." And she leaves it at that. I walk out to catch up with that little spirit fire to see Shawn cornering her. I walk towards them trying to figure out what's going on. I finally arrive at the scene and he is closing the space around her.

"Hello Shawn. What is it you want on this fine and now horrible evening?"

"Oh Serenity and I were just talking. Right babe?" He wraps his arm around her tightly making her uncomfortable.

"Get off me Shawn." she struggles to push him off.

"Shawn she said get off. So get the hell out of here." My breathing picked up as my anger grew inside me. I clenched my fist.

"And who's going to make me?" He smirked and pushed Serenity against the wall and kissed her forcibly. Anger reached it's boiling point, I couldn't hold it on. I was about to pull him off when all of a sudden he is on the ground with Serenity on top, beating him to a pulp. I couldn't believe my eyes. Seeing she had the power in her to kill him, I grabbed her arm gently and pulled her away from that bloody bastard.

"Now I suggest you leave before she could actually do some permanent damage not only to your face but ego."

He stands up, runs off to his car and speeds away. I turn back to Serenity and she's crying. Her delicate hands holding her usually beaming face, pouring all her fears and frustration into them. I tilt her chin to look at me and just stare into her orbs. Even with mascara running down her cheeks still she looks better than anyone on the planet. We stare at each other for a while with her hands in mine. Her eyes are desperate begging for help, but looks frightened to do so. I lift her slowly feeling the same little shocks of energy as I did earlier. Never once my gaze leaving hers. Then all of a sudden like as if a magnet pulled us towards each other, we were leaning in. And just like that our lips met. I was slipping into a trance of peace and happiness. I felt needed and wanted. Her lips dancing across mine urgently. I responded back to her with the same amount of urgency. My insides were bursting with joy and excitement. If this is what they call love, count me in. We slowed down a bit considering we actually have to breathe to survive but the slower we got the more pleasure consumed me. My body was under her spell and I loved every minute of it. Her lips fit perfectly on mine. My hands roamed her feeble body hoping to be closer. Then it came to a stop as we both gasped for air, still holding eye contact , except now her look changed as she was grateful and happy once again. The lightness in her eyes was enough happiness for me for a lifetime. Then the thought hit me. I can't go another day without her. My life wouldn't mean anything without her.

Wait what am I thinking? I just met this girl and already I'm thinking of my life without her. So, I did the only stupid thing I could think of.

"I'm sorry."

And she ran into the night. Darkness enclosing her figure as she drifted further away. What have I done? There was a sharp pain in my chest. Never had I felt such a pain until tonight. I have to find her.

“Time. Time has a way of standing still during the moments that define one’s life.
The first kiss, the birth of one’s first child, a paralyzing car accident, hearing of the death of a parent, the last kiss.”

Monday, August 26, 2013

Top 5 Most Weird World Records

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

What is the greatest thing you can do for the world? I have my own opinions and before you come up with a list of things let me ask you another simple question. What is the greatest personal achievement for a person? Simple, we all want to be remembered after we die and so there is no other greater achievement for a person more than getting himself immortalised. We still remember hundreds of people who lived thousands of years ago for their greatest achievements. So, by immortalising ourselves we are not only achieving the greatest goal in our lives but we are also doing the greatest thing we can do for this world. So, what are the different ways to immortalise yourself? History will tell us that people have tried everything under the sun to get themselves remembered forever. Making and breaking world records is one among them. World records definitely inspire us to strive harder but sometimes they provoke people to come up with weird and bizarre ideas. There are some world records which are truly weird and after reading this article you might even think that these people are insane but the bottom line is, people will remember a world record holder forever no matter how weird the feat is. Warning: Some videos in this article are gross.

