The New Twist Ending to The Children's Story "Don't Go In."

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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 inrepparttar hot sun determined to prove they could handlerepparttar 148623 heat. A women walked up to Shawn. “What are you doing to these kids?” she asked. “Nothing ,” Shawn replied. “I don’t likerepparttar 148624 look of this.” The women proceeded to a police officer. “Uh oh, we better do something,” stated Tina. “What seems to berepparttar 148625 problem officer?” Shawn asked oncerepparttar 148626 officer came over. “This women claims that your torturingrepparttar 148627 kids behind me.” “No we’re not. Their my friends and we’re just playing a game.” The officer turned his head around torepparttar 148628 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,”repparttar 148629 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 fromrepparttar 148630 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 berepparttar 148631 chocolate. It was burned out of them.” “Oh my gosh! Look at those kids!”repparttar 148632 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 awayrepparttar 148633 dead chocolate layer of skin. “What’s going on?” askedrepparttar 148634 police officer. “Nothing sir. Some innocent fun.” The police officer looked atrepparttar 148635 dark peelings onrepparttar 148636 ground. “Clean this up!” He then turned torepparttar 148637 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 Guitar

Written 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 atrepparttar time that I had to include them all in every song I wrote.

The songs I wrote were pretty strange to sayrepparttar 148583 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 getrepparttar 148584 picture.

It sounded good to me atrepparttar 148585 time and I was very proud of my new found ability. It took about three months to getrepparttar 148586 hang of changing betweenrepparttar 148587 chords, and being able to write a song. (if you could call it that).

I didn’t know it atrepparttar 148588 time but I hadrepparttar 148589 one thing that was needed that would ensure I would become a good guitar player. That one thing was sheer bloody determination. Andrepparttar 148590 more people told me how bad I soundedrepparttar 148591 more determined I became to improve.

So it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are atrepparttar 148592 moment just playrepparttar 148593 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", a unique approach to learning to play the guitar by ear for beginners to advanced students.

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