Start your story with a character accepting a bribe.
Posted in Adults on Oct 31, 2022
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“Did You Know Them?” by Brynn Helena
“What do you want? Candy?” Derek asked, smacking a piece of spearmint gum between his teeth, some pop punk band blaring over his car stereo. Felix, sitting completely still in the middle of the road on his bicycle, stared at him with a bored expression. They’d been engaged in said stare-off for about five minutes at that point, Derek intermittenedly laying on his horn to try and usher the boy out of the road. This also...
“If I Let You” by Aeris Walker
If I let you touch her, will you please be gentle? Just squeeze her little foot, rub her hand, feel her soft head. Look, she’s smiling; she likes you.If I let you hold her, will you please stop pouting? Here, come sit on the couch. Be gentle, not too tight—hold her head up. She’s new and little, and you must be careful. This is your sister; she lives here now, and I know she’s going to love you.If I bring you your own blanket, would you please stop crying? Here, I’ll wrap it around your shoulders, all soft and warm. And here...
“Epilogue” by Stevie B
This was it! And Buckley felt just like turning around and going home without playing the song he wanted her to hear. The one he’d written for her on the subject of a potential “them.” His mouth couldn’t have gotten any drier than if it were stuffed full of super-absorbent, super-jumbo Berkley Jensen organic cotton balls. Right now he felt like an out-of-place idiot standing in the middle of a bu...
“Playground Protection” by Kevin Broccoli
You better make this fast. We only have a few minutes left of recess and if we’re late getting back in line, Mrs. Pockey won’t let me take the class turtle home this weekend. Where’s the envelope? I told you to put it in an envelope. You can’t just be handing me cash and cookies right here on the jungle gym. Use a little discretion. You’re not a kindergartener anymore. This is first grade....
“Catch You Later” by Graham Kinross
TW: Swearing, sucking blood and speeding. The undead poser typed in the numbers on the ATM slow enough for her to see. “Withdraw as much as you can,” Esmerelda ordered, gun aimed at his balls. “And you’ll let me go, now that you have the card?” He was a pitiful excuse for a vampire. Nothing like the kung fu masters that seemed to spring up in Sunnydale. It was almost ...
“Dirty Laundry” by Jeannette Miller Mickenham
It might as well be a deal with the devil himself. The fallout was going to be torture for sure. Fred was going to hang this over my head for God knows how long but what choice did I have? “What’s it going to take for you to bury the evidence?” I say, knowing whatever it is, won’t be enough. “More than this, that’s for sure.” “It’s all I have right now. I can get more later.” He knows how hard it wa...
“The Bribe of All Bribes” by Howard Seeley
As much as Judas tried to understand what happened the night before, he couldn’t fathom why Yeshua wouldn’t declare himself the king of the Jews. “The timing’s perfect!” he thought. “The crowds have never been bigger. A few members of the Sanhedrin are supporting him, even if they are doing it secretly. So, why doesn’t he take the next step?” The answer to this riddle eluded him.Flustered, Judas decided to wander through the market square to take his mind off his troubles. The squabbling between the vendors and customers distracted...
“The Emperor’s Bad News ” by Cindy Strube
The Emperor’s Bad NewsNot so many years ago, there lived an Emperor who loved new plants. He spent all of his spare time walking his vast gardens, hands clasped behind his back, contemplating how to make improvements.“Basil!” he would exclaim, and up would pop Basil, the Imperial Gardener.“Sire?”“There’s a bald patch!” “Not to worry, Sire. I have… Tergum copia!” And Basil would whip out a plant from th...
“When no one is watching” by W.E. White
**This story contains violence and profanity. This story is entirely fictional any similarities to actual people or events are purely coincidental.**The envelope was thick with cash when Kip Williams sliced it open.There was a note written in pen and all capital letters, probably military Kip thought.KIP, YOUR ARTICLE IS PEPPERED WITH LIES, OR “IGNORANCE” WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. I KNOW YOU WANT WHAT’S BEST FOR THE CITY. MEET ME AT STEVE’...
“The Offer” by Stacey G.
“You’re incredibly attractive. I’ll give you $10,000 to sleep with me.”Did I hear that right?It is Vegas after all. And 1am.I usually ignored random pick-up lines….but I’ve never heard that line before.And as a broke student on holiday in Vegas, my interest was piqued with the mention of money.
“Society Full Of Obtainers” by Philip Ebuluofor
Arithmetic? – Ah, I am not good in that at all. When it comes to measuring distance, I found it too difficult to do. Most of the times, when am stuck in the issue while talking to someone, I try to measure in my head the distance between two electric poles and what I wanted to say. “Emm, about two or three electric poles” ...
“What's Yours Is Mine” by Sarah Atique
She eyed the envelope resting on the passenger seat, pristine but insipid even as it nestled all her preserved fruits of several years of labor; summer jobs, part-time waitressing through university, internships, and finally shavings off of a paycheck that was just enough to keep her expediently sheltered and rudimentarily fed. Smoothing out her thrifted scrubs, she forced herself to exhale; her breath instantly pluming into oblivion. If only she could have compelled the overwhelming sense of foreboding to follow in its flight, she might ...
“Cinderella Needs A Date” by K Cao Xai
If Cinderella was born in the 21st century and moved to the small town of Dollings, Oregon, she’d look like Emily Evenson. Blonde hair, blue eyes, with a white headband. She even came with a step-mom and two younger step-sisters and no, her father is still alive and rich enough to own half the oil companies in town. The day Emily transferred to Woodlink High to finish he...
“Patient X” by MB Campbell
Patient X The siren floated just above the whispers and groans of patients waiting to be treated. It was just a flutter and based upon the cycles Milton knew he had time to message his latest crush before it arrived. Maybe move from virtual sex to something that might leave a mark. Busy day,” he wrote. “But it’s how I save lives. Meet tonight?” He pushed aside the files of...
“Out of My Mind” by Julianne Webster
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2:00 AM I find my boyfriend standing over my best friend’s lifeless body with a gun in his hand. I don’t even have time to panic, because he has our bags packed in the car and tells me to immediately get out of the house. He has matches in his hand, it smells like gasoline in here now that I think about it. Thirty seconds later, the lake house is in flames behind me and he...
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