Write about a character discovering something new about their past that changes how they remember an important moment.
Posted in Dramatic on Jul 15, 2021
Submissions are closed
Sorry, we are not accepting submissions for this prompt as it is not part of an active contest. Make sure you don't miss our next contest by creating your free Reedsy Prompts account.
Or create a new Reedsy account:
Why not check out our active contest?
✍️ 139 stories
“The Breath of Night” by 🆇🅰🆅🅸🅴🆁 🅶.🆂. 🅵🅴🆁🅶🆄🆂🅾🅽
“The narrow crescent moon rises And the bleak September sun sets The wind of the east rises once more The Breath of Night has fallen.” Clovis sighed and tossed the parchment down into his luggage. If he had any intimacy toward po...
“For Your Safety” by Jade Young
I raise my eyes to the woman reflected back at me. Every part of her has been prepared to look like the queen she was destined to be since the day she was born--from the crown atop her braided updo to the dress that hugs her waist and billows at her feet. Whenever I see myself in a mirror, I no longer see the girl who exchanged whispered I love yous in her mother’s secret alcove a month ago. The dark pools of the eyes reflected back at me seem like they belong to another person entirely. The spark that used to be present since th...
“Of her return” by Batool Hussain
The hospital corridor is stuffy and the air has an undertone of bleach. The walls are magnolia and are scraped in places from the hundreds of trolleys that have bumped into them. The pictures on the walls are cheap benign prints of uplifting scenes and above the double doors are large blue plastic signs with the areas of the hospital that lie ahead. I am a mother now. A mother to a beautiful little baby girl. Tiny fingers curl around my pinky. I watch the newborn peer through brand new eyes at what must be such a strange world after life ...
“Birth Right” by Lynn Penny
I loved my Mother.I laughed when she told me her many stories that took place somewhere in the sky. I sang sweet songs with her as we folded the never-ending pile of laundry. I cried harder than any raging storm while I watched her life leave her body, leaving behind nothing but a shell of lost memories.I will always love my Mother for all the blessings she gave me.But for this one moment, hatred burns through my body, and I read the words she could never tell me with her living voice,...
“The Collector” by Amiable Sorceress
Maybe if more people listened to old ladies they would be alive longer. “There’s another one in North Hampton.” There’s always another one, always another house to clean up after. All this, only because she left me. I dressed in my thick sweatshirt, pulling the hoodie over my head. It was time to begin my daily shifts. Fog. First, there’s only fog and the few bits of trash littering the sidewalk. Today...
“The regret” by Amel Parvez
The person lying in front of her was the last person in the world she would think of shedding tears for. Her green eyes scrutinized her father’s rigid face, his erect body, and his furrowed forehead. She let out a deep sigh, He was the person that had made her life worse than hell and unbearable to live. She was fed up of him. Even his sight made her sick. She could now go wherever she wa...
“Falsely Accused” by ✯𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫✯
Falsely Accused By: Haripriya “Students, please be seated right here. I am going to print all your test papers! Before taking the test, we are going to get a class picture! Please don’t go to my desk to take your worksheets from yesterday until I come back! ” Mrs. Jones, my teacher hollered from the other side of the class. All the students groaned a yes. The school day was long. I glanced at the clock. It read&nbsp...
“The Three Musketeers in Apology” by Vajeda Kardar
The Three Musketeers in Apology We, the three musketeers, Ron, Jai, and Kishor. All for one and one for all. -Alexander Dumas We human beings are the learners for life, and experience is the best teacher. Experience gradually transforms into knowledge. Just as is the difference between growing up and growing old. I rememb...
“Leaves of Memory” by Amanda Meireles
Once again, she was sitting on the bench all alone. The girl with big black eyes and a black hood. What was her hair color? The boy asked himself. He had never seen her hair color. He imagined that it was red because once he saw a lock of the hair on her face and it looked red.She was always so concentrated and immersed in what she was doing that she barely noticed what was going on around. She had focus.On that da...
“WHO WERE THEY?” by Rinky Lotia
January 20, 1959. 16 years, 10 months and 18 days had elapsed since that incident had happened. But I still remember it as fresh as the day. I was just crossing the street that lead to my house from the forest which I cross while coming back from school since the forest road is the only option at that time of the day. All shouting and cheering I was coming back home with a candy in my hand that I had bought from outside my school. Everything was normal until I realized hat i wasn't the only one walking back. I had a few stalkers around me...
“I Am Not Going To Try To Make This About Me With An Apology” by Joshua Scott Hotchkin Wordpress.dungherder.com
I can remember that hot, sticky night so many years ago, laying in front of a fan blowing air in through the screen door, and pretending to be asleep while the adults had the kind of conversation they would not have had if they realized an eight year old boy was listening. My father had recently died, and there were always people at the house, making sure that my mom was okay and that me and my two younger brothers were ...
“Dating Surprises” by A.Dot Ram
“Hello, Bitches and Players, and welcome to Dating Surprises!” The director stands opposite the cameraman, against a blank white wall in Crescent Moon Dojo—our first shooting location—speaking with exaggerated enthusiasm. “Our contestants for tonight are Laura and TJ. Laura is an accountant from Westwood. Her turn-ons are chocolate-covered strawberries and trashy romance novels. Her turn-offs are big ears and cheaters.” I wince to hear him say aloud the lines my co-workers typed into my profile. This is such a bad idea.
“ReCoVeRy ” by Anja Z
Dear diary … I feel as if I’m just in everyone’s way a nuisance in society. Someday I don’t feel like this and other days it feels like there is a weight on my shoulder laying there observing watching till it makes me crumble in on myself. Years back I had none of these worries, but still a little bit of a weight on me. I feel as though every little though is playing roll...
“The Secret Seller” by Arte's Apple Juice🍎
"Gaylee! Remember that thing I told you yesterday?" Klia asked. Gaylee shook her head in confusion."What thing? Is is the thing about your rash?" Gaylee asked. The only special thing that Klia had told her was that she had a strange rash on her back. To be honest, Gaylee didn't want to know about Klia's rash; nor did she care."No, Gaylee. I told you a secret yesterday about -" Klia's brow furrowed. She tried to tell Gaylee her secret again. "About. About t-the-""T-t-today junior. Just kidding. Take your time." Gaylee ...
“Crunch. ” by Lina Oz
The knife is cold.It glitters. Sparkles. The light is dazzling.So pretty.I touch it. Caress it. Embrace it.“Ava. Stop.”His voice trembles. My heart lurches.“Please.”A sound.A crunch.The knife slices through the celery on the cutting board.His eyes are feverish. Bright. They’re green. Like the celery. They used to be my favorite color in the world.“Ava. Stop. Look at me.”I slice and slice and slice.He leans on the counter. His finger taps against the...
🌟 Similar prompts
Write about a character who’s obsessed with an era they never lived through.
Adults – 102 stories
Enter our weekly contest!
This week's theme: Blast from the Past
Ended on 23:59 - Oct 02, 2020 EST
Won by Phoebe Barr 🏆
Title: Olive BreadView details
Win $250 in our short story competition 🏆
We'll send you 5 prompts each week. Respond with your short story and you could win $250!
Tired of MS Word?
Join the revolution and write your book in a tool designed for authors. 🙌
Includes FREE typesetting to print-ready PDF & EPUB files, track changes and collaborative editing.