Suitcase in hand, you head to the station.
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“𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻” by Batool Hussain
Suitcase in hand, you head to the station. At the station, there is a great hustle and bustle; everyone is fighting to reach the booking window. New day, new people. An old man's pocket is picked. He starts to shout. You cast a look at his direction, but instantly regret it; he isn't just an ordinary old man. His colorless eyes don't even reflect light and make him look blind. In addition to this, he has a hunchback. You start to look away but your eyes fall on his hands, they are bloodied and wrinkled, scattere...
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You weren't expecting that to occur. It was a horrible reality check, brief and unexpected, like the immediate emptiness you felt an hour ago. But why did you even expect everything to stay the same, you uncomfortably questioned yourself? Did you expect nothing would happen to her? If so, which you-deep down-knew you did, you were wrong.
“Going Home Without Zach” by Sophia Wayne
When you woke up from sleep the first thing you noticed was that you couldn’t possibly be in your bed. The sheets were wrong and the smell that reached your nose was too clean, too clean that it almost seemed foul. You frowned at this and closed your eyes. When your eyes opened again, the room came into clearer focus and you knew for sure you weren’t home and in your bed underneath peach coloured bed-sheets. Your mind was fuzzy, and you did not understand how you got to be in this room. The sun peeked ...
“Tough Assignment” by Corey Melin
You head to the station, thankfully knowing your job is done here. “I am so glad to be done,” you tell yourself. Time is not considered where you come from, but being here felt like a lifetime. To see, hear, and feel each second go by, and know how excruciating it can be in so many days while experiencing this world. You wonder how you could h...
“Suitcase Full of Poems; Everything and Nothing at All” by Rhondalise Mitza
Kincade looks at your homework from across the desk, trying to see what you have scribbled down this time; what manic poetry psycho babble you managed to catch on paper today. You are wearing your deeply velvet blazer and you smell like a bonfire. There are still ashes on your pants and your lips are tinted with cold night air. Here you are sitting across the table from each other and looking over the ...
“One Of Us” by Deborah Angevin
Hey, you!Have you ever thought about your ability to sight colour?To be able to see the yellow line marking on the train station.To be able to see the green signage that shows the track and the departure time.To be able to see the silver vehicle that will bring you to your wished destination.To be able to see the brown from the leather where you will be seated for the next three hours.To be able to see the bright blue sky out of the...
“Mission Rebound” by Moonchild XOXO
You are sweating profusely. You know that it is not time to jest. Suitcase in hand, you head to the station. "Argh," you mutter under your breath and check the huge clock on the wall desperately. There are about fifteen minutes left. You screech to a halt on the platform and catch your breath. That was one bumpy ride back then to reach the station. You recall your horrendous morning. You flinch as ...
“It Only Makes Sense to Us” by Alby Carter
Your eyes have run dry, and your spirit is slowly fading. You play last night's fight over and over again in your head. "I'm done with you. I'm done with your crying, and your screaming, and your indecisiveness, and I'm just done. I tried so hard to make you feel better, all the time, and you just sat there and cried. You go ahead. Run away. I'm staying here, and I'll finally be free of someone like y...
“Time Commander ” by Skyler Woods
You know that it's a simulation, but it still bothers you to see the bodies of people and babies lying beneath the rubble. It's all a virtual 3D simulation, but the tragedy still looks real to you. The collapsed building simulation is a possibility of what will happen if you fail your mission. You know that failure is not an option for us. My name is Franklin Delroy. I am your chief commander and you're a new member of my team. You've joined my team of elite soldiers and your job is to stop assassinations and terrorist acts bef...
“The Wondrous Wish” by Sayujyaraj Ghimire
You look at yourself in the mirror, which lies just an inch away from the ticket-counter. You are in good shape. You notice your black, rumpled hair all covered in tiny, whitish flakes of your scalp's epithelium. Some might say dandruff, but you despise that word. You stroke your beard, relentlessly with your left hand, to give an impression as if you're pondering the reason behind your hairy look. You know shaving would have killed your masculinity, so you don't snip it. Instead, you keep it all shaggy and messy as it successfully hides ...
“The man with suitcase in hand” by Hriday Dhawan
Sit down for a moment. I’m about to tell a story, and trust me—you’ll want to be sitting down for this one. Oh, I’m sure you’ve heard stories before. Exciting stories, thrilling stories, stories that set your heart pounding and blood racing. You may think you’re a veteran of tales—that you’ve You’ll want to be sitting down for this one heard them all. But mark my words: none of them will be like this one.
“To Abstain Courteously” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
You are warned against drinking and dating older men, especially those dark-eyed ones from New Jersey. Upon meeting Frank for the first time, your Virginia gentlewoman of a mother calls him swarthy. Being the son of Italian immigrants is not a crime, you cry, reminding her that The Godfather is just a movie. The second time she meets Frank, your mother throws a vacuum cleaner at him, which is something a Daughter of the Confederacy would never deign to do. You remind your mother that First Families of Virginia do not act...
“Ignorant or not you need to know. ” by Anja Z
You think to yourself everyday about the same thing. Over and over again. Should you have reacted the way you have or should you not have. It was a summer, back when you were seventeen and although that was a long time ago or so it seems, just seeing Jace made you think about that memory again. Should you have reacted differently? It was the summer when you still felt love so deep...
“One hundred years” by Audrey Winter
You are one hundred years old. Your hands are old and frail and difficult to keep still. Forty years ago, on your sixtieth birthday, you saw the old person looking back at you in the mirror and you did not recognise yourself. You saw someone people had stopped paying attention to years ago. What you did, simply did not matter to anyone else. Everyone was too busy focusing on their own self...
“Granola Guidelines for the Sensible Refugee” by B.T Beauregard
Don’t think about before. Never think about before, it will break you. Avoid the memories and resist the impulse to indulge in them. Forget the kind faces and small shops where everyone knows you. Forget the strange foods and smells beside the road, whether good or bad. Remembering these things will leave you empty. Empty is bad. Empty will leave you broken. Fact: Crying on ...
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