Start a story with someone saying, “It’s mine, and you can’t have it!”
Posted in Dialogue on Feb 10, 2023
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“The Second Hand-tique” by Chris Campbell
Sergeant McTavish hurried along the pathway, passing the local shops lining the centre of his small Scottish village. Responding to reports of a public disturbance, he had been dispatched to investigate and to quickly quell the melee. However, upon turning into the open lot of Rico Colombo’s Second Hand-tiques Recycle Centre, he found himself confronted by the almighty cacophony of a dispute between two women arguing over the validity of a sale. “IT’S MINE AND YOU CAN’T HAVE IT,” shouted the smaller and younger looking of...
“Finders Keepers” by Timothy Rennels
FINDERS KEEPERS by Timothy B. Rennels"It's mine and you can't have it!"The boy pulled the stick he had found on the sidewalk from his sister's hands."What would I want with your old stick anyways? Get a move on now, Mr. Perkle's not waitin' on us again."Clack-clack-clack-ack-ack-ack… Parker Lee Thompson ran the stick he held against the iron pickets of the fence outside ReXall Drugs. The fence didn't flinch...
“I See Me in Your Sunglasses” by Carina Caccia
The sun lies, the sun lies as the breeze creeps up my legs, my thighs. It’s winter here, a sunny winter, and I’m both warm and cold inside. “It’s mine, and you can’t have it,” I say. He leans in, his elbow on the oily table, on the breadcrumbs. “I feel so at home in my own skin,” I say. Pause. He doesn’t try to fill the silence but watches me grapple with words in my head: a gir...
“This is Mine” by Rick Pascal
THIS IS MINEby Rick PascalLondon - 1926Edith Chatsworth awoke with a start, her heart pounding as if attempting to escape from her delicate rib cage. Her thin silk nightgown was no match for the cold sweat that enveloped her fragile frame as she sat upright in bed, shivering. The words,
“It's Mine” by John Steckley
It’s Mine “It’s mine and you can’t have it. You shouldn’t even get to see it.” The old man’s sudden burst of fury came as a big surprise to the boy, Jack, his grandson. His grandfather had never yelled at him before. Young Jack did not know what to do as he saw his grandfather, also called Jack, clutch the article close to his chest. So he just walked out of the old man’s room, in tears, but not ...
“The Princess's Fury” by Kristin Rotkvich
*Trigger Warning for Sexual Violence, Physical Violence, gore, or abuse.* “It’s mine, and you can’t have it!” The merchant shrieked at me as I weighed the dagger in my hand.“Well, if you’re not selling it you might want to put it amongst your other belongings back there.” I pointed at his bag, presenting him with the dagger. My cloak drew up higher than I would’ve liked. The small branded insignia, noticeable on the inside of my wrist. As he saw, he gasped, gaping at me. He met my eyes.“Any...
“It’s Alright, We’ll Wait” by David B Fraser
“It’s mine, and you can’t have it!” Isidora’s father said. “Mr. Savas, I’m not asking for myself, I’m asking for your daughter.” Savas pushed himself up in bed and motioned me to come closer. The bodyguards moved in as well in some silly pretense of earning their money. Savas placed a hand on my shoulder. “You’re looking for an in, aren’t you?” “Mr. Savas?” “You drip poison in ...
“The Man On The Radio” by Patricia Merewether
"It's Mine! And You Can't Have It!" is the title of Race Grimstead's latest book, our topic today."Mike listened to a talk radio station while driving home from work and chuckled. Thinking, wow, what an idiot this guy is. But he listened anyway. He started to consider what the 'idiot' was saying about possible grid failures, social unrest, blizzards in the north, and hurricanes in the south.' He reached home before the program ended, stepped out of his car, was grateful for his happy, everyday life, and gave the ideas no...
“The Door” by Jason Connelly
I guess the door knocked, I stumbled down the stairs.The opaque light glowing, intrusively through the glass.I wiped last nights beer across my face, standing there at the door and saw uniforms, multiples of questions entered my mind.In a mental stalemate I went to the door.Two police officers were standing there fluorescent uniform, an unwelcome sight. I asked myself what I’d done.I fumbled to put my shi...
“Twenty-Five Odd Items” by MJ Cat
“It’s mine, and you can’t have it!” The screamed statement echoed down the hallway alerting everyone bustling through the house. “I’ve spent forty-seven years building that collection. You have no right to take it from me!” “Mr. Mitchell, please lower your voice.” The woman speaks with authority, leaving no room for discussion. Although the man remains quiet, his internal rage is evident to the onlookers work...
“Long-Term Storage” by James Beamish
“It’s mine and you can’t have it!” He awoke with a start as the words echoed around the storage unit. But there was no one else there to hear them. Talking in his sleep again, he realised. The nightmares of a troubled mind. Shaking the grogginess away, he saw he must have fallen asleep on his gilded throne. Again. Plenty of people talked in their sleep, of course. But he wasn’t like ‘plenty o...
“The Ivy Castle In The Weeds. ” by M.W Morganson
"It's mine and you can't have it!" yelled the orc warlock from his balcony perch. Baron William and the five young adventurers stood in the castle bailey's centre. The orc lord’s keep towered high above them, creeping ivy had climbed the gray stone walls all the way to the top. “Your army is defeated. We have survived the labyrinth. We are here to return the world’s heart before its power destroys the everything!” yelled Percival.“I will never give away my riches. It's all mine! The heart of the ea...
“A Card For You” by Edward Kennedy
"It’s mine, and you can't have it" as she banged on my ankles with her walking cane. I laugh when I think back..my goodness I need help. It's 8pm as I sit at my desk looking at a credit card charge notification on my phone from Macy's while Cheeseburger my dog stares at me with a dumb grin, mustard still on his face. I only chuckle as I put the ice pack down and gently touch the lump on my forehead to see how b...
“I Appear to be Missing” by Jed Cope
“It’s mine, and you can’t have it!” There. I’ve said it. After thirty years I have made a stand. Enough is enough. I can’t take anymore. I just can’t take anymore. No. He can’t take anymore. Piece by piece, he has taken me. That is all he has done. That is all he is about. That is all he is. The worst of it is that I gifted him those...
“Dryad” by Dylan Mass
“It’s mine and you can’t have it!” yelled one dryad to another. “Sharing is caring, Clovamora.” yelled the other dryad. “Well I don’t care Lilacoris. So go away. Finders keepers.” the green dryad, Clovamora turns away and starts to run into the woods. “That isn’t how it works when you steal it!” Lilacoris calls after her. With a huff of leaves and pollen, she turns back into a tree, sulking. <...
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