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Freedom by Etsuko N.

People call me a dancer. I travel all around the world jumping, spinning, leaping and most of all, I have freedom. I can feel the salty water between my fins, sniffing the fresh air as I jump, listening to my friends whistle while I dance. As I see the sun setting off, I knew it […]

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Poyo by Etsuko N

April 19, 2016 Jumping at the top of her lungs, She made it. As her heart beats as fast as a turbo, She runs towards her target again.   Who was her target? Was it a mouse? A bird? A chicken? Who was it? It was a string of yarn, Lying across the room innocently. […]

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Story Pitch, Real Story by Etsuko N

I have this incredible idea for a short story. By reading “The Dairy of Ma Yan” and the notes from the interview of Miss Jenny Zhang. I was able to interview Miss Jenny, I found out that Miss Jenny’s story was kind of like Ma Yan story. For example they both live in a village. […]

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Because of Family by Etsuko N

I’m practicing ballet everyday. I’m going to a ballet competition. “You have to believe in yourself.” This is the moment I’ve been waiting for.   On my first day of practicing, my tall, kind teacher, Miss Chen, told me that the competition would be on July 28th, 2012 before she started to teach me the […]

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Where I’m From by Etsuko N

I am from dancing ballet, from 4 hours and 20 minutes a week. I am from stretching my leg muscles, painful at first but leading to happiness when I dance. I am from playing golf with my dad, from standing in the right position and trying again every time I fail. I am from doing […]

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