Woodard Hall was empty.ย  All the university workers were gone for the day, but it didnโ€™t matter whether the building was occupied or not; it always felt empty.ย  The long corridors sprinkled with muted orange lights drained all the energy out of the building, like...

Mr. Vanhin had a wonderful day.ย  He woke up at 5 am, said his morning prayers, and cooked himself a full breakfast, complete with fried eggs, sausages, and bacon.ย  At 10 am, after a short nap in his favorite armchair, he grabbed his cane, put...

From the moment she learned to walk, little Myrtle dreamed of becoming a tap dancer. She would totter through the house, her chubby bare feet slapping arrhythmically on the hardwood, her squeaky voice calling out โ€œTa-ta-ta-ta-ta!โ€ like tap shoes on a stage. When her second-grade teacher...

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