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Agustin Eliab Juarez posted:   

Hello everyone,

Welcome to this wonderful site where you can find wonderful written words by diverse writers from every walk of life.

Please do contact me keeping the messages free of scotological language.

 

Cheers!

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Ayesha F Muskaan posted:   

Amira's sacrifice ( Part 4) 

Meanwhile the driver drives back home being concerned about Amira's parents as he too had three years old daughter , he begins to see the coin from other side. He was also quite sure that he would be fired but being a father he understands, unfortunately he believed innocent words of Amira that they could come back soon therefore he curses himself for listening and following the orders of Amira. On reaching the gate , he sees both her parents quite tensed, while the mother stood holding the gate , the father was restlessly walking in the garden. 

"Sir...” the driver utters in low tone. The father instantly runs towards the gate as soon as he hears the driver's voice. The father's voice is filled with rage of anger and there is deep anguish as well frustration while he questions him about his daughter.

“How did you drive my car in that filthy colony without my permission??” questions the father.

“I had no idea that this incident would take place moreover I believed an outing would be good for ma'am's health especially if she preferred, believe me it was her decision,” replies the driver in meek voice.

“I can't believe morons like you .....” responds the father as he begins to rant. He then pushes  the driver aside as he snatches the keys of the car and drives towards the countryside. The mother looks on and prefers not to utter a word as she is both perplexed and apprehensive.

On reaching there, while his steps out from his car , the noise of his boots were enough to scare the people around there , while they mocked at  Amira's heels as well laughed about , the same people did not dare to utter a word against the father.

“Where is my daughter?” questions the father in loud and husky tone. 

A small boy runs up to him  and tells him about Amira, while everyone stood frozen reminiscing how they had behaved with Amira just few hours back. Most of them were concerned about the free facilities which were offered to them and they anticipated from tone of Amira's father that they would no more have access to any of these facilities. They began to regret heavily down below for their actions. The father rushes to hospital first and decides to deal later with these people indirectly through his manager as speaking to them would bring down his value is what he always assumed.

“Dad, how did you know I'm here??” questions Amira as she jumps out of bed on seeing the father.

“Parents always have an instinct where their child is...” he replies in affectionate manner and tells the doctor to sign discharge paper as well write about the medication. The doctor calls Amira's father to tell him that she has serious kidney problem. On hearing this her father is appalled. Sameer too hears from behind .

He steps in and tells “I've two healthy kidneys and I'm sure I can survive on one.” The father is unable to believe his ears but he has to, henceforth he requests the doctor and Sameer to take on the next procedure in private hospital. The doctor accepts the obligation made by the father. 

While the operation is performed on Sameer due to one small mistake he runs into coma and the parents are left speechless, the father uses his power of money to silence the people from his colony but feels ashamed when Amira questions about Sameer 

“He should be fine wihin few days.” replies the father and makes excuse about his work. Both due to Amira's mother's prayers and constant effort of doctors finally Sameer retains his conscience after a month. Amira walks from behind and tells “I told you none of us are born corrupted or bad dear father,”

“I agree ...” the father smiles looking back at her and allows their friendship to bloom meanwhile as Seema helps Sameer making their colony a better one with help of her father, the status quo wall finally collapses between the two communities, and the friendship continued......

***The end****

 

 

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Carla Conorino posted:   

Just added another chapter to The Red Filly! Here's an excerpt: "

Amir smiled at Helene and then turned his attention to Chelsea. “Your mother tells me, that you got a job riding horses. I used to work on a horse ranch in India,” said Amir.

            “You did? Is that where you met Apollo?” asked Chelsea.

            “Yes, he was a prized Marwari stallion in those days. I miss him very much.”

            “What happened to him?”"

I'm having a lot of fun writing this story, which is inspired by a favorite book from my childhood, The Black Stallion. Although, my goal is not only to write about a girl and her horse, but address social issues as well. I hope to entertain with my writing as well as have a postive impact on society. I am very open to constructive criticism, as I continue to grow and learn as a writer. Thank you guys!

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I have out a series called, "Covid Poems" and soon will have out one called, "Covid Eyes."  I was just curious how the pandemic has affected your writing and characters.  Will you have them be in a Covid world, or before, or after, or even at all?

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Ayesha F Muskaan posted:   

Amira's sacrifice( part 3 contd )

Amira steps out calling out for the driver while Sameer excuses himself to freshen himself up , he quickly washes his hands and face as well changes his shirt,as he wishes to look not just presentable but also slightly better than his friends of his colony. 

