Newsworthy – Oct 25th, 2019

An invisibility cloak has been created for the military, the average home has about 100 different species of insects, cities are seeing shrinking revenue sources, the Justice Department to mandate DNA collection of migrants.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Short Story: My Dear Sister

Chapter 1

“So, yeah…” I finish saying to Alex. He keeps reminding me to call him by his first name. I suppose he helps to make me perceive this as being more of a casual setting.

“I see,” he replies. Then pauses. Oh boy, here it comes. “I think we should see each other more frequently. Perhaps twice a week instead of once a week. How would you feel about that?”

“Sure, that sounds ok to me,” I answer. Do I really have another choice? Patient confidentiality aside, I know he will tell my parents that he thinks I need more sessions.

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EXPERIENCE: Meghan Adkins, Yoga Instructor and Life Blogger

Meghan Adkins is on a journey to follow her passion for fitness and writing.

The outlets she has found so far include instructing yoga, a self-published book, and the creation of her own blog, Catching Fitness.

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Short Story: The Man, The Mountain, and The God

The old stories always told of the mountain.

The mountain where the god lived.

In some of the stories, he was kind.

In others, he was vengeful.

Which of the stories was true, the man wondered.

He had asked this question aloud once, at a harvest feast when he was a child.

The elders gave him a scolding look.

“We do not question the ways of our god”, they told him.

“Why not?”, was his retort.

Being quickly shuffled by his mother back to his bed, he never got an answer.

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