Write a story about an ordinary person speaking truth to power.
Posted in Adults on Oct 26, 2022
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“Bad High School Teacher” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
They prepare no lessons, carry no papers, and instruct no one. They spit unrelated facts, regurgitate irrelevant dates, and monotonously spew textbook drivel. They strangle curiosity, stifle a love of learning, and murder both classroom discussion and critical thinking. Most egregiously, bad high school teachers spend far too much time at the photocopier, endlessly printing off soul-crushing packets that teach nothing, inspire no one, and offer no hope. Francis Boswell taught World History badly. She knew she did and she didn’...
“One Day” by Amiable Sorceress
You’ll wake up in the morning and sleep at night. You’ll go to work, read sappy romance on Metro trains, and scream daggers at the radio. On sunny days, you’ll go on a walk and then eat a bar of chocolate afterward because that’s how you are.But that isn’t your story. The very meaning of “a story” can be controversial, but you won’t realize that until 2056, which is still an improvement since most individuals never get it at all. You see, understanding the future is like telling a story that hasn’t gotten writ...
“Push Through the Hard” by TJ Squared
This is for all those people who feel like they can't do it anymore, me included <333They never know the hidden sideYou put on a smile, they think you're alrightYou tell 'em your fine, doing just plain ol’ fine, But they never know what's forcing that line. It could be your feelings, your emotions running wild.But you know better, you’re no innocent child. It could be that thing that's bugging you, That thing that made you escape ...
“Rune #16” by Creed .
Sheesh, I have literally posted three stories in one day! How crazy is that! For all who are still here, I give you, the next of Rune's adventures! Shoutout to Antman (Katelyn) for being so awesome and sticking by to read this series!____________Rune fell onto his backside, in shock. His face was blank, his breath tiny plumes. Goosebumps were raised on his bare arms. After only a few seconds, he trembled with cold. Tiny white flakes drifted from the sky. Rune’s ears twitched as they collected the white ...
“Meta Abilities (Reedsy Cast, Part One, Tora POV)” by 𝔼𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 ✳🏳️🌈
Trust me when I say this; there is nothing you could do to get me to like history class. Some enjoy it; and to you, I tip my hat and say “great job”, because this is killing me. Ms. Shindle drones on, her thin black glasses falling like dominoes. Her bun follows, and then the entire lesson plan. “For goodness sake, Matthews!” I bolt up as I hear my name, ignoring the snickers from the girls ...
“Between the Stars” by Claire Lindsey
Owen sits in the garden, lost in thought. He looks out of place here, a tall, well-built man sitting alone under vines and roses. Fingers twisting along the rough wooden bench, he plans and unplans, running the future over in his mind. His phone rings, dragging him away from the abyss of time. It’s Ezra. Just seeing the name and photo sends his heart racing.“Hey,” he hears, “are we still on for tonight?”Owen nods nervously, forgetting he’s just a voice. “Uh, yeah. 7:00.”
“The Man and The Sundial” by Rose Ann Paga
Long ago, there was a man living with his wife. She was one grouchy woman but apparently, the man was loving enough to consider her. They had no children for his wife couldn’t bear a child because of her condition. They lacked every luxurious thing in the world and lived under the shabby thatched of nipa hut in a place unheard of. A far-flung land where they needed a day or two to reach the mark...
“Dreams and Tambourines” by Tessa Takzikab
Disclaimer: I don’t believe in coincidence, so I won’t claim that the fact that this story lines up very nicely with one of the stories in Tanach is merely coincidental. I did, however, make up several parts of the story, and have to choose some interpretations over others. Also, for those of you who don’t know, the Hebrews later became known as Jews. If there’s anything else you need translated or explained, feel free to let me know.***
“THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE ” by Opher 51 2022 REYES
A new test writing shows financial thought processes did not constantly spur that fact telling, and a few elective inspirations have been proposed. Their overall significance in some random setting is as yet not absolutely clear. This paper researches the significance of unadulterated untruth repugnance, an aversion for lies autonomous of their results. We propose a basic plan where unique thought processes considered in...
“Chia: The Goddess of Gold and Knowledge” by Lily Kingston
On the Treville mountain range, built on the smallest, but sturdiest hill, stands the huge Temple of Chia—the goddess of wealth and knowledge. Draped in the finest of gowns embodied with complex mathematical equations written in gold silk, Chia spends her day drinking the holy wine of the gods and waiting for people to visit her temple. For any brave soul that makes the one-thousand step journey, Chia had ...
“A Wednesday at the Park” by Kendall Defoe
“It is when your voice is shaking that you need to speak the loudest.” Sheryl had heard this and remembered it, but at the moment she did not believe it. Her uncle had been an activist who had worked through civil rights movements, protests against poverty and injustice, and continued to be respected and loved by people Sheryl never knew and may never meet, apart from certain school teachers who were curious about...
“His Smile” by Fay Winter
I’m sitting in my seat, quietly watching my neighbourhood from my front deck. My half written book lies limply in my lap as I look around the quiet street, searching the world for the one sentence that continues to elude my brain, thus putting my writing on hold. How one sentence can be so hard to put into words, I don’t know. My neighbour that lives directly across the road from me comes out his front door, donning old ...
“The Castle of Light” by Neha Prem
Once upon a time far far away, so far away, in fact, that not even a tiny bit of sunlight or moonlight reached this land, there existed a secret kingdom. You’re probably wondering how the people of this land lived without light. Now you see they did have light, they had the glow that was emitted from the Castle of Light. This castle was covered in sparkles of every imaginable kind and colour. The source of this light was...
“Viva la Revolution” by Echo Ruben
“How does a kingdom run, with their mighty ruler gone?” Our revolution started off very small, with only me and five others who were brave enough to speak out against this tyrant. My name is Azarin Frioster and I started the revolution against King Giakja. We started in the deep grain fields which we sat in trying to hide ourselves from the world and any soldier who could ...
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