“You seem to be quite conscious of your appreance,” tells Amira to Sameer.

“I'm sure most of them are irrespective of their background or status...”replies Sameer with wry smile.

“You seem to be quite witty,”responds Amira again to his answer. Sameer now prefers to keep quiet and on noticing his silence Amira requests the driver to open the door and instead of  getting inside the car, she suggests Sameer to get inside the car. On hearing this both the driver as well Sameer are amused. 

“You shall soon see me there at the colony within few minutes, I feel quite suffocated in the car.” tells Sameer to Amira.

Sameer feels it was completely irrational to argue with her or even tell no as she would not understand easily. He winks at the driver and the driver too understands that neither should he take an effort to make Amira understand. The driver is assured that Sameer is up to something and he has a strong intuition that this incident may bring about a major change in their lives , as the driver is still anticipating Amira shouts at him to leave. 

Meanwhile the father is back home,whereas Amira has left her home without informing her mother. The father calls for Seema's mother and queries about the daughter.

“I suppose she should be in the garden or in the backyard , while I was busy baking I saw her well dressed and going out , I'm quite sure she has gone out to have pictures clicked, these days she is gradually posting pictures of nature and herself in nature on social media, I did not question her as I did not prefer to annoy her, you know her well...” tells Seema's mother.

“That's not what my question was , well I did not see her in the garden and both the gardener and driver are neither present as well I found her bracelet lying in the garden.” the father sits holding his forehead.

Seema is quite intrigued to witness so many children playing together in a colony. As she steps down the car , everyone in the colony seem to have frozen and without winking an eye begin to stare at her continuously. Seema walks up towards the kids and gives a broad wide smile, few of them smile back at her while others flee calling her a demon.

Seema couldn't believe her ears and questions the children who still stood there “Why did you stop playing?? Am I looking strange??”

“My mother tells me that you elite class people are born to suck our blood but you seem to be so angelic,I love your dress frills,” a boy tells in meek voice.

"Then why do you think I'm bad?” questions Amira again.

"Well for umpteen number of reasons, we don't have proper access to education because of you people, neither do we have access for good food or living and you people deliberately create hurdles for us, the reason my mother tells that if  God is just he needs to wipe out people of elite class as soon as possible from this earth.” other boy tells with pure innocence and puppy face. 

Amira is alarmed hearing this, this seems to be inconvincible for her , albeit she is hearing and seeing from her very own eyes. On this tears start to pour down her rosy cheeks eventually which leave her in complete state of tremendous shock and grief. As she begins to walk towards the car, she could see resentment in eyes of the women who stood there. 

“Well I told you ....” Sameer's voice is heard from behind and as Sameer moves forward trying to state few words of comfort a child playing there meets with an accident. On this incident some women begin to curse Amira aloud and calling her names.

Sameer is provoked by them and replies to them “If you have problem with this innocent girl then why don't they have problem about the free electricity and water system .... remember none of us can afford to pay the bill , the bill of the free electricity and water is paid by this girl's father.”  on noticing the anguish and frustration in voice of Sameer, the ladies apologize.

“That's not important , I suppose we need to see to see the boy.” tells Amira to Sameer and as rushes towards the municipality hospitality, she holds Sameer's hand and pulls him inside the car.

“It's okay if it's suffocating.....” Sameer understands that incident had huge impact on her but does not understand was it for good or worse. On reaching the hospital she figures out the boy's family was looking out there for blood donation and as o negative was quite rare  they looked tense. Seema's blood too was o negative, she instantly runs to the authorities , while she finds herself on bed finally donating blood she feels deep  physical pain for the first time in her life, henceforth she is filled with paramount of emotions  and for the first time in her life she understands there is no man better than her father. 

