Times Square: A Short Story

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Standing amongst the crowd of people gazing hopefully at the stage in the center of Times Square was a girl named Laina, standing bundled up outside in one of the busiest spots in New York. The announcer was preparing to hand out the grand prize for the contest she had entered in: an all-paid for cruise around the world--well, actually only to the Caribbean, but that was still good enough for Laina. With ports in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Bora Bora, Aruba...this had only been Laina’s dream since she was a toddler. “Alright folks,” the emcee stated. “We have our winner.” Laina forced herself to stay calm, although her brain was going wild. Her fingers gripped tightly onto her older brother, Ethan, covering his forearm with red rings underneath
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