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Living My Own Legend

I recently found a short story that I meant to continue on with but never did. The story does end quite abruptly because it was never finished, but overall I am pretty happy with the writing considering how inexperienced I was when I first began writing it. Enjoy!


“Why did you change your name, Maurice?” My school counselor, Mr. Stephen, asked again.

“Okay, listen to me this time. Maurice Orca, verses Erik Quint. Which do you like better?” I say with a fatigued look on my face.

“Are you sure it’s not because of denial of your past, Maurice – “

“It’s Erik.”

“Erik, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” said Mr. Stephen, doing a terrible impression of Kelly Clarkson.
You see, my name used to be Maurice Orca, until I changed it to Erik Quint in seventh grade. One of the reasons why I did was because my parents were villains who got in a fight with The Man. Look, my parents were bad guys, and they robbed banks and did, well, bad stuff. They were doing one of their heists and were beaten by The Man, and three days later, I visited the morgue.  I have found that in this world you will do better if your last name isn’t the same as big time bad guys.

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The USS Enterprise: A Trio of Cinquains

Oh Captain, oh captain, where do you drive this ship?

The USS Enterprise goes to the stars,

We explore new life forms and travel to the very edge of the universe’s lip,

On my ship the girls dresses are short to the hip

We have green blooded Vulcans, but but first we must get past mars.


For the most risky planet throughout the computer databases, they search far and wide

The most important and needed personal are down transported

Native aliens take up arms and a beautiful lady falls for Kirk’s charm is verified,

Bones, Spock and Scotty all know the girl has lied,

But convincing the Captain is the hardest, until the plan is thwarted.


James T. Kirk star-ship’s engines are always about to explode

Scotty is running around with too little time

Red Shirt’s lives are not well to bode

Bones is always in an accusatory mode

But the ship is so good, it could turn on a dime!



star trek

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