( Last part to be contd in part 4 ) 

 

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Samukelo Dlamini posted:   

 

Born a mistake
Unplanned babies
Pray for the generation of TMI
FYI, I grieve for this generation

Spoilt and unruly kids
Lost parents
They know a lot about trends
Nothing about morals
Drugs boost their moral
More than motivation does

I feel sorry for this generation
Birthed out of desperation
For CSG
Out of desperation
To trap each other

Conceived as a result of lacking control
In the heat of the moment
As a spur of the moment thing,
Through involvement in a fling
One night stands
Night outs
School trips
After having  one too many sips 

LMAO, everything turned a joke
OMG, the "know it all" generation
The mess up all generation
The messed up generation
The YOLO generation

WTF
Serious issues reduced into memes,
Agenda driven headlines
Clueless parents
Directionless kids

The information age
The so called global village
Phuza face underage
Producing babies before coming off age
No appreciation for heritage

The generation of influncers
Influencing nudity and insanity
The #tag generation
Struggle for identity
Rebellious except being serious
Attracted to everything perilous

A lot of followers,
Following a lost cause
Following blindly
Liking without loving
Commenting without thinking
Sharing without caring
Double tapping in passing

TTYL isn't gonna cut it
TBH, this is beyond abbreviation
Pray for the generation of TMI
FYI, I grieve for this generation

 

 

 

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Debi Simmons commented on Thirteen Moons|A Haunting of Fairies (1):
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Debi Simmons commented on Thirteen Moons|A Haunting of Fairies (3):
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Kathleen Marple Kalb commented on On the Side of the Angels:
   "New installment today! Find out about a sweet senior romance for Madge, Grace the Librarian/Assassin's handler, why Grace tries not to watch the news after a "commission," and why YOU will never look at the sudden deaths of creepy men the same way again. It's a good time to get caught up on secret lives in suburbia!"
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Isabel Caves posted:   

Dark Dreams is out. Think killer mushrooms ;) Hope you enjoy it.

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Monty Vern commented on The Moon is Crying:
   "Haha. Ok. Thanks for letting me know :-). Your words inspire a lot of imagery, so was just intrigued. I just started writing this year and decided to illustrate (despite my lack of talent). It’s been interesting to say the least!"
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Monty Vern commented on The Moon is Crying:
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Isabel Caves posted:   

The next installment of The Moon is Crying will be "Dark Dreams". I'm polishing up the draft now. Can't wait to share with everyone :)

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Monty Vern posted:   

Hello from Shanghai on a beautiful Saturday morning. I'm writing in the garden and I can't imagine anything better (is it ok to admit that?! I mean as a writer shouldn't I ALWAYS be able to imagine something?). Anyway - I'm here and working on future installments for my daily series Monty's Very Short Shorts. Have a question? Ask away. Let's build this Channillo community with more supportive interaction :-)

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Monty Vern posted:   

Hello from Shanghai on a beautiful Saturday morning. I'm writing in the garden and I can't imagine anything better (is it ok to admit that?! I mean as a writer shouldn't I ALWAYS be able to imagine something?). Anyway - I'm here and working on future installments for my daily series Monty's Very Short Shorts. Have a question? Ask away. Let's build this Channillo community with more supportive interaction :-)

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Ayesha F Muskaan posted:   

Part 2 

Amira feels suffocated within the room as the negative thoughts of her brother's incident begin to haunt her, due to this she is unable to concentrate on her writings neither is able to rest peacefully.

Eventually she gets up from the chair with great effort as her spine chord seems to be slightly affected due to the fall. She walks towards the backyard hoping it will make her feel better.On reaching there she sees Sameer working tirelessly and all of the sudden she is agitated to see the sweat flowing down his forehead and neck even in the cold weather.

"Till when?? ...and why do you bear all this brutal attitude of my father, why don't you speak up for your right?" On hearing Seema's words Sameer smiles at her and again continues the work which he was doing.

"Stop! Answer me first!" insists Seema.

"Well ma'am , I don't feel that your father is brutal person, why do you allow such pessimistic thoughts to rule your mind,"Sameer tries explaining to Seema in polite manner.

"Lies, lies, you basically sugarcoat and live a life of lies," screams out Seema.

"Ma'am you only have half baked knowledge, believe me...your father is very kind person, he might appear slight harsh from outside but from within he is soft like the cotton, he is man with golden heart or else he would not have employed me here," Sameer continues explaining in low tone. 

"A big lie once more, You very well know that he can't perform this job in skilled manner like you. Gardener need to monitor the health of plants, greenscapes, trimming shurbs, fertilizing, mowing lawns, weeding and lot more , I'm quite sure that he hardly has equipped himself with such knowledge ....... neither does he has time for all this, you very well know that..."Seema remains adamant on her belief.

"Okay, I do agree as to what you say but do you know , my mother carries more hatred for you people in her heart..." Sameer tells with his head held down.

"What ?? ...bring it on again....I don't believe single word which you say," Seema responds to Sameer in complete disbelief.