1. Most Maggots Moved by the Mouth in One Hour



Maggots are the most disgusting, slimy, and creepy creature found in decaying organic matter. The mere sight of maggots can evoke fits of coughing and vomiting in some people. Charlie Bell, a former steel worker from UK created a world record on April 7, 2009. This record is considered as one of the most grossest world records. Why? Because he moved 17 kg of maggots by his mouth in one hour. He carried two square foot of live maggots in one hour from one container to another using only his mouth. He broke the previous world record of 15 kg but it is obvious that he might have swallowed at least a kg of maggots while performing this feat. Before attempting this disgusting record, he practised at his home using boiled rice. After breaking the record, he confessed that, "It was like putting my head down a filthy public toilet."

2. Most Feet And Armpits Sniffed



“A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion.” I think most of you will agree with this quote. So, what memories and emotions comes to your mind when you come across a stinking sock? We all are familiar with this stinking feeling but do you know that sniffing stinking feet and armpits can immortalise you in the Guinness book of world records. How? Let me tell you. At present, Madeline Albrecht of Cincinnati, Ohio holds the world record for most feet and armpits sniffed. She achieved this record by sniffing approximately 5,600 feet and an indeterminate number of armpits. Do you want to know how she achieved this? She didn't went from home to home asking people to let her sniff their stinking feet and armpits. If you have any thoughts about breaking this record then you should consider this possibility but Madeline created this record by just doing her job. What job? She was employed at the Hill Top Research Laboratories, a testing lab for products by Dr. Scholl. Her job was to sniff feet and armpits which she did for a stinking 15 years.

3. Loudest Burp - Female



I came across a funny quote while surfing the net, it goes on like this, "Women do not snore, burp, sweat or pass gas. Therefore, they must bitch or they will blow up!" I don't know how accurate this quote is but I think as far as burping is concerned, most of the women avoid it in public because it is usually considered an unladylike behaviour but on 16 February 2008, Jodie Parks from USA proved that women can also burp like a cow. This pretty and demure looking American housewife created a word record in burping on the set of Lo show dei record, in Madrid, Spain, in 2008 where she took the record at 104.75 decibels from 8 feet 2 inches away. Her loudest recorded burp was 107.7 and after six burps, her average was calculated at 104.75. Jodie is also known as "Queen of Burps." So, what do you think "burp like a lady" actually means?

4. Farthest Milk squirting Distance



Before getting into the details, let me get one thing clear. Today, the term "squirting" is often associated with women but this record has nothing to do with it. Here, squirting simply means to eject liquid forcibly in a thin stream from a narrow opening or orifice. The furthest milk squirting distance record was created by a Turkish man named Mehmet Yilmaz, who's eyes don't water like normal people but they milk. Confused? In September 2004, he created this world record by sucking milk through his nostrils and squirting it across the table through his left eye at a distance of 9.2 feet. I know weird world records like this is enough to bring tears to your eyes but as far as it is tears, there is nothing to worry.

5. Most Cow Brains Eaten



"Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes. They have a higher recognition of the game and are constantly thinking about records. I probably won't continue for long because it puts pressure on the body. But I am at the age where I can perform my best."

Do you know to whom does this famous quote belongs to? Have you ever heard about Takeru Kobayashi? He is a skinny 35-year-old guy from Japan who is currently ranking third in the world for competitive eating. He made his grand entry into the world of competitive eating in 2001 when he won his first Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Today he holds several records, including four Guinness Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, hamburgers, and pasta. Among all these records, his most weird and impressive world record is for eating more cow brains than any other person ever. He achieved this feat by consuming 17.7 pounds of cow brains in just 15 minutes.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Serenity - A Unique Love Story CHAPTER - 2

“As the earth dies your spirit will bloom; as the world fades your soul will rise and glisten. Amongst the dehydrated crevices of a desert earth you will stumble upon your diamonds; in between the dry skulls and cracked bones you will find your sapphires.”

