Write a story about someone who’s extremely impulsive — or extremely indecisive.
Posted in Character on Oct 26, 2022
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“Yes! NO! Yes!” by PJ Aitken
“I'm not indecisive! I just don’t know what I want!” Beth’s friends burst out laughing trying to drown their guffaws within the contents of their cocktails. They’d known each other for nearly 20 years, since primary school, so the idea their friend would not tie herself in knots over the smallest decision was borderline science fiction. “Bee, some people are determined and focused and know what they want...
“All My Stars II” by Nainika Gupta
Liam Even before my imprudent boy broke my wings, I was having a rotten day. Mortals do not understand how overwhelmingly boring being an angel is. And a guardian angel at that. There is only yourself, infinity, the occasional card game with the other angels, oh and watching out for your mortal. And in this case, a pair of broken wings. We crash into the ground, and...
“Aboulomania” by Daniel R. Hayes
(Content Warning: violence, and a lot of insanity)I can’t believe I’m finally ready to tell Doctor Regal my deepest darkest secret. I tap my toes impatiently inside my brown Kingston shoes and twiddle my fingers. Maybe I should have gone with the black ones instead. I think they would have matched my brown skirt a lot better. My belt is black, so black shoes would have been the better choice. Why did I choose the brown shoes? Damn this indecisiveness! ...
“John only 'likes' his house” by Kathleen `Woods
It wasn’t unknown that John had a certain despondence about him during the winter. It sunk slowly into his heart in September and only truly lifted in mid-march. Like an ever present shadow in his head, it made him moody to say the least. The kind of moody you lost hours in. How he decided that a night shift would help was beyond him. But he felt like he was getting better, it ...
“Eyes Made of Fire” by Corbin Sage
Asher knelt in the remains of his house. The sky was darkening, and he pulled out his flashlight to see the crumbling walls of the place he used to live. It had deteriorated almost to the point of unrecognition, but he knew where it was. How many times had he trudged up the inclining driveway, had run through the neighborhood in childhood glee? The hazy glow of his formative years all took place here, and now it was all...
“Situation 19” by H L McQuaid
[Content warning. A naughty clown and some swearing]EXT. AERIAL SHOT: CEMETERY – NIGHTDense fog rolls through a decrepit cemetery, the tombstonesjutting from the earth like rotten teeth. An owl hoots in thedistance, but otherwise an otherworldly silence envelops the graveyard.EXT. CEMETERY – NIGHTA large black raven perches on a grey tombstone, the full moonrising behind him. Below his grimy claws, the inscription:Johann Herz1966 - 2...
“The Mulberry Memory” by Scott Skinner
Content warning: addiction, drug use, violence, sexual abuse, child abuse Danny’s been a good boy for a long time. He’s cut back on red meat, only buys organic, and never drinks soda. He exercises regularly, presses his clothes, takes two showers a day, and shows up on time for everything. His coworkers know him as a reliable team player who cleans the coffee machine. Danny treats himself and others with respect; he smiles and holds office, elevator, building, and car doors. He’s patient. He talks ...
“The Dragon Races- Part 28” by Mira Caplan
"Fine." Everlys looked around. She met Therin's eyes, jumping to Eriene, Jen, and finally Alaric before glancing back at the Sinistrian."Fine, then. Raya doesn't love you. But I assume that you care at least a bit for the rest of us, considering that we're all stuck here and need each other to get out of whatever and wherever this place is." She gestured down the tunnel, back in the direction of the place where someone had fallen at her hand. "We can either go forward or back to the cave with three dead peopl...
“Sophie's Extravagant Shopping Spree” by Daniella Cressman
Sophie stared through the shopping window at the long, golden gown, hanging marvelously on the mannequin’s skin: Paul Revere was one of her favorite designers, and she had a performance coming up this weekend. She had already treated herself to Paris’ famous chocolates from L’amour, and she hadn’t been able to resist purchasing a lovely fedora: She was a jazz singer and she had a gig that night in one of the fancy clubs, so she thought it would go marvelously with the long black, elegant dress she’d picked out for the occasion, but now sh...
“The Knitty Gritty” by E. H.
The racket that comes from someone arriving home fills the halls of the apartment building. A combination of shouts of joy and the jangle of collars from the dogs follow me to the kitchen as I just manage to get the groceries on the counter-top. "Mama, I'm home!" It takes me a second but I soon spot mama in the living room. She sees me. "Hey there, Liz!" My mother lays spread out on the sofa, ...
“Kaleidoscope ” by Wisteria 4001
Author’s Note: Hi! So…does anyone know how to interpret dreams because what was this. I have nothing else to say. My subconscious is weird. Here’s the story, I guess. *Delta Vibes*KaleidoscopeA Creative Nonfiction Short Story by Ana GovindasamyTell him.Don’t tell him. As I lie in bed, head swimming, these are the two thoughts pulsing at the centre. Beneath all the kingdoms of life, of the chemical formulae, of the dates, names, religions. Tell...
“Pure-Recharge and Prenatal ” by Sara Lytle
"Okay, I'm ready, ma'am," she said. The young customer tucked her dirty blonde hair behind her multi-pierced ear. She sported some bleached jeans with a black 'Nirvana' T-shirt. Her bangs rested heavy on her blue eyes. Her eye makeup, with its bright greens and yellows, seemed to have been based on a millennial's YouTube tutorial video.Alex appreciated the three day old disposable mask that hid the tightness of her lips even if it cut off her oxygen supply by about forty-seven percent. To keep up her excellent cus...
“The All Day Breakfast” by Howard Halsall
“I’m going to have my lunch,” said Ralph, searching through the kitchen cupboards for the egg box. “Dorothy always had our lunch ready for twelve.” He’s a bit late today, which is fine; however, since you passed away, his whole routine has gone awry. #In your absence, there was no one to remind him about chores that needed completing. Ralph had no pressure to be punctual. Now he was cooking for one. Somewhere around midday would be just fine for his lunch. A little snack he could prepare in five minutes suit...
“Are you impulsive or indecisive?” by Opher 51 2022 REYES
Imagine you are standing at the counter at your favorite ice cream parlor. Your eyes light up at the sight of all the many different ice cream flavors and the seemingly endless possible combinations of flavors; you are thinking of the joy when you will soon experience when you take the first lick off the cone. But wait, you still have to decide what flavor, what size, sprinkles or no sprinkles, regular or waffle cone, or...
“The Predicament” by 𝕗 𝕚 𝕠 𝕟 𝕒 .🌈
Idabelle Nibley had spent her twenty-one years ignorant of the world around her. Which most certainly bothered some people, the doll in the green dress on her shelf to name one. She called herself Parrot, for she had overheard Idabelle bragging to a friend about the gift her sea-faring father was to bring back to her and thought the word was simply splendid. She had no idea what a Parrot was, of course, but thought that if Mr Nibley had anything to do with it, it had to be perfect.&nb...
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