As I watched him over by the tree I began to think how nice it would be to finally kiss him. His blue eyes and black hair were enough to make me go weak in the knees and I could tell by the way he looked at me that he was under my spell as…

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One Mississippi. Two Mississippi. Three Mississippi. Boom. Three miles, the storm was already three miles away and I could not wait for the end. I hid under the covers even though the air was getting stale, and I felt like I could not breathe in deep enough. Every intake too shallow, every exhale too warm….

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It’s all in the details. Seriously, the more you can describe in a short sequence, the better. Not that everyone doesn’t enjoy hearing about battlements, and the type of poison you are dipping arrows in and so forth, but I’m talking about setting the scene to start with. I’ll give you a for instance, to…

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The Super Hoodie I am her Lilliputian and she’s my Gulliver. Nanny has read Gulliver’s Travels to us more times than I have fingers and toes. She does the voice for Gulliver, but always has me recite all of the Lilliputian lines. I take a lot of pride in having memorised each word, and am…

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