Write a story where one character needs to betray the other, but isn’t sure if they can.
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“Simplicity: Part 2” by Lina Oz
I stare at the young man with the kind blue eyes seated in front of me. He happily chomps down on a cheeseburger, ketchup dripping from the back of the bun and onto the table. His gaze occasionally flits up to meet mine before his cheeks redden and he glances down again.“Er…what’s your name?” he finally breathes, breaking the silence. It wasn’t an uncomfortable one. The quiet was nice, actually, especially after the chants of thousands of fans still echoing in my ear from the concert I’d abandoned. It feels like years ago. Perhaps ...
“The Heirloom” by 🕊 🎀 𝒱𝒶𝓇𝓈𝒽𝒶 𝒱𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓁 🎀 🕊
I heard the rain splashing at the window. It was another rainy day in Chicago. This year the rain started earlier in July than in August. I loved the rain but bummer I couldn't go out and play. I might be fifteen but I feel like I’m still that joyful little girl I once was. Now when I look at my childhood picture I feel like I don't know myself. The little girl with freckles and an ice cream cone in her hands. I looked ...
“Mark's betrayal ” by Soofia Asad
"Hey what's up Mark?"smiled Geonu "Oh... hey Geonu you are here?"stutterd Mark "Yeah,like you don't own this place you know"replied Geonu getting confused by the scared look on Mark's face. Geonu and Mark were best friends since kindergarten and Geonu had always been the strong one or in other words he always helped Mark when he got bullied and Mark always helped Geonu with his studies,Things were ...
“My Little Princess” by Muhammad Hamza Suleman
“What if it’s a girl?” Her beautiful smile faded away. “What?” “What if it’s a girl Ernest?” Hannah repeated softly, caressing her swollen belly. Ernest frowned, pulling his lady close into a warm embrace, “What do you mean?” “You know what I mean.” Hannah was dead serious. She separated, disturbing the blankets wrapped around them. She covered her body, not letting her bare chest be e...
“A Happy House” by Kylie Rudolf
Trigger warning: child abuse Introduction "It's going to be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." Ruby White had repeated this verse for twelve entire years. It had stopped her from doing the worst. It allowed her to deal with the worst. Still, the verse could not stop the tears flowing down her face. Tonight, she would cry herself to sleep because of one man. Chapter 1 Ruby had always had an inkling that ...
“The Mole Has Turned” by Andrew Krey
*Author’s Note: “The Mole Has Turned” is a standalone story, set in the same universe as my other Reedsy short-stories, with overlapping characters/events.* I was barely an adult the last time I saw a sunset, but this one had surpassed any genuine memories left in my mind. It was so beautiful we’d watched it on a loop for the last hour. Troy had arranged for us to have the same shifts this week, so today ...
“I Was The Liar Who Won” by Jasey Lovegood ✨
I WAS THE LIAR WHO WON“Get your ass over there!” I shout at my comrades, as the enemy starts to creep in. I turn my attention back to her and watch the blood pool around her lifeless body. The thick, dark crimson blood that filled her entire being. I kneel beside Robin and look at her horror-stricken eyes, the same pale green eyes, that would watch me jealously, as I kissed a girl I did not love. I shut her eyelids, not wanting to feel the pain over her death all over again, and stand up.&nbsp...
“No Movies Tonight” by Monica D
Malitta "Hey Eli wanna watch a Movie with me?" I say in my chill voice. Eli is my best friend we did EVERYTHING together but since junior high started she started acting different. I don't know what happened. She's now into boyfriends, Parties and even DYED her hair!!! "What Movie do you wanna watch?" Eli said staring into my soul. she looked like I was gonna say something childish lik...
“Fail or Do a Dare” by Meera Lakshmi
I’m poor. Go ahead laugh. Go ahead and shame me, you obnoxious rich people. My family has just enough money to pay for food. We live on the streets because my mom is out of a job and my dad is a janitor who scraps the gunk of school pillars in our town and mops city hall’s floors. I have a sister who was just born. She is my life and I love her. I’d do anything for her like I'd anything for my best friend Fiona. She is the one person I know who doesn’t shame me or my family for our situation at hand. She also teaches me school....
“Fistful Summer” by Djulieni Lopes
Hanagae Beach, Muuido. July 23, 1990. The school trip to Incheon province was troubled from the begging. In the bus while Seung-Hee was apprehensive and excited, his classmate sitting next to him continued with the same regretful speech. "Seung-hee, your know how scared I am of beaches" the boy with curly hair said in a regretful tone. The brownish hair matched perfectly with his grac...
“The House on the Cliff” by Genevieve Taylor
Midnight As the bells in the church below the cliff sang midnight in a melancholy choir, the world smelled of lime zest and metal, and a dark-masked villian slipped away unnoticed. One Grandfather O’Brien found the body as he went up to bed, his eyes red from exhaustion and his brain dizzy with pipe smoke. His feet slid in the blood, but he barely screamed as he looked down. Zooey had a...
“Speak or Die” by Aisa M
Tom can’t count the days of darkness. He’s been sitting in the middle of that room for what seems like an eternity. He cannot differentiate day and night. He can only feel the temperature change. He thinks it’s nighttime when his feet, tied to both legs of the chair, ache with the touch of the freezing floor and daytime when sweat drips from every pore of his body. There are no windows for light and air to pass through. He’s surprised he’s still breathing, taking in the stench of mold, sweat, and piss. He’s been in and out of sleep, he ca...
“Wildfire” by Aubrey Maria ✌
Thoughts rushed through her head like wildfire. Mira knew this was her last chance -- her chance to change what would happen. Sticking in her earbuds, she drifts off into a peaceful unconsciousness hoping to hideaway. But the more she tried to run away, even for a moment, her conscience crept up reminding her of her choice, her betrayal. She always had a choice - it just depended on what she chose. She laid her ...
“Vampire in Hell” by Nandan Prasad
Clang. Thirteen. Clang. Fourteen. Clang. Fifteen. Fifteen. I sighed and drew back to inspect my work. It was not up to my usual standard. My fatigued arms screamed for a break, and against my better judgment, I dropped the axe and soon followed it to the ground. I sat dejectedly, flicking pebbles just to see how far I could. It was not very far. ...
“Betrayal Dilemma ” by Don's Literary Corner
Thick warm air gathered in my spongy respirators. Sweat dripping in pounds. I could hear a voice, but as I looked around, only the silhouettes of my emotions stood staring. The concrete slabs that arched towards the mahogany courtroom door narrowed my mind with fear. I wondered if the executioners felt scared. My hands shuddered as they took hold of the deathly cold handle, for a moment forgetting its use, and as I reluctantly shook the door open, my hands became heavy. They held his life.The Dilemma:...
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