Start your story with someone making a vision board.
Posted in Adults on Dec 30, 2022
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“Rural Route 12: The Beverly Meeks Clinical Research Facility” by Wendy Kaminski
Beverly Meeks determined long ago that if she couldn’t find Mr. Wonderful, by God she was going to create him, and she even had the vision boards from over the years which proved her lifelong devotion to the cause.Beverly had first dreamt of marrying the perfect man as a little girl pretending to wed the tux-clad family dog. The years of her youth were spent plotting out her elaborate wedding and her dream life, but as a teen and 20-something, she had hit a wall. However, despite a constant volley of first-and-o...
“Whelmed” by Michał Przywara
It’s been five years since Tabitha totally and completely finished with school, but tonight she has homework. It’s due tomorrow. She’s put it off all week.She places a piece of plain, white letter-size printer paper on her coffee table, in landscape orientation. She sits tall, smooths out the paper, and then smooths out her shirt. And then, smooths out the paper again. She rotates it to the left just a bit, because it’s not centred, and then to the right again. And then she smooths it out once more. Satisfied, she gets up and pours...
“Escapee on Mars” by Graham Kinross
TW: Swearing.Detective Arthas Jacques’ swipes moved images from the network to his visual explanation of Marvel’s character, Vision. “He was created by Tony Stark, who is Iron Man,” said the grown man with the tangible excitement of a toddler who’s heard the ice cream truck. “Why are they hand drawn when you showed me video?” asked Agent Belle Nguyen of the Mars Security Agency. “They’re from the comics, the video you saw was from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He typed in the air. Words appeared amongst th...
“A Chance For Things That Never Were” by Ashlynn Altman
Lizette reluctantly pushed the last pin into her cork board. "For Sale by Owner" read the bold, red poster font plastered across her two-story's photo. Re-entering the housing market was something she'd never imagined doing again. This was intended to be her and Charlie's forever home, but the house wasn't the same to her anymore.The corridor walls she and Charlie had once personally draped in pastel green paint now seemed to be more of a muted sand color. The rooms no longed boasted the echos of the children's laughter, but rather...
“COMMITTED” by Raey Kubiak
It was made of a cheap frame and a cork board. All, rebranded waste by-products of the industry.“Why not? What do you have to do?”“I just started a vision board.”“A what?”“You know… a vision board.”“Like in primary school?”“Yes, something like that… but for grownups.”It was a proper 40 by 24 landscape from Quickmarkt. £3.99. Prices dropped from £14.00 right after Halloween to clearance level the day after Boxing day.“A real one you mean, a physical object?”“Yes exactly.”
“A Picture Worth A Thousand Words” by Zoe Zhang
Between the narrow slivers of sunlight at dawn and the hazy feel of the old apartment, Saki looked up at the decorative glass board. Perched neatly between her broken-down twin size bed and rustic vanity, it almost always felt out of place. She glanced over at her digital alarm clock, wiping away a layer of constant dust with her index finger. 6:59. One minute remaining. As if anticipating ...
“Try” by Falynn Almeda
“New Year Resolutions are the dumbest things” Kali said as she sipped her glass of white wine with an eye roll. I just made a shrug at her comment. It had stemmed from her catching a glimpse at my phone that had a google search of ‘how to make new year's resolutions happen’ and had stumbled into ‘how to make a vision board’. I found an app and started making one on my phone. “They are”
“A Woman’s World” by Kirsty Ritoridis
Sensitive content: contains allusions to sexual violence, substance abuse, physical abuse, suicide and adult language. A Woman’s World Sophia stood back, admiring her work. Driven by a surge of creativity and moved by decisiveness, she had spent the last 6 hours consumed by rage, planning a future that would be worth living for. Sophia was past the point of exhaustion, having not slept properly si...
“Unspoken Words ” by Ruby Pix
Sally Walkers is a mute young woman who's in love with her neighbor Pete. She doesn't know if he feels the same way as her, having always avoided the conversation, fearing for the worse. She's known how she truly felt towards him since he moved there a year ago. In her living room is a large vision board, decorated with pictures of him and scattered information about his day to day habits. Sally herself thought of the ...
“Crimson, Clover, and Genevieve” by Jo Seligmann
No. No. No. Clara’s fingers snarled through the roots of her hair as her legs hurried her bare feet over the lengths of the floorboards. The lantern’s light wavered and brought her to a halt. It stayed on, in the end. She stopped at the desk. Madness. She knew it. She sliced a calloused finger through the flame. Back again, a second, third, and fourth time, Clara figured she must be pushing her luck. She...
“What About Math Club?” by Dave Bede
I never imagined it would be this warm on New Year’s Day, even out west at Aunt Sarah’s place. The view from my new room isn’t just beautiful, it’s serene. Cornell Road and the stately houses across the street, and the woods and hills beyond – it’s like one of those idyllic storybooks I used to read in grade school and imagine my life was in one of those imaginary towns, instead of my dirty and gritty hom...
“California Beaches ” by Simsim Rose
The bubbly champagne trickles down her throat as Piper gazes onto Santa Monica’s beach from her hotel suite. It was new year’s eve and she had nowhere else to go so she bought herself a nice hotel room overlooking the ocean. Sitting on her balcony she hears the waves crashing, sees the palm trees swaying, and hears the tourists laughing. It’s her birthday. She finally has enough money to buy a hotel room somewhere ni...
“Vision Board Adventures” by Kathryn Adler
2023 Vision Board Adventures Piles of magazines filled the family room coffee table, the dining room table, and a plastic bin overfilled laying on the floor. As I prepared for the first and only ever vision board party with my sisters and my mom, I was filled with excitement and anticipation of creating a vision of my future. I was captivated by the idea of vision boards – I had do...
“Tis a Gift to Live Simply” by Denise Mastrocola
Stepping back from the colorful display, Caroline Winters surveyed her work. Pictures, quotes, inspirational messages, a poem clipped out of a magazine; it reminded her vaguely of a collage she had made in the fifth grade for career day. Eyes drawn toward the center of the arrangement, she whispered the words, “Two roads d...
“Grace Woke Him. ” by Julie Grenness
Josh stared at his vision board, as he lay on his bed. "I am a good man." So how was he going to get there? This was today, he woke up in a drug rehab. It had all been too easy to get there, now it was up to him to change. Becoming a party animal was the easiest thing Josh Sampson had ever had to do. One day, he was the hometown hero, the local suburban boy who had made it big in league football. Josh was a media...
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