End your story with the line, “I’m never going out with you again.”
Posted in Angst on Oct 25, 2022
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“Error of his Ways” by J D Hernandez
Power companies and crewmates struggled to return lights and gas back to suburban California; the biggest tsunami on record had just decimated the coastline. The survivors struggled to repair and people were at their pettiest. Especially one family of four. Father Anthony Richards’ was a coldhearted businessman who only cared about his bottomline. As such Anthony had no problem bankrupting the school districts. Which had...
“Night Out” by Ruth Nowotny
Her throat was dry. She could hear the tap dripping intermittently into the aluminum sink behind her. The way the quiet pitter patter was unrhythmic and unpredictable sent a shiver down her spine. She buried her face into the couch. Dad said he was going to fix the pipes last weekend, but something came up. Maybe mom is sick, she thought. It didn’t matter anyway, really. Dad’s mind worked more like a river than...
“Familiar Things Like Hospital Beds and Bruises” by Jubilee Lubov
9:42 P.M. My nose is bleeding. It’s bleeding, and it won’t stop, and the disgustingly metallic taste of blood fills my mouth as the blood keeps gushing. It keeps going even as I hold tissues to it, it keeps going even as I shove ice against the bridge of my nose. It keeps going long after you were supposed to be home at ten P.M. sharp and doesn’t stop.The apartment remains deathly silent. My nose keeps bleeding as I wait, watching the clock. I make tea to wash away the sheen of blood t...
“Vile Adventures” by Navitha Paranavithana
Sitting on the couch with a coffee in hand, I dreamt of the beauties of luxurious adventures. I dreamt of well lit fires with crackling noises, beautiful villas with comfy beds and swimming pools. Well, that’s a taste of my dreamy world. According to me, the “adventure equation” is that adventure equals luxury. Later in the day, my very peculiar and quite annoying cousin called me right in the morning. To be honest with you, he is ready to go anywhere, anytime whilst any condition.“Good morning!” my cousin Jim screams ou...
“Brief Candle” by Jon Casper
“Mind if I sit here?”Colin Stamper turns the page of his book. He can’t imagine the question is directed at him. No one ever wants his company. And the feeling is mutual, he tells himself.“Ohmygod! There’s a spider on your shoulder,” says the voice. He decides to engage, just in case. The only thing worse than smalltalk, is spiders. He glances at his shoulders, thankful they are both spider-free, then raises his eyes to the person beside his table, irritated.“I thought that might get y...
“Ziggy's Extraordinary Adventure” by Tricia Shulist
ZIGGY’S EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE Plink, plink, plink. My head shot up from my pillow, and I looked around for the source of the sound. Plink, plink, plink. I jumped up from my bed and ran towards the sound. My leash! That means walkies! But my human, Mercedes, was standing there wit...
“THE LAST DAY I SEE YOU!” by HIKIRT KK
A DAY WITH NOTHING TO DO BY NORTH HUMAN NAMED,CHRIST who was a student at WESTERNITY SCHOOL.he loved to do and made something new things from his dreams comes true.One day,he fell in love to a girl name,Rowlly Magestine who was just genius and smart .Hence,even though he felt crush on her but still doesn't show it to her as he is not that smart than her and of course he is not worth it fo...
“An Unusual Date” by Lily Rama
Dates are hard.But they're especially hard when your date is a 95 year old man who thinks he's 30. Don't ask me why I thought it was a smart idea to join a dating site, much less accept a date from someone who has their age description set as 'probably older than you.'Yeah, now looking back I see where I messed up. And I bet you're thinking why the hell I didn't pick up the clue that the man was probably in his 50s or so. Just read the story and maybe you'll understand!-------------------------------------Shelb...
“Raine and Alaska” by Allie Beety
I watch intently as she undoes her shoelaces, her short, wavy, brunette hair cascading down around her face like a chocolate fountain. Her nimble fingers move slowly until she frees he foot from her converse. I gradually sit up, catching the attention of Raine. She eyes me through long lashes and a minuscule smile tugs at her lips, the corners of her mouth raising up as she gazes towards me fondly. Witho...
“End Times” by Eurus T.
Let’s see.Kid in a ridiculous shirt is looking. The man with a man bun is looking. Woman in red is looking. Even her baby is looking at me. Seriously, I got chills. That is hell of an ugly baby. I remember thinking, is this a nightmare? Am I naked?I looked at my clothes, nope, fully clothed. Then why on earth all of the city is staring at me? I was just walking for a job interview in the 5th avenue, completely lost in my headspace...
“Ambivert Perfection” by Pahani Wijeratne
“Come on, babe.You can’t be stuck in your house forever, you know! I know I can’t.” Shouted Jeremy.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… He didn’t mean harm, but he was still a bit too harsh towards Coco. Given her background, she suffered from a terrible and traumatic childhood. Her father, well, suffered from substance abuse and constantly inflicted physical, emotional and sexual pain on both Coco, and her mom. On the other hand, as for her mom, as a result of knowing that she cannot seek vengeance from her husband made th...
“The Bad Breakup” by Ben Rounds
“Cindy, I’ve… well, this is really hard to say, but I think we’re both in an abusive relationship, and... we need to end it.” Slowly, Cindy put down her cup. It seemed to titter and the Starbucks, usually so quiet up there in the front, where four cute, bucket seats were grouped around a low, oaken coffee table, was filled with a faint clatter, a porcelain c...
“Never date a Narcassist ” by Miss Maggie Maria
It was a warm spring day in March in the year of 2020. This non- fiction short story takes place in Southern Ontario near the GTA area. I was going out to meet with my tattoo artist to discuss the upcoming appointment that I had scheduled. All was going well; the day was sunny and quite beautiful, with an amazing breeze.It was not too hot or too cold and anyone that knows me; they are aware that I like it cool!Afterwards - I decided to go meet up with some friends at a bar in the east end of town. It was a fun night full of ...
“Rosy and Pop” by Santina Forlenza-Pihuličova
As the sun lowered under the hill the TV turned on the main national channel whilst all the family waited for the show to begin and for the supper to be served. They sat in the dining room despite the table under the outside porch was a better option for a summer dinner, at least to me. My neighbors had different preferences. I did not know them personally, but from the spot I used to seat I could observe their behavior and forming an opinion about them. I never was an outgoing neither I did not enjoy moving from ...
“The diary entry of Luna Ellam” by Snehalata Malati Baisakh
Finally, the moment everyone was waiting for years, actually it has been a few months more than a year but it was feeling like years, so years. The government had officially declared that the pandemic was over. People were dancing on the streets and were enjoying the moment of their life. Children were busy throwing their masks high in the air. Women were busy cooking their favorite dish along with humming sweetly to celebrate the end of the pandemic. That was at that unfortunate moment when I decided that I and Jacob should have a weeken...
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