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SWS 28 - Modern ReadingBookshelf full - bought e-Reader.SWS 28 - Modern Reading by =GirlWithAHat
The Ball PitI tried to walk down the street like all the other people swift, in a hurry, with my head down but I couldn't. The smile refused to leave my face, no matter how hard I tried to defy it, and the spring wouldn't leave my step. My head was floating towards the sky like a Sarah-balloon. I was filled with a profound happiness, just because of something that had occurred exactly five years ago.The Ball Pit by =GirlWithAHat
"My husband doesn't know," I sang to myself, ignoring the way people finally lifted their heads to look at me. "He will be so surprised."
I turned around the last corner and saw a man waiting on our doorstep with a huge parcel leaning against his legs. I ran to meet him just as he got out his mobile phone.
"No, wait, you don't have to call anyone, I'm here," I shouted, waving.
He offered me his hand, saying: "Hi, I'm David; I'm supposed to turn a room into a ball pit for you?"
"Yes, that's right," I grinned. "I'm sorry that I'm late, I had to see my daughter Kiana off to kindergarten fir
FireGrowing old was terrible. She felt weak, not at all like herself. She shuffled her feet to find a more comfortable position, but the pain shifted, too.Fire by =GirlWithAHat
She was relieved when she felt the heat slowly creep through her veins, growing stronger with every heartbeat.
Finally she burst into flames.
The Biased Help Wanted SignOnce again, the Help Wanted sign had been set up in the shop window. It sat between a teddy bear with short brown fur and a doll with Snow White's hair and green glass eyes, looking out at the street and the people passing by Leo's Toyshop.The Biased Help Wanted Sign by =GirlWithAHat
The shop was very old; the name on it's signboard was fading slowly, and it's owner's face showed some new wrinkles every day. Supported by his wooden walking stick Leo stood behind the window display and looked out with a worried expression. Nine years the last boy had stayed with him, until he had to leave town to live with his new wife. It would be difficult to replace him.
"What about this one? She looks nice," said the doll one afternoon.
"She looks a bit like you," grumbled the bear.
"And she is useless," replied the sign.
A middle-aged woman stopped in front of the shop window to look at them. She had dark black hair and green eyes edged with lines of sorrow and short nights. "That doll looks acceptable. I think I will buy her for my niece's
Chocolate MonsterOnce upon a time there was a little girl named Cecilia. She was very sweet looking and very polite, therefore people were always giving her sweets."Such a sweet girl deserves sweets," they said and patted her on the golden-haired head, smiling at her bright-blue eyes. And as it is the way with people, nobody wasted a thought on what was best for the child, as long as it smiled happily, which it always did.Chocolate Monster by =GirlWithAHat
Cecilia, on the other hand, started to be very vain, because she could not help noticing that she always got more attention and a lot more sweets from the grown-ups than all the other children. "I must be really special," she thought, "like a princess. One day I'll be the queen of them all. But I don't want to wait that long, they should start bowing to me now." But the other children refused to treat her like a princess, or indeed a queen. Instead, they threw mud at her and were told off for it by the adults. After that they laughed at her behind her back and never talked to or play
He is alive, he is awake, he is not connected to machines anymore. He is also still in intensive care and will stay there until they send him into rehab.
Again and again, there appear complications, but he'll make it and I thank you for your support.
He is awake. He reacts to people, even if he cannot talk because there's a tube in his throat.
At the beginning of this week, his kidneys failed, but apparently they're back at work. Instead, he is bleeding on the inside now and - as far as I know - they don't know where from. They're afraid of opening him up again, now that he's finally awake, so they have to figure it out another way.
He really is taking every turn that could make it worse, it seems...
So, he's still alive, but also still in coma. The only organ that works autonomously at the moment is his heart. They tried making him breathe for himself, but it didn't work out. Apparently his body is unwilling to cooperate and recover. We're still hoping.
is anybody still there?
If you are inclined to pray for other people, or if you have some other magic you are inclined to do when someone's life is at stake, I would like to ask you for a favour of just that.
A friend of my family, the father of a good friend of mine, was brought to the hospital on Wednesday night, throwing up and with stomach cramps. They gave him medication, and only four hours later, around 2 a.m. on Thursday, when the medication still didn't work like it should, they took a closer look. Only then did they rush him to the ER to treat his ruptured appendix. I don't know for how long it was already open, but the sepsis was/is severe. They put him in an artificial coma and gave him 72 hours to either recover or die.
Last night, when my mother called me to tell me the story she heard from his devastated wife, there weren't any news, but it hadn't even been 24 hours then.
I don't know how good his chances are, or how bad it really is. I do know that he wasn't exactly healthy in the first place, though, enough to make me worry. He has Crohn's and another disease, with a contradictory diet. On bad days, he practically couldn't eat anything. When that started some years back, he lost so much weight and never could put it back on. I hope he'll get through this, but I really don't know the chances.
So, would you pray for him and his wife and son? Would you send your magic to help?