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Flirting With Fractions MAG

May 26, 2010
By aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
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One-eighth of me, or maybe a tenth, is acutely aware of the approximately 22 inches that separate your shoulder and mine. One casual shift later, I'm four inches closer. I can always just blame it on your magnetic force pulling me in.

One or two-fifths of me is analyzing your body language subtly. Have you inched closer to me, or is it just wishful thinking? I'm simply an academically inclined girl, dull next to your golden shine. The odds are not in my favor.

At least one-fourth of me is wishing something would happen already. There's a fair probability that all this waiting will amount to nothing. Is this all just a waste of time? I hesitate to hypothesize.

A good third of me is now close to hyperventilating. Your arm is brushing mine. Either you moved closer or I did, subconsciously. It could be both.

One-half to three-fourths of me is now debating what to do next. My options are laid out, and for once I have no clue. Why don't they teach us this in school, rather than theorems and formulas and all those facts that I so studiously memorize? There is no logical decision. Logic has gone out the window. What a scary world this is.

It turns out I don't have to decide because suddenly you reach for my hand. Or maybe I reach for yours. The details are unclear at this point.

But 100 percent of me likes it.

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on Aug. 9 2011 at 9:41 pm
claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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This was very cute, and the way you infused your writing with math was very refreshing and interesting. It reminded me vaguely of a book called Teach Me, by R.A. Nelson. It's actually my favorite novel. The protagonist loves science, so a lot of the writing uses little scientific references, kind of like you did with math. Excellent job :)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 2:14 pm
NKsunshine BRONZE, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't need easy, I just need possible!" ~Bethany Hamilton

Hands down, the BEST story I have ever read :D

on Jun. 2 2011 at 6:50 pm
billgamesh11 BRONZE, Grafton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It's always darkest before the dawn." ~Florence and the Machine

This story is AMAZING!!! I wish I could write as good as you! That was one of the best stories I have ever read! Thank you for writing this! It made my day! :):)

on Jun. 2 2011 at 6:48 pm
billgamesh11 BRONZE, Grafton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It's always darkest before the dawn." ~Florence and the Machine

That is exactly what I do!!!

on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:48 pm
FatesMistake13, Springerville, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

haha this it like sooo many girls. every time i am around a guy i like a lot i try to act normal but i am really thinking about every move he is making. soooo cute:) 

on Mar. 7 2011 at 12:09 pm
doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Book are a uniquely portable magic." -Stephen King

this is so cute! i'm a bit of a math nerd myself, so it made me smile. :)

on Jan. 27 2011 at 10:17 am
Annabelle294 SILVER, Branford, Connecticut
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This is adaorable, i absolutely love the concept, it couldn't better explain the sittuation.

on Jan. 23 2011 at 6:12 am
HorseLover SILVER, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat."~Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist

The title got me from the the story!! Great job!!

on Jan. 12 2011 at 5:04 pm
ViralGirl BRONZE, Springfield, Massachusetts
1 article 5 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This is absolutely amazing. It has to be, hands down, the best and cutest story I've ever read.

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on Jan. 12 2011 at 2:00 pm
Tobby SILVER, New Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Keep on going and taste the stars.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -Douglas Adams

This is awesome. :D

Eich_Ar said...
on Dec. 16 2010 at 5:35 am
 I LOVE IT!!! Keep writing

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 12 2010 at 6:57 am
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

So original - I love it! *favorites* Keep up the amazing work!

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on Dec. 10 2010 at 10:08 am
scousinsxd, Greensboro, North Carolina
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i love this, it's so cute. i really like how you ended it with "100% of me likes it."

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on Nov. 30 2010 at 10:41 am
Rachel_Gleek, Florissant, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
You can lie to the world...
But you cannot lie to your heart.
- NCIS, f&a

I like it (:

It's very creative. I like your writing style. It lacks a bit of detail, but that's okay with the way you wrote it.

on Nov. 27 2010 at 2:51 pm
KaylynVictoria SILVER, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Always keep your head up so you never have an excuse to look down at yourself(:

I love it! It's so cute:)

on Nov. 22 2010 at 8:26 pm
SideraCaeli GOLD, Marysville, Washington
13 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” -John Jakes.

This is cute :) It's very mathematical, and that makes it even cuter.

on Nov. 16 2010 at 3:13 pm
Mykindapeopledontcarewhatyouthink BRONZE, Gueydan, Louisiana
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This was really good. It wasnt too much but it wasnt the bare minimum. if you get what i mean. Some people try to continue a story more but i think its a perfect finish!

on Nov. 9 2010 at 12:14 pm
stephie95 PLATINUM, Tripoli, Other
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hey its me again, i have a question!!! i submitted about three articles at the smae time one before the other well two of them were accepted but the first one that i submitted , they didnt accept it yet, its still pending approval for about weeks, what does that mean? do u have any idea about it? cuz i am confused , if that is a gd thing or a bad thing?? thx a lot anyways!!!

on Nov. 7 2010 at 6:09 pm
The_Squirrel GOLD, Port Alberni, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I will because I can, I can because I want to, I want to becasue you said I couldn't.

To me, this was amazing. I like how easily I connected , having more book smarts then actuall people smarts. I also though it was a little suspensefull, but that might be because I'm watching a scary movie. Either way, please, please please keep writing.

on Nov. 2 2010 at 9:03 am
stephie95 PLATINUM, Tripoli, Other
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love it!! very nice!! can u check my work nd comment please!!!