"You need not but can you come with me to my place and believe your very own eyes and ears ??" questions Sameer timidly.

"Sure, why not ..."replies Seema.

As Seema runs towards her room to change her apparels, her mother pinches her own self as she is unable to believe as to what she had witnessed , because the last time she saw her running at such pace was during her 12th grade, and after the horrendous incident of her brother , she constantly found her standing alone amidst the nature or her head hooked up in the books. After some time when Seema steps down the stairs she looks like a damsel with fierce fire in her eyes.

( To be contd in part 3)

 

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Ibrahim Oga commented on Channillo Short Story Contest Winners|The Softness of Flesh by Sarah Mitchell-Jackson:
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Brian Dykeman posted:   

Eh emm...

♪Monday morning
Eighteen years of dawning
I say: 'How long?' [the writing]
You say: 'How long?' [the reading of the writing]

It was one dull morning [the editing of the writing] 
Woke the world with bawling [the not doing any writing]
I was so sad (so sad) [the burnout]
It was so bad [the writing]

I was of a feeling it was out of control [the dialouge]
I had the-- opinion it was out of control [the expositon]

Oh ehh ohh ehh-- oh eh-- Oh ehh ohhhh

(Out of control [the gimmicks]... 

out of control [the procrastination]... 

out of control[the lack of motivation]

Out of control [the entire endeavor])

Uh, oh ehh ohh ehh-- oh eh-- Oh ehh ohhhhhhhhhh♪ 

-🎤🤖🎸

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Debbie Pinkham posted:   

Check out all my series on here.  I run the gamut from non fiction, to fiction, to horror, to poetry.  And I even wrote a cookbook! Happy reading!

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Debbie Pinkham commented on Sugar & Spice - Where's The Nice?|PRETTY IN PINK:
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Monty Vern posted:   

Hi Channillo friends...Channillos? Channillies?Yes! Let's try this again.

Hi Fellow Channilies, Hope your having a great start to October. It's my favorite time of year with the weather getting a bit crisp but not yet bitter. I've been writing and drawing every morning in the garden as soon as the sun rises...I feel so fresh and imaginative in the morning. 

Anyway...time for the plug. If your interested in fully interested very short stories, I'm publishing one-a-day as part of my series "Monty's Very Short Shorts". Have a look!

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Kathleen Marple Kalb commented on On the Side of the Angels:
   "New Chapter today! It's a great time to catch up on the misadventures of Librarian/Assassin Grace Adair, who checks books in, and makes evil men check out. In "Life Sentences," we'll find out more about the tensions in Grace's marriage, and meet the best-known victim of the predator she just eliminated. It's not just trouble at home that's keeping our hit mom up at night..."
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C.C. Winchester posted:   

I just uploaded the first chapter to my horror/sci-fi/dark fantasy series, Darkest Timeline. The name of the series (and future novel) pays homage to one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Community. All proceeds to this series will go to The Horror Writers Association, a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. Thanks!

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Ayesha F Muskaan posted:   

Amira's sacrifice

Amira looked out of the window anticipating it will not rain anymore as she slowly tilted her head towards the sky. She was quite tired sitting alone in the gloomy room and due to her health issues, her mother did not allow her to step outside the home. She picks up the cube lying next to her and begins to turn it slowly in the adjacent position, As she is unable to fix all of them in a row, all of the sudden she seems to be agitated therefore turns the cubes in fierce manner.

"Slowly...." tells her mother, standing near the door as she is enters holding hot glass of milk with her in the tray.

"Oh! Momma....when did you come here?" Amira questions in a meek tone.

"Well...just few seconds before.... Darling,  till when will you keep yourself locked up in this room?? Why don't you join me in baking, gardening or at least watching T.V together," inquires the mother.

"Mom! None of this stuff entices me, you know that.., I indulge only in reading, writing and nature walks, unfortunately you no more allow me to step out of the house and genuinely I don't like to step out of my room as I don't wish to encounter dad anymore," sighs Amira as she responds to her mother's question.

"Indeed your thoughts, perspectives differ a lot from your father but you need to let go at times for your own peace of mind...you both need to agree to disagree on a healthy note but this negative attitude shall fetch no good to anyone." Amira's mother tells in quite stern tone yet with deep concern for both daughter and father.