"Why are you so bitter? You look a thousand years old when really you're what, 17? What's caused this? You should be enjoying all the things like the sky or the way the birds chirp every morning. Some people even didn't wake up today. Do you realise what they would give just to see the sunset one more time?" - Serenity Banks

I'm sure that you all enjoyed the first chapter of "Serenity". You are now familiar with the characters of this unique love story and know about their social life and school life but their personal life is still an enigma for you. I know you all want to know why they are behaving like this and what is going on through their minds. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” As the story progresses, you will come to know about their pasts and you might even be able to make a wild guess about their futures. So, here I present to you the second chapter of Serenity written by Lori McDermett, an angel.

SERENITY



CHAPTER 2


After a two hour lecture from my uncle about how I can't be late today, I finally decided to give in and just be on time. So here I'm at 7:55 waiting on Saint Serenity. I see uncle Don walking with some girl towards me, discussing the papers in her hand. As they get closer I notice how angelic she looks. She looks so calm and carefree. I'm soon forced back into reality when I see her waving in my face.

"Oh, hey I'm Cole. Cole Haven, I will show you around but if you end up on someones hit list today, don't blame me." She does the unthinkable then. She laughs and pulls me into a hug. I NEVER do physical contact. EVER. But for some reason this feels nice. She pulls away and smiles.

"So to English then?"

"Is that your first class?"

"Yup, I have the same schedule, so it would be easier for you." I turned and motioned her to follow. She is soon on my heels asking fifty questions a second.

"Where's all the lockers? Is that the only bathroom? What's for lunch today? Are we close to English yet? Why aren't you talking?"

I sigh. "Because I'm thinking."

She cocks her eyebrow. "What are you thinking about?"

That made me stop. What was I thinking about? I always have thoughts but why can't I remember? Was I really listening? No that can't be, I would have to care to listen. I shook my head and walked into the English room.

"This is the English room. Mrs. Pew is our teacher and you can sit anywhere you'd like to." I then make my way to my regular seat pulling out my spiral when I felt a presence join me. It's her.

"Now what Serenity?"

"You said anywhere. So, I chose the spot next to you." She said so innocently. But she doesn't understand I like being alone with nobody bothering me. It's easy that way. I can get things done faster and more sufficiently. She's now staring at me waiting for a response. When she gets none, she reaches in her bag and pulls out what she needs and some sanitiser. I watch curiously as she squeezes some onto her hand and then offers some to me. I shake my head and she just shrugs and puts it away. I'm just about to question this when in walks the cow herself.

"Good morning class. Today we have a new student. Her name is Serenity Banks. I trust you to treat her as an equal. And it's nice of you to actually be on time Mr. Haven."

"You know how much I love seeing your glowing self every morning." I reply cheekily. She walks to her desk and pulls out a clipboard and begins her lesson. I tune her out until I hear Serenity squeal. I look at her as if saying what the hell. She giggles and explains.

"Weren't you listening? We are all assigned to learn a scene from a Shakespeare sonnet and perform with the person sitting next to us. She just assigned us Romeo and Juliet! Isn't that great!?!" Sunshine is practically spitting out her every word. Is she actually this excited over a scene from Romeo and Juliet? I just grunt in response.

"Oh, cheer up this is great!!! I love Rome and Juliet. the fact they were willing to die just to be together is just true passion." Her eyes twinkling as she speaks. Her voice smooth and creamy. Wait, I didn't just say that. Ugh, I'm turning into a crazy girl by hanging around this chick. I've got to get out of here. I stand up as soon as the bell rings and try to make my escape.

"Cole, wait up." She yells as she jogs over earning herself a few glares but she just smiles back at them as if not noticing their menacing stares.

"So, what did you do to make them all hate you so much?" She questions. "It's not every day you see such anger pouring out of the aura."

I look at her straight in the eyes. "Some things are better left unknown." And then I head to robotics, when Shawn decides to show up and attempt his slice at me.

"Hello Cole, aren't you going to introduce me to your new friend?" He asks looking her up and down. It's as if he is removing all her clothes. I look at her to see if she realises it but of course she only has that bright happy gaze of joy on her face.

I roll my eyes at him.

"For starters I would never do such a horrible thing to her, for I know the consequences of knowing you. And secondly she is not my friend. She is more than capable of answering herself." He laughs at this and slaps my shoulder.

