Start your story with a character having a premonition, but no one believes them.
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“Running Down A Dream” by PJ Aitken
His eyes exploded open to then scrunch up once more as soon as the harsh sunlight hit them. Mikey had had one of those dreams again but this felt more real than usual. He wracked his brain trying to remember every detail before it faded away. The lake. Sound of a boat’s engine. Voices. His best friend Warren was there. A close up of the T-shirt they bought during a group trip to the Mall last week. A huge explosion. A time – 9.15am. Then Mikey woke up… Laying deathl...
“Florence and the Machines” by Kathleen Fine
Florence can sense something bad is going to happen as soon as she wakes up. She rises from her bed and peers out of the bedroom window of her assisted living community, Chestnut View. She lives in the Striped Bass apartment whose one-bedroom floorplan has a smaller bedroom and larger living room. She had picked this apartment out seven years ago when she moved into the community. There were five floor plans to choose ...
“The Chronicles of Humouricana” by Dhwani Jain
It was a beautiful spring morning. Katie, Joy, Crystal and Natalie were busy getting ready in their houses. They had decided to meet at the library. As usual, Katie was late but today, she had an excellent excuse with her. “I overslept and then John told me that I was late so, I rushed to the bath to get ready but it was occupied. The other bathroom was also occupied. Then after getting ready, I came out and a truck went by and drenched me in mud due to yesterday’s rain. I had to change and then when I was finally around the corner, anoth...
“A PICTURE GOES MISSING ...” by Sudhir Menon
As she stepped out of Brian’s large station wagon, the frail old lady cautioned him once again, “Beware of the house in which you intend to stay. It is not safe.” Then, thanking Brian and Susan for the ride, she bade them goodbye and soon was gone in one of the alleys that lined the borough. Brian and Susan stood transfixed for a moment as they saw her depart; then they were again on their way to their new home about a couple of Km away.It had been an hour-long drive through heavy t...
“The Urn” by Shanthini Singam
It was six in the evening. The weather was perfectly pleasant at 17 degrees. Sixteen-year-old Raymond Chong wore a black jumper and sat at the dining table with his paternal grandmother, Mrs Chong and his two cousins, Chengfang and Chengli. They were staying over for the weekend as their parents travelled for work. The very poised elderly lady in her 60’s was dressed in a pair of beige Samfoo ...
“22:23 Riverside, California, 72:25:49:05 till launch” by Sabrina Pebblebrook
Caffeinated students hurried towards the main entrance of Rivera Library, clutching books to their chests as if their lives depended on them. Usually, finches were often found darting from branch to branch, in the courtyard trees, but no birds provided a chorus for the past week. As the weather started getting colder, and finals loomed on the brink of everyone’s horizons, another threat had begun to form. A threat that n...
“Deja Vu” by Marie Bishop
TW: Reference to terrorist attack and injury.TW: SwearingThe two thirty-three train stood in the bay as Lucy ran down the concrete steps, her feet slapping like gunshots around the domed hall." Thank god,” she muttered as she swiped her student saver card on the automated ticket gate and stepped onto the train. The last thing she needed was to be late for her brother’s birthday party. She would never hear the end of it if she was late, again.“No excuses Lucy, not one. He is turn...
“The Links” by Colin Devonshire
“Guys, something is not right,” Mac said. He was hopping from leg to leg, scratching his hair. “What is up with you?” Drew asked. “I don’t feel right. It's as if someone is poking my brain. There is something I should know, but don't. I know that sounds crazy.” “What’s the matter? We are tucked away, hidden behind the fifth green. Our parents believe we are camping, whi...
“The Shift Of Time” by Advik Godbole
I ran through the winding streets, hoping to outrun him. Emma ran behind me, struggling to keep up. I heard his cries and screams of rage as he bayed for blood. I crashed into a wall as I turned the road. I was winded but I kept running, but it was futile. It was a dead-end. We turned around to take another street, but he stood at the entrance. The knife in his hand gleamed in the darkness...
“Jeramiah's Tale” by Blue Green
Jeramiah was dreaming. The day was pleasant, the warm sun making the ground shimmer with a promise of summer and long lazy afternoons where there is nothing to do apart from to be, and be glad that you are part of this wonderful whole. The dream amplified his feelings of contentment until the whole scene seemed to glow; every green was a more intense shade of green than is usual in the more mundane waking reality, every ...
“A world seen through the lens of "foresight"” by Nicole Jasmine Stoffels
People did not believe in the term "foresight." They believed that individuals were overly concerned with their personal well-being. But one stuck out; she believed in everything that caused anxiety. She felt compelled to look things up and reach a decision. Despite being at least 24 years old, she was her own detective. Emma Stone, a girl who had a premonition one day, a day when she had a strong sense that something, e...
“Twenty-Twenty” by Erin Potts
Hindsight really is twenty-twenty. Rachael Wheim shifted uncomfortably in the driver’s seat of her Chevy Cruze while delayed at a red light. She was on her way to meet up with her family, which for some might be cause for joviality. With the Wheim family, however, less was always and inexorably more. She shook her head, causing the waves of her curly red hair to dance at the corners of her vision. Fair skin ran ...
“Behind These Walls” by Lily Rebecca 🐰🐾
Behind these walls. Behind these walls, I am breaking Behind these walls, my world is crumbling Behind these walls, my life is falling apart Behind these walls, no one believes me /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ A strong gut feeling in my stomach. A sharp tug of my heart as a person walks by. This is it. Something is coming. The bile slips up and down my dry throat. Words ...
“Coffee Beats Belief” by Iona Cottle
Helena yawned as she skipped through the news pages on her tablet. It was way too early. Well, too early to be up if she had her way. The summer holidays couldn’t come fast enough. Until then however, there was always coffee. Stifling another yawn she picked her mug up and took a tiny sip, scalding her lips as she did. It was worth it. She sighed as she savoured the taste, and the stories she was reading started to make ...
“The Curse of the Sun” by Brenna Enos
The man was beautiful. Long golden hair rested lightly on his shoulders, tanned bronze from the sunlight. He wore the purest white robes I had ever seen. He had no sandals, but the sharp stones of the earth seemed to almost move out of the way of his perfectly sculpted feet. His fingers were strong, yet slender. He had an archer’s hands, but he told me he was no soldier. As a priestess, I had long ...
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