Write a story about an old family secret surfacing generations later.
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“Secrets don't remain buried” by Keerththan 😀
Some family secrets are terrible when set loose, but mine was worse than anything I could have imagined. One fine Sunday morning, I was talking with my friends about family secrets."What's your family secret, Anand?" my friend Anirudh asked. He was a tall and strong man with silky white hair. I began to run away from him as he started to chase me."I'm not going to say," I said, taunting him. I wanted to get away from him and hide somewhere."It would be a food recipe," Anirudh said, laughing.<...
“The Choosings—Part 1” by ᗩᗴᖇIᑎ ᖇᗴᗷᗴᑕᑕᗩ ✨🌈
I sigh as I pluck my red sharpie from the magnetic holder stuck to my fridge. I bite the cap off and cross off today on my calendar.My eyes wander a box over, twenty-four hours from today. It’s the day I turn fourteen. It’s also the day of the Choosings.I have mixed feelings about my birthday. Not my birthday, exactly—I love my birthday. The thing I have mixed feelings about is the day it falls on—Mitzi 1st, the first day of the new year.The day where there’s a new Chosen One.I decide my feeli...
“She lied to you...” by Batool Hussain
Mia:It is a breezy March afternoon. I stare out at the scene before me as I note just how much the Season of Birth has made it's presence known. The lake is lined with a seemingly never-ending line of cherry blossom trees. The salmon pick petals are found in irregular clusters on the wayward branded of the trees. Daffodils are scattered across the landscape, their golden heads hanging low, staring at the ground below. The manicured lawn does it's job excellently in concealing the less eye-pleasing mud. Thin clouds of a cre...
“Witch Hunt” by 𝐋𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐢𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚
Cinder awoke with a start and turned to look at the alarm clock, checking to see the day. Wednesday, April 15. Cinder then sat up in her bed and stretched her arms out wide. “Today’s going to be a good day,” she said to herself, punctuating her sentence with a short but prominent yawn. Cinder then tiredly hopped out of bed, well, fell out of bed is a better word for it, and began to leave for the bathroom to get ready, ...
“The City Of Gold” by Hriday Saboo
Jack, Ronnie, Anne and Rose were nothing more than 16 year olds who used to hangout in their home after their college. One day they were showing the precious and ancient things that they had to each-other. Anne showed an ancient painting, Ronnie showed an ancient pen and Jack showed an ancient necklace. Rose did not show anything.“What’s the matter Rose? You aren’t showing anything?”asked Jack. “I don’t have anything to show except this old ruddy parchment.”said Rose. She handed it over to Jack who took a glimpse of it. ...
“The Farmhouse ” by Aarshia Ray
When I had received a call from Dora, about the idea of decorating our ancestral home, I was quite excited. But little did I know what we would face there…Our ancestral house… since childhood I had heard of its stories from Mum and Dad. Though Mum says that I had been there when I was little, I don’t have the faintest memory of it. I was quite pleased when I had heard that it was getting renovated, and more, when I came to know about a grand party going to be held after the renovation, with all our relatives—close and di...
“Like Him” by Lindsey W
It was a car crash that killed them. My aunt and grandfather. She was driving him back to the nursing home where my grandmother was waiting. I wasn't close with them. We don’t speak to my mother’s family unless there’s a funeral or on select holidays. “I need you to go to the farm and clean up the house to get it ready for sale,” mom says through the phone.“Mom––”“Please, Charlotte, I–I can’t go back there.” She never asks me to do anything for her, which makes saying no to this one request impossible.“The...
“Whodunit? The Greywood Manor Murderer... Part 2” by ♥☪ᙏҽɬσɳყ Ƒɾҽ𝓶σɳԃ☪♥
Previously on The Greywood Manor Murderer…Four families receive invitations to attend a dinner party hosted by the Underwoods, the new neighbors. Everything starts out great until two people are murdered, and the killer is unknown. And being that no one else is there beside them, they realize that the killer must be one of them. This sends everyone into a frenzy as they realize time is running out. It is up to Katherine to solve the case, especially after receiving a mysterious note. But the question is will she be abl...
“A Magical Snowglobe” by <inactive> .
I decided to take a walk around our ancestral home. It had been passed down through the Hyacinth family for generations, and was now more than a hundred years old. My family was a powerful one, one that was associated with spring and the ending of winter. The house was situated in the bubblegum mountains of Yoshino. That was one of the reasons the Hyacinth bloodline was thought together with spring. Yoshin...
“In on a Little Secret” by Vicky S
The smell of melting chocolate filled the house. “Oh yum” Sandy whispered, tugging at her dad’s hand. “It does smell nice, doesn’t it?” he asked, glancing down at her, a twinkle in his eye. She skipped happily into the kitchen not noticing the frown between his eyes. “Oh Auntie Mae, you made my favourite. Chocolate brownies!”, she gasped, clapping her hands together. Mae laughed as she ...
“Hi, darling!” by Velma Darnell
"You are the love of my life, and I promise I'll always find you, even centuries later." "How is that even possible, darling? Are you saying that we will live forever?" replied a beautiful woman, whose eyes sparkled with happiness and whose smile was a man's favorite thing in the world. "That's not quite what I meant, but you almost got it, sweetheart," he replied. ...
“A Dreamy Girl” by Tariq Saeed
“Susan you are now a grown up girl, For God sake don’t dream so much especially during the day, Auntie Alan warned Susan.”You must go to work.Im tired.My bones are weak .I don’t understand that why You dream so much.Life is something very practical.These dreams will not full fill your needs.“.Auntie Alan said very concernedly” ,The animal sleeps but man dreams.”replied Susan.”You must go to parliament and becomes a speaker, You would be a great Speaker”. adviced Auntie Alan very sarcastically.Next day on breakfast tab...
“Grandma Wallace's Coffee Cake” by Natalie Strawbridge
My sister smacks the card down on the table, next to my bowl of cereal. She stands, not speaking, arms crossed, staring at the side of my head. “What’s this?” I ask, even though I know. It would be impossible not to know; she posts a daily countdown to her wedding on Instagram. I haven’t liked any of the posts. She has friends for that. But I ask anyway because it’s fun to get a rise out of her, to see he...
“A secret for generations” by Rebecca Lee
The sky was filled with fierce streaks of red and black – billowing smoke and flames – striking fear into the hearts of those traveling in their cars. Each one wondering what was on fire. It was 1954, a very cold January, in rural central Georgia. The small community of Murphy seemed to be location of the thickening smoke, and a choking haze. Jesse Plover was down the road at a neighbor’s when he w...
“The Queen of Hearts” by 𝕊𝕦𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕚 🤍
“It’s three in the morning. Why are you up?” my mother said in a tired voice.“I’ve got homework! If you’d helped me when I asked you to, maybe I’d be sleeping right now!” I shot back. I know, it’s wrong to speak to my mother like that. But she’s been so distant lately. I guess I can’t blame her. A few months ago, my parents got a divorce, and my mom hasn’t been the same since then. My dad hasn’t even called to see how I’m doing. He’s probably living in some fancy apartment somewhere in New York, partying ever...
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