"Oh that's our Cole, alright. I'm Shawn. And you're?"

"Serenity. Serenity Banks. You wouldn't happen to be Shawn Harp. Would you?" Something new was written across her face. Like a hint of anger. But she masks it well to where most people would fall for this.

"Yes, I'm." He gives her a cocky smile. So you've heard of me?"

She smiles,"Oh, well in that case..." She grabs some random kids drink and dumps it on him. "I prefer it if you would stay the hell away from me." And she grabbed my hand, leaving me dumbstruck and pulled me to our next class.

"LUNCH OH HOW I'VE MISSED YOU!" I scream as I dive into my nachos and pudding. Serenity laughs at this. I look up to everyone staring at her, so I clear my throat.

"Everyone, this is Serenity. She just moved here so stop staring at her as if she's a caged animal." I snap. They all look away mumbling their apologies to her. Then Liz is the first to speak.

"Hi, I'm Liz, I didn't mean to weird you out but it's just that no one ever sits with us." Everyone nods their heads in agreement. But being the strange person she is turning out to be, she smiles brightly at all of them.

"Well, it's their loss now. Isn't it? So what's the rest of your names?"

"I'm Alice and I like you. I can tell there is something special about you." And they shake hands.

"I'm Zane and I'm extremely busy at the moment. About to have another...BREAKTHROUGH! Oh schools security is weak." She giggles and looks towards Max and he blushes.

"I'm Max. And I'm also very sorry for staring. It's just beautiful people like you never come around. You have the brightest eyes I've ever seen. Just wow." He looks at her and awe and I glare at him sending him the message to back off.

"Thank you Max. It's lovely to meet all of you." Now everyone is back to eating and it's silent other than the sound of Serenity's humming. I will never understand this one...

Finally the day is over. I'm done with my time with the princess of happiness. I start walking my way towards home when I see a shadow appear next to me. And do you know, it's Serenity.

"What do you want?" I ask.

"Well, that's no way to treat your neighbour now, is it?" She smirks at me. My jaw drops. She lives next door? No. No way is that possible. So I'm stuck with her at school and then at home. Wait, how does she know where I live? Then as if she's reading my mind, she states,

"I saw you while unpacking yesterday. You were in your own little world, not caring about what's going on around you." Well now that I think about it, I was in a rush to get away from hell on earth. I was probably consumed in thoughts.

"Oh..." Was all I said. we finally reach the front of our two houses and she just looks at them.

"Do you live alone?" My body froze instantly. I haven't spoke about my family since it all happened. So I took the cheap way out on this and kept it vague.

"No." Simple, yet it gets the message across quite clearly. She looks as if she wants to press it but decides against it. And as if flash of a bright idea struck her, she runs inside. I then start making my way towards the door when I hear her shout at me. I turn and she's standing next to me.

"You want to go some place?" And in that moment something changed between us. Maybe for the good, Maybe for the worst. So, I branch out on a limb and go with my gut for the first time.

"Sure."

"SLOW DOWN!!! I'm not running my way up this hill no matter how hard you drag me." I'm exhausted and she pushing my limits isn't exactly what I call fun. Let me fill you in. After I agreed to go somewhere, she decided we can start an adventure. So far we have ran all over the town, had some coffee, chased birds, outran some dogs and now she is dragging me up a hill so we can watch the sunset over the horizon.

"We are going to miss it if you don't pick up the pace! Now move your legs faster and it will be over with quicker." I pick up my pace a bit and she's right, we made it there just in the nick of time.

"Wow. This is beautiful." She says staring up at the sky with wonder and amazement.

"Ya...I guess so..." I don't know what's so great about the sky. It's Just a bunch of gases. She looks offended by this.

"Why are you so bitter? You look a thousand years old when really you're what, 17? What's caused this? You should be enjoying all the things like the sky or the way the birds chirp every morning. Some people even didn't wake up today. Do you realise what they would give just to see the sunset one more time?" She rambles on. She's right. I should lighten up.

