The New Twist Ending to The Children's Story "Don't Go In."Written by Laura Hickey - http://www.laurahickey.com
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and spraying each other. "Hey!" hollowed Shawn. "You guys want some candy!" Instantly they turned around and started to run towards Shawn and Tina. "We don't have any candy!" whispered Tina. "I know," he whispered back. "Where?" asked one boy once they all reached where Shawn was standing. "If you stay here for a little bit, I'll give you all a bunch of candy." "What is this, some kind of test?" snapped another boy. "Uh, yeah," stated Shawn. "Think you guys can handle it?" "Of course we can handle it you fool! All of Shawn's friends stood in hot sun determined to prove they could handle heat. A women walked up to Shawn. “What are you doing to these kids?” she asked. “Nothing ,” Shawn replied. “I don’t like look of this.” The women proceeded to a police officer. “Uh oh, we better do something,” stated Tina. “What seems to be problem officer?” Shawn asked once officer came over. “This women claims that your torturing kids behind me.” “No we’re not. Their my friends and we’re just playing a game.” The officer turned his head around to kids direction. “It looks like you’re giving them sunburns.” “Really, we’re playing a game. There’s nothing to be concerned about here,” Shawn insisted. “I’m keeping my eye on you,” officer stated. “Shawn, this is a bad idea. We’re going to get into trouble!” “No we aren’t! Give it ten more minutes!” 10 minutes later... Sweat was consuming everyone's foreheads. The children’s neck and back ached from burning sun beating down on them. "Hey man! I'm getting burned!" "How do you feel?" Shawn asked. "Annoyed! I don't want any candy! I wanna get out of this sun and now!" "Me either," every one of Shawn’s friends spoke. “Shawn, look at their skin!” shrieked Tina. Shawn looked over to see their skin was peeling a gross brown peel. “What is that?” “It must be chocolate. It was burned out of them.” “Oh my gosh! Look at those kids!” women stated. “Officer, Officer!” she cried. “Shawn do something! We’re going to get into trouble, hurry!” Think of something!” Shawn started to panic. “Peel yourself!” Tina screamed. “Yeah, peel yourself!” he stood in disbelief that he hadn’t thought of that. Carefully Shawn’s friends started to peel away dead chocolate layer of skin. “What’s going on?” asked police officer. “Nothing sir. Some innocent fun.” The police officer looked at dark peelings on ground. “Clean this up!” He then turned to crowd that had gathered around. “There’s nothing to see here folks. Please go on with what you were doing.” "We did it!" Shawn exclaimed. "We cured them!" "I guess." "You guess! Of course we did! Now except for being all sweaty, every thing's gonna go back to normal." "I'm glad this is over. This school year is going to be a relaxing one after this summer." "Yeah, but don't forget. There's always next summer," Shawn stated. “Don’t even think about it! This was too close for me! We’re never going back to that farmhouse ever again. Understand?” “We’ll see,” Shawn smirked.
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A Dying Cat And A Nylon String GuitarWritten by John Stockwell
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Dave wouldn’t show me any songs to play so I was forced to make up my own songs. This forced me to really explore every one of these chords as I thought at time that I had to include them all in every song I wrote.
The songs I wrote were pretty strange to say least. We were into punk music at that time so just imagine what a dying cat like vocals set to a nylon string out of tune guitar played as fast as a speeding train sounds like and you get picture.
It sounded good to me at time and I was very proud of my new found ability. It took about three months to get hang of changing between chords, and being able to write a song. (if you could call it that).
I didn’t know it at time but I had one thing that was needed that would ensure I would become a good guitar player. That one thing was sheer bloody determination. And more people told me how bad I sounded more determined I became to improve.
So it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are at moment just play music of your soul – even if it sounds like a cat being tortured. You will improve as long as you keep trying. Here's a mental exercise for you. Fast forward your mind to 4 years from now. How good a guitar player will you be? The time will pass regardless of what you do. Are you going to keep at it? or are you going to give up? It's up to you. You will be four years older, but will you be four years wiser?
John Stockwell is a guitar player and the author of the acclaimed "Mind Over Music for Guitar" http://www.learn-to-play-guitar.net/mindovermusic/, a unique approach to learning to play the guitar by ear for beginners to advanced students.