Start your story with someone being presented with a dilemma.
Posted in Character on Oct 25, 2022
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“Why do anything, Ceri? You'll only dance in Elysia one day.” by Kathleen `Woods
A thought as old as the first professions of any world is, why do anything? This is especially true in Helusch, with the rather tragic economic condition of the area. Ceri was just a Gythan Bo, looking for his next meal, his next trick, next move. He really wasn’t up for the quandary, as he rather drunkenly took the dare. “Get back here, ya Rum Dum Jungle buzzard!”, was wh...
“Sparks into flame (Part 1 of Mutants versus Witches) ” by Moon Lion
"I'm sorry I wasn't there in time, Simin." John started, no hint of accusation in his voice.I looked up from my ashy fingers and stared at him stonily, unsure how to respond. "Unfortunately, now you need to decide: You can either come with me, learn to control your abilities, and help me protect others like us. Or, you deal with the police now where I cannot help you, your powers will continue spiraling, and you will likely end up dead." John had given me these options before, but never with this m...
“Jagged Edges” by Amelia Bowen
Content Warning: self harmI told myself I didn’t need you. It wasn’t as if you couldn’t see. Couldn’t see the way I turned away when you stubbed your little toe on the jagged edge of the dishwasher, and you sat on the floor screaming incoherently about all the jagged edges and all the stupid dishwashers.You were all jagged edges.I told myself I could live without you. I tore imaginary holes in the wall by the toilet in our tiny bathroom, raging with redrimmed eyes as if it wasn’t only ever tearstains...
“Marked For Evil II” by Nainika Gupta
Elise “So, how did you know to tie a tourniquet?” The doctor asked, looking at me side-eyed. I sighed. “Someone who I thought I could trust taught me,” I said. The doctor raised an eyebrow at me but mercifully didn’t say anything else. He replaced the bandage, which had quickly soaked through with blood, and tied it around my ...
“Dilemma” by Corey Melin
“We have a dilemma,” said a panicked Mike as he entered the room. Stewie held up his hand as he continued to groom himself. Once he could rip loose the top part of his toenail with his teeth and spit it out, he put his hand down. He checked out all his toes and saw he did a good job. “This is urgent!” cried out Mike. “What can be so importan...
“Who Needs Romance When You Have True Love Surrounding You?” by Shannon Ruane
Who Needs Romance When You Have True Love Surrounding You?Tree Town was not awoken by the lovely chirping of birds; instead a cacophony of ringtones and an additional, terrifying sound roused the town resident's from their peaceful slumber. “What the heck! Auntie Jane, am I seeing police...HERE,” shouted a dumbstruck Emma! Frozen in place, Emma glanced at her twin sister Charlotte. Did Charlotte feel as disturbed as she did over seeing a police car in person? Although they l...
“The Fault In Their Stars” by Christina Reynolds
Last night’s dirty dishes were still stacked in the sink. Not scraped. Not rinsed. Not even soaked. Just leftover food encrusted on the dinner plates they’d once gleefully picked out for their wedding registry. A happy wedding years ago—actually, decades.Denise sighed, she didn’t have the time or inclination to deal with the mess. Mainly she wondered why her husband hadn’t cleaned up the kitchen. Ever since they’d stopped being intimate with each other, he had shouldered more and more of the household chores.
“Infinity” by Daniel R. Hayes
Approximately 4.25 light years from Earth, in the southern constellation of Centaurus, a small habitable planet called Proxima was discovered. This Earth-like planet rotates perfectly in the habitable zone away from the sun at 1.3 astronomical units. Scans have revealed that the planet has liquid water on the surface, and a clean atmosphere that will support life. With just the right amount of greenhouse gases, Proxima can support the same temperatures as our own planet. The discovery was made in the European ...
“IF ONLY I CHOSE BETTER” by Irene Gitau
Kelvin Baron had everything anyone could want in life. He had the money, a loving family and loyal friends. He grew up in privilege therefore he had nothing to complain about. He went to the best schools both in high school and college. He basically had everything he asked for handed to him.However he was not happy. His dream was to become a doctor. He always wanted to help people hence the choice of career. He did not get to do what he wanted, because his father wanted him to study business. His father was one of the richest peopl...
“i'm sorry” by Echo Sundar
The rain pounded the car like angry bees. The windshield wipers had their work in for them as they cleared the window over and over again. Thunder rumbled in the distance like a melody of drums up in the sky. Everything was grey, that plain drab color, the color of lunch meat and belly button lint. The car was soaked in a coat of mud and it was hard and crusted near the bottom. Nevertheless, my mom was just as cheery as ...
“Can We Save Tonight?” by Jeremiah Osibe
“You didn’t do much, but I fell for you – so much to have lost myself. I fought it every time. I cried, prayed, smeared it with detachment, yet even my distance tactic proved weak in battle.” “Joe, I have fallen deeply, and my redemption now rests in your hands. I love you very much, and I can’t help it. I always thought of myself as one too difficult to please. How could I now be swept off both feet? Well, I am; I’m still hard-to-please. But you are the only exception.” “It’s two and half decades of ...
“Decision Devision” by James Holgate
The strange thing about fate is that it always seems to present itself in the most inconvenient of times. Such as when I fell from great heights, both metaphorically and physically, and fate appeared before me dubbing me dead, yet I arose and overcame. Unfortunately I don’t believe this is a situation I can escape. It began 17 days ago when I woke up, began my pandiculation and immediately got shot with a...
“Fight or Flight” by PJ Aitken
“Cindy, wake up! Cindy? You need to get up quick because you only have ten minutes to get out of there. Good luck!” Cindy’s head was spinning, she knew why it was spinning, because she saw the size of the needle they injected her with. But that didn’t change the fact she wanted to throw up and go back to sleep. She opened her eyes and beyond the blur she saw she was wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and f...
“LETTERS AND INK” by Josephine Samuel
San Diego, 1997.CHARLES ASTON could swear there was a little girl in Rancho Bernardo, always sitting by the gazebo in an old park.Charles loved the quiet of Ranch Parkway. He worked in Lauren Hill Lane, and would walk by evening past Silver Pine way, New Rochelle, get a robusto in Shelborne street and hold it lopsided in his mouth, muttering to the chirping starlings and people who changed lanes once they saw him coming.Then he'd come to Rancho Bernardo and see the girl sitting beneath a red birch, st...
“To Save The Bot...” by Dhwani Jain
The boy started to make absurd noises, very similar to the ones machines make when they are in dire need of repairs. That's it, you think. That's it! The boy is not actually a human, it's a machine! That's why when you pushed him so hard to run faster and faster, probably more than his capacity, he fainted and is lying down there, lifeless, if that's possible for a machine. You knew that you had to do something. You whack your brains at the problem in hand. You weigh down your options. What if you go to the nearest mech...
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