Write a story that starts with someone writing their will — one they know people won’t like.
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“Bloodline” by Aqsa Malik
“My children will think I left them with nothing. On the surface, this will be one of the hardest things their ignorant hearts will have to go through. But later...much later, they’ll understand that I actually left them everything. I gave them everything.”“Are you sure about this?” Marcus trusts Abel. He knows the man that’s been through hell and back, and is nothing less of a sage. But he’s not too sure Abel is on his toes today.“Marcus, always much more than my lawyer, but my fr...
“Bisection Method” by A.Dot Ram
Molly“To my daughters I leave my life’s work. You will always be my crowning achievement (inasmuch as I can take credit for you), but second to you there is this: snail slime.“Do you remember the first time you held a snail? I must have placed one in your chubby, outstretched palms. Maybe we found it on one of our walks after the rain, Lesma—leaving its glistening silver trails over a pungent sidewalk. Or maybe searching through the bushes for flowers to make your perfume, Zoa. Do you...
“Will for All” by Pepper Mint
Under the dim lamp light, long, thin fingers were holding an expensive-looking pen. The fingers hesitated for awhile, then they scribbled their owner’s last will on the white paper. “I hope they can understand at the very end,” mumbled the husky voice of the man who finished signing his name on the paper. “Mr. Atwell passed away this morning. All of his lineal family members gather at the Atwell Manor. “Receiving the message of their father’s death, son and daughters of Atwell alarmingly set ...
“Where There's a Will...” by Kathleen March
Where there’s a will, there’s a way to get your way at last. Say that five times fast. No, seriously, I am here to share my last will and testament with you. I have taken a back seat to folks far too often, especially in my later years. Now it’s my turn to talk (so to speak, since technically if you’re reading this I am underground and will not be actually talking any time soon). Don’t wor...
“I Thank You” by Lani Lane
Dr. Arthur Ainsworth sat at his bedroom desk, pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and patted his brow. In front of him lay seven pieces of blank parchment.Arthur cleared his throat and picked up his quill.“To… Mrs. Remington,” he muttered as he scribbled on the first piece of parchment. “I thank you… for always seeing… the best in me.”Arthur gripped the quill until his knuckles were white. He vividly remembered sobbing in her classroom after confusing a simple addition problem.
“Righting a Wrong” by Elizabeth Burrows
The small drops of water fell softly from the sky above. They made a soft pinging sound as they hit the window. Light streaked across the sky and a loud boom followed shortly after. The wind whipped the trees back and forth. The wind slammed itself into the mansion that stood in the face of the storm. Only one light shown from the windows. A figure stood staring out into the storm. The face of the woman was refle...
“I've lived too long” by Christina Hall
William Enderby sat alone, hunched over his patio table as he watched the shadows from the willow trees dance to the tune of the wind. It reminded him of the days when his body could sway so lithely, back when he would hold Maggie tightly under the stars and twirl themselves silly to a rhythm only they heard. Maggie was gone now and the only dancing done in his yard was by these flowing trees. Whether the willows danced on any given day, or drooped or wept, depended on the mind of the viewer. These days, he was the only one look...
“A Young Teacher's Will” by Paige Leppanen
It’s all because of our bi-monthly teacher’s brunch that I’m sitting in my living room on a Saturday night, preparing to make a will. We met at Laurel Johnson’s house for the first time since January, all wearing face coverings until brunch was served. We sipped mimosas and talked about our fears of returning back to school when the subject came up. Everyone except me had made their final arrangements, citing coronavirus...
“Spy vs Spy vs Spy” by Lily Kingston
Marylin MeyersTime: 19:08Location: The Basement of 23rd on Yeller StreetAs I write this final will, I know they will come for it. Too many familiar cars have been passing by all day. I know my days are numbered. So, to my former organization’s disapproval, I will leave the Jewel of Santos somewhere they will never find it… I only hope they don’t kill me before then… ***Agent ConnorsTime: 9:15, the next dayLocation: 23rd on Yeller St...
“I Will, I Won't” by Sprite Akuma
Well, here I am. Lying on the floor, head and neck aching, unable to do anything except stare at things until my bad eyes cross and double them. I was told to stay off of devices as much as possible after getting a concussion, but I never imagined it would be this hard. I can’t talk to my friends, I can’t post on Instagram, I can’t listen to music… Oh man. I can’t write either. How am I supposed to satisfy my en...
“To my Granddaughter, Polly” by Deborah Mercer
And to my Granddaughter, Polly, I leave absolutely nothing. Jemima Harrison paused, knowing what people would think. She could hear the words, hear the tone of voice, see the puzzled and outraged expressions. “There must be some mistake!” No, thought Jemima, there is no mistake. None whatsoever. And I am entirely of sound mind. “But they were so close!” Jemima would be...
“It Ain't Easy Being Rich” by Sam Kirk
Liam knocked at the door twice, second-guessing himself. After all, the past few days with Olivia had been fantastic. "Stay strong!" Liam reminded himself and cleared his throat. A tall brunette with legs for miles answered the door. "Liam," she said in acknowledgment, opening the door wider. Before entering room number 2005, Liam looked to his left, to his ...
“The Will Reading.” by Len Mooring
The Will Reading. “Welcome relatives, I use the term loosely, more along the lines of the welcome of the emptying of one’s bladder in the morning after having stayed in bed too long. I hope I’m able to look down upon this gathering from on high as a ghostly presence, but I doubt it, hence I’ve used this video format to communicate with you. “I’ve witness...
“And As For My Glass Eye Collection” by Kevin Broccoli
“...But she always liked that necklace, and so I’m happy to leave it to her. While her neck may not be anything worth drawing attention to, I would argue that anything covering the neck has been sorely needed for quite some time. Well, now that my daughter’s inheritance is accounted for, let’s move onto the one asset I know everyone in my family is clamoring for-- My glass ...
“The most chaotic Will !!!” by Utkarsh Srivastava
“After me, Beatrice Samuel and her older kid - which is mine will inherit half of my property. My café will belong to my first son Harry and my real wife, Lucy.” “What the fuck…?” Harry shouted, and he was utterly shocked, and the Will letter slept out of his hand. “Daddy’s kid? He was having a relationship with Beatrice,” he asked his mother, and the nebulous electrifying cloud of surprise covere...
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