"And what do you suggest?" I yell throwing my hands up. She smiles her million dollar smile and grabs my hand, sending bolts of electricity through me.

"I have an idea..." And we are off again, headed where ever the wind takes us. Or in my case, wherever Serenity takes us.

Please post your valuable comments and suggestions about this unique love story.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Serenity - A Unique Love Story

"There comes a point in your life when you realise who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. So don't worry about the people from your past, there is a reason they didn't make it to your future."

This is the quote which I always feel connected to. We all know that life is not fair and it is really unfair to some people like me. What is the use in crying over spilled milk and I have learnt that when life gives you lemons, don't look here and there. No one will come forward to take your lemons and if you are not willing to do anything with your lemons apart from collecting more lemons, then you will hit bottom before you even realise it. So, I just follow the simple rule, "When life gives you lemons make lemonade".

I really hate my life. I can't even blame myself for my current situation. Most of the people are pushed into darkness mainly because of the choices they had made. I didn't made any wrong choices in the past but still I got ambushed by Karma.

A week ago, when I was drowning in darkness, I met an angel named Lori McDermett. She is really an angel, she changed my perception towards life. She is very young but she is very matured for her age. She loves music and her ambition in life is to become a music composer one day. She loves reading books especially biographies. She has never before written a story in her life but today she wrote a story for me. After reading the story, I realised that this angel has some real writing skills. The way she expresses a situation, the use of similes and metaphors, and the emotions, all are very strong in her writing. In this article, I'm going to share the first chapter written by this angel, Lori McDermett.


SERENITY




CHAPTER ONE


I've waited for this moment since I ever laid eyes on Shawn Harp, but now that it's here, I can't go through with it. This isn't what Serenity would want. Is it? No. She would want me to move on and let it go because "things happen".

"Please...please don't...I'm really sorry man all this happened. I didn't mean any harm I swear. I didn't kill Seren...AHHHHHH"

I couldn't let him finish that sentence because I know he poisoned the only good thing that's ever happened to me. Now she's gone. A lost soul floating around, waiting on anything to sweep her in the right direction. The time is now or never...
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Nine Months Before


!BRINNNNNGGGGG! I have to cover my ears or else I swear they are going to explode. Thanks to that awful reminder that this isn't a dream, that I'm in fact still in this nightmare. Let me explain my situation a bit. My name is Cole Haven, I hate all the fake bimbos and douches who attend this jail or as most call it school. You see I'm different, I know this but the problem is everyone here just doesn't understand the reality of life. All they care about is who's going with who to prom or who just knocked up who this year. But in my honest opinion, who gives a shit? This is high school. You know the thing that magically ends in four agonising years. Anyways, I've been "bullied" ever since my second grade due to my essay over transgenders and their confusion. No one really understood, needless to say they thought I was a freak of nature. So, I have no friends, no one cares, and a whole bunch of people eating at my back. I just love life!

"Mr. Haven, you are late again". My English teacher Mrs. Pew so generously points out.

"And you're over weight. What's your point mam?" Well if she is going to state the obvious, so am I. She's fuming, like she is trying to expand herself more than ever before but it's not possible. When I say fat, I'm not using it just for fun because obesity isn't something to be taken light.

"PRINCIPLE'S OFFICE NOW!!" I can't help it. I love watching the reactions of others. I salute her in goodbye promising to be back tomorrow. The Principle's office is now my home away from home. Don is one of the only people who understands my advanced thinking and humour here at Killjoy school. Yes, I know what you are thinking. I'm on a first-name basis with the principle, but it's because I've known him all my life, he is my uncle. All of a sudden, I'm being pulled out of my world of thoughts and slammed into a wall. Then I see him. Shawn Harp. The one person who has broken all social rules to ensure that my life remains a living hell. But hey, at least he is consistent.

"Look what we have here. What is a shit face like you roaming the halls for?"

