Write a story that includes the phrase “Maybe in another life.”
Posted in Dialogue on Apr 28, 2023
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“FEVER” by Brynn Helena
Maybe in another life. I shot up in bed, my back slick with sweat, and gulped for air, feeling as if I had been drowning. I clutched at my throat, my fingertips running along my adam's apple as I clawed for a breath. My heart rate slowly calmed and I relaxed... though not completely. I could feel him in the room with me, despite the space being empty. As I sat up in bed, rust colored light poured...
“In another life time.” by Karina Navarro
In another life timeEven at your lowest love knocks at your door but at times is just not the right moment, making us say “Maybe in another life time,” to our love of our life.June 21 1887Katherine reminisce as those words faded away in the air once again like in the last 20 years“Maybe in another life?”Katherine looked outside her window as she saw the rain fall down, losing herself in her own thou...
“Dragonfly” by Amanda Lieser
Dedicated to the small mountain town of Estes Park. Fall 2011The first time I sat next to Finn Frazier was in 6th grade. We sat at long art classroom tables, three students to one table. Our little feet dangled off the metal stools. Mrs. Stevenson looked like Hera. She stood tall in flowing skirts and dresses, Colorado winters be damned. She had beautiful chestnut curls that stirred envy in my 11 year old heart.“Good afternoon, class,” she greeted us after dancing like a nymph...
“Eden in the Rearview Mirror” by Delbert Griffith
Jarod plopped the bag of food down on the desk and likewise plopped himself in a chair. The afternoon sun had creeped in through the windows, showing off angular shapes and making the shadows appear denser, solid. Sounds from outside the room were muted. No one, it seemed, wanted to further fracture a day that had already been horribly shattered. “Thanks, bro,” Fenny opened the bag and poured the contents out. Two...
“Lies Hurt Less Than The Truth” by Jane Andrews
It’s almost 9 by the time the obligatory drinks party is over and my jaw aches from smiling at people I don’t know while I listen to their self-indulgent self-promotion. I’m a last-minute replacement for Helen, my team leader, who has food poisoning. Allegedly. To be honest, I’m pretty sure salmonella is just an excuse: her way of avoiding yet another tedious conference with endless slides of sales figures and excruciati...
“Election Fever: Leftie Lucy Vs Rye T Tie Tee” by Graham Kinross
With the election just days away Leftie Lucy faces Rye T Tie Tea, a battle for the soul of the country. Never in the country’s circular history has the nation been so divided. Leftie has accused Rye T of importing voters from the 1940s to supplement his shrinking voter base. Tie Tea in turn asserts that Lucy has artificially inflated her numbers by giving every slice of avocado toast a vote. Capital Will, n...
“Not Meant To Be, Never Will Be” by Anesa Feratovic
“From the moment I met you, I knew there was something special about you,” he starts, tucking a loose strand of my curly brown hair behind my ear.I smile, thinking of the first time I heard that line. The boy who said it was my first love. And for a time, I thought, the one. But he’s not the one standing in front of me now. Instead it’s Adrian, my boyfriend of four years, wearing that cheeky little grin of his.“You have this warmth and kindness that shines through in everyone you meet, and everything you do. You make me laug...
“Finding Roots in my Boots” by Morgan Thompson
“Your life is not a fairytale country song,” my recent ex said as I packed my car with the few belongings I had in our home with my name on them. Mostly from the kitchen. “George Strait would beg to differ; I am going to write my own country love song with a happy ending!” I said as I angrily slammed my SUV’s door shut.I put my car in reverse and sped out of our gated community in proper Las Vegas. As I drove out of the golden gates, I vowed to find my Knight in Shining Armor…or cowboy boots. Forget this town, I wanted to g...
“Parallel” by Mihnea Balan
Horace wakes up at 6:30 AM. He gazes toward his wife but she’s brazenly curled up in a ball with her back toward him. After sighing his morning sigh, Horace gets up and walks to his study. He glances at his bonsai tree. It’s obsessively trimmed. He then sets Newton’s cradle in motion and begins his ritual of looking into the brown eyes reflecting back at him from the mirror, putting on his suit, and rehearsing the meetin...
“The Monsters” by Geir Westrul
1567Edinburgh“I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug!”His father followed through on his promise, landing a slap on Brod’s ear so hard it made the inside of the young boy’s head ring like a great bell.Brod began keening, tears running down his soot-smudged cheeks.“Haud yer wheesht, and stop yer greetin'.” Donald Munro gave his son a squint-eyed glare under bushy eyebrows above a great, big, bulbous, broken-veine...
“Try” by Kendall Defoe
Was it clear from the message what they wanted him to do? * The letter arrived in a beautiful envelope, with his name and address written in embossed letters on red glossy paper. He had woken up that morning wondering if he was going to speak to his neighbor about their dog and their children again (they were always teasing the poor thing when he saw them in their yard). At his front door, he picked up the ...
“Letters I Cannot Write” by MSP _
Dear You, The sun still shines, the moon still cries. The sand remains warm, beneath my feet, and the ocean tide ceaselessly roars far in the distance. Everything in sight remains the same around me, yet I can feel that everything has changed. The calendar on my bedroom wall flips its pages by, in no way fit to m...
“Dad's Dream” by Bernie Rhodes
Dad wanted to get back to his origins. He was burned out and sick of his sales management job, which he had held since 1949 when my parents were married. Dad was tired of constant travel all over the state, conducting meetings and listening to the route salespeople make excuses for their lack of productivity. He was feed-up with the greasy restaurant food, lumpy hotel beds, and depressed over the isolatio...
“Last Wish” by Rachel Elliot
They were coming. Sophie could sense it. Her hand, gripped tightly around Leo’s hand, squeezed even more. Faster, she wanted to say to him, we have to get out of here! But if she even breathed a word, Leo would be done for. She could already envision him in her head, ripped to shreds by the wolves with his bones picked clean. Afterall, she had seen this many times before, though she tried not to think about it and focus on running. Their run sped up to a sprint, with Leo immediately understanding her signal. Ahea...
“Hindsight's Messenger” by Everly Lockhart
TW: Contains some descriptions of blood and violenceMaybe in another life, Elira wouldn’t have been in a field bestrewn with the corpses of her brothers and sisters.She positioned herself beside a dying elf, whose name she didn’t know. Sunlight glinted off the soldier's ruined helm. Elira removed it before continuing on with the ritual.She lifted her hands, adorned with precious gems, to Jorthenhiem, and she prayed, “Divine, watch over this soul. In this life and the next. Guide her to...
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