Most kids hate school. But I, for one, love it. Not only do I have the opportunities to learn and hang out with friends, but I also have the chance to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Most kids hate their siblings. But I can’t bring myself to hate mine. We’ve all lived through the same struggle, with the same challenges, and all we have sometimes is each other.

Most kids love their parents. But it’s hard to love two people whose voices you only hear screaming. 

Most kids love going out to eat. But I’ve never been. Well, I went once on a field trip with my third grade class. I think I liked it, but I can’t honestly tell you I remember that day very well.

Most kids love weekends. But dealing with the constant din of shouting and fighting for two days and nights is a hard thing to do on an empty stomach.

Most kids hate tests. But me? Well, that’s my favorite part of the day. I’ve always had to be a quick thinker, so I get done nice and fast, put my head down, and enjoy the silence.

Most kids hate working. But I intentionally seek out long hours, even though I’m just a cashier. It’s boring, but boredom isn’t the worst thing. A wise man once called it a curse to live in interesting times. Working is the least interesting thing I can do.

Most kids hate studying. But that’s all I do most evenings. I lock myself in my room, open up my books, and become totally immersed – even in something as menial as calculus.

Most kids can’t wait to go to college. But none more than me. Years of struggle, hunger, and hard work paid off.

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It takes a real talent to tell a story in so few words. What was…


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Endure and Sing

Inspirational piece. Am glad you picked the rat to be the protagonist in your story,…


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Such a sweet tale - and with a good moral to the story. I thought…


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Wow! This is a good story! Really good to read to little kids, the moral…


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Endure and Sing

Hi Katy, it really does add an extra dimension to hear your story read aloud…


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Endure and Sing

In my neighboring country Denmark, we have the classical storyteller Hans-Christian Andersen. Your sweet story…


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Endure and Sing

A really nice one with a wonderful story line. I can see why this was…


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Endure and Sing

A beautiful story! I was reminded of seeing Paul Potts and Susan Boyle on Britain's…


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Endure and Sing

Your story inspired me to keep going no matter how discouraging it gets. At times…


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Endure and Sing

Thank you so much for the feedback! I pray that the young readers will be…


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Thank you for taking the time to comment and convey your thoughts on the story.…


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Endure and Sing

Hi Katy, don't we all feel like the rat in your story at times! We…


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Between Belonging and Dying

A very powerful story, Daniel. Your writing makes it easy to feel the reality of…


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Between Belonging and Dying

Oh my gosh, Daniel. Your story really defines the word superb. You make me experience…


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Between Belonging and Dying

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Between Belonging and Dying

What an extremely powerful story Daniel, really well written and with an ending that had…


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Between Belonging and Dying

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