Write a story about someone who is cursed to always say the opposite of what they mean.
Posted in Dialogue on Jan 27, 2023
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“Reversed Fate” by Nisaa A
Content Warning: Topics of drug and alcohol use, as well as profanity. Woah, I am so buzzed right now… actually, she stumbled, feeling the room spin, and realized she had too much to drink. The next thing she knew, she was running for the bathroom, and then she was vomiting into the toilet. Yea, I am definitely wasted.Someone bursts in th...
“All Blunders” by Esme Rose
"Where are you going?" The taxi driver asks. Downtown. "Uptown." I mutter as he starts to drive. Uptown. "Downtown..." I correct myself. The taxi driver nods and goes downtown. "Doing anything special?" The driver asks. I sigh, I've always hated small talk. You're avoiding your ex-boyfriend. "I'm meeting my boyfriend." I think over...
“Contrary” by Jed Cope
“I’ve not had enough! You’ve not had your fun yet! You absolutely must keep me imprisoned here!” I laugh and that laughter is joyful and it is merry. Even my laughter? No! It is not my laughter. Inside I am wailing and gnashing my teeth and crying out for a release from this hell, but increasingly I feel those words that are not my own, the very opp...
“Double Minus ” by Tom Merison
“Jesus Hannah, You’re looking fat” Jakob comments as he passes her in the lift. “You what?” She replies with appalled shock. Suddenly, to break the silence, he pushes out a forced laugh, to gesture as if he was joking. He signs to her that she is looking better than fine in-fact. Hannah laughs with recognition to his supposed joke, as the lift doors closed abruptly on her, eliminating the awkwardness. ‘P...
“You Have it Backward” by Al Cassidy
She said: “I’m still in love with you and I’m staying for good.” It hurt. More than anything I’d ever felt before. This backward speak had worn us both down to nothing, emotionally and physically. What made it even more painful was the look. She hides her emotions as well as a billboard on the highway, and this billboard advertised exhaustion and a tinge of frustration, but mostly defeat. ...
“The Careful Curse” by Julia Urrutia
The Careful Curse In a town of the Californian Central Valley located at the base of a dense forest system, there lived a young man named Jake. Jake was a kind and honest person, but he had a curse placed upon him right before his twentieth birthday that changed his life--twice. It so happened Jake liked to go fishing at a lake up in the forest. One day, when he was walking ...
“The Grasp” by Steve Rogers
King Leo, sat gloomily in his Palace’s long breakfast room waiting to start breakfast. He always liked to have breakfast with his only son and heir, Prince Chris, who finally slouched in at the far end of the room. King Leo noted that Prince Chris’s finely embroidered clothes, made of the best cloth with impressive puffy shoulders, were crumpled and stained. The King said. “This is late, even for you.” Standing, n...
“The Duchess and The Knight” by Tyhesia Watson
The townspeople bustling around the town try to make a living modestly and are content with not being able to grow their stature. They are content with the Northern Autumn winds keeping the burglars and bad people away. They are content with Duchess Zahra looking over the land and its people for she is wise, strong, and capable. That is what this Knight is telling me as we ride through the capital to get to...
“Confounding Outcome” by Laurie Rice
The e-mail arrived from the nursing board of review. Dear Ms. Davis, As was recently discussed, your unprofessional behavior of January 25th, 2023 has been brought before the board. Please know that the board takes these concerns very seriously and, given the code of conduct signed by each employee upon hire, it is the expectation of this board that said code will be honored. <...
“A STRANGE GUY” by Mara Masolini
A STRANGE GUY “ Yes, in my opinion, Maggie should wear the yellow dress. It suits her more than the green one” Even on that festive, cheerful, relaxed occasion Peter couldn’t help but say exactly the opposite of what he thought. Whenever it happened to him, and it happened to him regularly, to say the opposite of what he thought he felt like he was two people in one: one ...
“I’m Looking for You” by David B Fraser
Marta drove up to the house. She looked around the neighborhood that was neither wealthy nor poor. She checked the map on her phone, and rifled through the computer printouts on her passenger seat. She checked herself in the mirror. She got out of the car and went to the door and knocked. After a moment the door opened and a man in his pajamas with a coffee answered. Marta looked him over carefu...
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