Write a story about someone who's haunted by their past.
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“Red, Blue, White” by Deborah Angevin
To Bella, Red was the colour of your favourite flower, roses. The first flower that I bought for a girl. The flower that you always liked to receive, regardless of the situation. Blue was the colour of your skirt, your junior high school uniform. The one you wore when we first met at the entrance test for the high school that we attended. White reminded me of the packaging of your favourite soft drink. The fizzy drink that tasted weird, the beverage that I hated. The onl...
“Fragments of The Past” by Jade Young
They come to me in snippets. Every moment of that day, of that incident, flashes behind the lids of my closed eyes. I plaster a smile on my face in the hopes that my darling sister is always reassured that my battle to stay in the here and now was won many years ago.I am fine. I have no more panic attacks; no more random moments of panic where nothing but pure fear of the past seeping into the future consumes me. The flashbacks stopped as soon as I stopped seeing my therapist years ago, I swear.
“The Killer Behind the Door” by Phebe Emmanuel
The sweet smell of morning dew rushes into my lungs as I gather a deep breath of the cool air surrounding me. Conner’s friends live here, I think to myself. Conner lives here. As I perch on the top step of his front porch, my legs ache from pumping on the pedals of my bike, the sounds of his mother’s cooking filling my head. Behind me, the screen door creaks open, and Conner joins me on the porch. He d...
“Haunted in an Ocean of Memories” by Mira Caplan
"Hello." I said, giving her a small smile. Today was to be no different. She was back, yet again. I met her when I was six or seven, starting either kindergarten or first grade. I forget which, but I know that it was one of the two. She couldn't speak, for some reason. Back then, I didn't know why. Everyone seemed to ignore her, like she didn't exists or something. But, unlike others, I saw that she was there. It took me a while to find out what she really looked like, because I would only get a glance at her before...
“Olive Green Eyes” by Nancy Drayce
It has been three years since I last saw you. I can still feel you touching my skin like nobody ever could; making me disappear in the world with just you and me. With such care and love, you knew how to handle me when I would be at my worst points. Every word that I would say you would predict as if you knew me before I knew myself. I can still remember your smile; how could one forget such a beautiful smile? Your amber-coloured eyes still haunt me to this day. Your soft lips visit me in my dreams making me jealo...
“Dead Violets” by Lata B
TW: Suicide This is the story of a broken man. A soul ripped; heart-torn man. He was always intrigued by trains. How they moved. How they tiptoed through the railroads. No one could love them more than he did. Every dream was filled with trains speeding by. He would beg his parents to go on the train every chance he got, and he would always pick the window seat. On bright days the trees would run past as he tried to c...
“Next in Line” by Kelechi Nwokoma
In the dead silence, all the details suddenly fell into place for me with a burst of intuition.Something Nancy wanted me to be oblivious of.Something that made Allen carry a handgun around, though he knew I hated it.Something everyone already knew about — everyone but me.Something I sensed was coming soon, anyways.Something I knew would get me, no matter the lengths I took towards obscurity.
“Prisoner of my past.” by Djenat Remmache
Although I know that the key to happiness lies in the present moment, the past never ceases to haunt my thoughts, especially a particular day. What happened that day is my biggest regret, it should never happen this way. I am haunted by my past. I’ve spent restless nights just thinking about it and have never forgiven myself for it. Now, what could I have possibly done? I killed my father. No, I did not physically slit his throat, bash his brains out or shoot him, but my inaction led indirectly to the accident that led to his death a...
“A FLASH FROM THE PAST” by Daine Rodriguez
I was always very childish. Never knew the bad side of anything. To me everything around me was beautiful and was just perfect until one day, something happened, something that just changed my perspective of looking things. . A photograph is like a memory from the past. It can capture almost every little detail you forgot during the moment. I couldn’t have been more right.It all started on a snowy winter morning. I just love taking pictures and was planning to make it my profession. I woke up with a start and then o...
“Intoxicated” by Monica G
Coming to this birthday party was perhaps the dumbest decision of the century. The memories are hard to avoid here. I feel like I’m having a very realistic flashback. However, I need to stay, it’s my friend’s birthday after all. I can’t call her my best friend because she is my only friend, so that makes her the best by default already. But she has a lot more friends than I thought. There are at least 30 p...
“What is deeper- the ocean or the trauma?” by Moonchild XOXO
Raven's breath had become fast-paced. She was feeling very dizzy. Faint screams were banging off in her brain, echoing with every word she spoke. She held up a shaky finger and yelled at her mother, "PLEASE don't mention the sea to me! How many times do I have to tell you? Why don't you listen?" Her mom shifted guiltily. "I'm sorry, honey. But it would be better if you just tell me why I-" Raven got ...
“Chaos is a Friend of Mine: Part One” by Rhondalise Mitza
Aon. Chaos is a friend of mine. I came to know the true meaning of chaos being my friend when I was nine and three months. We were having a birthday party for one of my fat siblings, and I had been put in charge of carrying out the cake. The cake was a colossal waste of money, in my opinion, and it was ugly too. It was toweri...
“Consequences” by BRoOkE HAs A COwBoY HAt
I remember that day when it all happened...“Come on, Cora! It’ll be fun, I promise! And guess what? Roman will be there.” Linda added a mischievous tone to her last words, and I rolled my eyes. She was trying to convince me to go to the “popular” girls’ party. They were the girls at our high school that thought that they were princesses, and they had one big party each season. Normally I wouldn’t go, because I was the girl that just stuck to her little friend group and learned about space.“Linda. It’s. Not. Happen...
“The Mysterious Letters ” by Aarshia Ray
“Oh! We have reached,” I said as the car swerved left, entering a once properly trimmed garden, but now had rather unruly bushes.“I am so angry with Tina; she had promised that she would come.” Pam was really upset.“Yes, Veronica’s gone for a vacation and Stella’s gone to her gran’s and now Tina...” said Susan.“Hey, I forgot to mention, she called me yesterday. She told me that her elder brother had come home for the Christmas and thus she was unable to come. Gals why don’t you enjoy the beauty of this place!”“...
“The Pain of the Past” by Raquel Rodriguez
You shiver and squirm in your bed, your nightmares and daydreams - if they can actually be called by that name - showing you what you don't want to see or remember.Five things you remember from that night:One.His whispers in your ear, coercing you not to tell anyone.Two.Watching his blond hair to distract yourself from what was going on.Three.The smell of pina colada i...
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