Write a story about two neighbors talking from their yards, windows, balconies, etc.
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“The Paper Airplane” by Clyde Roan
“Yeah, Mom. Just let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you out." “There isn’t much, hon. Not anymore.” “Does he still ask for me?” A pause. “No.” I swallowed thickly. “Well, tell him I love him.” “Okay, hon, I will. How is the writing going? Have you found any clients yet?” I closed my eyes. “I’ve gotta go, Mom.” I put the phone down, running a hand through my stic...
“A Spoonful of Gossip” by Izzie Q.
“Darling?” The voice echoed loudly, and I felt my eyes roll hard in their sockets. The velvety sound had shifted through the weeds and found its way to my ear. I stood on tiptoe and tilt my chin to the sky before calling back. “Yes?” A hand that has nails that are painted the color of electric blue raises from over the shrubs, bushes, and twigs before giving a quick wave. The conversation erupts from there and flows like a stream, we cradle it like a baby, we laugh like drunks, we croon like birds. Its’ always like this and even if...
“A Spirit Brighter Than the Sun” by Zea Bowman
8:03 amMonday, May 11Mrs. Walker opened up the windows to her bedroom and sighed, relishing the warmth of the sun and letting the cool breeze run through her hair. Suddenly, a young girl at the age of 8 burst through her own balcony, smiling brighter than light itself. "Hi, Mrs. Walker!" she exclaimed. "Hello, Alex! What are you up to today?""Well...Dr. Morgan is coming again. I don't like her visits." Her smile turned quickly into a somber frown."It's okay; they help you so much."<...
“The Window” by Elliott Laurence
The drizzle caused the recently paved blacktop in the culdesac to shine under the street lamp. It was an hour before sunrise, too dark for Xavier and James to be seen beyond the broad swath of the L.E.D. light. Standing at the timber fence that separated their land they peered at Professor Benjamin’s house across the street. Said Xavier, “Professor Ben did say, at his retirement party, he was going on a Kenya safari for a month.”“He did,” says James. “He was likely running late for his flight...
“As a Compliment” by Alana H
“Hey!” A clink at my window. I looked up from my book. I was sprawled across my bed, red hair strewn across the pillow. I should’ve been getting ready for bed, but I was way too comfortable to get up now, and besides, I was at a good part in The Princess Bride. It’s one of my favorite books in the universe. The whole thing’s incredible. I could read it over and over again. I find something new to love about it every single time I open it. I think that’s what makes it a truly great book. More sounds from the window. I...
“Morning Meeting” by Quinton Love
"Hello, Whitney!""Good morning, Gregor." Whitney nodded her head in a hello, to her friendly neighborly across from her. Gregor, or Greg, as he always corrected her, was waving from his sweet little front porch, made of beech wood.Whitney looked at hers- mostly stone, elegant. She wished she could change it, at least, she approved of the divineness, yet it wasn't very homey. She hoped her positive friend across the road that separated them wouldn't see her jealously, which felt like it was glowing acros...
“(Earth) Boys & Girls” by Emily Sperber
MarchWe could see Earth when we looked over the edge of our backyards. It had been quiet lately. The humans were staying at home and away from each other. After some time, we eventually got word of the virus, the global pandemic going on below us. Sure, we felt sorry for them but only as sorry as people who’d never been able to touch one another could be.Steve moved in next door when everyone else moved in. We were part of the research team which involved us conversing quite a bit but, after work, we still talked ...
“Living and Dying in 42 Beachley Street” by Joshua G. J. Insole
1I held my breath as the silhouette of the little old lady turned around at the sound of my veranda door opening, then sighed internally when she waved cheerfully in my direction. Okay for one more day, I thought, as she shuffled over towards the guardrail that separated our balconies. One more day, please, God, and another after that. If it’s not too much to ask. “Oh, James, how are you this won...
“Morning ritual ” by Nunga Dorcas Mirande Amalia
It's 6am when Bernie wakes up and stretches on his bed like a little baby. His dog , Rocco watch his master curiously as he makes his way to the balcony. Fresh spring air passes through his face and he shivers when it reaches the remaining hairs on his head. He stands proudly and look all over the town like he owns it. He turns to his door window and watch himself, taking some serious poses admiring how stunning he thinks he is.-"Feeling hansome this morning, aren't we?" Bernie smells the cigarette scent before getting the sarcasm ...
“My Romeo” by Lynn Penny
Today was supposed to be a special day.It's not every day you turn into an adult. Well, I guess a legal adult. Adults know how to file taxes, work in big corporate offices to make a living, and just be independent. I don't know how to save money or buy a house, so I guess a legal adult is good enough.All that shouldn't matter, though. It's still my special day, but it hasn't been all that special. It's just me. Alone. Sitting on the balcony in this rickety wheelchair. No cake, no presents, no celebratio...
“Between Two Friends” by Chloe Alistar
It has been weeks since Alina had a restful sleep. Lately, it was the eerie nightmares that has kept her up. Nightmares plagued with fear of the unknown had become her norm; and although she wanted to believe that this too would pass, her hope was dimming. I could stay in this bed all day, she thought to herself , but she knew that would only make her feel more overwhelmed. With a long stretch and a few harsh coughs; she began to pick herself up out of her warming bed. She freed herself from the comforting weight of her fleece bl...
“To Be Frank” by Tammy Tsang
The sound of a car door slamming, followed by an engine starting, pulled me out of the house. I looked toward the fence and called out, “Frank, you there?”No response. I came to expect as much, though I wish that wasn’t the case. It’d been nearly a week since the last time Frank had come out to join me, and I was beginning to worry we’d never play again. I walked toward the fence, feeling the sun in the empty sky beat down on me as I left the shade of the patio. The closer I drew to our shared fence, the stronger the sme...
“Romeo’s Visit Revisited” by John K Adams
“But hark! What shards fall from yonder window’s breaking?”Mac put his hands to his ears as he walked beside his friend. “No! What are you on about, Romeo?”Romeo protested, “Don’t you get it? I’m doing lines. Re-her-sing.”Mac laughed, “Without the song. Save in your dreams.” He pulled his friend to a stop. Romeo turned. “What do you know about dreams?”“That dreamers often lie.”“Oh! In bed asleep, while they dream true things.”Mac shook his head. “You have the right play… Oh, clos...
“Keep the lights on” by Jeanne Marceau
It’s a dull Wednesday morning though I don’t even keep count of the days anymore, they all feel the same. Mamé normally starts watering the lawn then she wakes me for breakfast and a walk, but I woke up earlier than her today. There’s only so much sleep a person’s body can take before it gets tired of it. Under normal circumstances I would crave for ten hours of sleep but right now I miss the assignments and stack of notes that needed further summarizing. Crazy how one can never be truly satisfied.Looking up to the balco...
“Mask to Mask” by Nancy Lou Henderson
Staying home was not something Elsa wanted to do. Accustomed to being at her office from sunup to sundown was the norm for her. The pandemic had changed everything, and everything seemed surreal. Elsa’s apartment was modestly decorated. If not been for an insisting girlfriend, she probably would most likely not have any furnishing, except maybe a bed and chair. Entertaining was not a priority for Elsa. She&nbs...
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