Quoteable QuotesTitle of Story: Swallowing StonesAuthor: Joyce McDonaldQuotation: “We have got to act like nothing’s happened. We have got to turn this car around, and you got to take your driver’s test like everyone expects. Come on man, I’ve done things I ain’t proud of. You just live with them, that’s all.”Quotation said by: JoeThis quotation is important because it’s when Joe and Michael decide that even though they knew that Michael fired...
Why me? It seems like the pain grows every time I put more oil on it. Why did that stupid horse have to kick me? Being black on a white mans’ land is bad enough, but try being half crippled.If only all of the other fellas would go into town tonight, then maybe Candy would come in and keep me company. Kinda’ wish that big fella would come back, but Slim told me ‘bout what happened this afternoon. If only that stupid tart had stayed in the boss’s house, that big fella...
Persuasion is a powerful and threatening tool against those who are weak. It can sway one’s decisions between good and evil, concealing judgment, and jading the conscience. It plays the critical role of a spectral villain, an invisible danger to the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth is a victim of the persuasion of others, making him ultimately not responsible for his actions. Macbeth’s own partner Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to commit murder...
Scene: All In A Summer's Day "Margot?" someone said quietly. She was huddled in the corner with her face in her hands. She had missed it. The event that she had been waiting to happen for seven years was now over. No more would she get to see the sun, to feel its glow upon her. Tear faced and sorrow stricken, Margot slowly lifted her head to look at the kids that robbed her of the only joy she had left in her life. That was it. She could take no more of being treated inhumanly. For...
A Senior's LamentBzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, I was awoken by the sound of my alarm clock next to my bed. I rolled over to check the time to see if I could close my eyes for a few more minutes. It was 4:30 in the morning and it was time to get up and get ready to leave. I rolled out of bed only to find out that my friend was still asleep and snoring on my floor. I chucked my pillow at him and it hit him in the face. He immediately got up and I told him it was time to go. We tiptoed...
Through my eyes, a ferris wheel use to be just another ride. Now it's a death machine that suspends you in mid air as you hang on for dear life. Whenever I get on a ferris wheel, I'm terrified. My breathing slows down and my heart starts beating fast. I find it hard to focus. Everytime I look down I can't see the bottom. Once I'm on it, there is no way to stop and ask for anyone's aid. I've had a few bad experiences with ferris wheels. It all started when I was 6 years old. My family...
Thanksgiving is also called “Turkey Day.” The First Thanksgiving Was In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a...
Reflection on the values and importance of mothers From time to time I pause and remember one who some years ago “emptied” my nest as he left home to begin his transition from being my “little boy” to becoming a man. From Oklahoma to Alaska, there is, today, quite a span of geographic distance between us. Although I do miss him, I feel, with his work and family commitments, a respect for him, when he chooses to devote his time to those near and dear to him. I am...
In the biting wind I shivered against the cold. My thin pajamas blew in the breeze. My intense sobbing had calmed down to occasional cries and sniffles. I wandered along the edge of a tall brick wall closing in the current neighborhood I was passing through until I found a slim opening at the bottom. I double checked my surroundings then slip through to the other side. The bottom of the wall scratched my chest causing irritation. I hardly noticed since the pain I was in mentally was far...
I, Edmund Barton, stand to unite Australia and make it a Nation with a strong future. Seven states separated in the same country will only make Australia frail. If we unite as a country, under Britain’s declaration, we can grow as Australians and look forward to a bright and prosperous future. We can stand proud and say that we are Australian, as a country and not as states that are ruled by Britain’s law.Immigration, communication, transport, trade and currency will all be...