"I don't know what are YOU doing"? I snickered a bit, he was asking for that one. He glared at me and shoved me against the wall.

"You treat me with respect, got it?"

"Whatever..." I shoved him off me and kept walking, mumbling about how I can't wait to leave this jail. I was plotting my revenge, when I run into the famous Macy Slade. The rich snotty, prep girl who always has coffee in her hand. How she keeps it perfectly full at all times is beyond my head. So, yes the coffee is now all over her and yada yada...

"You...You...YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS!! Why don't you ever watch where you're going".

"Aw did someone's dad cut of their credit card?", as weak as I may sound, I know everyone's weaknesses. Why? Because they are so fake. It's easy.

"When Shawn hears about this..." She kept going on and on but I've learnt to tune it out. So, here's the thing, Macy Slade is a first class slut and blonde. She and Shawn have been on and off, mainly using each other to climb the social ladder.

"HELLO?!!! Are you even listening? Uhg I swear you're stupid". She stomps off in her heels and whips her high ponytail barely missing my face as she turns. By now I've reached my uncle's office. I smile at his secretary, Jo-Anne, and head on as she nods me in.

"HONEY I'M HOME", I yell as I plop myself in a chair. He looks up from his computer looking tired and stressed. He worries too much, no matter how big or small the problem is, he still worries.

"What do I owe the pleasure of the company of my favourite nephew?"

"Well I was sent here because the dumb cow of an English teacher like to point out the obvious". My uncle sighs at this but makes no remark. He just looks down and continues typing and I start filling his files that he always leaves out. If there's is one thing I can't stand, it's a messy work place. How can people sit around in filth and accomplish anything? Then he looks up and speaks.

"We have a new student coming. Her name is Serenity Banks. She was the head of her class at her school before but is now in second..."

"Because I'm first." I interrupt.

"Well yes...Anyways she will be needing someone to to show her around tomorrow and since I have to punish you, this will have to do for now".

How is that a punishment you deserve? I HATE PEOPLE! They are all the same.

"Give me detention for a week, a month, LOCK ME IN DETENTION, JUST DON'T MAKE ME SHOW HER AROUND".

"My decision is final". He says with that voice, that just says, drop it you're not going to win this. Well, this is just another great person to add to the list that want me dead and gone. It's only one day, right? I can do this.

Lunch finally rolls around and man I can't explain how much I love lunch. It's a break in the middle of the day, just to eat. Believe it or not, I sit with actual people. It's just a group of the outcast. There's Zane Colder who can hack anything. Least to say, he's a computer genius. Then there is Liz Eclarety, she is leaning towards the dark side if I say so myself. Her hobbies include art. That's it. Next you have Alice Dayle who is just always there...Then there is Max Jawslen who is obsessed with lights. Don't ask. And lastly there's me. My only dream and goal in life is become an architect. Building the impossible is my goal. So there you have it ladies and gentleman, the outcast.

I'm now happily enjoying my sandwich when the devil and his blonde minion show up.

"Macy said you spilled her coffee all over her".

"Now, Now lets not get rash. I didn't spill her coffee intentionally on her. We both weren't looking and crashed into one another. Simple as that. Now if you excuse me, I have better things to be done". I pick up my food and leave the cafeteria with gazes burning the back of my head. Will this day just end!?

I finally make it home after the day in hell. I grab some food and head upstairs to do some research on the Serenity chick. Who names their kid Serenity? I pull out my keyboard and type her name in the search and up pops tons of things about winning a science convention at NASA or helping rebuild ecosystems. Oh God why me?!? She's a saint. Helping children's shelters, volunteering at old folks home. Does she want to be successful in life? Tomorrow is going to be like trying to manage a wildfire in a dried out forest.
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To Be Continued...
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After reading this first chapter, I think you all will agree that Lori has some unique writing skills. So, please encourage this budding young talent with your valuable comments and suggestions. If you find some faults in her writing, then please be open with your criticism, so that she can correct her mistakes and make improvements.