Write about a character who’s always thinking of things they’ll say to people, but who ends up saying very little when they finally get the chance.
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“Emma Rinders” by ◦•●◉✿ 𝓑𝓵𝔁𝔁𝓲𝓲 ✿◉●•◦
“Emma, you are to be given just a few months for you to complete this mission.” A low voice jolts me from my sleep.“Whazzuh?” I ask, confused. I had only just gone to bed when something hit me-I assume a tranquilizing dart. “You might be wondering: ‘Why me? Why not someone else?’ I chose wisely.” The low voice rumbled. I couldn’t find the words to express my feelings, but when I did, I found it hard to say them. Oh, stop being so childish, Emma. Just quickly get over with it.“I-I don’t understand…” ...
“The Twisted Tale” by Radhika Diksha
I was always confused about my thoughts. I was happy fulfilling people's need and their expectations. That's what my father had taught me. First I fulfilled my dying mother's wish, then my father's wish, then my step-sister's wish, they by stepmoms wish, and now Prince's wish. I had to tell him what I felt because there was an uncertain burden on my chest of my feelings. He is the only person that eve...
“Lola” by Echo Sundar
Sometimes what seems like one of the easiest things end up being the hardest. I mean all I have to do is say one sentence and walk away. How hard could that be? Very hard in fact very very hard. Just tell him you don't think we should be together. Presto, done. Walk away. But I don't want to break his heart. That's pretty much what breaking up with someone is. I s...
“The Boolean Code (TW: minor blood and death)” by <inactive> .
Special thank-you to my own computers teacher who is the kindest teacher I have ever known. *** For everything that I know, there is so much that I don’t. While I know how to keep a child engaged while learning even the most boring of coding languages, I don’t know how to explain the bruises. While I know how to make an amazing task bar with flashing rainbows and unicorns using CSS, I can’t ...
“An Understanding” by Rambling Beth
The rain was pouring into Alex’s coffee cup. He stood, hair sticking to his forehead, and stared as the cup started overflowing, until it was near the brim. He held the cup tight, holding back a hiss as the fiery liquid burned his skin.Alex smoothed his tie and glanced back at his silver Lexus UX. He examined his reflection in the wing mirror. He stroked his hair, eyeing the bird’s nest that the combed strands had become. His suit still looked crisp, though, and his eyes weren’t red or puffy. The under-eye concealer he’d...
“They're coming to take me away ☠️” by Ari Berri
Fourth part of Dead End. It doesn't have anything to do with the prompt. Enjoy! “The Glean?” I exclaim. “I have to go there?” The Grim nods, still smiling. “But-but I thought Gleaners were dangerous.” I say. Another nod. “They are. But we have an agreement. Any special cases here get sent to them.” “But don’t I get a say in this?” I d...
“in my room” by Masha Kurbatova
15 minutes until Adeline’s holiday performance, and she was curled up somewhere in a little ball. No one could say where exactly. Caroline, twin sister, PR manager, sat on the couch, smiling with just her mouth, not her eyes. Sometimes Adeline pulled through last minute. Sometimes, she didn’t. A dozen people were scattered in Nikolai’s living room, a scrappy holiday post-tour party. There were the backstage technicians, the bearded and pot-bellied lighting specialists, the tour manager locked up in the bathroo...
“Empty Encounters” by S.N. Beale
This is not what I want to be doing right now. How did it get like this? All I want right now is to be alone. It used to be so much fun. So, comfortable. But now my skin is crawling. I cannot even think of a conversation, a word to say, a statement to make, other than: When are you leaving? When can we call this? Do I need to order the car, or can you get it yourself? But all I can mu...
“Questions” by 𝚋𝚕𝚞𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝💙
Melody:She was kind so I should be able to talk to her. I shouldn’t get nervous or stumble over my words with her.“I like your name. It reminds me of peace for some reason which is odd I know but I just wanted to say your name is pretty.”“Can you help me with this one thing from math? I understand it but not fully so if you don’t mind can you help me?”“Do you remember when we used to talk almost every day?”“How does it feel to be popular?”“...
“Sailing -- The Happy Fits” by Elliot Thomas
He is a drop of sunlight in a clear glass bottle. A photoshoot in a field of lavender. An aesthetic. As I sit at my weatherworn desk, I poke a hole in my dam of emotions. He is a friendly phantom, existing only in the quiet space between. He is a heated blanket in the dead of winter. He is a song that lingers at the edge of memory until you listen to ...
“Chance of a Life Time” by Jay DMer
She:His eyes. Glisten when the sun hits. Beautiful, long eyelashes that frame his big, hazel eyes. His hair. Curly and light brown. Bounces ever so graciously every time he runs in track and field practice. His face. So silky smooth, marked with perfectly rounded freckles. His body. With the touch of it, I would be sent straight to Heaven. He's an angel. A work of art no one is worthy of understanding. A creation, so extraordinary that I can't bear to explore. Then there's me. Always in the background, hiding. Never gets n...
“Practice Makes Perfect” by Christina Marie
Should say and should’ve said haunt and taunt my every wasted exhale.I revolve in a stationary spiral under the scalding spray of my morning shower – my daily rehearsal – setting steely intentions for the day ahead. Today I will speak with confidence. I declare this out loud with gusto to my shampoo bottles, having recently read an article about the power of positive thinking. Words like ‘stutter’ and ‘stupid’ and ‘forget’ still scuttle around my skull, but I refuse to give them a voice.While I...
“Odd Bot Out” by Monica D
When you aren’t real, you tend to be more secretive around people, even when they think you’re real. The biggest question I ask myself is: am I real or fake? Mason made me, sometimes I forget. And sometimes, I don’t even want to know. Mason just named me 13. I don’t know how to read, write, eat, or drink. I know how to speak. My language, it’s set to English. Sometimes it can be a pain. Sometimes it can be very useful. “13, I have some very exciting news for you!” Mason said. Normally when he’s excited about somethi...
“Muted Diary” by ✩✮ 🎀 𝒮𝑒𝓁𝒾𝓃𝒶 🎀 ✮✩
HEY HEY HEYYY!!! This isn’t really related to the prompt but it kinda is so yeah. Also, it isn’t really funny. It is funny...ish… Anyways, hope you like my story!!! (Please don't judge the title btw ^^)9th November 2020-Sophia asked me to hang out today but me being myself, I couldn’t say anything. I just said ‘no’, turned around and walked away. After I quite rudely declined her invitation, Sophia, with a confused look on her face, turned around and walked away with her friends. I bet they think...
“Speak Now Or Forever Stay Silent” by Trinity Womack
Theo walked into the office of his job fifteen minutes early and approached his cubicle. He saw his boss out of the corner of his eye, standing beside the coffee maker, and decided that he would say something. Everyone in the office was constantly remarking on the fact that Theo rarely talked, but today he would change that. But what to say. “Hi Mr. Peters.” No, Mr. Peters had told him that he ...
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