Write about a character who has a ‘hot and cold’ personality — or is affected by someone like this.
Posted in Character on Oct 26, 2022
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“The Window ” by Claire Cervino
Katie laid in her bed, her light purple comforter pulled all the way up over her head. All that could be seen of her was some blonde curls that rested on top of the lilac comforter. A phone glowed a soft blue aura from under the sheets - the only light in the dark room on that warm June night. An open window brought in hot, stifling south Georgia air but that little vortex also let in a soft breeze and the chirping of t...
“Fairytale Romance” by Susannah Meghans
Fairytale RomancePresent Day Jessica sat in the corner of a bustling coffee shop, sipping her delicious latte while people watching. She had learned the hard way to cherish these moments of peace. As I watched another couple holding hands, my mind drifted back to the beginning of my own fairy tale romance or so had I...
“Hooked” by Joyce Vips
August was sitting on the waiting shed.She had both ears occupied with headphones, fingers tapping beside her, dancing in a slow staccato along with the thumps of her heart. She didn’t even like the song that much, not really. Not on her very first listen, nor her second, nor the many times that came after it. But August still gave it a chance just in case, because she wasn’t the one who gave up so easy. And because it was one of Rachel’s favorite songs.
“Late” by Riel Rosehill
(Content warning: contains sensitive themes of violence, abuse, death and suicide and some strong language.) I was late from work, my girlfriend was holding me up. Yesterday was my last day though, so it didn’t matter at all. Nobody was ever expected to be on time or to go in at all past their very...
“Thank you for being there when I didn't need you” by Juliane Enggård Nebel
Dear Marie, We went shopping today. I held your clothes as you tried them on. Hours passed this way, walking in and out of shops, laughing, talking and buying. Afterwards we went to the nearest McDonalds and ate. Somehow the place always brings out feelings for us. It was here you told me about your abusive mother for the first time, and it was here that I told you that I was gay. Almost every time we had been her...
“The land of Fire and Ice” by Marnie Schmidt
Note: There is one mention of the word crack head and self-harm when Tamara is tired and annoyed with Casey.CaseyThe 16-year-old boy screamed infuriated at his worn out and sweaty carer. He shrieked again this time piercing the delicate ear drums of anyone in the small apartment building. Tamara (the carer) held up her hands to try and placate Casey. Tears streamed down his face as his throat and head be...
“How Far is Far Enough?” by Mason Hatton
One night in San Francisco my girlfriend at the time had a “hot and cold” personality which laid waste to one particular night in all the worst ways. Laughing as we approached a tall silver pole about twice as thick as a street light. Attached to it was a metal ladder that made its way up the length of the pole into a basket up top used to maintain and replace the bulbs. I had climbed similar structures before, but I real...
“A New Beginning ” by Angel Vargas
Matilda and I stand together in silence, watching the sunrise in our favorite park, and the only thing I can think is “fuck this.”The day starts with the usual routine. Get up at 4am. Drink free-trade coffee. Eat a quick breakfast. Take a bleary-eyed perusal of emails and texts on my Obama-issued flip phone.. Then I flop onto my ancient, sweat stained couch and wait, a knot forming in my stomach. I’m expecting a call from a ...
“Ozzie” by A.L. Shilling
OZZIEBy, A.L. Shilling**Ozzie furiously typed out a message on their phone. It was time to let the world know exactly how they felt. They had been silent for too long. If Ozzie didn’t speak now, they would likely never be able to again. There was so much to say, but a sentence or two would have to do. But it had to be perfect. Their message had to reach as many people as possible and it had to be abs...
“I Will Build You a Bridge” by Victoria Luu
Drowning is the risk you take. The descent into dark water pulls the breath out of you. In, you will your body and the lungs obey, filling with artificial air carried through a tube leading to the surface. Out the waste gasses go in bubbles that effervesce against your helmet's narrow visor. Your legs find their footing and your body re-centres under this new gravity. Your blind hand reaches out with a spark. She lays her fingers across the scrunched forehead. “Hot.” But not terribly so. The little...
“The Power We Wield ” by Carolina Barros
I shapeshifted last night. At least in my head, I did. The red iron taste of blood is even now present in my mouth. I still remember the wind tousling my hair (fur?) back as I moved skillfully down the hill, my elongated body slipping under branches and roots. Everything else is…a blur. I found you in the same spot as we started, alcohol on your breath and a pile of vomit next to you, the only thing keeping you ...
“the good, the bad, and the ugly” by Francesca Wieck
It always starts with hope and ends in disappointment. The flitter of butterflies against your stomach, the flush of blood to your cheeks, the nervous glances, the thinly veiled stares. The giddiness overriding your entire system after one single compliment. Oh, how I wish I could hold onto that feeling. The simplicity of it all, of the way my body would respond to his touch, a simple nudge enough to send me spiraling. How I wanted nothing more to make him happy and to keep him safe. How I hoped and dared to dream t...
“Moth” by Dean Atlas
I work around a lot of people, so generally an individual doesn’t catch my eye. She did. The first time I saw her I was in the middle of struggling to change the trash. It seemed like everyone at the mall that day decided to throw their full drinks away. After a couple of minutes of persistence and on the verge of losing my temper, I finally hefted it out and I looked up. What I saw I will never forget. She sat ...
“Uncomfortable Silence” by Diane Murphy Wall
Anna loved her boyfriend but could never get a good read on him. She knew it was the nights that he went out of his way to pick the perfect restaurant and end the night cuddling on the couch that kept things going. The other evenings were uncomfortable. He would invite her over for dinner but hardly speak to her. She would try to keep the conversation going only to get short responses. There were silence...
“Trapton School for the Unlearned” by C.B. Oates
Cindy Saysmore is my single, solitary friend here at Trapton School for the Unlearned. It’s ok though. Cindy's extra, so she’s enough. My parents switched me to Trapton this year, and it’s been a whole thing. My name is Sofia Sitzalone, and I’m in the fifth grade. I feel like I live with a brown paper bag over my head. I like Cindy. She says all of the things that I wish I could. We think just alike, but she is fearless. Miss Gruntles calls her ‘brazen’ and ‘Little Miss Saysmore’, but I vehemently disagree, ...
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