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The magic man had many tricks in his repertoire. However, he was only famous for one. His closing act. The magic man wore many disguises. From the little boy who cried in his bedroom, to the stuck up teenager in the class. He was always wearing one. But there are many problems with wearing a disguise. You always have to be certain that not a single utterance of yourself can be seen through the mask. But alas, if you are successful at this, no one will ever know the true you. Or even worse, the mask becomes your skin. As with the case of the magic man.

He went by the name of Peter, a quiet boy with average intelligence. A clever disguise so that he wouldn't stand out. But he did anyway. He was beautiful, not by his looks. But by his entire demeanour. The girls were drawn to his sensitivity and attention to detail. The boys were drawn to his natural air of mystery. Many people wanted to be Peter's friend, and he was glad to.

Peter liked playing sports and taking scenic photographs. He said the combination entitled him to live life and watch it simultaneously. He loved to watch the snow fall and on many occasions he had stayed up all night, watching the flakes dance in their descent. He appreciated the value of a single rose and his favourite type of sky could be found, less than an instant before a thunderstorm.

It wasn't long before someone fell in love with Peter. He claimed to love them back, but he didn't really. He just didn't want them to feel bad. In truth, Peter never loved anyone. Maybe it was because there was no one as perfect as he was. But more than likely it was because, no one knew the real Peter.

He was tall and lanky with scruffy, dirty-blonde hair and walnut brown eyes. The magic man looked almost identical, only he wore different clothing.

It was a Tuesday, when the relic of the magic man resurfaced. He went out and walked alongside the river which ran through the forest. He stopped when the river branched, as he did not know which direction to follow. And it was on that spot, where he performed, what was later to be known as his closing act.

His magic hat was found floating in the river. But by the time anyone had reached the scene. The magic man had disappeared
so im currently having writers block on my book that im writing so i decided to write a short sort of story that is entirley unrelated to try and get me back into writing
this is what i came up with i hope u like it
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lm0038 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Writer
this was really good. very good ending. very touching.
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revenantu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Wow great story. What inspired you?
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
thanks this was imspired by something i read
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TheLoveTrain Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
A very good short story, 'Stairs ... I much enjoyed it.

Thanks. :heart:
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
thanks very much and thanks for the fave =]
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burnttoastsad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
i really don't! love youuu x
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burnttoastsad Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
wow I absolutely love this! It's really well written. I wish I could write as well as you. You've really inspired me to write a story but I don't know where to start :s I might have to get creating now! I think you are amazong :) Keep it up! and I wanna see the installments of your book. I'm happy to help whenever x
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
thank u so much! but love u write so much better than me
hehe love u thanks 4 the amazing comment it means a lot
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Love-n-Monsters Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Its taken me a while to read this but it was worth the wait, it's an incredible piece of writing. it has such an air of mystery and intrigue. really well written
if this is u with writers block then i can't wait to read the rest of your stuff :)
xx
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
thank you so much ! =]
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TheChocolateTiger Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   Writer
wow, sorry it took me so long to get to this, but this short is epic
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
wow! thank u im so glad u like it
though id hardly call it epic
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TheChocolateTiger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Writer
from a writers view it is, it takes what was easily a gary stu (an easy mistake) and turned it into a character with a whole new depth
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
wow thank you it really means alot to me that u like it
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TheChocolateTiger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Writer
you're welcome
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow. i didn't see that comming!

i think that this is great not just because its well written (by the ay, you might want to change the word "it wasn't look before someone fell in love with him..." i think its meant to be 'long';)

but the way that you don't actually say much about his closing act, and its the mystery which is great.

brilliant work.
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
wow im really glad u like it and lol yerp its meant to be long! thanks for the heads up =] yay im really happy that u like it and thanks for the fave =]
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
no rpoblems, its a good thing. keep it up.
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
thanks =]
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
XD once again: no problem
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BlindwithEyes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
ohohohoh my dear GOODNESS!!!! i love it, absolutely love it=]i love the symbol of the magic man and the ending twist and its just all soooo briliiant i love it!!!
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
thank you =] to be honest with you this was inspired by your work =]
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BlindwithEyes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
hahha. what me? what did i do?? or i guess i should ask what did my work do=]
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
yes u =] very simple you/your work did this
so thank you =]
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BlindwithEyes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
hahaha wow well i still dont know what i did but if it inspired u to create this piece than your very welcome=]
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upstairs25 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
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