Amira keeps quiet preferring not to reply, she slowly picks up the glass of milk which her mother had placed on her table and begins to drink the milk gradually, however she feels the milk to be hot and places it back on the table.As she is keeping back the glass , all of the sudden her eyes fall on the window pane which has alluring formation of dew drops on it and she finds this view to be intriguing therefore wishes to capture picture in her mobile phone , she runs towards her study to pick up the phone which results in her stumbling down the stairs and as she was about to fall , her father holds her from behind helping her to sit on the armchair present there. 

"Slowly my doll," says the father with deep love. In fact she too loves her father immensely but deliberately replies in stark manner that she is fine and further questions him "Dear father, why is your attitude sounding like that of bourgeois society??,I really miss the man whom I used to admire once deeply, what made you heart so hard like stone??...." her tone seemed to be filled with melancholy.

"Stop your unwanted canvassing , you very well know it was due to negligence or might be deliberate act of people with whom you sympathize day and night.....I have lost my son and this loss is irrecoverable." the father tells in harsh tone and leaves.

On hearing this Amira becomes quiet as the visuals of her brother's screams and funeral begin to appear in front of her eyes. Unfortunately it was quite vague in her memory and due to this incident her father wasn't just possessive about her now but he he had turned obsessive, while the matter came to her health, life partner, friends. Amira felt guilty as her father was now victim of prejudice and was defining one whole class by unjustified action of one person.

( To be continued in part 2)

 

 

 

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G. M. Knapik commented on The Magicians of Paradaiz:
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J. Dorden commented on Bahrukorra|Bahrukorra: Current Day ch1:
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Carla Conorino commented on Papa Herks v. The World|Chapter 1: 2931 Clover Lane:
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Kathleen Marple Kalb commented on On the Side of the Angels:
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Carla Conorino posted:   

Just added a new series, it's a novel entitled, The Red Filly. Here's the logline: "An ostracized teenage girl captures the love and trust of wild red filly who she hungers to ride to victory before the naysayers can vanquish her dreams." And the dramatic question, both of which I developed in a Coursera writing course: "Will Chelsea and Fyrestorm achieve victory despite her mom and best friend forbidding Chelsea to ride the filly after a disastrous accident?"   I was inspired by the book, The Black Stallion, written by Walter Farley to come up with a more modern tale of a girl and horse. 

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Monty Vern commented on Shadows In The Fire|Chapter 3 (2):
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Raine Fielder posted:   

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't updated as much as I wanted. I've been busy had three books self published and started taking masterclasses from authors and creators. That's been taking up a lot of my writer energy these days. working on some stuff on other sites as well. This new series is more about my opinions on things and is more of a review type series. For a few weeks I'll be talking about the show "Lost" which was once one of the most popular of all time. Send a message if you want to discuss that show or Mr. Robot. If you haven't seen these two shows I recommend you do so asap. 

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Ray Stone posted:   

Things are whizzing along now as we approach Christmas. I have another poetry book being published and there is a biography that I and my collaborator, Ant Gavin Smits, are working on. Our subject is a well-known personality who has owned football clubs, nightclubs, and restaurants. This is a story of success, failure, and sheer guts in picking himself up and starting again - twice! The book should be out in time for the New Year and so far we have had enquiries from over 2000 readers. If that is not enough, my third Enda Osin Mystery will be finished in the spring - "The Bilderberg Diary" is a frightening look at - what if? I'll keep you posted. 

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Isabel Caves posted:   

There are a few things going on in my life at the moment. I'm hoping to get back on my feet soon, but for now I've changed the update status of The Moon is Crying to "other".

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Carla Conorino posted:   

A quote from Gina Targoff's best friend Strider Castillo (He is openly gay while Gina struggles to admit her true sexual orientation because of her overbearing, religious mother.). “Now you listen Gina. I know you’ve been raised in this holy roller religious bullshit, but this is what I think.  God made me this way, and God doesn’t make mistakes.” This is a quote from "Timmy and the Red Stallion". I hope to explore humanity and the pain and suffering people from different walks of life endure and hopefully overcome through my stories. I don't live in a white, straight, world and my stories reflect that. 

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Kathleen Marple Kalb commented on On the Side of the Angels:
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G. M. Knapik posted:   

New installment of The Magicians of Paradaiz just went up. This one is from Avery's perspective, the lone Ryker on the island of Janus. We deal with his struggle to keep calm despite heavy anger issues developed over the course of his life. This is especially important to Avery, since his powers sometimes set things on fire when he can't control his anger. This installment took longer to make myself write than I thought it would because it deals with issues that I have personally had to heal from. I hope I did it justice.

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