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Somebody, make it stop. The twirling and the twisting and the spinning- it's agonizing- I feel lightheaded, almost as if I don't exist, and I feel sick. | This is the last time I let my boyfriend drag me to a yo-yo competition. | Next time i'm choosing our date and its going to be straight up and down from top to bottom!

I don't know where I am, and nothing worries me. I am wondering if I'm going mad or if I may be dreaming. I don't care how it ends, but I feel some sort of fire burning in my feets.. Everything seems to be out of it's place but I still fine. | The skin on the bottom of my feet bubbled against the hot pavement in the darkness. | AAAH! MY FEET ARE MELTING! I hopped around, trying to minimize the heat. Why on Earth did I only notice this now? I'm a freaking ice golem! What was I thinking, standing on a lava road? | I jump into a nearby pond and sigh in relief, but then notice I can't move my feet. AHHH! MY FEET HAVE FROZEN INTO THE POND AND THE WHOLE POND IS FROZEN!

The beast was crawling across the floor. A 22 pound, 20 inches long whirling dirvish. He could barely manage to keep his eyes open, let alone keep up with the wild creature tearing up the house. He couldn't remember how it had come to this. | He opened his phone to see 3 unread text messages. Groggily, he navigated to them. "Having a great time!" "Thanks for agreeing to babysit." "Be home late. ETA 12:30. Holding up ok?" He typed in "no" and hovered his thumb over the send button.

it was a dark and stormy night. | This may not seem abnormal to you; it may even seem cliche. But you must understand none of us had seen a storm before. Not even Morinda, who was 103 (104 next Tuesday. Though, now that there was a storm here, no one expected her to live until then.)

'Don't watch the sun go down, watch the earth come up' my mother said. | I didn't know what she meant at the time, but now it makes me smile as I board the spaceship for the last time. | I considered for a moment going home—though, I don't suppose I knew where home was anymore. So I suppose a more accurate statement would be that I considered navigating the ship to that planet where my mother had birthed me. Mars.

Once there was a beaver who built himself an elaborate underwater house of sticks and logs. | This house was to keep out the aliens. You see he'd also lined it with tinfoil. It was known to be deadly to aliens. | Unfortunately it didn't work so well against the invaders from the hollow earth, whose ravenous appetites for aluminium drew them to his home in great numbers. | They advanced in a horde that seemed to stretch from end to end of the horizon. They had not feasted like this in a long time, and they were very hungry.

It was so cold that afternoon. Too cold to go outside. | So I put on the central heating and stayed indoors. I turned on the TV. An old episode of the Twilight Zone came on. The story was about | a person stuck inside because it was too cold to go outside.

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Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away there lived a princess. | She was alone, waiting for no-one but only for the whispers of the past. | "Hey whispers, where are you? I'm getting bored," she said.

This wasn't the first time she woke up at three in the morning to the sounds of screaming and barking. | It was the second time.