Turning Point Short Story

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Has your life ever been changed from one moment? This is called a turning point and probably everyone has experienced one. There are some stories that describe the importance of turning points. The things that cause a significant change in someone's life are not always that big of a thing. These things could include coffee, cells, or the need to walk.

The first of the many stories is the launch text “At the Crossroads”. A story about a guy (Nick Kleckner) wanting more in his life, so what better way to do it than to walk from Florida to California? That’s exactly what he did. The launch text says: “He left it all- his job, his family, his friends- and bought a one-way ticket to Jacksonville, Florida. He had a bold plan in mind. He was
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Luella Bates Washington Jones, but although his lips moved, he couldn’t even say that as he turned at the foot of the barren stop and looked up at the large woman in the front door. Then she shut the door.” This shows that Roger is speechless at the kindness of the woman that changed his life, but she just shut the door on him? The next story isn’t really a story, it’s a “media gallery” and it’s called “Urban Farming Is Growing a Greener Future” and it’s about how there are many places in the world that are all rural and graffiti-y and how some people change them into nice little farms and such. (That’s it). This is a turning point not of a individual, but a lot of individuals. It affects what they see (eat) and live with. The text says: “These urban farms create a new landscape that adapts the man-made structures of the city to the purpose of sustainable food production. Localizing good production through urban farming provides aesthetic, health, environmental, and economic benefits.” Which just means that urban farming is good in a lot of ways.

The next story is called “A Retrieved Reformation” by O. Henry and it’s about a person that finally gets out of jail after cracking safes. He lives a new life, gets married, has kids, and gives up on breaking into safes. Until a child gets stuck in one! Then he has to use his skills to break open the safe. And the child is safe. As it says in
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