Write about a character learning to trust their intuition.
Posted in Character on Oct 26, 2022
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“Show Time” by Francis Daisy
“C’mon! Let’s get this show on the road, Nat. The movie starts in ten,” Levi tapped his watch from where he stood near the door. Nat shook his head. “This isn’t another one of those animated ones is it?” He grabbed his coat off the back of the sofa and started to shrug his arms into the sleeves. The last action movie involved a stay white puff marshmallow hero who walked around with bacitracin healing powers or some such nonsense. “I don’t know how I let you talk me into movies. Why not just stay in? Orde...
“Instictive knowledge” by F.O. Morier
For years, I could barely write a page. I become a virtuoso of mediocrity, spiraling into smallness at a rapid pace. Sadness occupied the greater volume of me, making me travel through empty and long-abandoned rooms. A long time ago I set my dreams aside to become something else. Everybody always stated how I saw things wrong, and if I didn´t agree with their claims fast enough, I would suffer a barra...
“Lola and the Angry Little Wasp” by Shikha Dhawan
When I was a young child, I spent a lot of my time in this little garden. Well, it was less of a garden and more of an overrun weedy parking lot. No, that would be too generous to call it a parking lot. It was an overgrown wooded area where my father liked to park his precious yellow Lada. Don’t know what a Lada is? It’s a Russian car that went out of fashion as soon as it was in fashion because it was so poorly built in...
“Trust Your Intuition ” by Angie N
It was 7 am and Crystal was getting ready to go on her blind date. She sprayed perfume that smelled like roses. She took a long hot shower and put on a scintillating dress covered in sliver. She took her time so that she could look pristine. She did not know much about her blind date other than the fact that his name was Jonathan, he was 28 years old and had a business master’s degree.As Crystal was about to leave, she had felt something in her gut, it was befuddling and tingly. It made her uncomfortable and much more inquisitive ...
“Simmering Below the Surface” by Laura Huffman
The soaring inflation threw my boyfriend into a drinking binge like never before, and when he kicked my low tire with his steel toed boot I knew he was smashed. “Lilly, were you drinking and driving? How did your headlights and windshield get shattered on your new convertible? Sitting behind the steering wheel I raked my fingers through my n...
“The Wind” by Zea MindWerl
Cai opened her dark eyes and stared up at the moonlit ceiling. She had just had a dream. Something about it felt very familiar, like the smell of her grandmother's house, or the feel of summer rain on your face. And yet she couldn’t remember it at all. All that remained was this lingering feeling. She lay there letting the warm feel of familiarity settle around her, trying to gently coax the dream to come back. But dreams are fickle beasts and this one it seemed had tramped away for good.The wind came then and blew her green curtai...
“The Transformation of Rupert Sweet” by John Simes
The Transformation of Rupert Sweet a short story by John Simes ‘Snow blanketed the landscape, it muffled sound and hid the roads.’ Rupert Sweet stared bleakly at the sentence. Same old crap. Of course, the sodding snow muffled sound and...
“Sweetheart” by Christine Badiian
“Oh God! I’m so hungry! I’m so afraid! I have to take care of myself if I want to have my babies live but how can I do that? I’m so hungry! I’m so afraid!” She was frantic. Living on the streets by herself had been difficult. During her first heat at only six months of age, she had gotten pregnant. Now she had four kittens to take care of. Finding enough food for herself had been a challenge,
“This is the thing” by Ainslie Caswell
My grades have always been fine. They're fine. They're good. Good. Just good. What else could they be? It's elementary school. There's nothing else but good. There is either good or failing, and failing means they put you in the downstairs classes. And we all know what that means. What I'm saying is: everyone's grades are good. If they're n...
“Subject D” by Daniel Hafertepe
The clerk greeted her at the desk beside the conference room door. “Good morning, Lieutenant, please set your personal effects on the desk.”She laid her cover, handbag and laptop bag on the desk and then set her raincoat next to them.The clerk handed her a badge to pin on her uniform lapel.LT Ann Scarletti, USNOffice of Naval ResearchAnn noted the branches ...
“Gut Instinct” by Katy Rose
‘No more!” Kyla screamed. That was the last time she would ever fall for another stupid guy. Kyla threw the bedroom door shut behind her and fell onto the bed. Her muscles screamed with the tension of the evening. Kyla burrowed her face within the folds of her pillow and let the tears she had fought so hard to hold back, stream down her face. It wasn’t long before the pillow was drenched with the liquid of her sorrow.
“The Sleep Serene” by Mark Jackson
Dublin, 2018 His lips pull away from a woman’s cheek, cake-soft with makeup. Her citrus perfume reminds him of his dead mother, of being home. Somehow, deep in his core, he knows this is where he should be. The feeling of security quickly evaporates as he watches the woman turn her back to him as he proceeds to walk backwards out the open front door. He pulls it shut in front of him, pock...
“The Beginning of the End ” by Alessandra Mejia
The air was warm and smelled like cinnamon, soft classical music coming from the kitchen downstairs. Any normal person would find comfort in this, but I currently live alone. I groggily checked my phone which read 7:28am, no missed calls or texts. I lay in my bed, dreading the thought of going downstairs. There was only one of two things that would happen the minute I went down there. My overbearing mother would be gear...
“Deadly Intuition” by Joseph Morganella
"Dispatch, 42, are you clear, yet?" "42, just clearing now, dispatch." "Dispatch 42, all units still tied up, I have no additional unit to assign. Shots fired, 42, Dunkin Donuts, South Main Street front plate window shot out. Three young white males, all dark clothing, medium height, dark hair. Last seen heading south on South Main Street." "42 dispatch, responding...
“A Chance at Revival” by Reagan Athan
As I awoke on this winter day, I had this feeling. Not just any feeling, but a prickling sense as one could describe it as, that something would change. To know whether or not it would be drastically different or minorly different was something that couldn’t be determined. Some call it a gut feeling, while others fancy the coined term “pure luck”. If you were to ask which I lean towards, I would stare at you with a blank face. I simply don’t know. I may never know. Intuition is a broad and deep subject that some discuss without a proper u...
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