Month: March 2015

March 9th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

On Saturday night my father took me into the city to see the musical West Side Story (an updated musical version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). The show is touring around the country for a few months before heading to New York in the Fall (for a Broadway revival or something), and my father surprised me by getting tickets for their opening-night performance. It was fantastic! I love seeing plays and musicals performed live. The film version […]

March 2nd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I am so happy. For the first time in my life, I haven’t been asked to write a “story” or to keep a “diary” about my Florida vacation. As I think I may have already mentioned, when I was in Elementary School, my teachers always gave me a list of the assignments that I was going to miss while I was away (so that I wouldn’t fall too far behind on my schoolwork). At the […]

February 23rd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

As I predicted, Walt Disney World is exactly as I remembered it – preserved for eternity just like Walt Disney, himself. I don’t know if you’re aware, but there is this really scary rumor that when he died, instead of burying him, Walt’s family had him frozen through some sort of weird scientific process. Apparently, the idea is to keep him like that until scientists figure out how to keep old, sick people alive indefinitely. […]

February 16th

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adolescent fiction / Uncategorized / Young Adult Fiction

I am so excited!! On Friday we leave for our annual trip to Florida. Every winter, for as far back as I can remember, my family has gone to Walt Disney World for a glorious week of “fun in the sun.” It all started the year that my father was invited to attend his first medical convention in the city of Orlando. Because it also happened to be the home of the Magic Kingdom, my […]

February 9th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

You’re probably wondering why my girlfriends all got me stuffed animals for my birthday, aren’t you? After all, it is kind of a weird gift to give a twelve year old. Unless, of course, that twelve year old is me. Because, you see, it just so happens that I love stuffed animals and dolls. I have been collecting them ever since I was a little girl. In fact, my bedroom is pretty much overflowing with […]

February 2nd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I can’t believe it. Elise didn’t show up for my slumber party. And she didn’t call either. Supposedly, her mother phoned my father at the office on Friday afternoon to let him know that Elise wouldn’t be able to make it to my birthday party this year, but that was it. No explanation. No excuse. No apology. Nothing. When my father told me that she wasn’t coming, I wanted to call the whole thing off. […]